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Jackie Smaha

Jackie Smaha has been heavily involved with Kitsap Cancer Services as Board Member and Executive Director since its inception in 2004. As a cancer survivor, Jackie understands first hand, the emotional, physical and financial issues that accompany a cancer diagnosis.  Jackie and her husband, Mark, also very much involved in the organization, moved to the Poulsbo area in 1999 from Pullman where they were both employed in the field of Orthopedics and Sportsmedicine.  Jackie received her MS degree at Eastern Washington University and was employed as an instructor/Athletic Trainer at the University of Idaho prior to becoming a PA Surgical Asst. in Orthopedics in Pullman.  Residing in Poulsbo, she has two fabulous step children and grandchildren.  She enjoys underwater photography, graphite pencil art, walking, gardening and family .  Her goal was and is to make a difference in the lives of those who are struggling with a cancer diagnosis and to assist those oncology professionals who are searching for patient resources in Kitsap County. 

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Leah Persinger

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Leah Persinger brings people, ideas, and inspiration together to make the world a better place. She’s always considered herself to be a rebel of sorts and over the years, she’s learned to embrace her disruptive nature. Impatiently devouring knowledge has always led her to a better understanding of her surroundings and community. Her passion for community, diversity, and progress lights a fire beneath everything she does. Her belief that one human can make a difference has motivated her to volunteer since I was the ripe age of 10 years oldd.

She started volunteering for Kitsap Cancer Services in 2014 after her own cancer diagnosis and she now serves as the Vice President for the Board of Directors.

She’s lived in Kitsap County for over 30 years, and the beauty of our area still takes her breath away. She loves to surf, hike, garden, and bake. She has studied and worked in Business Management for 20 years and is blessed to be working as a licensed Realtor on the Kitsap Peninsula. Thanks for spending your time learning about Leah. If you see her, feel free to say hi! She welcomes new friends.

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Angela Flemming

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Angela Flemming has been a volunteer board member with Kitsap Cancer Services for over 10 years and has recently accepted the role as our President. She has over 18 years’ experience in Non Profits organizations and is the Development Manager for the Suquamish Research & Strategic Development Department and Suquamish Foundation. She is a founding member of Kitsap Professional Leaders of Color and on the steering committee for the Kitsap Racial Equity and Empowerment Fund. 

She hopes to lend her experience with grant funding for KCS as cancer plays a major impact on the health of residents in Washington State and local Kitsap County. Angela has lived in the Kingston and Poulsbo area for over 40 years and attended North Kitsap schools. She is the mother of 2, stepmother of 2 and foster mother of 2 and resides in the Poulsbo area. She enjoys playing indoor soccer, traveling, and exploring new foods.



Originally from Cleveland, Barb met her husband in Annapolis. After travelling the world over for the Navy and raising two daughters, they have retired here and take great joy in spending time with their six (!) grandchildren. When they are not cruising, of course.


Arkisa Louis

Arkisa is honored to be serving our community by volunteering with Kitsap Cancer Services. Arkisa understands firsthand how important the mission benefits cancer patients and their families. She hopes that her relatability and passion will allow her to assist in helping you obtain the resources needed to ensure your optimum well-being is met. Arkisa moved to the Kitsap area in 2015, as an obligation to fulfill her military orders. She served 11 years in the United States Navy. In 2018, she was diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma Lung Cancer and currently still receives treatments. She was retired in June of 2020, due to her cancer diagnosis. Arkisa was born and raised in Douglas, GA. She is married and her husband is currently serving active duty in the U.S. Navy. She is the mother of three beautiful children. She enjoys volunteering with church, school, and Kitsap Cancer Services. She loves spending her time with family and friends. She lives life one day at a time allowing herself to feel, live, love and laugh.


David Ferguson

David Ferguson and his husband Cody have lived in Kitsap County since 1998, and resided in Bremerton since 1999.

He has never been a member of a board before, but has been passionate about supporting organizations like Kitsap Humane Society and Kitsap Cancer Services over the years. 

David currently works a mobile quality assurance engineer for Swiftly Systems, but in their spare time, he and Cody enjoy landscaping, wine, dinner with friends and playing with their seven (yes, seven) dogs.


Margeaux Lewis

Born in Alabama as an army brat, Margeaux Lewis was raised in the Bay Area and moved to Washington in 2006. She works as an Administrative Assistant for the Suquamish Foundation. Raising six kids with her other half, Margeaux enjoys long walks, jogging, and hiking. She is also a follower of Jesus. Cancer has touched her life personally through her “mother-in-law," who is currently dealing with Metastasized breast cancer. Kitsap Cancer Services is so excited to have Margeaux on the Board of Directors. She brings a joyful energy and wonderful ideas. We are fortunate!


Marnie Clark

Marnie Clark is a local business owner with a passion for people and making a difference. She has been a member of the North Kitsap Community since 1997 - raising her kids in Kingston and Poulsbo and working alongside her husband in their construction company. Marnie recently retired and began volunteering with Kitsap Cancer Services after receiving a Stage IV NSC Lung Cancer diagnosis. Kitsap Cancer Services was a source of support during (and still) the first year of her diagnosis. Marnie is honored to give back to a community and organization that rallied around her and her family during such a difficult time.

You can find Marnie walking with friends along the shores of Lemolo Drive, training at the gym, or enjoying the beauty of Liberty Bay from her home in Poulsbo. Marnie is also recognized as the founder of National Mocktail Week, The Dine and Dream Dinner, and a past producer of the Inspired You Event. She is excited to bring community awareness to Kitsap Cancer Services and hel


Tina Leany

Tina joined the original organization as “Humble Abode” in 2003 after losing her mom to cancer!  In 2004 the original board stepped down and KCS was formed.  Tina remained as the Treasurer of the Board until 2012.  Tina volunteered to be the manager of Helping Hands Housekeeping service from 2012-2019.  The program ended due to Covid.

In 2022 Tina joined the Board as the Treasurer.

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