Below is a list of our current board of directors for the McSwain Education Foundation:
Jenny Medeiros - President, Board Member - firstname.lastname@example.org Jenny Medeiros was raised in the McSwain Community and is a graduate of McSwain School. Jenny graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from Fresno State and a Master's Degree in Education. After teaching high school English for over ten years, Jenny is now the Instructional Coach at Buhach Colony High School. Her husband, Nelson, also works for the Merced Union High School District as a teacher at Atwater High School. Jenny takes great pride in McSwain School and is grateful to be a part of the foundation. She knows that their sons, Mason and Myles, will both have as positive of an experience at McSwain School as she did as a child. In her free time, she enjoys reading, spending time with family, and traveling.
Marsha Seivert - Vice President,Board Member Marsha Seivert is married to Mark Seivert and their two children, Michelle and Michael, both attended Mc Swain School. Marsha retired after 33 years of teaching, 19 of those were at Mc Swain, where she taught eighth grade language arts, was Athletic Director, coached the A Girls Softball team, and directed the yearbook staff. In retirement, Marsha enjoys reading, gardening, spending time with her grandchildren, and traveling. She is also the Secretary/Treasurer of Friends of Merced County Fair another not for profit organization.
Greg Cardey - Treasurer, Board Member Greg Cardey is married to Erica Cardey, a instructional coach for the Merced Union High School District. Their two children, Tristan and Dylan, currently attend McSwain School. Greg attended McSwain School from kindergarten through 8th grade, graduating from there in 1982. Greg has been the controller for McManis Family Vineyards since 1999. Greg enjoys family outings to livestock shows and to the coast. He has served on the board of directors of the California Shorthorn Breeders Association since 1999, previously serving as President and as Secretary/Treasurer.
Kathy Fucillo - Secretary, Board Member Kathy Fucillo has been a Foundation Board member since 2011 and currently serves as Secretary. Kathy and her husband have lived in the Mc Swain area for over 25 years. The parents of three children and grandparents of five, their youngest son attended Mc Swain School and now two of their grandchildren attend. Kathy is a volunteer Wish Granter for Make-A-Wish Central California and has been a Board Member/Treasurer of Atwater Ag Boosters and a McSwain 4H project Leader for over 20 years, Kathy enjoys traveling, reading, sewing, quilting, and spending time with her family.
Vanessa Lara - Corresponding Secretary, Board Member Vanessa Lara and her husband Luis have lived in the McSwain School District since 2008. Their two children, Evan and Brandon, currently attend McSwain School. Her husband is a current Board Member for the McSwain School Board of Trustees. Vanessa is the Customer Programs Manager for Energy Resources at Merced Irrigation District. Vanessa serves on the City of Merced Economic Development Committee. She is a past Board Member of the Greater Merced Chamber of Commerce and past President of the United Way of Merced County. Vanessa enjoys traveling, reading, running, Crossfit, shopping, and spending time with her family.
Holly Alcorn - Board Member Holly Alcorn joined the Foundation Board in 2016. Holly and her husband Billy have lived in the McSwain school district since 2006. Two of their children, Sofia and Colton currently attend McSwain School. Their daughter Ashland graduated from McSwain and is now attending Buhach Colony High School. Holly has worked for the Merced City School District as an office secretary for over ten years. Her husband has been employed with the Merced City Fire Department for 13. She is also a board member on the Buhach Thunder Aquatics Boosters Club. Holly enjoys spending time with her family, watching her children play sports, spending time at the beach, reading, and working out. She is grateful her children are able to attend McSwain School and that she has been given the opportunity to serve on the Foundation Board.
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Bree Migliazzo- Board Member Bree and her husband, Ben Migliazzo, a local almond and tomato farmer, have lived in the McSwain area since 2014. Their oldest son, Luca currently attends McSwain and younger brother, Gio, will be there soon. Bree is a graduate of Sonoma State University and currently serves as Vice President for the California Women of Agriculture Merced County Chapter. She is proud to be a member of this community and serve on the Foundation Board for such an amazing school! In her free time, she enjoys running, Pilates, and spending time with her family.
Sharon Morse - Board Member Sharon Morse has served on the Foundation since 2016. She grew up living in the McSwain school district and now lives there with her husband, Bob. Sharon has two sons and four grandchildren. She graduated from McSwain and Atwater High. Her son went to McSwain and now 3 of her grandchildren as well. Sharon has recently retired from teaching 1st grade for the Merced City School District for 29 years. She has a passion for helping children. She enjoys gardening, reading, and family get togethers. In addition to serving on the Foundation, Sharon also is a Red Cross member and does volunteer work.