Barbara J. Drennen, Co-Founder and Executive Director:
Chief Executive Officer and Administrator.
Barbara came to this mission in the late 1980s as a provider of in-home care for medically fragile infants in the state foster care system. She heads the nation’s only newborn nursery dedicated to specialized 24-hour care of the littlest victims of drug abuse. Her honors include the national Jefferson Award for Public Service.
Peyton Gaunt, M.D., F.A.A.P., Medical Director:
Chief Medical Officer; Pediatrician on call and makes rounds.
Dr. Gaunt is Board Certified in Pediatrics and began private practice in 1977. He served for three years as Chief of Pediatrics at Valley Medical Center and received the Distinguished Service Award by the Washington Chapter of Pediatrics.
Kelly DenHeyer, R.N., Director of Nursing
Directs nursing staff and manages infant care in PICC’s Newborn Nursery
Kelly DenHeyer is a Registered Nurse. She supervises infant care at PICC and has extensive experience in hospital pediatric nursing.
Elaine Purchase, Development Director:
Grant writer, special events coordinator, fundraiser.
A Peabody Award-winning television producer (KOMO and KCTS TV), Elaine became PICC’s grant writer in 2003 and fulltime Development Director with the launching of the Capital Campaign for PICC’s new building in 2004.
Eric P. Drever, President
Commander, Tukwila Police Department
Partner, Gryphon Forge, LLC (card and board games)
Joined Board: 2011 Residence: Bellevue
Sadie Herting, Vice President
Director of Support Services, Allflight Corporation
Joined Board 2014. Residence: Covington
Affiliations: Board of Directors, Forius, an International Aviation Credit Group; Mentor, Communities in Schools, Renton School District.
Lynn (Marjorie L.) Norman, Secretary
Retired Administrative Director Leadership Institute of South Puget Sound, Retired Auburn City Councilmember, retired small business owner
Joined Board 2009 Residence: Auburn
Affiliations: Green River College Board, Trillium Board, Auburn Youth Resources Board
Kenneth G. Bussey, Treasurer
CPA, Rhodes & Associates, Federal Way
Joined Board 2005 Residence: Black Diamond
Affiliations: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants, Associated General Contractors of Washington, Federal Way Chamber of Commerce.
John C. Hall, Past President
Director of Sales, Western U.S. & Canada, Esterline Engineered Materials
Retired Navy Commander with 40 years’ experience in aerospace industry; Board Member and former Chairman, Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance
Joined Board 2006 Residence: Newcastle
Joined Board 2015. Residence: Anacortes
Affiliations: Vice President, Friends of the Forest Board
Boeing Co., Retired
Joined Board 2017. Residence, Kent
Affiliations: Kent First Baptist Church Executive Board and Women’s Ministry Team
Office Manager, Optimal Dental
Joined Board 2018. Residence, Seattle
Affiliations: Past PTA President and Legislative Representative, Issaquah School District
Patrol Commander, Kent Police Department
Joined Board 2018, Residence, Puyallup
Affiliations: Lifetime member, California Narcotics Officers Assn: current member, Washington State Tactical Officer Association; volunteer, Berean Baptist Church, Puyallup Community Baptist Church, Behind The Badge Foundation.
Harry H. Hansen
Dr. Wilma Hepker
Dr. Cathy Jo Linn
Hal R. Russell
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