Joan Hanten3Joan Hanten, Chair

 Joan Hanten has lived and worked in the Kitsap Community for 27 years.  Professionally, she has served in senior leadership roles at Olympic College, Leadership Kitsap, and Kitsap Community Resources.  She has also served as a board member on several non-profit organizations and been active in local civic organizations.

J. FloodJeffery Flood, Vice Chair

Mr. Flood is a U.S. Navy Veteran, who has resided in Kitsap County since 1989.  Mr. Flood presently works as a WorkForce Development Professional with the WA Employment Security Department's WorkSource Kitsap office.  He is an alumnus of the University of Phoenix, Seattle University and Olympic College.  Mr. Flood proudly serves as an ordained minister at the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Bremerton, and he has been very active in volunteering his time with other local government and non-profit organizations throughout his time within Kitsap County.  He is extremely honored to serve in this wonderful capacity. 


Stanley (Bo) Palmer

Mr. Palmer was appointed by the Bremerton City Council to the office of Commissioner on July 17, 2013 to serve on the Bremerton Housing Authority board beginning July 22, 2013 to July 23, 2018. Reappointed June 20, 2018 to July 23, 2023.  Mr. Palmer is a lifelong resident of the Bremerton area, attended Olympic High School and graduate of Oregon State University. He operates multiple businesses in the City of Bremerton including Defiance Boats, Defiance Marine and SP Marine Fabrication.


Harriette Bryant

Ms. Bryant is a board member and past Chair of the Kitsap Community Foundation. Serves on the SPSBGC Board of Governors.  Member of Schools out Washington (SOWA) Board of Directors. She holds the current position as the Senior Mentor Coordinator for Partnering for Youth Achievement (PYA).  Harriette has held a seat on the YWCA of Kitsap Board of Directors for 17 years.  She served as the Chair of the YWCA for 10 years.  She is the co-founder of OurGEMS (Our a girls Empowered Through a mentoring and Service) a program that mentors teenage girls in the Bremerton, Central, North and South Kitsap school districts, and she serves as a treasure hunter for many non-profit organizations.  She has received numerous awards and is a recipient of the 2010 Thunderbird award.

Andre HendersonAndre Henderson

Mr. Henderson was appointed by the Bremerton City Council on September 15, 2021, to serve on the Bremerton Housing Authority Board of Commissioners beginning October 1, 2021.  A graduate of Olympic College, he is currently a student at the University of Washington – Tacoma where he is working towards his Bachelor’s in Social Work. Mr. Henderson also serves as the President of the Formerly Incarcerated Students Association (FISA) at the University, as well as a Student Leader co-chair for the Global Honors Program. With a passion for politics and advocacy, he holds a Student Leadership Fellowship with UW-Tacoma, is on the Access to Justice Board, and is a member of Civil Survival. While committing to several other community positions including serving on the Kitsap Mental Health Services Board of Directors he is a strong advocate for criminal justice reform, and a social justice community activist.
Jaime ForsythJaime Forsyth, MBA

Jaime Forsyth has served the Bremerton community since 2007, both personally and professionally.  As a volunteer, she founded the Union Hill neighborhood surrounding Kiwanis Park, launched the GreenDrinks monthly social networking event in Kitsap County, organized a shop local campaign, served on the Bremerton Arts Commission, and was awarded a Mayor’s Merit Award for her community impact in 2017.  Professionally, she has served in executive positions from manufacturing to the Kitsap Regional Library Foundation.  Currently, she is employed by Western Washington University as a Certified Business Advisor, supporting small business owners throughout Kitsap County.
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Jill Stanton, Secretary and BHA Executive Director

Jill Stanton joined the Bremerton Housing Authority as Executive Director in 2021. Ms. Stanton has an extensive background in housing authority leadership. Prior to coming to BHA, Ms. Stanton served for the past 16 and a half years at two housing authorities most currently as the Deputy Executive Director and Chief Administrative Officer for the King County Housing Authority.



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