Vancouver schools foundation names head

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Local music teacher and community advocate Jessica Kelly has been named president of the Vancouver Public Schools Foundation board of directors.

Other foundation board officers for 2011-12 are president-elect Steve Hill of law firm Miller Nash; secretary Tamy Fletcher, community advocate; treasurer Cheree Nygard, community advocate; and past president Jennifer Rhoads, financial planner with First Independent Bank.

Joining as new foundation board members are Vaughn Lein, president, LSW Architects; Brad Bauges, chief operations officer, Columbia Credit Union; and Charles Isely, Christel & Isely, LLP.

The Foundation provides money for basic needs, enrichment and mentoring programs, including the Lunch Buddy and Emergency Checkbook programs, and administers scholarships and other accounts.