Woolman Board

Beth McCleary, Board Member

I started attending Friends Meeting or worship, and taught at a Friends high school, in Maryland in 1994; I was first an attender, then a member of Reno Meeting since 2000; I started attending quarterly meetings at SFC in 2005 or so with my two kids; I joined the CPFEA board 4+ years ago; I own and run my farm/ranch on the eastern front of the Sierra in Washoe Valley, Nevada.

Jennifer Dickey and Andrew Huang, Board Members

Jennifer Dickey is a 1978 graduate of the John Woolman school and brings along her husband of 32 years, Andrew Huang to the Woolman board of trustees.  Jennifer followed JWS with a degree in Computer Science from Northeastern University and has worked variously in small companies.  Jennifer is currently the Executive Director for the Idaho Lives Project, a suicide prevention program aimed at giving children and their teachers coping skills for life that have proven to be effective at reducing suicide rates.

Andy retired from an engineering career that included a diversion into university academics.  He remains actively engineering in a consulting arrangement.

Krista Fotou, Board Clerk

Krista Fotou lives with her husband and son in Petaluma, California. Her son, Elias, attended The Woolman Semester School in the spring of 2015. She has worked for the Human Services Department of Sonoma County in the Economic Assistance Division. For seven years Krista served as Treasurer for the Friends of Cherry Valley Library. She also volunteered on a committee to raise funds for the Sonoma County Children's Village, a program that strove to keep siblings in foster care together in permanent homes.

Krista was moved by the profound experiences of students attending The Woolman Semester School and began to serve on the board of WSS to contribute to the school's success.

Phyllis Jewell, Board Member

Pomona College (B.A., Modern European Languages & Literature); Tulane University Law School (J.D.); Université Pierre Mendès-France / Grenoble II (post-graduate studies); member of California State Bar; Specialist Certification in Immigration & Nationality Law by California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization; practicing immigration lawyer in San Francisco 1985-present. Resident in Marin County.

Rebecca Ambrose, Board Member

Rebecca Ambrose has been a member of the Davis friends Meeting for 10 years, and has been attending Quaker meetings in various parts of CA and WI for 25 years. She brings her knowledge of running educational programs from her work as Director of the Teacher Credentialing Program at University of CA-Davis. She has come to love SFC from her years of visiting it during Quarterly Meetings and Family Work Camps.

Sarah Tyrrell, Board Member

A bio of Sarah Tyrrell will be available on our site soon.