Who We Are

Contact:  hospicefoundationjhc.org;  360-385-0610

Members of the Hospice Foundation believe that each of us has the right to die with dignity and without pain. We wish to ensure that everyone’s loved ones are given the support they need to live each day as they choose.

Board of Directors

Tom DukeTom Duke, President. Tom is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Chemical Dependency Counselor whose professional life began with a practice in Port Townsend in 1988.  A board member of Olympic Community Action Programs (OLYCAP), Tom’s past Board experiences include service as president of the Port Townsend Food Coop and member of the Jefferson County Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board. He enjoys skiing, backpacking, and hiking.  email: contact @hospicefoundationjhc.org

Bill Beezley, Treasurer.  Bill moved to Port Townsend from Kansas City in 2008 and is now owner of Olympic Financial Advisors, LLC a fee-only financial planning and investment management company.  He also acts as Public Information Officer for East Jefferson Fire Rescue.  Bill’s background includes corporate experience as a Vice President for J.P. Morgan Asset Management.

Anna-Du-Pen - The Hospice Foundation for Jefferson HealthcareAnna Du Pen, Secretary.  Anna is a native of eastern North Carolina. She is a Palliative Care Nurse practitioner, with years of experiencing managing the care of patients facing life-threatening disease.  A recent transplant to Jefferson County, she practiced in the UW Medical Center system in Seattle before opting for a slower paced life on the peninsula.  Anna’s other interests are genealogy research and writing family history and memoir.

Bob Carter - The Hospice Foundation for Jefferson Healthcare

Bob Carter, President-elect.  Bob has been a life long resident of Port Townsend, and an insurance agent for 38 years, now retired.  Bob is a current member of Kiwanis for 35 years, past board member of the Port Townsend Chamber, and member of Main Street, Key City Public Theatre, and EDC. His Hobbies include golf, furniture making, volunteering, and travel.


Barbara Berthiaume - The Hospice Foundation for Jefferson HealthcareBarbara Berthiaume. Retired since 2004 Moved to Port Ludlow from London, England with spouse. Lived overseas for 26 years in Paris, Singapore, and London. 2 children born overseas who are called Third Culture Kids . Created moving book, board and card games for children. Designed and conducted workshops for schools, non-profits, and international companies on transition. Has an MSW and had a private counseling practice in London specializing in transition and trauma. Connected to Japanese American community groups Volunteer in numerous community activities. Write articles for local news magazine.

David HarrahDavid Harrah. A native of the Pacific Northwest, David attended Port Townsend schools while growing up, then traveled extensively in his career in the Surety/Insurance industry. He retired to Port Townsend in 2005. David is past Exalted Ruler and current Trustee of the Port Townsend Elks. He serves as Post Chaplain for American Legion Post No. 26 and is Vice-President of Rakers Car Club.

Sally Lynum-Lee.  A retired RN and Nursing Administrator, SallyFullSizeRender (1) has lived in Port Ludlow for 10 years.  Her professional work in the Healthcare field has included Oncology, Quality Management, and Hospice Nursing services and practice.  She loves golfing, gardening, bridge, book club and singing in a choir.  She joins the Foundation Board after 4 years of serving as a Hospice patient volunteer.

Karen Robison - The Hospice Foundation for Jefferson Healthcare

Karen Robison. Since 2002 Karen has assisted individuals in writing their life stories as legacies for their families. She also served as the Executive Director of a complementary healthcare facility for 12 years before moving to Port Townsend. Karen personally experienced the benefits of hospice when she spent three continuous months as the primary caregiver during her father’s death. She enjoys taking online college courses, volunteering, cooking, gardening, and hiking.

MaryAnn Seward

MaryAnn Seward.  A native Washingtonian, MaryAnn has lived in Port Townsend since 1999.  Her heart belongs to non-profit and public sector organizations where, for over 40 years, she has served in the capacities of director, consultant, mentor and volunteer.  She is the Principal of Seward Associates’ Consulting.

Ci ndy ThayerCindy Thayer. Cindy moved to Port Townsend with her forester husband in 1978 and has been an active part of this community ever since. A realtor for 25 years, she also served on the Port Townsend Planning Commission for fourteen years and has been a member of the Centrum Board for ten years. She retired in 2003 and spends much of her time volunteering, working in her yard, and traveling.

Hospice 1Shirley Williams.  Shirley and husband George retired, moving to Port Townsend in 2002.  She was a Clinical Specialist/manager in oncology services at a Minnesota hospital and on the speaker’s bureau for the American Cancer Society.  Shirley is active in the Jefferson Master Gardener Foundation, the Red Cross, her garden and work with her therapy dog, Otis.  She believes in helping people understand their options in becoming their own best advocate in treatment and care.

Lisa Holt, Executive Director Home Health, Hospice, and Chief Ancillary Officer Jefferson Healthcare

Contact Information

Hospice Office: (360) 385-0610
Open Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Hospice Foundation for Jefferson Healthcare
2500 Sims Way, Suite 300
Port Townsend, Washington 98368