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Our Board of Directors

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Liz Lamm


We are thrilled to welcome Liz to our board. Liz, a small-business owner has been an active volunteer with the Brigade for many years.

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Ryan Rainer

Vice President

Ryan has worked in retail at Habitat for Humanity was store manager while attending Olympic College. He has a real passion for helping others.

Brooke Hoist

Secretary/School Liaison

Brooke is a speech therapist at Naval Avenue Elementary. She's been a wonderful technology advocate for the the Brigade over the years.


Sandy O'Hearn



Sandy is a small-business owner in our community and we are thrilled to have her join our team.


Michelle Cardwell

Parent Advocate

We are happy to have Michelle on our board! She is our new parent liaison. Several years ago Michelle's children were active participants in the backpack program. She and her family are huge supporters of giving back to the community

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Sherrill Coffey Gross

Pantry Director

Sherrill has volunteered over the past 30 years at various organizations. She works full time as a management analyst for a federal agency and loves her grandchildren hiking, kayaking, biking, etc.

Ann Horn

Director of Media

Ann is a retired Cardiac Care RN, a native Texan who's lived in Bremerton since 1998. She has been a community volunteer since the 1980's and worked with Myra Battin and Rhiannon Lawson in helping to found the BBB.


Bremerton Backpack Brigade
Leadership Team


Myra Battin

Director of Operations

Myra is one of the founding members of the Brigade and is responsible for the day-to-day operations. She's been a longtime volunteer in the community.

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