This fall, The Sierra Fund’s staff grew by two: we are proud to announce our new Finance Manager Judy Parks, and new AmeriCorps Outreach Coordinator Kelsey Westfall. Both joined our team in early November.
Judy Parks, Finance Manager, has over 25 years of progressive management and financial experience in the nonprofit sector including CFO of an independent elementary school in Los Gatos, CA, and Director of Fiscal Operations of a private college in Belmont, CA. Judy relocated to Penn Valley to enjoy the beauty and pace of the Sierra Foothills, and is excited to share her skills and talents with The Sierra Fund in order to educate and better our region. Click here to read Judy’s full bio.
Kelsey Westfall, AmeriCorps Outreach Coordinator, is serving a one-year term at The Sierra Fund through the Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership. A native of the Sierra Foothills, Kelsey graduated from San Francisco State University in May, 2014 and was presented the Environmental Studies Departmental Honoree Award, delivering a speech a graduation. During her studies, she was a member of the student environmental organization Fossil Free SFSU and assisted in coordinating the 2nd Annual International Divestment Convergence Conference in April, 2014. Concurrently, Kelsey was an intern with 5 Gyres Institute, where she conducted plastic pollution research on local San Francisco beaches and processed samples collected from sea voyages abroad. Click here to read Kelsey’s full bio.