Officers and Board Members

The John F. Kennedy Memorial Foundation, established in 1984, is an independent 501(c)3 organization.

The Board

Meet the board dedicated to the success of the John F. Kennedy Memorial Foundation

Officers of the Board of Directors


Board Chair
Susie Harvey
Retired, Chief Executive Officer Chamber of Commerce

Board Vice Chair
Donald B. Griffith
Attorney at Law

Board Treasurer
Leon Bennett
Retired, Business Owner

Board Secretary
Gale Hackshaw
Retired, Marriage/Family Therapist

Ex-Officio
Susan Francis
President and Chief Executive Officer

Board Members

Scott L. Bailey
Superintendent of Schools, Desert Sands Unified School District

Kathleen Felci
Retired Assistant Superintendent, Desert Sands Unified School District

Edwin Gomez, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools, Coachella Valley Unified School District

Sandra Lyon, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools, Palm Springs Unified School District

William Powers
Retired, Indian Wells City Council, Chief Executive Officer Banking

Ray Rodriguez
Restaurant Owner

Jason Schneider
Certified Public Accountant

John Shimer
Author, Philanthropist

Judy Vossler
Retired, Business Executive

Susan Wellman
Founder, National Ophelia Project

Aurora Wilson
Retired Regional Government/Community Relations