Katy Mathias, President
Andrea Chymiy, Vice President
Roger Coulter, Treasurer
Carolyn Flack, Secretary
Katy Mathias combines experience in nonprofit management, performance measurement and project leadership in her role as the Conservation Trust Investment Survey Project Manager for the Wildlife Conservation Society. Katy earned a Masters in Public and Private Management (MBA) from the Yale School of Management, with concentrations in Strategy and Finance, and a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from Tufts University. She has over 20 years of experience in management and finance, having served as a consultant to for- and not-for-profit organizations in organizational effectiveness, executive compensation, performance measurement & analysis and project effectiveness. In recent years, Katy has served as the Associate Director at Salish Sea Expeditions and the Business Manager for the Center for Wooden Boats. She currently serves on the Board of The Island School. Katy is an avid baker and enjoys thinking up new ways to cook with chocolate. She also enjoys sailing and hopes some day to master docking. Katy lives on Bainbridge with her husband and two children (both of whom are Peacock Family Center alumni).
Andrea Chymiy, MD, MPH – Family Physician, The Doctors Clinic
Andrea has been a Bainbridge resident since 2003. She is a family doctor at Pacifica Medicine & Wellness in Poulsbo. She received a B.S. in Molecular Biology from Vanderbilt University and an M.D. and M.P.H. from Tulane University. Prior to moving to Kitsap County, Andrea did her residency training at Swedish Medical Center and worked for several years at a community health clinic in Seattle. She has also worked in the correctional facilities healthcare system in Washington & Louisiana. Andrea’s professional interests include women’s and children’s health, and public health. In her “free” time Andrea drives a mean carpool, competes in triathlons, and enjoys traveling with her husband, Thomas, and her kids Jacob and Noelle.
Roger is currently the CFO of General Biodiesel, the region’s largest producer of biodiesel from waste cooking oil. Roger uses his expertise in strategy, finance, and operations to provide insights and make Peacock Family Center more effective in executing its mission. He has experience with large international companies, including Goldman Sachs and Amazon.com, as well as medium organizations, early-stage startups, and mission-driven organizations. Roger excels at analyzing and diagnosing the root causes of operational inefficiencies and developing solutions to align business processes with the overall mission and strategy of the organization. Roger earned his B.A. from Brown University and his Masters of Public and Private Management from Yale University. In the summer months, if Roger’s not in his office, he’s out sailing with his family on the boat he built for his honeymoon.
Carolyn began a new career as a school nurse 5 years ago after many years of raising three daughters and volunteering in the public schools. She works for the Bremerton School District where her main focus is the high school level. Carolyn works closely with staff and families to help create safety plans for students with medical disabilities to attend school. She provides care to students who are injured or ill at school, as well as mental health counseling. She and her husband Larry relocated from the Bay Area in California ten years ago with their three children. In her free time she enjoys cooking, reading, running, cycling, hiking, and trying to keep up with the changing lives of her grown up children. Her favorite activity in the summer is to kayak in the Sound.
Donald has worked largely in the Financial Services Industry most of his career and enjoys presenting and organizing data into easy to understand formats. Over his long career he has experience in Management Reporting, Operational Improvement, Finance, Data Analysis, and Auditing. He has non-profit experience from his past as a Board Member of Salish Sea Expeditions where he was a member of the Finance Committee and also served as Treasurer. Donald earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Wichita State University and a Master’s of Business Administration from Howard University. He has been a resident of Bainbridge Island since 2005 and when he isn’t working, his favorite activities are warm water scuba diving, hiking, and sea kayaking.
Brenda McVay created, developed and directed The Learning Place preschool in Stamford, CT from 2002-2006. She has taught children in a variety of program settings over her career, most recently supervising a special education classroom on Bainbridge Island and in North Carolina before that. Brenda has instructed Early Childhood Education undergraduate students at Kansas State University’s Hoeflin Stonehouse childhood development center, has led two separate Headstart programs, and early in her career worked to help military families at an army installation childhood development center. Brenda holds a Master of Science degree in Early Childhood Special Education from Kansas State University and a Bachelors of Education degree in Elementary Education from the University of Hawaii. Brenda is an active volunteer, currently devoting time to assist the Blazers Cross Country Program and, along with her husband and two children, calls Bainbridge Island home.
Kathleen spent over 10 years as an early elementary teacher. She received her Certification from Seattle Pacific University and an MA in Curriculum focusing on Gifted Instruction from Seattle University. Concentrating primarily on Kindergarten, she was recognized by Seattle Weekly as Seattle’s Best Teacher in 2003. During her time in the classroom, she worked with hundreds of children to determine their kindergarten readiness, creating her strong belief in a preschool experience that facilitates social development and play. When she’s not shuffling her kids from activity to activity, she is working as a Wired for Reading tutor. Kathleen also loves traveling, reading, and hanging out with her husband and 3 children.
Sue Anderson, Psychotherapist
Sheila Kent, Co-Founder, original Peacock Playtime
Thomas Monk, MD, Pediatrician, The Doctors Clinic
Kelly Sparks, Co-Founder, Peacock Family Center; Associate Dean of Finance and Operations, University of Oregon School of Law
Molly Linhardt, MD, Pediatrician, Bainbridge Pediatrics
Stephanie Farquar, PHD, Associate Professor of Health UOP/ UW
Tana Materi, Esq., Carney, Badley, Spellman