Past Board Members

Much appreciation and thanks goes out to the following people who contributed

their time and talents to the Mt. Shasta Education Foundation!

Lori Harch :  Founding member and First President: (April 4, 1995, to Feb 2, 1998; March 1999 to Jan 2013)

President (April 1995 to April 1997)

Board member (Secretary 10/6/97 to Feb 2, 1998)

Chair Membership Committee (March 1999 to March 2000)

Vice President (upon Julie Fadness’s departure) (March 2000 to President (After Paul) April 2005 to Jan 2013 (stepped down from Board)

Jackie Duplechien : I have been associated with MSEF and the annual Gala for many years. I became involved because it was fun, and over the years I have grown to be very passionate about MSEF. We have a great group of people on our Board who understand the necessity to support public education. MSEF is truly for “bettering our community,” as a whole, and I am proud to have been a part of that goal.


Gary Ferl, (April 4, 1995, to approx.  Feb.1997)

Ray Bauer (April 4, 1995, to Feb. 3, 1997)  Treasurer entire term

Richard/Debbie McDowell (one slot to be shared) (April 4, 1995, to Nov. 4, 1996)

Nancy Van Susteren (July 24, 1995, to Feb. 1998)

Carol Callas (July 24, 1995, to July 7, 1997)   Shared Secretary position July 1995 to July 7, 1997 w/Carlita)

Carlita Aston (July 24, 1995, to Oct 6, 1997)   Shared Secretary position w/ Carol

Tom Jefferson (July 24, 1995, to Jan. 5, 1998)

Julie Fadness (Nov. 4, 1996, to March 2000)   Vice President (March 1999 to March 2000)

Katie Larive (Jan. 6, 1997, to Feb. 1999)  President (April 1997 to Feb. 1999)

Teresa Winkelman (first meeting 3/3/97) Board Member (March 1999 to March 2000) Vice President (April 1997 to March 1999)

Karen Backes (first meeting 3/3/97 to 9/13/05)  Treasurer – (April 1997 to March 1999),  President – (March 1999 to April 2003)

Paul Engstrom  Board Member (July 1995 to Jan 2013)   President (April 2003 to April 2005)

Aaron May (Dec. 1, 1997 to Nov. 1999)

Cece Carter (Dec. 1, 1997 to Sept. 1999)  Secretary – (March 1999 to Sept. 1999)

Janie Reed  Worked on Gala 1997, Joined Feb 1998.  Treasurer (March 1999 to Jan 2013)

Allison Nelligan  Board Member (March 1999 to Nov. 1999)

Julie Cassidy  Board Member (March 1999 to February 2002)

Tracie Oreck   Board Member (Sept 1999 to Dec 2006)

Bess Marshall Parker  Board Member (Feb 2000 to Dec 2006)

Lacy Voeltz   Board Member (May 2000 to January 2009)

Kathy Hansen   Board Member (May 2000 to Dec 2006)

Emerson Bryan   Board Member (May 2000 to April 2004)

Karyn Morris   Board Member (February 2002 to February 2009)

Sandra Collings (Sandee)   Board Member (February 2002 to April 2010)

David Vogt    Board Member (Sept 2004 to 2006)

Allyson Seelinger Holminsky   Secretary and Board Member (Feb 2007 to February 2009)

Donna Dyck   Board Member (Feb 2007 to August 2009)

Kari Sinoff   Board Member (June 2009 to January 2011)

Laurie Caldwell   Board Member (May 2010 to Feb 2013)

Kris Ellingson  Former Board member and Treasurer  (February 2007 to January 5, 2015)  

Freeman Waters  Technical Support  (June 8, 2009 – January 1, 2016)  Serving on the board provides an opportunity to work in concert with other individuals to directly support education for children in Mount Shasta, CA. It is immensely gratifying to contribute to the betterment of education for young people, which ultimately benefits our whole society.

Tammy McCoy  (2010-2015) I chose to be on the board, because I think this organization is doing great things for our local schools and kids. It is a privilege to help raise money for supplies that school budgets could not cover.

Lenny May  Board Member (Sept. 16, 2013 – January 1, 2016)

Kris Wolmar  Board member (July 2012 to Dec. 2018) President 2013-2014, Treasurer 2014-2016, Gala Technical support until 2018 

Nikki Mace Board member (October 2016 - September 2018)

Carol Sadowski Board member (June 2017 - Dec. 2018)

Beth Neumeyer : (Board member 2007 to 2020) Former secretary and president. It has been my pleasure to serve on this board and work with such nice people and our generous community.

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