PCC Foundation Board of Directors
 

Mission
To provide funding to Pueblo Community College
and its students through Foundation approved fund
raising activities for student scholarships
and special needs identified by the College.

 

 Carlos Baca

Carlos received his sociology MA from University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in 1976. He retired in 1991 after 33 years of service with Colorado State Hospital (CMHIP) and director of adult services with Department of Corrections. He is an honorarium professor at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. He serves on the Territorial Prison Museum advisory board and the Justice Assistance advisory board. He is married with two children.

 

(Resident of Pueblo County-Board Term expires Sept. 2014)

 

 

Carla Barela

Carla M. Barela

Carla attended the College of Mount St. Joseph, Cincinnati, Ohio, and received her B. Mus. Ed in 1968.  She then attended the University of Colorado and received her M. Mus. Ed in 1971.  She is currently the President of Cortez Construction Co., Inc.  She serves on the boards of Colorado State University-Pueblo Hasan School of Business Advisory Board and the Business Women's Network.

(Resident of Pueblo County-Board Term Expires Sept. 2015)

Kaleigh Barnard

Kaleigh Barnard

Ms. Barnard attended Carthage College and received her BA degree in Business Administration in 2003. She was the Human Resource Director at National King Coal, LLC and is now Human Resource Manager at GCC Rio Grande, Inc.

 

Resident of Pueblo County-Board Term Expires Sept. 2014)

 

Ross Barnhart

Ross Barnhart

Mr. Barnhart is a native of Pueblo. He earned his degree from Colorado College. He is currently the Learning Center Director at Pueblo Community College where he was also the 2011 APT Employee of the Year; Resident of Pueblo County-Board Term Expires Sept. 2014

 

 

 

Kathy M. Farley

Mrs. Farley currently serves on the Board of Directors for Historic Arkansas River Project Foundation, Pueblo Conservancy District, and Women’s Forum of Colorado. She has also served on El Pomar Foundation Awards for Excellence Commission, Pueblo Area Council of Governments, Pueblo City-County Health Department Board of Health, Colorado State Board of Parks and Recreation, Democratic National Committee, Western Interstate Commission of Higher Education, and El Pueblo Boys Ranch. She is a Trustee of Distinction at Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center in Pueblo. She attended Harvard University Kennedy School of Government and University of Colorado-Boulder.

Resident of Pueblo County-Board Term expires Sept. 2014

Tammy Fesmire

Ms. Fesmire is Market President with Sunflower Bank in Pueblo. She has served on the following boards: St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center, Downtown Association, United Way Allocations Committee, PEDCO Foundation, and the Salvation Army.

 

Resident of Pueblo County-Board Term expires Sept. 2016

 

Barbara Fortino

Barbara Fortino

Mrs. Fortino attended Western State College where she attained her bachelor’s and master’s degree. She was a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha and Alpha Psi Omega. She taught secondary language arts for 34 years with Pueblo City Schools. Barbara currently serves on the boards at Southern Colorado Community Foundation, CSU-Pueblo President’s Leadership and the Broadway Theater League. She has one daughter and three grandchildren.

 

Resident of Pueblo County-Board Term expires Sept. 2016

John Gary

John Gary

Mr. Gary is the marketing director for Roselawn Funeral Home. He was the finance manager then business development manager for Pueblo Toyota and Pueblo Dodge for several years. He is on the advisory committee for the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado.

Resident of Pueblo County-Board Term expires Sept. 2016

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Lori Lovato

 

Resident of Pueblo County-Board Term expires Sept. 2015

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Charnell Mayer

 

Resident of Pueblo County-Board Term expires Sept. 2016

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Mickey Moore

 

Resident of Pueblo County-Board Term expires Sept. 2016

 

Marty Poole

Martha "Marty" Poole

Mrs. Poole is a retired teacher from Pueblo City Schools.  She graduated from the University of Nothern Colorado with her BA in Elementary Education and Colorado State University with her master’s in Elementary Education plus 60. She currently serves on the Spanish Peaks Mental Health board, El Pomar selection committee for the M.E.P. Hall of Fame.

 

Other community services included serving on the boards of Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Pueblo Symphony, PAACO, YWCA, Women's Foundations of Colorado Board, Review Board for Air Force Academy and the White House Conference on Children and Youth.  

 

Honors and Awards include Outstanding Educator of America Award, Pueblo Teacher of the Year, Woman of the Year-Boys and Girls Club of America,Who's Who among America's Teachers, Most Memorable Teacher Award-State Senator Joyce Lawerence. 

 

Resident of Pueblo County-Board Term expires Sept. 2014

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Pamela Patterson

 

Resident of Pueblo County-Board Term expires Sept. 2015

 Renee Rodriquez

Renee Rodriquez

Ms. Rodriquez owns two Express Employment Professionals franchises in Pueblo & Centennial Colorado. She has three children and two granddaughters.  She currently serves on the boards of United Way, Workforce Development, and NeighborWorks.  She chairs the personnel committees for United Way and the nominations committee for the PCC Foundation.

 

Resident of Pueblo County-Board Term expires Sept. 2014

Walt Schepp

Walter Schepp

Mr. Schepp is a retired hotel owner.  He graduated in 1958 from Columbia University, New York, with a U.S. Government and International Affairs degree.  He is married to Gloria. 

He currently is the Assistant State Coordinator for the AARP Safe Driving Program and a member of the PCC Fremont Advisory Board.  He is the past president of the Canon City Library Board, Canon City Chamber of Commerce, and the Golden Age Center. 

Resident of Fremont County-Board Term expires Sept. 2014

 

Dan Smith

Director of Economic Development and Community
Black Hills Corporation

Resident of Pueblo County-Board Term expires Sept. 2014

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Dr. Ros Stuber

 

Resident of Pueblo County-Board Term expires Sept. 2015

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Wynona Sullivan

 

Resident of Pueblo County-Board Term expires Sept. 2015

Sharon  L. Swerdfeger

Mrs. Swerdfeger attended the University of Southern Colorado (now CSU-P) and Pueblo Community College from 1965-1968. She is married and has four children and nine grandchildren.  She is a secretary/treasurer of K.R. Swerdfeger Construction. 

She currently serves on the boards of South High School Alumni Association as president, and Parkview Hospital Foundation.  She has served on the YMCA and the Colorado Business Educational Coalition boards. In 2010, she was inducted into the Pueblo Hall of Fame. She loves to travel and spend time with her children and grandchildren.

Resident of Pueblo County-Board Term expires Sept. 2016)

Ted Trani

Ted Trani

Mr. Trani received a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado; and MBA from the University of Southern Colorado (now CSU-Pueblo); and an MS-Management from Colorado Technical University. He is a business, management and computer consultant, educator and trainer. For the last 15 years he has owned Trani Consulting Group. Before that, he was the Executive Director of the PCC Foundation for one year following a 21-year career with what is now Black Hills Energy. In addition he has taught at PCC, CSU-Pueblo and CTU, and is currently teaching as an adjunct professor at the university.

 

He presently serves on several Foundation Board committees, most significantly Finance and Scholarship (chair)-and on the PCC Massage Therapy at PCC. He also has served on (and chaired) the Sangre De Cristo Hospice Board and was twice president of the university Alumni Association while serving on their Computer Information Systems Advisory Board. In addition, he chaired the P.A.W.S. Animal Welfare and Protection Society Board.  He currently serves on the Pueblo Symphony Board. 

 

He has been married to Clara for 42 years. They have two happily married children, Lisa and Marc, and four grandchildren.

 

Resident of Pueblo County-Board Term expires Sept. 2015

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Mary Jane Voelker

 

Resident of Pueblo County-Board Term expires Sept. 2015

Joe Welte

Mr. Welte is the owner of Summit Brick Company. He is a member of the Board of Directors of John Neumann School.

Resident of Pueblo County-Board Term expires Sept. 2016

 

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Jan Williams

Resident of Pueblo County-Board Term Expires Sept. 2015

 

Paul Willumstad

Mr. Willumstad graduated from St. Francis University with a BA degree and from Cumberland School of Law, Samford University. Birmingham, Alabama with his Juris Doctorate degree. Paul is an attorney in private practice emphasizing in estate planning, probate, elder law and real estate law. He is on the board of the United Way of Pueblo County and St. Mary Corwin Hospital. Paul has been a lecturer with the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, St. Mary Corwin Hospital Senior Care Program, Pueblo Agency on Aging. He does pro bono work for Colorado Legal Services.

 

Resident of Pueblo County-Board Term expires Sept. 2016

 

ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS

Matt Bailey

Matt Bailey

Mr. Bailey was Corporate Sales Manager at Marriott Pueblo. He was previously Membership Marketing Manager at Sam's Club. He has been a volunteer ambassdor for Pueblo County United Way and Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce.

Louie Carleo
Mr. Carleo is sole proprieter of LDC Properties. 
 

Jennelle Chorak

Senior Financial Consultant
Security Service Investment Group

 
Geoffrey T. Gordon
Mr. Gordon attended Claremont McKenna College and received his BdS degree in 1960, and received his MBA at the University of California-Berkeley in 1962. He is married to Nancy and they have two grown children. For the last 28 years, he has been employed at Atlas Pacific Engineering Co. He is now retired and does consulting work.
 
Barbara Leonard
Ms. Leonard is a retired educator.
 
Christine Walters
Ms. Walters is a Mortgage Officer at Mortgage Solutions in Pueblo.
 
 


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