In addition, she is proud of launching the Salinas Valley Health Professions Pathways Partnership, along with four capital campaigns, one for the arts, one for athletics, one for agriculture, and one for STEM. She also expanded the Agriculture Institute and worked to increase support for innovation through agriculture and STEM to the Salinas Valley.
Most recently proud of being part of Hartnell College Yes on Measure T campaign leadership committee which passed a $167 million dollar bond with a 69% voter approval.
Kristine (Kris) Edmunds is the Director of Philanthropy at Hartnell College. She has 28 years of experience as a philanthropy professional, including leadership positions at community-based organizations and educational institutions. She has helped donors invest in the community, create opportunity, and leave a lasting legacy through the contribution of tens of millions of dollars to the organizations they love. Kris is thrilled to be part of the innovative Hartnell College Foundation team and honored to contribute to the College’s life-changing mission, which she has long admired. Her past experience includes serving as the Director of Fund Development and as the Interim Executive Director of the Center for Community Advocacy, which works with farmworker families in the areas of housing, health, and leadership development, as the Director of Advancement at York School, and as the Executive Director of Development at California State University, Monterey Bay.
Kris has called Salinas home for 28 years. Prior to moving to this area, she was the legislative director in the Washington D.C office of a U.S. Congressman and taught English as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon. She has a Master of Public Administration in International Development Management from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (minor in Spanish) from Willamette University. She currently serves on the boards of directors for the Center for Community Advocacy and the Monterey Bay Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, is on the organizing committee for National Philanthropy Day for the Central Coast, and is the administrator of two honorary ambassador groups of an international fitness organization. Kris enjoys spending time with her son, traveling, hiking, and surfing. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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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 and Aubrey. 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 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 Accounting Manager. This year, 2022, Kira will be celebrating her 10th year anniversary with the Foundation. Kira holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from the University of South Florida in Business Administration with a major in Accounting. Kira loves travelling, spending time with family and friends, swimming, and walking near the ocean shoreline. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aleen Stoddard is the Senior Philanthropy Officer for the Hartnell College Foundation, working closely with major projects and initiatives including Athletics, President’s STEM Task Force, Salinas Valley Promise and WELI (Women’s Education and Leadership Institute). She brings with her years of 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, staff and our community thrive. Aleen loves to sing, read, adventure, learn, travel, laugh, and connect. She looks forward to continuing partnership with others to see Hartnell students succeed. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Savanna Harris is the Philanthropy and Marketing Coordinator for the Hartnell College Foundation. She recently graduated from San Jose State University earning a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing. She enjoys going to the gym, traveling and spending time with her friends and family. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Megan Brents is the student intern at the Hartnell College Foundation. Megan Brents is a full time student at Hartnell College working towards her A.S. in Health Science. Her goal is to have a career in radiology. For the past 9 years she has enjoyed coaching for a local youth cheer organization where she holds 7 national tiles. She is now coaching for a local high school cheer team.