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
Leon Bennett
Retired, Business Owner

Board Treasurer
Jason Schneider 
Certified Public Accountant

Board Secretary
Gale Hackshaw
Retired, Marriage/Family Therapist

Susan Francis
President and Chief Executive Officer

Board Members

Charles Alfaro
Financial Advisor

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

Patricia Clinton
Retired Registered Nurse & Hospital Management

Kathleen Felci
Retired Assistant Superintendent, Desert Sands Unified School District

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

David McFarland
Retired Business Owner

Josie Paredes, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services,
Coachella Valley Unified School District

Ray Rodriguez
Restaurant Owner

John Shimer 
Author, Philanthropist

Victor Tocco
Business Owner, Marketing Executive

Susan Wellman 
Founder, National Ophelia Project

Aurora Wilson
Retired, Regional Government/Community Relations

William “Bill” Powers 
Founding Chairman

Find Us

John F. Kennedy Memorial Foundation

73555 San Gorgonio Way

Palm Desert, CA 92260