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Vaughn Brenda
Board Member

Vaughn is the Vice President of Valley Tool Manufacturing Co. and the CEO/President of Valley Farm Supply Stores, Inc. He continued in his family’s business and has made great strides, such as expanding their services online. After a short break, Vaughn returned as a board member in 2019. He brings his passion for helping the Central Valley prosper and the business experience to help further LearningQuest’s mission.
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Joanna Esparza
Board Member

For our new board member, I’ve Joanna is a community activist and a visionary leader. She is passionate about creating social justice and paving the way for our future generations. At the age of 23, Joanna fearlessly followed her passion to help women and founded the non-profit She Became. Her mission is to support LearningQuest in empowering young girls, teenagers and women in the heart of the Central Valley.
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Gordon Grimes,
Vice President

Gordon aims to develop and facilitate a plan to increase community based funding, present the LearningQuest message to local influencers and decision makers, make a contribution to improve the quality of life in our area, and increase and improve the literacy rates in the community.
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Marylou Hacker Rousseau,
Board Member

Marylou has a deep commitment to literacy in the community. Proof of her devotion stems from her being a founding member of the Volunteer Board, the initial founding agency of LearningQuest. She has served on many advocacy boards in her professional career and brings that experience to the LearningQuest board, helping the staff, students and organization reach the next level in supporting Stanislaus County.
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Stephanie
Montanez,
SHRM-CP, HRCI

Stephanie is passionate about learning and teaching others. Aside from volunteering at her church to support child classes, events, and care packages for the homeless, she would like to train LearningQuest staff and provide workshops for students on interviewing and resume creation. Stephanie has earned the SHRM-CP and HRCI designations for her work in the human resources field and as the HR Director at GLS-US.
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Fatima Seward,
President

Fatima is a longtime supporter of literacy and firmly believes that it is the basic skill necessary to navigate life’s activities. She is ready to provide her professional and personal experience in order to support the goals of LearningQuest and the students.
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Winifred Wu,
Secretary-Treasurer

Winnie works to encourage young adults to attain their highest educational aspirations. She supports programs to create a more productive and resilient workforce instilling the value of education in the family. With her LearningQuest tutor experience, she also plans to improve the delivery of services in alignment with the organization mission statement.
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