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Our Staff


Michele McKenna

Executive Director/CEO

Michele Started at New Leaf in 1993 as the Financial Officer, helping to build the company to what it is today.  Her expertise has propelled her to the position of Executive Director/CEO. She is passionate about New Leaf’s mission of promoting independence and quality of life through employment.


Steve Jacobs

Field Manager

Steve started at New Leaf in 1998 cleaning the meat room at the commissary. At New Leaf, he has worked as custodian, shelf stocker, lead worker, order writer, stocking supervisor, custodial supervisor and project manager. Steve is now the field manager and has enjoyed working his way up through the ranks.

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Michelle Trimbur

HR/Vocational Services Specialist

Michelle came to New Leaf in 2020 after working as a Site Manager.  She is excited to start her new career with New Leaf where she can help others live their best life.  When not working, she likes spending time with her boyfriend, family and their two dogs and enjoying what life has to offer.

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Melissa Nuanez

Payroll & Benefits Manager

Melissa came to New Leaf in 2019 after her previous employer NAS Whidbey Island PSD closed its doors. She is a 14 year Navy vet, a military spouse and originally from Oklahoma. She loves to travel to visit family with her 4 children and loves to watch sports, especially football.


Melissa says the desire her coworkers have to help the employees excel is what makes it so exciting to be a part of this New Leaf team. 

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Scott Taylor

Maintenance Specialist

Scott joined us in October 2021. Scott is enthusiastic to be a part of the New Leaf team and apply his mechanical skills to the wide variety of tasks that come up.


He enjoys spending time with his family, tinkering around in his shop, and walking his dogs.


Ryan Brooke

Documentation Manager

Ryan joined New Leaf in 2020 after many years as an education administrator and curriculum developer. He is proud to work for an organization that provides employment opportunities for people with disabilities. 

In his free time Ryan enjoys spending time with his family.   


Mona Laverdure

Janitorial Project Manager

Mona came to New Leaf after working for Peak Manufacturing building commercial cabinets and fixtures for grocery stores around Washington. She has been with New Leaf for almost 20 years where she manages one of our largest crews, the Janitorial department, which consists of day and night crews. In her spare time she enjoys traveling and spending time on the Oregon Coast with her family.

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Adam Troyer

Grounds Maintenance Project Manager

Adam is the Grounds Maintenance Project Manager for New Leaf. In his free time Adam enjoys farming, gardening, camping, and spending time with his family. 

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Christine Westman

Janitorial Night Supervisor, CDC

Christine is the Supervisor at the Child Development Center. Since starting with New Leaf in 2015, Christine has worked the mobile routes on Ault Field, was transferred to CDC in 2016 as a Lead and in October of 2020 was given the opportunity to take on more people and buildings as Supervisor . Since buying her first house, she keeps her girls busy helping with projects to make her house her home. She always finds time to spoil her granddaughter who is the love of her life.  


Joe Bottenberg

Commissary Supervisor - Whidbey Island

Joe is the supervisor at the Whidbey Island commissary.


Glenn Kincaid

Director of Operations

Glenn has been with New Leaf since 1989. Originally a commissary shelf stocker and then a grounds maintenance worker, Glenn worked his way up to supervisor and then was asked to use his on-the-ground experience to assist with New Leaf contracts and to help New Leaf grow as a provider of grounds, janitorial, commissary, and galley services. Glenn became the Director of Operations in 2015 and oversees contracts, equipment, and services for all New Leaf crews.


Chelsea Johnson

Director of HR/Vocational Services

Chelsea joined New Leaf in February of 2017 and is passionate about New Leaf’s mission of promoting independence and quality of life through employment. She finds great pleasure in providing support to employees who need it most and helping them become more independent and confident in their own abilities. She believes every day is a chance to do something different and make a difference. 

When not working, Chelsea can be found seeking new adventures with her family.  


Cathy George

Director of Finance

Cathy has been with New Leaf as the Finance Manager since 2017. She is very pleased to be working for such an outstanding  non-profit organization.

Being a long time resident of Oak Harbor, Cathy is very involved with volunteer work in the Community.


Nancy Mendoza


Nancy moved from California to Oak Harbor in 2016 and joined New Leaf in 2019. Working at New Leaf has given her a great appreciation for people with disabilities and she looks forward to being a part of New Leaf's journey to provide the best opportunities for its employees.


Nancy enjoys travelling, camping, and going for walks with her husband and Gigi.


Loren (Mo) Morrison

Quality Control & Safety Manager

Mo has been with New Leaf for over 15 years as Quality Control Manager, Janitorial Project Manager and Safety Manager. He assists with maintenance of grounds equipment and janitorial equipment repairs. Mo strives to keep employees safe and provide safe working environments.

He also enjoys small appliance repair and working on his apple orchard.


Lindsey Westman

Galley Project Manager

Lindsey came to New Leaf after working as the Store Manager at Jack in the Box. She grew up on Whidbey Island and began working at New Leaf in 2017 as the Project Manager of the Admiral Nimitz Hall Galley. Lindsey looks forward to spending many years working for New Leaf with her amazing team in the Galley, who she is thrilled to work with each day.

She recently married and bought a house, and she enjoys spending time working in her yard and flower beds.


Alex Ancheta

Janitorial Quality Control & Training

Alex started at New Leaf in 1996 cleaning at the commissary. At New Leaf he has worked as a custodian, custodian supervisor, shelf stocking supervisor and project manager at the commissary. He is currently the Quality Control for Janitorial. Alex is always learning new ways to better himself and New Leaf. He loves helping coworkers achieve their goals and enjoys playing golf and racquetball .

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Anjali LaRose

Janitorial Night Project Manager

Anjali is the Janitorial Night Project Manager. She joined New Leaf in 2021.


Stephen Gobat

Commissary Supervisor - Smokey Point

Stephen is the supervisor at the Smokey Point commissary.