Fishline’s Board of Directors is a governing body tasked with determining strategic direction, adherence to its guiding principles and policies as well as oversight of the organization and staff. Members are asked to attend a majority of meetings, assist in fundraising efforts, and consider helping in other special projects.


Jagoda Perich-Anderson President

Jagoda (pronounced Yah-go-dah with the accent on the first syllable) is a recent transplant to North Kitsap, fulfilling a dream she and husband Jim have had to live surrounded by nature and enjoy hiking, biking and kayaking. She has been a strategy, organization and leadership development consultant for more than twenty years and has worked in all sectors—private, public and non-profit. In fact, Jagoda was first introduced to Fishline when she was hired a few years ago to facilitate a strategic planning retreat with the Board. Her experience with the smart and caring people at Fishline convinced her that this is where she wanted to put her volunteer energy. Jagoda believes in being an active and supportive member of any community in which she lives.  Previously, she has served on a youth shelter board, helped to set up and run a severe weather shelter, and facilitated many community problem solving meetings pro bono. She is especially passionate about ensuring that people have basic needs met while striving to get on a path of self-sufficiency. Important to her is that everyone be treated with dignity and respect no matter the curve balls life throws at them.


Kim McKoy Vice President

Originally from the Bronx, NY, Kim moved to the Puget Sound Region in 1983. She has been a resident of North Kitsap for the past 14 years.

Kim has 40 years of nonprofit experience, having served in numerous organizations and capacities from case manager to CEO, as well as having served on a wide variety of boards.

Kim is a local Rotarian, a mentor to new executive directors in nonprofit organizations, and a consultant. She is driven by a desire to serve and support in ways that lift up those in need and help build a better community for all.

You will generally find Kim visiting rural Kenya to support women in the Ukambani Region. Her main hobbies include developing or testing new technologies; chillin’ with her book club friends; playing a mean game of spades/hearts/dominoes; enjoying the theater; checking out other cool out of town destinations.


Heather Torres Past President

Heather has lived most of her life in Kitsap and grew up supporting Fishline from monetary donations to organizing and holding various drives. She brings over 20 years of diverse organizational and leadership experience to the board having served in capacities from customer service to leadership. Heather is also on several other boards. Joining the Fishline Board was the next logical step on the path to further support the Fishline mission and to give more to her community.


Ryan Bartlett Treasurer

Ryan Bartlett is the VP of Finance & CFO at Delta Dental of Washington, where he oversees the Finance, Facilities and Corporate Quality Assurance functions of the organization. Ryan is a certified public accountant (CPA) and chartered global management accountant (CGMA) with extensive experience in both private and public accounting. A lifelong Puget Sound resident, Ryan graduated from the University of Washington and lives on Bainbridge Island with his wife and two daughters. He has a passion for serving his community, especially within organizations that support youth and families in need. Ryan is the former Treasurer of WestSide Baby and was a recipient of the Donna Pierce Service Award in 2016. He has chaired the Professional Conduct Committee for the Washington Society of CPA’s and served on the their Board. He is also involved with the Junior Achievement of Washington. Ryan is grateful to contribute to Fishline’s mission and looks forward to the organization expanding its already tremendous impact in Kitsap County.


Tracy Russell Secretary

Tracy has lived in Washington for the past 9 years after retiring from Amador County, California, where she served as the Agency Director for Health and Services which included Public Health, Mental Health, Alcohol/Drug prevention and education, Children and Adult Protective Services, Emergency Medical Services and a variety of Public Assistance, TANF, Food Stamps and Medicaid Program eligibility determinations.  Having been in charge of these programs and services, plus a large staff with diversified educational backgrounds and expertise, Tracy has extensive experience in coordinating with and between agencies, governmental officials and the community.  She has served on a variety of local boards and commissions as well as having a leadership role in Statewide professional organizations.  Her passion is, and always has been, providing services to those in need.  She sees that being a Board Member of Fishline is a way to continue to give back and to utilize her expertise.


Megan Mills

Megan is a recent Poulsbo resident, she and her family moved here in late 2021. After 20+ years moving around the world on the whims of the Navy, she is excited to finally be putting roots down in Kitsap County with her husband and family. 
 
Megan earned her Master of Public Administration with a focus in nonprofit management from the George Washington University. She spent about a decade leading nonprofit development departments, before making a move to a communications agency where she now utilizes her intersectional skillset to lead strategic communications campaigns on behalf of federal, state, and local nonprofit clients. She has a passion for building collaborative partnerships that drive positive change in our communities and is thrilled to support Fishline in achieving its mission to help people onto a path of sustainability.

JoAnn Anderson

Jo Ann Anderson moved to Poulsbo in 2017 after a 50+ year career in administration and major gift fundraising at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California and University of California campuses in San Diego and Riverside.  She was Founding Executive Director of The San Diego River Park Foundation and is now an emeritus board member.  She continues to consult with non-profit organizations for fundraising and capacity-building.

Jo Ann enjoys gardening, working in her small ceramics workshop, and playing with her two “Pekes”.  She is presently working on a book explaining fundraising principles to young academics, and is writing a series of articles on the impacts of certain plants on human affairs and civilization for the UCR Botanic Gardens newsletter.

As a newcomer to Poulsbo, she looked for opportunities to be involved with non-profit organizations that enhance the quality of life for all in the community.  Fishline was a natural choice.  New neighbors and friends were unanimous in voicing the high regard and pride that our community feels for Fishline, and volunteering at Second Season showed her firsthand the generosity and support that Fishline engenders.

Jo Ann is honored to have been appointed to the Board, and is eager to work with fellow Board members to strengthen and grow Fishline’s wide range of services.


Andrew Padula

Andrew Padula is somewhat new to the Kitsap County area after moving the Seattle area to Kitsap county during the pandemic in 2020 with his late partner and three dogs.
Andrew comes from a broadcast journalism background and worked in the TV news business for almost 20 years, most recently at Fox 13 in Seattle until 2018.
That’s when Andrew decided to leave the news business and transition into the corporate communications world. Andrew started working for Puget Sound Energy where he continues to work in the Public Relations department at PSE.
Andrew was born and raised in the Los Angeles area and left in 2002 to chase his dream of being a reporter. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from California State University of Northridge.
He continues to enjoy exploring Kitsap county and meeting amazing people along the way

Paul Dickinson

Paul is a native of Los Angeles and a twice graduate of the University of Southern California. Now retired after a 37 year career with the U.S. Department of Energy, its predecessor agencies and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), he served as a manager of programs in defense, energy and environmental education. Paul also had the opportunity to gain extensive experience in non-profit organizational development and management while at LLNL. With the assistance of the Laboratory, he was the Founding Executive Director of the Partnership for Environmental Technology Education (PETE), a community college focused organization that was national in scope and became recognized internationally. He also served for many years on the Board of Directors of Keep California Beautiful (KCB), the California affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, and five years as President of the KCB Board. Following retirement from LLNL in 2008 and moving to Bend, Oregon, Paul volunteered for the American Red Cross and eventually served for five years as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Central & Eastern Oregon Chapter.


Linda Potter

Linda grew up in Longview, WA and attended the University of Washington for both undergraduate and law school degrees. She practiced in non-profit legal practices representing people with disabilities in Seattle, Maryland and Michigan and lived twice in Africa (Djibouti and Niger). While in Michigan she served on the Board of the National Association of Protection & Advocacy Services (now the Disability Rights Network). She left law to be Executive Director of United Cerebral Palsy of Michigan for 11 years and then moved into Public Health policy work on the issue of preventing child deaths. She is currently a consultant with the Center for National Prevention Initiatives at the Michigan Public Health Institute. After many years away from the PNW, she returned here in 2019 with husband Tom Deits (who has deep family roots in Poulsbo). Linda first learned about Fishline and its programs when she volunteered at Second Season, and she thinks Fishline is an amazing organization! She’s honored to be a Board member and very much looks forward to contributing.


Nate Walters

Nate grew up in Suquamish and attended North Kitsap High School. After graduating from the University of Washington with a degree in Economics, he has spent his entire career in the Financial Services sector. He currently serves as president of Walters Wealth Management.

After raising their family in King County, Nate and his wife Kelley recently returned to Poulsbo. He enjoys passing time with his family and friends while boating, kayaking and debating the finer aspects of Husky football. He is passionate about supporting the community he’s always considered home and is excited to share his expertise to help Fishline thrive.