Our Board

Kathryn Stevens – Board President

As a retiree, Kathryn Stevens is following her parents, Bob and Ethel Waters, in service to the SW community.  Focused on a career in healthcare financial and organizational change management leadership and consulting roles, she has an MA and PhD in Human and Organizational Systems, a BS in Management and an MBA from Pepperdine University. Kathryn and her late husband Tucker, moved to Langley in 2000. Kathryn was on the WICA board, the Island Shakespeare Festival Board and is a board member of the Langley Community Club.  She has served as treasurer and director on several boards over the years as well as a 4-year membership on the Island County Health Advisory Board (CHAB).  Kathryn has two children and many grandchildren on the west coast and Brazil.  She lives in Langley with her sister, Ginger Waters.

Term Expires 12/2020

Wendy Visconty – Board Member and Treasurer

Wendy is a happily retired CPA, having received her degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington. During her years as a partner in a local, and later a national CPA firm, many of her clients were in the food processing industry, and many others were nonprofits. After retiring in 2012, she and her husband Mark moved to Whidbey Island.  The first thing they did was to build a large garden, and they now grow most of their own vegetables. Wendy loves turning those vegetables into nourishing, delicious meals. Wendy and Mark raised their 2 children on Vashon Island, so island living is not a new thing for them.  Wendy volunteers her time and skills to several Whidbey Island non profit organizations. Wendy is dedicated to spending her retirement years in service to the community in which she lives. She believes that everyone should have access to a beautiful environment, good food and a supportive community.

Bob Green – Board Member

Bob is a Colorado State DVM graduate with a PhD from U of Cal (Davis). A Board Certified Veterinary Clinical Pathologist, Bob taught at Oklahoma State, U of Missouri and Texas A&M. With wife Mary, a retired Episcopal priest, they left Houston arriving happily on Whidbey Island in 2012.  A.K.A. “Old Spice” Bob’s job in the Food Bank continues to be repackaging spices and he also enjoyed serving as past Secretary of the Good Cheer Board.  Bob also serves on the Board Development/Nomination committee. Term ends 12/2021

Vincent NattressBoard Member

Vincent is the Chef and Owner for Good Cheer’s neighboring business: Orchard Kitchen. Vincent has spent over 30 years in the restaurant business, in every capacity from dishwasher to Executive Chef to small business owner. Having grown up on Whidbey, he spent two decades away, but returned with his wife Tyla to raise their two daughters on our wonderful island. The Nattress family are strong believers in food as a foundation for strong community.

Term Ends – 12/2020

Linda Henderson – Board Member and Vice President

As a child, Linda spent many wonderful times visiting her grandparents’ home on Whidbey Island.  In 2011, she relocated from Edmonds to Langley, retiring here in 2012.  Having earned an MBA, her early career was spent in the for-profit sector primarily in marketing and leadership roles in financial organizations.  At mid-career, Linda was drawn to opportunities to serve her community, assuming leadership roles in the nonprofit arena.  Before retiring, Linda served as Executive Director of American Diabetes Association for Washington.  Locally, Linda served as Board Chair for South Whidbey Commons in 2015, helping the organization develop a more streamlined, sustainable business model.

Term ends 12/2020

John Lawson –Board Member

John is a graduate of Syracuse University with a degree in Landscape Design. He was a regional sales representative for a firm that provided services to the florist industry throughout the Pacific Northwest. He became involved in the community after retirement and is a regular volunteer at Good Cheer. For the past 4 years, he has driven the truck over to the mainland every week to pick up food shipments from the regional food distributors and from Whidbey supermarkets. He and his wife, Mary retired to Whidbey Island in 2007 and have two grown children.

Term Ends – 12/2020

Dan Gulden – Board Member

Dan Gulden is a graduate of St. Olaf College in Northfield Minnesota with a degree in Economics and international Business.  Dan has had key roles in growing small and medium sized global business from $10 million to $350 million in annual sales.  He is active in the local community and a supporter of local businesses and the arts and is a member of the Langley Design Review Board.  Dan is a real estate broker with John L Scott I Langley and enjoys introducing people to the island lifestyle.

Term ends 12/2021

Sarah Dial Primrose – Board Member

Sarah moved from the island of Manhattan to the island of Whidbey 34 years ago and made it her home, founding a family and raising her son Landon, who was born here. She studied Advertising, Display and Design at FIT (SUNY) while in New York. Sarah has used her eclectic people & artist skills to run various home-based businesses, including Primrose Path Properties, now in its 26th year of operation.  A long time Good Cheer enthusiast as a shopper at the thrift stores  as well as a volunteer and occasional client at the food bank, Sarah believes in Good Cheer and its mission and is happy to serve as a board member, hoping to make some good contributions during her term.
Term ends 12/2022

Kelly Turner-Gibson – Board Member and Secretary

Kelly has been with Whidbey Island Bank for 15 years, and in Banking for over 30 years in Western Washington.  A graduate of Langley High School, Kelly returned to Whidbey Island in 2002 with her husband, also a Langley High School graduate, to raise their boys. Kelly is very active and involved in the local community and a huge fan of Good Cheer and all the wonderful things it does for so many people.

Laura Weeks – Board Member

Laura Weeks and her husband, Brad, have lived on the island since 1993, where they raised four daughters who have now “flown the coop”.  Laura has focused her professional attention over the past several decades on areas of natural health and nutrition.  In her spare time she is an organic gardener and avid cook and believes passionately in supporting sustainable local food systems.  Her previous work centered on local economic development, both in the US and internationally.  She initially studied anthropology and then obtained an MBA from Yale University.  She is delighted to bring her background and skills to the support of Good Cheer.

Term Ends – 12/2020

 

Reed Kaltenbach – Board Member

Reed has been a staunch volunteer in the Good Cheer Garden since moving with his wife, Jenny, to the island in 2014. As owner of the Outback Exotic Bird Farm for 20 years, Reed put his M.S. in Biology degree to practical use developing efficient methods of production of 20 threatened species of parrots so that wild birds need not be taken for the pet trade. He has served as an environmental program specialist in the Department of Environmental Quality, a research associate in the Departments of Psychiatry and Surgery at LSUMC and an electron microscopist in the Department of Pathology at LSUMC. These days Reed gardens, hikes, and makes amazing blackberry wine.

Term Ends – 12/2020

Lyndy Carreiro – Board Member

Lyndy and her husband Edward (ED) moved to South Whidbey in October, 2017. New to the PNW (2011) via San Diego, Lyndy learned about Whidbey Island from an employee and soon they were vacationing here and dreaming of retiring to the Island.

A graduate of National University, San Diego with a B.A. in Business Administration, Lyndy retired from Neiman Marcus after a 35-year career. Her career took her from San Diego to Las Vegas, on to Chicago, back to San Diego and finally to Bellevue. 23 years of her career was spent as a Vice President/General Manager, overseeing stores from $35 to $80 million and responsible for 12- to 250 employees.

She and Ed call Holmes Harbor home and have spent the last two years working on and remodeling their home. Lyndy looks forward to working with all of those involved with Good Cheer to continue the wonderful work it does for our community.