Angela Bodas: I joined the PRIDE Board in 2015, having enjoyed helping with the annual fundraising dinner and auction for several years. My husband, Jay, and I moved to Patterson in 2010 so that I could be at home with our three small children. As an active member of the local M.O.M.S. Club, and with kids in two different schools, I’ve gotten to know many families in and around town. I love our community! In Patterson schools, our kids learn from kindergarten on that they are College Bound! Making that goal a reality is what P.R.I.D.E. is all about. I am so proud to be a member of an organization committed to making young dreams come true.
Bob Vizzolini: My parents (Marie in 1941 and Jack in 1942), my three children (Anne in 1984 and Amy & Rob in 1988), and I (1963) graduated from Patterson High School. I attended Modesto Junior College and earned my B.S. and M.B.A. from CSU Fresno, my teaching credential from the University of the Pacific, and my administrative credential from St. Mary’s College. In addition to being a local business owner for many years, I recently retired from a rewarding career in education–as a business teacher at the college and high school levels, and as a college and high school administrator for 16 years–including business teacher, assistant principal, and principal of Patterson High School. I was part of the initial group of educators and community leaders who founded PRIDE and I am extremely proud to be on the board of this wonderful program that recognizes academic achievement and provides scholarships for those Patterson High School graduates who will attend an accredited college or university. I support a rigorous and relevant K-12 education.
Bruce Kelly: I have worked on computer systems for over 35 years at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. In addition, I am an Adjunct Professor of Mathematics at Modesto Junior college, and serve on the President’s Task Force for the Patterson Educational Site. I am the longest serving member of the Board of Trustees of the Patterson Joint Unified School district, and joined the board shortly after moving to Patterson in 1989. I serve P.R.I.D.E. for the same reason I was first chosen for the board. I stated then, “America will live or die on its public education system.” Our students need to be recognized for succeeding and that is exactly what P.R.I.D.E. does.
Cathy Mahaffey: I graduated from Patterson High School in 1963. I am married to Mike Mahaffey, also a graduated of PHS. I attended U.C. Berkley and Mike attended the Air Force Academy. Both of our children are graduates of PHS. Ian and Courtney both attend Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. I taught in the Patterson Schools for 35 years and am still involved with the schools in a variety of capacities. I truly believe in the public education system and believe that the students we educate are our greatest contribution to the future. I believe through P.R.I.D.E. we support and encourage the leaders of tomorrow.
Dave Santos: My wife Kris and I live and farm in the Patterson area. We are both graduates of Patterson High School. I am honored to be a part of PRIDE and the scholarships that this organization has awarded to the graduates of our Patterson schools since 2002. I have always believed that our children are our greatest resource and future. Through PRIDE we are investing in our children and helping to produce a brighter future.
Faye Hill: A retired Patterson High School teacher. After spending almost all of my working career at Patterson High School, I am happy to be a part of a group working to enable students to continue their education and achieve their life goals.
Fran Huston: A retired educator after 30 joyful years working with excellent staff and many fulfilling years spent with students. I am blessed with a loving family and wonderful friends. Life is good and I am extremely grateful.
Julie Gordon: My husband, Jim, was born and raised in Patterson. Our three kids attend schools here. I am a retired Reservist with the United States Coast Guard. I have a degree in Liberal Studies and currently work as a substitute for the Patterson Unified School District. I have worked hand in hand with P.R.I.D.E. through MOMS Club of Patterson since it began. I am looking forward to serving on the P.R.I.D.E. board and seeing the faces of MOMS Club children and the students I have been teaching, cross the stage to receive a scholarship from this organization.
Lorene Moeller: I married into Patterson 23 years ago. My husband, Ken Moeller is a PHS graduate and so are my two children. Kyle a 2007 graduate is attending Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Linsey is a 2009 graduate, attending Sacramento State University. Through the years I have been active in school groups and attending many activities. It is with pride that I serve on our board. Applying for scholarships can be very competitive. I am glad that our seniors have a home town based organization that allows them to compete within their own senior class.
Linda DeForest: I’ve been on the P.R.I.D.E. board for 10 years. I joined because higher education is so important for our youth. P.R.I.D.E. helps so many students get started with a scholarship and it can make a difference of going or not going to school. I love being a part of this amazing group and see that as many kids as possible have the opportunity of going onto college. I am the secretary for our P.R.I.D.E. board and represent the Patterson Rotary Club. Local business owner of “All Seasons Travel” for the past 20 years. Linda and her husband Doug have lived in Patterson for nearly 30 years and have three children two are currently in PHS, son Ryan is a graduate of PHS and a PRIDE recipient he received his degree from U.C. Davis.
Mary Alfano: My husband Philip and I moved to Patterson in 2012. We have three daughters. I have spent the 20 years working in interior design and corporate visual merchandising. I look forward to working with P.R.I.D.E. to help PHS students pursue their goals in higher education.
Sandra Villasenor: I became a PRIDE board member because it is essential to provide opportunities for our youth to continue their education. As a high school graduate, I was fortunate to receive community scholarships which allowed me to go to college. Now I feel this is my opportunity to return the favor in Patterson through PRIDE.
Susan Scheuber: I am a graduate of PHS, Class of 1977. I am married to Rick Scheuber, also a PHS grad, Class of 1973. We have two children, both PHS graduates. Adam currently attends Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and Lesley attends UC Berkeley. I have been employed by Patterson Frozen Foods for 25 years and my position is C.F.O. I have been very involved in Patterson school parent organizations and activities and for 12 years I have been a Patterson Unified School District Trustee. I choose to work with the PRIDE organization to support the higher education goals of outstanding Patterson High School graduates.
Vincent Rucobo, Jr.: Retired Widower. Two children: Justin Rucobo and Shannon Callahan. Two grandchildren: Liam and Elijah Callahan. Retired educator with 36 years of service. 14 years principal of Patterson High School and 4 years principal at Del Puerto High School in the Patterson School District. Teaching in the G.E.D. program for adults that are seeking an educational certificate. Grandsons are my passion and golf is my addiction. Enjoy the company of people and traveling in the U.S. An advocate for eduction and the hundreds of deserving students that P.R.I.D.E. is trying to serve. P.R.I.D.E. was a great support for the students at our high schools who wanted to further their education.