Raising Resilience has been a volunteer driven nonprofit organization since 2003.
We are Bainbridge Island's parent support organization and the island residents who make up the
Raising Resilience team care deeply about families, youth, and building healthy, strong communities.
Parenting is a tough job! We get it.
We don't exist to judge; we exist to help our parenting community walk this journey together
for the benefit of all youth and families on Bainbridge Island.
April Avey Trabucco, Interim Executive Director
Board of Directors
Krzysztofa McDonough, President
Kate Pippinger, Vice President
Tim Easly, Treasurer
Jaclyn Chao, School Relations
Lisa Gsellman, Programs
Lisa Marinkovich, Development
Wandee Pryor, Programs
Our advisory council is made up of individuals and past board members whose wisdom and passion for youth helps maintain the backbone of our community. For them we are grateful.
Community members who give their time through other volunteer roles are just as much a part of the circle as the rest of the team. These include members of local PTOs, teachers and staff, grandparents, and (of course) parents. If you are interested in ways to give your time or services, please contact us at with the word volunteer in the subject line.