& Executive Director
Food & Beverage Director
Wearer of Many Hats
OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chasity Malatesta - Chasity Malatesta is an African-American woman, educator, and equity advocate with more than two decades of service, which she brings to bear in service of community. She is a trainer and facilitator certified by the Equity Literacy Institute to help others gain entry points into equity as a means for building empathy and capacity for change. Currently, she co-Chairs the Multicultural Advisory Council (MAC) for Bainbridge Island School District, where she advised on the Race, Equity, and Identity Policy and contributed to the District Improvement Plan for the Equity, Anti-Racism, Inclusion, Diversity & Justice plan. Chasity is a member of the Executive Board and inaugural DEI Committee at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA). She is also a member of the NAACP Bremerton Chapter, Bainbridge Island ERACE and Kitsap ERACE Coalition Education team.
Rebecca Rockefeller - Rebecca Rockefeller is dedicated to building a community culture that is inclusive, generous, and empowering. She is the co-author of The Buy Nothing, Get Everything Plan: Discover the Joy of Spending Less, Sharing More and Living Generously, now available in 8 languages. She is the co-founder of The Buy Nothing Project, a global network of local gift economies with 4.25+ million participants in 6,500 communities, led by 13,000 volunteers in 44 countries. Most recently, Rebecca co-founded ShareThing, a Benefit Corporation building the BuyNothing app to increase access to this anti-poverty gift economy movement. Rebecca brings to the board her extensive experience in community building along with her work as former Executive Director of Island Time Activities (now Vitalize Kitsap).
Erin O'Hara - Erin O'Hara is a believer in the power of art and music as a transformative cultural force for healing, empathy-building, community-building and empowerment. As a singer/songwriter and film composer, Erin's music has been featured in Academy Award and Emmy-nominated films, as well as broadcast on multiple networks including HBO, PBS, National Geographic, Netflix, NBC, ABC, and film festivals worldwide, including the Festival de Cannes, The Venice International Film Festival, the Tribeca Film Festival and Palm Spring International Film Festival, among others.