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    Board Members
    Gretchen Doughty | President
    A Board Member since inception and currently the Parliamentarian for the Corona-Norco PTA Council, Membership Chairman for the 23rd District PTA, Board of Directors Member for the Friends of the Corona Library, and former President of the Corona-Norco PTA Council.
    tomgretch@aol.com | 951-734-8917
    CNSEF Committees: Carnival, Summer School, Wine & Jazz Festival

    Karen Patel | 1st Vice President
    Business, family and youth advocate for the sustainability of the Corona, Eastvale, and Norco communities. Numerous leadership roles, including Plan Commissioner/Inaugural Chair for the City of Eastvale, former President of Eastvale Girls Softball Association, Eastvale Incorporation Committee, and Eastvale Chamber of Commerce. Current member of Lambda Alpha – OC, FIDM-OC Museum Council and International Economic Development Council. Served in Rotary International, Girls Scouts, Big Brother/Big Sister, Johnsburg School Foundation, and Pioneer Foundation-serving the disabled of all ages. Karen is a 30-year veteran of relationship management in the financial services and business/economic development arena of which she is associated with Capstone Partners Financial and Insurance Services/MassMutual.
    CNSEF Committees: 2013 Gala
    Eileen Colapinto | 2nd Vice President

    Serves on the Board of Trustees for the Corona Public Library. Former CNUSD teacher and retired Associate Professor, Counselor, and Associate Dean at Riverside Community College. Corporate Officer, Pastoral Council at Mary Magdalene Catholic Church. Authored Passport to College Program, which received national recognition from former President Clinton. Served as a Middle College High School System Director at Riverside Community College in Riverside and Norco, while remaining an active part in the local community, such as Soroptimists, the Woman's Club, and PTA.
    Anthony Warnecke | Treasurer
    A Business Services administrator for the Corona-Norco Unified School District and a current member of the California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO) since August of 2010. He has served on the Eastern Section Professional Council for CASBO on the Accounting Strand in 2011-12, the Financial Strand in 2013-14 and 2014-15, and the Payroll Strand since 2015. Currently serving as the team captain for the CNUSD Relay for Life team since 2015 and also a member of the Corona Relay for Life team since 2012.
    Rosalie Aja | Secretary

    Retired Corona-Norco Unified School District business services administrator. 
    | 951-543-5508
    Yvette Avila Board Member

    A current Board Member for the Corona-Norco Student Education Fund and Business Development Officer at Altura Credit Union. In 2011, she received a BA in Arts from California Polytechnic University, Pomona in the area of Gender, Ethnicity and Multi-Cultural Studies, with an emphasis in Women Studies. She also received a Master's in Business Administration from Brandman University in 2015.
    yavila@alturacu.com | 951-565-7951 
    Julie Cooley, V.P. of CNTA | Board Member

    Stacy O'Brien | Board Member

    Branch manager for SchoolsFirst FCU, a credit union for school employees and their families. She has worked for SchoolsFirst FCU for 20 years and has lived in Eastvale since 2003. Stacy has two daughters that attend schools in the Corona-Norco Unified School District and is very involved in volunteering for school activities an dPTA. Her passion is for our community and works to build the future for those who build the future.
    AJ Warna | Board Member

    Jeff Williams | Board Member

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