Rich Heitmann is our Director of Operations. When Rich and his wife Jodi moved to Port Townsend from the Washington, D.C. area they were impressed by the spirit of volunteerism that they found in our community.

Excited to be a part of ECHHO, Rich helps with coordinating transportation requests, assists in the distribution of medical equipment and creates the monthly newsletter. Rich also keeps the database updated, produces monthly statistical reports, processes donations and fills in for the other staff members in their absences.


Dawn Thomas serves as the ECHHO Volunteer Administrator. She is a Port Townsend native who enjoys the grass roots and community involvement of Jefferson County. She and her husband Tim have been married 27 years, they have two kids who were born and raised in Port Townsend.

Before joining the ECHHO team, she had been a practicing hairdresser for 25 years. She enjoys our mild climate and, if the sun is shining, it is guaranteed she’ll be found outdoors being active in Port Townsend, which she calls “a truly beautiful place.”


Jeffrey Hall comes to ECHHO as our awesome O3A Intern who takes the phone calls and assigns drivers to clients.

He worked in Alaska’s mining industry until 2 years ago, when his sister Sue said to come back to Port Townsend. He is very, very glad he did, “I really like it here!” We like having him here!!!


Walt Hill is our Medical Equipment Associate. Walt has the qualities of good humor, efficiency and mechanical expertise in just the right combination for ECHHO. Walt is in charge of repairing, maintaining, and distributing medical equipment. Walt has lived in Washington for most of his life. An enthusiastic softball player in our area, Walt and his wife travel to St. George, Utah for the Summer Senior Olympics. We are very lucky to have Walt on our team.