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.


      Susanne Ericson is a truly amazing addition to our team! Since she began working for ECHHO as our Volunteer Administrator in August, she has signed on 18 new volunteers!

      Susanne’s background includes studying at Westbrook U. for a MA in counseling. She was employed by Lakeside Miliam Recovery Centers as the N.W. Unit Manager with the Dept. of Corrections and as Treatment Director of their Everett Office. She lived on the Yucatan for 7 years after retirement, and came to Port Townsend 3 years ago to care for her aging mother.


Jeffrey 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.