James T. Civilla, Board Chair
Jim Civilla has served on Harrison’s board of directors since 2005. The Port Orchard resident also volunteers for the South Kitsap School District, participates in Relay for Life, and has coached youth sports. He is the treasurer and part owner of Westbay Auto Parts, Inc. and serves as a commissioner of the Kitsap Public Utility, District 1. He is a member of the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants, American Institute of Certified Public Accounts, and Kitsap Economic Development Alliance.
Kelly R. Nelson, CPA, Vice Chair
Kelly R. Nelson, CPA, of Kingston joined the Harrison board of directors in April 2010. She has nearly 18 years of experience as a certified public accountant and has been the managing member of Nelson Accounting Professionals, PLLC, of Poulsbo since 2002.
Nelson also serves as treasurer of the Harrison Medical Center Foundation Board and sponsors numerous nonprofit organizations. She is a member of the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Kitsap County Estate Planning Council.
James L. Smalley, Secretary/Treasurer
James Smalley of Gig Harbor joined Harrison’s board of directors in 1997. A senior vice president of Morgan Stanley, the Gig Harbor resident also serves on the Kitsap County Art Council, is on the board for the Harbor History Museum in Gig Harbor, and is Vice Chair for Sightlife, formerly known as NW Lions Eye Bank. He is also a past president of the Home Builders Association of Kitsap County where he was awarded life director status.
David A. Veterane, Immediate Past Chair
Bainbridge Island resident David A. Veterane has served on Harrison’s board of directors since 2003. He is a retired founding partner of Rainier Investment Management and the Bainbridge Community Foundation board. He is a board member on the newly established Kossoye Project that promotes family gardens and simple community health initiatives in Ethiopia.
Glen Carlson, MD, Chief of Staff
Fred Barrett of Allyn joined the board in May 2011. For 30 years, Fred has successfully developed market-driven software products and services for both start-up and established companies. Fred founded Allyn Technology Group, Inc., a company that's leading innovation in supply chain visibility and energy smart grid technologies for business and residential electric customers. He is an active Rotarian and serves as board president for both the Pacific Northwest Salmon Center and the North Mason Education Foundation.
Roy Brooks, chairman of the FHS Board, is an Olympic College graduate, and former chairman and CEO of Mountain Bank Holding Company and Westmark Electronics. Roy is also an active director of Emerald Home Furnishings and Washington Aviation Association.
Carl Cramer’s tenure on Harrison’s board of directors began in 1999. The president and chief executive officer of Farrell’s Health Centers Inc., Cramer also serves on the Kitsap Family YMCA Foundation board, and on the Kitsap Bank board of directors. He lives in Bremerton.
Mary Garguile, Vice President of Instruction at Olympic College, became a Harrison board member in 2006. The Bremerton resident is President of ACCESS, a national organization for Associate Degree Early Childhood Educators; and is a member of the Bremerton Central Lions. She has been recognized as a YWCA Woman of Achievement, and while at Olympic College earned the Jennie Mae Moyer Administrator Award and the Bremer Exceptional Faculty Award.
Mike Hoffman has 27 years of management experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He also continues to be a member of the American Heart Association, Gig Harbor YMCA, Leukemia Society, Tacoma Yacht Club, University of Washington Tyee Club, and Young Life.
Anita McIntyre, MD
Dr. McIntyre is a private practice physician with Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates in Silverdale. She also serves as vice president of the Kitsap County Medical Society and volunteers on medical team mission trips with Children of the Nations.
Ron Muhleman, Director of Operations for the Kitsap Sun, has served on Harrison’s board of directors since 1994 and chaired the board from 2002 to 2005. The Bremerton resident is an member of the Bremerton and Olympic Peninsula Navy League and serves on the board of the Salvation Army. He is the past president of Bremerton Area Chamber of Commerce and an active member and past president of the East Bremerton Rotary board. Ron was a recipient of the Bremerton Chamber's Thunderbird Award.
Ronald Reimer, MD
As a physician at Harrison Medical Center for 33 years, Dr. Ron Reimer has provided a legacy of care to the patients, families and communities throughout Kitsap County. He is held in the highest regard by his patients, families, and colleagues alike, for the extraordinary level of commitment, compassion and collaborative care he provides. This same passion for service is evidenced as Dr. Reimer served for twelve years on the KPS Board of Directors, having served as Chair for three; he previously served on the Board of Directors for Hospice of Kitsap County, as president of the Kitsap County Medical Society, and as Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Harrison Medical Center.
Born in Michigan, Dr. Reimer earned his B.S. from Michigan State University (magna cum laude), and his M.D. from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.
Joe Roszak has over 25 years of leadership experience as an executive director for not-for-profit agencies encompassing three different states. He currently serves as a highly visible CEO of Kitsap Mental Health Services, a complex community behavioral health agency comprised of a comprehensive continuum of services, is responsible for a multi-million dollar budget and is accountable for the delivery of behavioral health services to thousands of adults, children and families annually through a diversity of programs at multiple work sites throughout the Kitsap region. Joe has acute business skills that have been demonstrated in many aspects of board development, organizational transformation, resource management, and service delivery systems. Joe’s leadership provides inspiration and compassion for individuals, staff and the community while maintaining the delicate balance between fiscal fitness and accomplishment of the agency’s mission.
Linda Streissguth, AICP
Linda Streissguth has built a strong reputation meeting the needs of customers, communities, and commerce interests throughout Kitsap and surrounding counties. She has a strong background of community service including eight years as a current member of the City of Bremerton Planning Commission and six year's as a Commissioner for the Bremerton Housing Authority. Linda, a Bremerton resident, currently serves at the Manager of Customer & Community Engagement at Puget Sound Energy (PSE). She’s been with PSE and its predecessor, Puget Sound Power & Light for 30 years, involved with marketing, conservation, real estate, land planning, and community services. In 2012, Linda was recognized by the YMCA of Kitsap County as a Woman of Achievement.
Rick Tift, MBA, is the executive director for the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility. He has received numerous awards during his career, including two Navy Meritorious Civilian awards. Each year, the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility Chapter of the Naval Civilian Managers Association selects one leader within the organization that exemplifies their positive work environment with a diverse, professional, and dedicated purpose. In 2010, Tift was selected as the 2010 NCMA Manager of the Year. Nominated by a member of his staff, he was described as the type of leader that "stands apart as an example for others to emulate.
A resident of Bremerton, Tift is a member of the Downtown Bremerton Rotary Club and the Bremerton and Olympic Peninsula Navy League. He also serves on the board of Leadership Kitsap.
Bremerton's John Wallen has served on Harrison's board of directors since 2004. He's vice president and principal of DiMartino Associates in Seattle. John also is a member of the Peninsula Services board of directors.
Since its incorporation as a nonprofit organization in 1942, Harrison has been guided by a volunteer board of directors who chart the long-range course of the hospital. Board members represent diverse backgrounds and professional skills, but they share a dedication to our community and its good health, most especially its access to quality healthcare.
Some of the board's major accomplishments include the acquisition and development of Harrison South Kitsap and Harrison Silverdale, and the modernization of the main hospital in Bremerton, with the addition of our Radiation Oncology Center, and the $13 million ER expansion and renovation. The board guided us in our decision to bring open-heart surgery to the region in 2003.
Setting the course not only for Harrison's physical growth but the tone of its relationships, they've worked to strengthen the links between the hospital and its physicians. The board spearheaded the creation of our mission statement, uniting all of us at Harrison in a common purpose. They have addressed issues relating to state and national healthcare reform.
They truly are the voice of the community within the walls of the hospital.