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

Chris Tibbs

Executive Director

Kim Bushnell

Chief Operating Officer

George Skurtu

Director of Business Operations

Tari Landsberger

Program Manager

Kimberly Adams

Parent 2 Parent Coordinator

Kat Petit

Membership & Advocacy Coordinator

Stacy Curtis

Community Guide Coordinator

Dave Michener

Facilities Coordinator 

Valerie Moran

Administrative Assistant


Our Board of Directors

Randy Neatherlin

Board Chair

Mason County Commissioner

Tracy Bushnell

Board Vice Chair

Principal, Servitium Group

Bill Mahan


Chair, Paratransit Services, former Kitsap County Commissioner

The Honorable Jeffrey P. Bassett

Board Member

Kitsap County Superior Court Judge

Richard Richardson

Board Member


Tim Rogers

Board Member 

(Past Board Chair)

Retired Special Education Teacher and Parent

Alice Tawresey

Board Member

Chair, Kitsap Community Foundation, former Bainbridge Island Mayor

DeMorris White

Board Member



The Arc of the Peninsulas

3243 N. Perry Avenue, Bremerton, WA 98310

(360) 377-3473


©2020 The Arc of the Peninsulas ("PENARC"), a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization.