Organization Leadership

ECGroup3Top row- left to right: Carlita Alegria, Nancy Austin, Lorna Camacho, Laura Lyon, and Sarah Van Cleve
Bottom row - left to right: Tim Stiles and Kurt Wiest

Kurt G. Wiest, Executive Director
Mr. Wiest is Executive Director of the Bremerton Housing Authority, where he leads all activities of the agency, including acquisition and management of multi-family affordable housing, and administration of the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program in Bremerton and throughout Kitsap and Mason counties. Kurt also directs the activities of BHA’s Contract Management Services division, which administers performance-based contracts for HUD in the states of Nebraska, Utah, Washington, and Hawaii. Prior to joining the Housing Authority in 2006, he held senior management positions with housing agencies California, Oregon and Utah. He received Bachelor and Master degrees from Brigham Young University in City & Regional Planning. He also earned Certificates from the University of Utah (Planning) and California State University - East Bay (Public Administration). Kurt resides in Port Orchard with his family and volunteers his time with a variety of religious and civic endeavors in the community.

Laura S. Lyon, CPA - CFO & Deputy Executive Director

Ms. Lyon has been the Deputy Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer for Bremerton Housing Authority (BHA) since December 2008. Prior to joining BHA, Ms. Lyon was the Director of Financial Services for the City of Bremerton for four years, and was employed with the Public Utility District No.2 of Grant County for more than eighteen years prior to that. She was the Chief Financial Officer for the PUD when she left them to join the City of Bremerton executive team. Ms. Lyon is a licensed CPA in the state of Washington and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Eastern Washington University.

Tim Stiles, Information Technology Director
A member of CMS and Bremerton Housing Authority leadership teams since 2003, today Mr. Stiles is Director of Information Systems and CIO for BHA. Prior to joining BHA, Mr. Stiles held roles that included VP of Operations, CIO, Regional VP, CTO, Product Manager, and Software Engineer for large-to-intermediate firms in the Aerospace, Architecture, Computer Peripherals, Software, and Finance industries. Mr. Stiles’ educational affiliations include Oregon State University’s College of Business and Stanford University’s CIFE academic research center for Virtual Design and Construction of Architecture / Engineering / Construction (AEC) industry projects.

Sarah Van Cleve, Housing Director
Ms. Van Cleve is the Housing Director for Bremerton Housing Authority (BHA), joining the Executive team in 2010. Prior to her position with BHA, Ms. Van Cleve was a Senior Property Manager for the Seattle Housing Authority for their Low Income Public Housing portfolio. Other positions held were Section 8 Manager, Occupancy Supervisor and Housing Inspector over the course of 16 years of employment. Ms. Van Cleve has a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology with a Minor in Business Administration.

Nancy R. Austin, JD - Director of Asset Management & Real Estate
Ms. Austin has been with Bremerton Housing Authority since 2001 and is currently the Director of Asset Management and Real Estate. Previous positions with BHA include Housing Director, Assistant Director of CMS and Affordable Housing Manger. Prior to joining BHA, Ms. Austin was an attorney in private practice. Ms. Austin is a licensed attorney in the state of Washington and holds a law degree from Seattle University and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Puget Sound.

Carlita Alegria, CMS Director
Ms. Alegria has been the Contract Management Services Director for Bremerton Housing Authority (BHA) since August 2012, and has been specializing in the affordable housing industry since 1998. Ms. Alegria served in many roles during her tenure at BHA and Dallas Housing Authority in Dallas, TX. Ms. Alegria took part of business ramp-ups and transitions for BHA’s Performance-Based Contract Administration operations for Washington, Nebraska, Utah, Georgia, Illinois, Southern California, and Hawaii.

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