Cheryl Miller - Chair of the Board
Appointed: Oct. 4, 2021; Term expires Sept. 30, 2026
Education: University of Oklahoma, College of Law, Masters in Legal Studies, with an emphasis in Indigenous Law.
Professional Information: Since 2012, Ms. Miller has served as the Community Services Division Director for the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe. Ms. Miller oversees all of the Title IVE Child Welfare Programs, TANF, Child Support, Maternal Home visiting, WIC, Vulnerable Adult and the Elder and Youth Programs. Ms. Miller has 30 plus years of experience working at the state and tribal level in child welfare, primarily in Indian Child Welfare. She also currently serves as a technical advisor for the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe on the ACF TAC Committee.
She has extensive volunteer community service experience, including two years as a board member for Kitsap Mental Health, three years on the Kitsap Human Rights Committee, two years on the board of United Way of Mason County and most recently, three years on the OC Human Services Advisory Committee.
Ms. Miller has been married to Craig Miller for 34 years and together they have 6 children, 6 grandsons and one granddaughter.
Tom Eckmann - Vice Chair
Appointed: Jul. 16, 2019; Term expires Sept. 30, 2025
Education: Masters of Engineering in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, University of California in Berkeley
Professional Information: Tom is a seasoned business executive with years of experience in startup, early-stage and growth companies. His career includes management consulting positions with A.T. Kearney, Arthur D. Little, and KPMG Peat Marwick, and executive operations positions with two early-stage technology companies. But his true passion is entrepreneurship; he’s started and sold two software companies, a business services outsourcing company, and a renewable energy company. In 2007 he accepted an adjunct faculty position at the University of Washington, Foster School of Business, and for 10 years taught courses in innovation and entrepreneurship to graduate and undergraduate students.
Tom also has extensive experience in non-profit management. He served on the board (4 years as chairman) of the Northwest Entrepreneur Network, which had 900 members and was the place to go for entrepreneurs who wanted to start or grow a company in the Seattle area. More recently, Tom served as Board President of North Kitsap Fishline, a non-profit foodbank and emergency services agency, where he led a successful capital campaign to raise $4 million and build a new facility to house an expanded foodbank and innovative comprehensive services center. Most recently, Tom was appointed a Trustee for Olympic College and an ex-officio member of the Olympic College Foundation board where he is leading a project to add 250 beds of student housing near the Bremerton campus. Tom earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering degrees in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at the University of California in Berkeley.
Appointed: Oct. 3, 2019; Term expires Sept. 30, 2024.
Professional Information: The immediate Past-Chair of the Kitsap Community Foundation, Chair of the Bremerton Housing Authority, served as the President of the Kitsap County YWCA Board of Directors for ten years (2000-2010), member of the Boys and Girls Club of South Puget Sound Board of Governors, Senior Mentor Coordinator for Partnering for Youth Achievement, and a long standing member of Emmanuel Apostolic Church in West Bremerton. Ms. Bryant is also the co-founder of OurGEMS (Girls Empowered through Mentoring Services), a non-profit organization committed to empowering school-age girls to reach their fullest potential. OurGEMS started in 2008 with a small group of 8th grade students. Today, this organization serves more than 200 girls at schools throughout Kitsap County. Harriette also serves as a Board member for the OC Foundation.
Rev. Dr. Frankie L. Coleman
Appointed: July 6, 2020; Term expires Sept. 30, 2022
Professional Information: Rev. Dr. Frankie L. Coleman Sr. currently serves as Vice Moderator of the Ebenezer Baptist District Association (EBDA), 3rd Vice President of the North Pacific Baptist Convention (NPBC) and Vice President of Bremerton African American Ministerial Alliance (BAAMA).
In 1990, Coleman founded the Word of Life Fellowship Church in Bremerton. His continuing spiritual growth and passion for outreach led him to establish the Word of Life Fellowship Church Prison Ministry at the Washington Corrections Center for Women in Gig Harbor, and Mission to Haiti. He served faithfully as pastor for 14 years.
In 2005, the he joined Bremerton's Sinclair Missionary Baptist Church. Under his leadership, the Prison Ministry and Mission to Haiti continues, and the following ministries began: New Members Class, Sinclair Saints Soup and Sandwich Feeding Ministry, support of Coffee Oasis Feeding of Homeless Teens, Drug and Alcohol Support Group, Health Ministry, and Sinclair’s Annual Church Community Give Away.
Coleman received a bachelor's degree in Theology from Halo Christian University in Tacoma in 2002. In 2006, he earned a master's in Theology from Tacoma's Faith Evangelical College and Seminary, where he also earned his Doctorate in Human Letters in 2014.
A military veteran, Coleman, served in the U.S. Army as an Aviation Unit Supply Specialist from 1981 to 1985,
Rev. Dr. Frankie L. Coleman Sr. is a native of Thibodaux, Louisiana. He currently resides in Port Orchard. He is married to Eileen (Bonds) Coleman and they have two children, Grace, of Atlanta, Georgia; and Frankie, Jr., of Port Orchard.
Appointed: Aug. 20, 2019; Term expires Sept. 30, 2023
Education: Master’s in teaching and learning, Heritage University
Professional Information: Candelario was born in McMinnville, Oregon on March 7, 1971. As a young child we travelled as a migrant family (mom, dad and four siblings) throughout Oregon and Washington finding work wherever the crop’s harvest would lead us. We finally put down roots in Skagit County, Washington in 1973.
I graduated from Burlington-Edison High School in 1989. I attended Skagit Valley College where I received my associate’s degree in 1993. I then received my bachelor’s degree in education from Central Washington University in 1995 and my master’s degree in teaching and learning from Heritage University in 2010.
I have been a public educator in the beautiful state of Washington for over twenty years. I have worked in the Shelton School District for the last sixteen years as a fourth grade teacher. I know how important a quality education is to the future of one’s life. I hope to help Olympic College be the best that it can be in providing life changing educational opportunities for all students.