The great thing about a Community Land Trust like HRB is that it offers a balanced approach to governance through a board that is made of two parts:
Owner and Rental Representatives: These are board members that live in CLT ownership or rental housing and are elected by other owners or renters to represent their interests on the board.
Community Representatives: These folks can come from a variety of backgrounds: elected officials, experts in certain professions (like attorney or architect), or officials from city or county government. Instead of being elected, they are appointed to the board by the board members from the other two groups.
The current Board of Directors consists of general members, homeowner members and rental resident members.
Ann Wilkinson, Chair: Ann Served on the HRB board from
2007 to 2008 as a client representative from IslandHome. She
participated in HRB's transitional housing program, and credits her
participation and stay at IslandHome with her current financial
stability. Ann is a frozen fruit broker with a history in film
production and a love of music and theater. She is a lifelong Island
Don Heppenstall, Vice Chair: Manager of various businesses; for the past 30 years owner and principal of Pleasant Beach Construction. Extensive experience in all aspects of building construction (finance, management, client relations, etc.). HRB board member since 1999; board vice chair 2001; board chair 2002-2004; board treasurer 2004-2005.
Jennifer Dixon, Secretary: As a motherr of two girls, Nicolette (Niki), age 14 and Olivia, age 11, Jennifer moved to Bainbridge Island 15 ½ years ago from her homeland, the Federated States of Micronesia. When her marriage ended in 2004, she had to re-enter the work force to be able to support herself and her young daughters. Jennifer had worked for the Bainbridge Island School District prior to accepting a position at IslandWood in July of 2007, where she is currently employed. She is an HRB resident, an active member of her church, St. Cecilia Parish here on the island and she is a lifetime member of the Filipino-American Community of Bainbridge Island. Jennifer loves spending time with family and friends and she enjoys hula dancing. She also enjoys meeting a diverse group of people and learning about their cultures.
Clive Pardy, Treasurer: Clive is co-owner of A Kitchen That Works, a family-owned and island-based business specializing in sustainably designed and built residential remodels. He is a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor. Clive is a veteran of the banking industry having spent 20 years in treasury and financial risk management. Additionally, he spent three years as Treasurer on the Board of Trustees of a local independent school where he was instrumental in securing short and long-term financing for operations. Clive is actively engaged as a volunteer for RePower Bainbridge and Positive Energy, groups that are dedicated to reducing energy consumption on Bainbridge Island. He has lived on the island since 1991 and believes that providing affordable housing encourages a sustainable diverse community.
David Browne: David Browne is a civil engineer with a Bainbridge practice for over 20 years. He has helped in design of several HRB facilities and has been active in community projects. David recently completed seven years on the Board of Hyla Middle School including three years as chairman of the board. He and his wife Caroline have lived on Bainbridge Island for over 25 years.
Steve Dymoke: Steve joined the HRB board in the fall of 2012 and currently serves on the Project and Properties Committee. Steve's professional career focus over the past 20 years has been primarily in the area of affordable housing development, transactions and finance. He has resided on Bainbridge Island with his wife and 3 children for the past 13 years and enjoys the northwest outdoor activities of biking, hiking, kayaking and gardening.
Sean Gabriel: Sean has been a volunteer at HRB since 2008 and is featured in the organization's brochure. He served in the Marines and the Arizona National Guard. As a civilian, he worked at the Bureau of Land Management in Arizona and for AECON Buildings in the Seattle area. He currently writes, blogs, and plays competitive wheelchair rugby. He moved to Bainbridge Island in 2007 and lives in VillageHome.
Del Miller: Founder and senior partner of Miller Bateman LLP, a boutique commercial corporate and real estate litigation law firm formed in 1999; 30 years practicing law with large Seattle law firm (Bogle & Gates LLP); served several years as outside general counsel for non-profit hospital chain (Sisters of Providence). Served on boards of Medina Children’s Service and Children’s Trust Foundation. HRB board member since 2002.
Charles Wenzlau: Principal at Wenzlau Architects, a Bainbridge Island firm, Charles is also a stong advocate for affordable housing. He has served on numerous citizen committees and was the chair of the Mayor's Task Force on Affordable Housing. Charles has experience working with a variety of housing and building types, from single-family residences to mixed-use projects and neighborhood planning. He has consulted throughout the Northwest on a variety of town planning projects and has served as adjunct faculty at the University of Washington.