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.
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.
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.
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.