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Board of Directors

The Foundation for The Palm Springs Unified School District is overseen by a diverse volunteer board made up of community members that include educators, business people, banking and finance executives, attorneys, district parents, and school-board members.

We Need You!

Join Our Foundation Board

Our focus is on children and inspiring education.  We need help with business development, stakeholder engagement, grassroots organizing, fundraising, marketing and public relations.  It is anticipated that new members will want to visit classrooms, meet our children, work with children, and bring leadership skills and expertise to the Board that will assist with the growth and development or the organization.

If you are interested in getting involved and making a difference please contact

Ellen Goodman    Office: 760.416.8455       Email: Egoodman@psusd.us


2016-2017 Board of Directors 

 Last Name First Name Tittle Affiliation
BROWN Claude Board Member Business Managment
BUSH Kathy Board Secretary Retired
CLAPP Richard Board Member PSUSD Board of Education Member
COOK Marge Board Member Retired
GAUTHIER Mark President Independent Advertising Copywriter
HAJEK Richard Board Member Riverside County Department of Social Services
HETTINGER Bob Board Treasurer Accountant
JAGER David Board Member Wells Fargo
JURASKY Kathleen Vice President Palm Springs Cemetery District
OWSLEY Beth Board Member Desert Oasis Healthcare
RAY JR. Charles Board Member Accountant
VERTUNO Ashley Board Memeber Desert Regional Medical Center
WILLSON Wendy Board Member Author
WOLFE David Board Member Retired, Professor of Music Therapy and Coordinator of Graduate Studies

If you would like to support, volunteer or partner with the Palms Springs Unified School District please contact
The Foundation at 760.416.8455

Engaging communities.  Making learning relevant.  Optimizing student success.