Who We Are

Our Roots

On February 9, 1938, the Kitsap Children's Benevolent League was established in Bremerton by Senator Lulu Haddon, and a small group of parents, and concerned individuals. The Kitsap Children's Benevolent League was the second chapter to be formed in Washington State. The League defined itself as a society dedicated to the welfare and happiness of children and adults residing in state institutions. 

Since 1938, The Arc of the Peninsulas, has provided services locally to tens of thousands of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families throughout the Olympic Peninsula region. In the process, we have tirelessly promoted the acceptance and inclusion of people of all abilities, advocated for the most current research-based improvements, and opened new doors in helping people achieve a lifetime of success.

Throughout our proud history, The Arc of the Peninsulas has been a leader in securing services and advocacy for the rights of people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. As the local chapter of The Arc of the United States, we are proud to be affiliated with The Arc of Washington State.


Our Leadership Team

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Chris Tibbs

President & CEO

Kim Bushnell

Chief Operating Officer

Director of Programs & Services

George Skurtu

Director of Social

Enterprise Operations

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Cole McNamara

Program Manager

Kitsap & Jefferson Counties

Kimberly Adams

Program Coordinator

Information & Family Support

Parent 2 Parent

Tari Landsberger

Program Coordinator

Empowerment & Lifelong Learning

Ron Chappell

Assistant Manager

Social Enterprise


Our Board of Directors


Alice Tawresey

Board Chair

former Bainbridge Island Mayor


Richard Richardson

Board Vice Chair



Bill Mahan


Chair, Paratransit Services,

former Kitsap County Commissioner


Tracy Bushnell

Board Member

Principal, Servitium Group

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The Honorable 
Jeffrey P. Bassett

Board Member

Kitsap County Superior Court Judge


DeMorris White

Board Member



Contact Us.

3243 N. Perry Avenue, Bremerton, WA 98310

(360) 377-3473

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The Honorable 
Chad Enright

Board Member

Kitsap County Prosecuting Attorney


Dr. William M. Bauer, MD

Board Member

Internal Medicine Specialist


Kristin Cook

Board Member