2016-2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Betsy Stevenson
 

Senior Planner, Skagit County Planning and Development Services
Mount Vernon Schools Foundation, Founding Member
Leadership Team, Mount Vernon High School 2004 to 2008
Mount Baker Middle School, former SITE Council member
Little Mountain Elementary School, former Parent Group President and site Council member
Padilla Bay Foundation, Past President and former Board Member
Dansations Performing Arts Foundation

Wendy Ragusa  

Development Coordinator, Skagit Valley Hospital Foundation
Wells Nursery, Partner/Owner
Citizens for Mount Vernon Schools, member and past treasurer
LaVenture Middle School Parent Group, past president
Lincoln School PTA, past president and SITE council member
Skagit Valley College Foundation, former member
Skagit Symphony Board, past president
MV Schools and Lewis & Clark College Alumnae
Parent of two MVHS students

Ervin Lindall 

Retired, City of Mount Vernon Fire Chief
Mount Vernon LEOFF-1 Disability Board, Chairman
Support Officer Community Care, Coordinator
Kiwanis Club of Skagit-Mount Vernon, past President
Skagit County LEOFF-1 Disability Board, past Chairman
Emergency Medical Services, past President
Mount Vernon Civil Service Board member


Carl Burner

Superintendent, Mount Vernon School District

Mary June Curtis 

Skagit County Juvenile Probation Officer, Retired
Mount Vernon Schools Foundation, founding President
Mount Vernon School Board of Directors, past President
Kiwanis Club of Skagit-Mount Vernon Board Member, past President
Madison School Parent Group, past President Centennial School Parent Group, founding President

Brad Furlong Corporation Agent

Lawyer, Furlong Butler, Attorneys
Member, Mount Vernon School District Advisory Board
Former member, Conway School District Board Former member, MoNA Board of Directors
General Counsel: Public Hospital District No. 1; Port of Skagit County; Skagit Land Trust, North Sound mental Health Administration; Skagit County Public Facilities District
La Conner Town Attorney
Parent of three MVHS students

Tracey Levine   President  

Freelance Associate Director  Live Golf Tournaments, Golf Channel and ESPN
La Venture Middle School Parent Group, past President and current Secretary
Citizens for Mount Vernon Schools, member
Co-Founder of The Children's Museum of Skagit County
Past President and Current Board Member The Children's Museum of Skagit County
Public Relations Advisory Group for Skagit Community Foundation
Lincoln School PTA, past Treasurer and Past Assembly Chair
Past Member of La Venture Middle School Leadership Team
Past Member of The MVSD Citizen's Advisory Group and Calendar Committee
Past Member of MVSD Middle Schools and Highly Capable Committees

Michael Marken 

Detective Sergeant, Washington State Patrol (Marysville)
President, Mount Vernon Girls AAU Basketball Club
Coach, Mount Vernon Girls AAU Basketball Club
Member, Mount Vernon Schools Facilities Advisory Committee
Member, Little Mountain Elementary School Parent Group
Member, Citizens for Mount Vernon Schools
Incoming Treasurer, Mount Baker Middle School Parent Group
Past member, Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Past member, Mount Vernon Kiwanis
Parent of 2 Mount Vernon School District students

Larry Otos

Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Mount Vernon
Kiwanis Club of Skagit-Mount Vernon, Past President
Friendship House Board Member and Past President
Tulip Festival, Past President
Western Washington University Alumni President
Washington Recreation and Parks Association Past President and legislative Director
Certified Director with National Recreation and Parks Association
Currently have two boys in the MVSD

Kim Ray

CPA and owner, Williams and Nulle, PLLC
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, past Treasurer
Skagit Community Foundation, past Treasurer
Fir-Conway Lutheran Church, Stewardship and Finance Chair
Parent of two MVHS students


Sue Ney   Vice President
 
Co-chair, Citizens for MV School Band Campaign 2016
Volunteer, Citizens for MV Schools Levy Campaign 2010-14 
Co-President, MV High School Parent Group 2012-14 
MV High School Leadership Team 2012-14
MV School District Boundary Advisory Committee 2013
MV High School Parent Group Member 201-14
LaVenture Middle School Parent Group Member 2008-10
2014-16
Lincoln Elementary Parent Group Volunteer 2008-15
Centennial Elementary Parent Group member 2001-08
MV Schools Classroom & Parent Booster Club Volunteer
Parent of MVHS graduate and two current MV students  
 
Pam Methner Secretary
 
MVHS Parent Group
Past Board Member & Secretary Conway Educational Foundation
Past Volunteer Conway School Year Book Photographer
Past Committee Chair Conway School Magazine Sales
Past Member of Conway School PTA
Past Board Member & Secretary Children's Museum of Skagit County
Parent of two MVHS Students
Alumni Washington State University
 
Bill Lupinacci
 
Married (Marilyn) 2 adult children and grandchildren
Settled in Mount Vernon in 1978
32 years in education
Director of Skagit County Summer Migrant Program 1980-90
Madison School Principal, Retired 1993
Adjunct professor at Skagit Valley College 1995-2000
Consultant with Educational Service District #189, 1994-98
Past President and current member of Youthnet's board of directors
Member of numerous Mount Vernon School District committees
Gold Grad Alumni from WSU, 1962
 
Kurt Swanson   Treasurer
 
Senior Commercial Credit Analyst at Heritage Bank (Burlington)
Mount Vernon Boys & Girls Community Council Member 2012-Present
Junior Achievement Presenter at MV High School (Personal Finance) 2012-Present
Past member of Mount Vernon Kiwanis
Prior Mount Vernon AAU Basketball Coach
Born & Raised in Mount Vernon - Lincoln Elementary, La Venture Middle School and MVHS Alum
Married to Jefferson Elementary Educator
Parent of a MVSD Student and another future student
Pacific Lutheran  University Alumni 
 
 
Ryan Hagman
 
Nancy Raschko 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Leadership and vision

WORKING TOGETHER IN PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT IN OUR MOUNT VERNON SCHOOLS.

The Foundation is led by an independent all-volunteer Board of Directors.
Board members are community members who share a deep commitment to public education in Mount Vernon.