Board of Directors

Molly Hong

President

Molly Hong is in her 12th year working and living in Port Townsend as a family physician obstetrician. Both her children were born at Jefferson Healthcare in Port Townsend, and her husband was a long time middle school language arts and history teacher before transitioning to stay-at-home dad. Becoming involved in Jumping Mouse is a natural extension of her and her husband’s shared personal and professional priorities to strengthen and support families in their community.

Wendy Davis

Vice President

Wendy has lived in Port Townsend for 20 years with a decades long career in the hospitality industry. In 2014, with a desire to become more involved in her community, Wendy accepted a position as a legal assistant in Jefferson County Prosecutor’s Office. Recognizing the possibility of contributing to her community through law enforcement, Wendy attended the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Reserve Academy followed by the full-time Academy. Wendy attended Washington State University and studied Psychology and Sociology. Outside of work, Wendy helps her husband run his custom home building company, gardens, travels to sunny places, and is devoted to their two dogs.

Rachel Williams

Board Treasurer

Rachel holds an MBA in Sustainable Systems from Bainbridge Graduate Institute at Pinchot, where she also served as a Teaching Fellow in Finance. She is currently the Finance Manager for Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County, and has worked with a number of local businesses and nonprofits through her consulting business Gift of Good Work. Rachel has called Port Townsend home for over ten years, and continues to be grateful for opportunities to be engaged in making this community a place where everyone can thrive.

Ron Dionne, MD

Board Secretary

Ron is a retired pediatrician now working as a consultant in the field of medical informatics. Ron and his wife Pam moved to Port Townsend in 2000 to work for a local medical software company. He is an active member of Port Townsend Rotary and in his spare time pursues music and many outdoor sports. As a board member of Jumping Mouse he is honored to be of service to children and their families who need the valuable services that Jumping Mouse offers.

Trish Beathard

Board Member

Trish Beathard has lived in Brinnon for 7 years. She and her husband retired from their positions in the field of education in the suburbs of Houston and moved to their summer cabin on the Dosewallips River. Trish has been a teacher, librarian, assistant principal, principal, and school district director and is now the superintendent and principal of the Brinnon School District. Trish and her husband Trey are the parents of three adult sons and have 7 grandchildren. Her interest in supporting Jumping Mouse fits perfectly with her 30+ year career focus on supporting children and families.

Carla Caldwell

Board Member

Carla is a 30-year resident of Jefferson County where she and her husband, Tim, raised their daughter and son and where six generations of their family have thrived.  She retired as Executive Director of the Jefferson County Community Foundation and United Good Neighbors of Jefferson County in 2016 and now devotes her time to volunteer work as a Rotarian, nonprofit consultant, and board member.  Carla views her varied professional experiences as an educator, minister, and nonprofit leader as a tapestry of life-long learning, faith in action, and love for community building.  Spending time with her granddaughter and grandson is her great joy – the icing on the cake of life.

Dave Eekhoff

Board Member

Dave is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Washington State with a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy. After his adult children left home, he migrated closer to them in the Northwest. In 1995 he moved to Port Townsend and joined the counseling staff of the Fleet and Family Support Center at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. Retiring in 2006, he settled into a retirement routine until invited to establish the Presbyterian Counseling Center of Port Townsend in 2009. Dave has been enjoying a part-time private practice in his retirement to this day. Dave and his wife, Geri have 4 children and 8 grandchildren who live in El Salvador, Montana, Oregon, and Washington State.

Laura Lewis

Board Member

Laura Lewis, a lifelong resident of Washington, is honored to be associated with Jumping Mouse.  Laura’s extensive human resources career includes over 20 years working for a non-profit behavioral healthcare organization in Kitsap County.  In 2019 Laura joined Newport Academy’s Port Townsend location as the Human Resources Manager.  She is a Certified Human Resources Professional (PHR) and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Workforce Training and Education.  Laura and her husband reside in Port Gamble with their two children.

Jessie Michaels

Board Member

Jessie is a Washington native, born in Seattle, raised in Bothell/Mill Creek and moved to the peninsula in 2011. She has spent the last eight years building relationships in this community through her previous work at Carlson Chiropractic, Chimacum School District and local volunteer activities. She currently works at Jefferson Healthcare as an executive assistant. As a board member of Jumping Mouse she is proud to be of service to a group that supports our local children and their families, holding their needs in the highest regard. In her spare time, she spends time with her husband, family and friends, works on their property and dotes on their dog Reuben.