Siri Kushner, Chair

Siri grew up on Bainbridge in west Port Madison at a time when there were no backups on 305. She has worked for the Kitsap Public Health District since 2005, starting as an epidemiologist and recently moving into a new role as public health infrastructure division director. She is active with the Bainbridge Ometepe Sister Islands Association and serves as a board member of the Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center. She lives in central Bainbridge with her husband and two kids. She is honored to be part of HRB and participate in ensuring Bainbridge has a place anyone can call home.

Jane Stone, Treasurer

Jane moved to the island in 1984 and worked as a geotechnical engineer for nearly 30 years.  Most recently she served as executive director of the Bainbridge Island Land Trust, retiring at the end of 2021. Over time she’s seen first-hand the growth and changes on Bainbridge Island, including challenges associated with housing for all. She is excited to help advance the mission of HRB.

Asaph Glosser, Secretary

Asaph works for a small social policy research firm. His research, largely for federal, state, local, and tribal governments and nonprofit organizations, focuses on issues of economic mobility and family wellbeing. His recent volunteer experience on Bainbridge includes several stints on COBI-appointed committees, including the Island Center Subarea Planning Steering and the Human Services Funding Advisory. Asaph also served as a Commissioner for the Bainbridge Island Metro Park and Recreation District. In his free time Asaph spends as much time as possible either in his garden or exploring the beaches, mountains, and forests of the Pacific Northwest with his wife and two sons.

Stephanie Farquhar

Stephanie Farquhar joined the HRB board in 2019. She is a professor at the University of Washington School of Public Health and a research scientist at Seattle-King County Public Health Department. She works closely with community organizations and public agencies on affordable housing, urban redevelopment without displacement, rural and farmworker health, and policy. Stephanie and her husband, Peter Murchie, devote a lot of energy and time to running races and traveling with their son, Sampson.

Mary Gibbs

Mary is the manager of operations at the Bainbridge Island Senior/Community Center. She moved to Bainbridge Island in 2013 with her daughter and her family. She had heard about HRB through her job and from a friend who owned a unit on Curtis Loop and encouraged her to look into qualifying. In spring 2023, Mary bought a home at the Sparrows Condominiums.  She loves this home and appreciates the professionalism and expertise of the staff who made it possible for her to purchase it.

Linda Hinman

Linda grew up on Bainbridge Island, spent 10 years in Seattle, and returned home in 1997. In 2012, she purchased her home in HRB’s Ferncliff Village, where she served as the HOA secretary for two years. Linda has worked at Woodward Middle School, the Bainbridge Island Boys & Girls Club, and a private foundation in Seattle. She currently works for the City of Bainbridge Island in the Public Works division.

Kathy Kalstrup

Kathy is a recent PNW transplant having moved from the Chicago suburbs to Bainbridge Island at the height of the pandemic in 2020.  She has enthusiastically embraced our community becoming an active rower and board member at BIR and now an HRB Board member.  She has general management, operations, and HR experience at major global firms in addition to running a residential construction company back in Chicago with her husband, Mike.  She believes that diverse communities are healthy communities which brought her to HRB.  In her spare time, you will find her out hiking, rowing, biking, or on her paddleboard soaking up all that Bainbridge and the PNW has to offer.

Norm Landry

Norm is a recently retired general superintendent who has worked on Bainbridge Island for local and Northwest construction companies for the past 23 years.  Prior to moving to Bainbridge, he worked for 25 years in heavy civil engineering and Marine construction in Hawaii, the Pacific Islands, Alaska, and the West Coast. One of the many island projects he worked on was the second phase of Ferncliff Village project. It was through that project that he was introduced to the work that HRB was doing in the community. Norm welcomes the opportunity to use his experience and skills to advance the goals of HRB. His hope is to contribute to the ongoing effort to build more affordable and sustainable housing for the community.

Peter Stiepleman

Peter joined the HRB board in 2024. He was an educator in Oakland, CA and Columbia, MO for more than 25 years. He most recently retired from serving as Superintendent of the Columbia Public Schools, an urban, suburban, and rural district with 19,000 children and 3,000 employees. Peter served as a commissioner on the Columbia Housing Authority, an agency providing affordable housing and services to low-income families and individuals. At present, Peter advises leaders and hosts An Imperfect Leader, a weekly podcast dedicated to lessons learned from leadership decisions.

Rachele Turnbull

Rachele is the retired founder of a local general contracting company. She worked with HRB on Ferncliff Village as well as the Friends of the Farms’ reHOME Project at Morales Farm. She has worked on many other affordable, sustainable, and transitional housing projects throughout the Pacific Northwest. She is passionate about sustainable and affordable housing and hopes to contribute to HRB’s efforts to bring permanently affordable homes to Bainbridge.

Laura Van Dyke

Laura is a semi-retired civil engineer specializing in transportation planning. She is also an enthusiastic volunteer for the global nonprofit Partners in Health (PIH) and is the proud community advisor for the high school students leading the Bainbridge Island Youth PIH Engage team. Laura has deep respect for how PIH refuses to accept that any life is worth less than another, and like HRB, believes that a key component to health is access to housing. She is excited to help HRB meet its goals. Laura enjoys beach walks, puzzles, hiking, snowshoeing, and spending time with her husband, children, and three grandkids.

Brittany Wisner

Brittany was raised on Bainbridge Island and is a 2009 graduate of Bainbridge High School. She returned to the community in 2016 as the BHS softball coach and joined a local mental health non-profit in 2018, where she is now the program manager. Her work in mental health has made her aware of how critical affordable housing is and how important it is that we prioritize funding for both mental health services and affordable housing.