Denise Vestman, President
While raising 5 children, Denise and her husband owned Vestman Construction where she worked as secretary and bookkeeper for 23 years. She has owned and operated a catering business specializing in providing hot lunches in private schools. She served on the Board of Trustees for the Washington State School for the Blind for 4 years which her son, an ITA member, attended. Denise still participates with several Kitsap charity organizations and is the recipient of multiple awards for her volunteerism in the North Kitsap School District. She and her family live in Poulsbo.
Sarah Brandt-Erichsen, Secretary
Sarah is a parent caregiver and recreational farmer. From a background in government affairs and issues advocacy, she has years of experience in nonprofit work, focusing the last 20 participating in multiple island organizations and the Bainbridge Island School District. Her volunteerism has focused primarily on childhood education/recreation and special needs accessibility. Sarah lives with her family and furry friends on Bainbridge Island.
Sheridan Ley-Mackey, Treasurer
Sheri is the mother of an ITA member and local attorney. She provides legal services to families of individuals with developmental and other disabilities. Additionally she and her husband co-own Kimo Mackey Design, an underwater ship propeller engineering business. As one of the founders of the Bainbridge Island Special Needs Foundation, she has advocated on behalf of disabled students and citizens with the Bainbridge Island School District and City of Bainbridge Island. Her years of volunteerism include serving on the Port Madison Water Company Board and running the sailing program at the Pt. Madison Yacht Club. She and her family have lived in Port Madison on Bainbridge Island for 31 years. .
Lynn is a retired Bainbridge Island School District (BISD) public school teacher who primarily taught children with intellectually disabilities. Her adult daughter has autism and developmental delays. They have been a part of the ITA family for many years. Lynn feels strongly about the importance of having supportive programs for adults with I/DD. She has lived in Kingston for 2 years, prior to which she resided on Bainbridge Island for 12 years.
Sarah is a Marine Operations Specialist for Washington Sea Grant at the University of Washington. Her current volunteer positions include the BI Swim Team Board, the Jefferson County Marine Resource Committee and the Wooden Boat School Program Advisory Committee. Through the experience of lifelong relationships, the mission of ITA is one Sarah is dedicated to supporting.
Pat is CEO of Urban Renaissance Group. He recently served on the Bainbridge Island Affordable Housing Task Force. He is active in the Kitsap Community Foundation. Current volunteer positions include Board positions at Forterra, Urban Land Institute and the Downtown Seattle Association. Pat is inspired to serve on the ITA Board by his daughter and her close friends. He and his family have made their home on Bainbridge for 18 years.
Doug is the Branch Manager of Union Bank on Bainbridge Island. Prior to moving to Washington State, he lived in Southern California where he served on the Orange County Self Help Center (OCSHC) Board from 1999- 2016. He became familiar with ITA through members visiting his bank. He feels a strong commitment to use his experience to help grow ITA as a way to give back to thegreater community.He has made his home in Bremerton since 2016.
Teresa was born and raised in Southern California. She graduated from Cal State Northridge by working full time and going to school at night. After working at a small business management accounting firm, she realized she loves working with people (young, old and in between) and for whatever reason, numbers tell her a story. She loves to listen to people tell her what they hope to achieve, what they dream of being able to do ‘once they become financially stable,' and it gives her great pleasure to be able to help them ‘see’ the story their finances tell and where it coincides or collides with their dreams. She has a solid reputation of over 30+ years working as a CPA with over a few hundred clients around the world. She likes what she does and is grateful to say she likes her clients too. She has lived on Bainbridge for several years and really enjoys it.