J. FloodJeffery Flood, Chair

Mr. Flood is a U.S. Navy Veteran, who has resided in Kitsap County since 1989. He presently works with the WA State Employment Security Department, as a leader in workforce development. He also has an extensive background in banking and human resources, with a number of other organizations. 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. Along with his present service with Bremerton Housing Authority, he also serves on the Board of Directors for Catalyst Public Schools-Bremerton and has been very active serving on other local government and non-profit organizations, during his time in Kitsap County. He is extremely honored to serve with the Bremerton Housing Authority, as we strive to accomplish our mission to provide affordable housing to our community. 

Jaime ForsythJaime Forsyth, MBA, Vice Chair

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.

Joan Hanten3Joan Hanten

 Joan Hanten has lived and worked in the Kitsap Community for 32 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.


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.

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.

Ryan BurtonRyan Burton

Mr. Burton is a lifelong resident of Kitsap County. He currently works as a contracting professional. Mr. Burton attended Olympic College, earned a BA at the University of Washington, an LL.M. degree in international economic law at Leuphana Universität in Germany, and an LL.M. degree in corporate & financial law at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. Mr. Burton believes a safe and affordable home is fundamental to a person or family on the path to financial freedom, independence, security, and stability. As a proud Eagle Scout, Mr. Burton was instilled with a strong sense of serving his community and is honored to be a part of Bremerton Housing Authority’s mission of providing affordable housing opportunities for our community.

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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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