Kitsap County Regional Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program


Pursuant to the agreement between the south King County Multi-Service Center, as contractor for the Washington State Long-Term Care Ombudsman and Kitsap County, the purpose of the Ombudsman Advisory Council is to advise the Regional Long-Term Care Ombudsman on recruitment, selection, training, support and evaluation of the volunteer ombudsman and to further disseminate public information regarding volunteer opportunities, training and program services and to assist in local program operation, goals and priorities.

​Member​Term Ending
​Lora Lehner​June 30, 2024
​Carol Rainey​June 30, 2024
Debbie Mark-Corpolongo​June 30, 2024
​Jaime Huff
​June 30, 2024
​Jeannie Schmid
​June 30, 2025
​Chryselyn Callo
April 23, 2026
​Heather Dartt
​April 23, 2026
​Teresa Haigh-Braget
​April 23, 2026
​Ruth Odem
​April 23, 2026


The Regional Long-Term Care Ombudsman shall solicit applications for Ombudsman Advisory Council membership in the following categories: legal specialist; senior advocate; long-term care provider; mental health specialist; long term care consumer; other categories as determined by the local program. 

All interested applicants will meet, in person or phone, with the Ombuds to review the Ombuds program, Council goals, and applicant interest.  All applications will be reviewed by the Council for recommendation of appointment by the Board of Commissioners during a regular meeting.  Once an application is recommended for appointment, it is forwarded to the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) for review and consideration for appointment.  The BOCC formally appoints all members to the Ombudsman Advisory Council. Ombudsman Advisory Council members shall serve three-year terms.  There are no term limits.

Meeting Times
Meetings are generally held quarterly on the second Tuesday of the month.

Please contact Dana Gargus for information. 360-337-5714 /


Contact Us

Dana Gargus, Regional Ombudsman
(360) 337-5714

Stacey Smith,
Program Administrator
360-337-5624 or 1-800-562-6418