Jackie Cruz is the Vice President of Advancement and Development and Hartnell College Foundation at Hartnell College and a proud Hartnell alumna. Jackie worked for the United Way Monterey County as the Director of Workplace Campaigns. She then came to the Hartnell College Foundation and served as the Development Director before being promoted to Executive Director. Her passion is connecting with people and resources to create pathways leading individuals to self sufficiency and healthy lives. In her 14 years career, Jackie has been an integral part of resource development efforts which have produced over $32 million dollars for local organizations and Hartnell College. Jackie resides in Gonzales with her talented son Luis and new daughter Kylie. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Rosie I. Armstrong
Rosie I. Armstrong is the Director of Workforce Development for Agriculture and Sector Partnerships in the Office of Institutional Advancement at Hartnell College in Salinas. Although managed by Hartnell she also serves as Executive Director to a Salinas Valley regional five cities board comprised of economic development and city managers of the Valley where they work collaboratively to drive workforce development in Agriculture/AgTechnology and Healthcare. She has worked in the Community College system for over 10 years in community and contract education and currently in advancement. Rosie served as a Board member for the Association of Community and Continuing Education for over 5 years and as a member for over 10. She holds an AA from Hartnell, a BA from UC Santa Barbara in Law and Society and an MA in Sociology of Law from the International Institute for the Sociology of Law in Oñati, Spain. Rosie is also a current class member and soon go to be a graduate of Class XII of AgKnowledge of the Grower Shipper Association Foundation. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scott Faust is the Director of Communications and Marketing at Hartnell College and Hartnell College Foundation. He joined Hartnell from Bemidji, Minn., where since 2012 he led communications and marketing for Bemidji State University and its two-year partner, Northwest Technical College. Scott began his career in university communications at California State University, Monterey Bay, where he was executive director for strategic communications from 2008 to 2012.
Previously, he was executive editor of The Salinas Californian and El Sol, beginning in 2000, and also served as general manager of the newspapers and their related websites and publications in 2007-08. He began his journalism career as a reporter in Wichita, Kan., and later worked at newspapers in Detroit; Rockford, Ill.; Visalia, Calif.; and Reno.
Scott, who grew up in the Kansas suburbs of Kansas City, Mo., has a B.S. in journalism from the University of Kansas and an M.A. in communication and leadership studies from Gonzaga University. He and his wife, Lee, have two sons, Theo and Calvin, who are both in college. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Terri Ugale is the Executive Assistant and brings to us years of experience in private sector financial services where she worked with high-level executives. She manages multiple team members, provides excellent support and facilitates organization in our fast paced environment. She and her husband Ted enjoy volunteering in the community and spending time with their two children, Aaron (16) and Aubrey (12). She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nonita Fortman is the Administrative Assistant II and Database Manager and joined Hartnell in 2018. Her background is in human resource management with over 25 years of experience in the private sector. She loves to cook and entertain and plans to start her own business in the future. Nonita and her husband Gary have a daughter, Kari, a Senior at Salinas High School. They enjoy traveling, bowling, dancing, and spending time with their four children and three grandchildren. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Kira Bona is the Foundation Accounting Manager. Her background is in accounting and finance in the Agriculture industry. Kira and her husband Michael enjoy hiking and riding their Harley along the coast. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aleen Bradley is a Project Manager for the Hartnell College Foundation, working closely with major projects and initiatives. She brings with her experience from and learning about the non-profit world, having worked in various roles within The Salvation Army, and having received a Masters Degree in Global Leadership. Aleen has a passion for people; sharing connection, encouragement and inspiration, as well as seeing and helping others reach their potential. She hopes to put her passion to work in every project, and see students, faculty, and staff thrive. Aleen loves to sing, read, adventure, learn, travel, laugh, workout and connect. She looks forward to continuing partnership with others to see Hartnell students succeed. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Carole M Rein is the Philanthropy Manager. She has a Master’s Degree in Health and Human Service Administration from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and over 20+ years stewarding Cultural Arts programming. She has a long history working in non-profit organizations, building teams, programs and raising funds to support programs and projects targeting vulnerable populations.