Staff & Board of Trustees

Staff

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Nicole Franson

Executive Director
nfranson@cwcatholicfoundation.org
Moxee, WA
Holy Rosary Parish

Nicole St. Mary – Franson was born and raised in the Yakima Valley. After serving in the Archdiocese of Seattle as a teacher, principal, and executive principal for many years, Nicole returned to Yakima in 2018 to be closer to her family. She has been with the Foundation since May of 2020.

Nicole has a strong background in educational leadership, fundraising and development, and organizational management. With her past experiences in education and in the business sector, Nicole believes that accessible Catholic education for all who desire it, is the guiding mission of her work.

Outside of work, Nicole enjoys spending time with her two children, Margaret and Aiden, and her husband Michael. They enjoy attending professional sporting events, working in the garden, and traveling (especially to the beach) when time permits. Nicole also has a passion for baking tasty treats for her family and friends.

Nicole continues to bring her innovative spirit, passion for education, and strong work ethic to the Foundation as she collaboratively works with the Board of Trustees to expand programs and increase support for the Catholic schools and parishes in the Diocese of Yakima.

Melissa Richter

Administrative Assistant
mrichter@cwcatholicfoundation.org
Yakima, WA

 

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Officers

Gordon Beecher

Gordon Beecher

President
Richland WA

Christ the King Parish

Russ Mazzola

Russ Mazzola

Past President
Naches, WA
St. John Parish

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Steve Mercy

Vice President
Holy Rosary Parish

Moxee, WA

Scott Eschbach

Scott Eschbach

Treasurer
Moxee, WA
Holy Rosary Parish

Debbie Graaff

Debbie Graaff

Secretary
Quincy, WA
St. Pius X Parish

Members

Steve Baldock

Steve Baldock

Cle Elum, WA
St. John the Baptist

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Rev. Brooks Beaulaurier

Yakima, WA
St. John Catholic Church
St. Juan Diego Catholic Church

Celia Butterfield

Celia Butterfield

Yakima, WA
St. Joseph Parish

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Dcn./Dr. Tom Miller

St. Joseph Parish
Yakima, WA

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Betty Jo Murray

Naches, WA
St. John Parish

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Agustina Rankin

Richland, WA
Christ the King Parish

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Most Rev. Joseph J. Tyson

Bishop of Yakima
Ex-Officio Board Member
Yakima, WA
Diocese of Yakima Parish

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Jon Lane

Moses Lake, WA
Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church

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Rev. Richard Sedlacek

Selah, WA
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish

Advisors

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Jane Dickinson

Moses Lake, WA
Our Lady of Fatima Parish

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George Ahrend

Soap Lake, WA
St. Rose of Lima Parish

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Dan Fortier

Yakima WA
Holy Family Parish

 

Terry Sliger

Terry Sliger

Richland, WA
Christ the King Parish

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Jane Baldock

Cle Elum, WA
St. John the Baptist

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John Riel

Moxee, WA
Holy Rosary Parish

Ann Sonn

Ann Sonn

Wenatchee, WA
St. Joseph Wenatchee Parish

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Matthew Beaton

Pasco, WA
St. Joseph Kennewick Parish

Emeritus Board Members

George Ahrend

Steven Alegria

Matthew Anderton

Patricia Donovan

Rev. Daniel Dufner

Jim Feeney

Daniel Fortier

Jane Baldock

Kay Gamache

Dr. Richard Giever

Cherie Hanses

Rev. Francisco Higuera

Thomas Holbrook

Rev. Robert Inman

Evan Jones

Jane Dickinson

Jacquelyn  Loynd

Dr. Thomas Mahony

Joseph Murphy

Ed O’Claire

Merle Pedersen

Judge Philip Raekes

John Riel

Henry Worden

John Rossmeissl

Rick Rutherford

Rev. Carolos Sevilla

Suzanne Siekawitch

Paul Signorotti

Rev. Robert Siler

Terry Sliger

Ben Soria

Elizabeth Spadoni

Tadeo Saenz-Thompson

Rev. Tomas Vazquez

Dorothy Wagsholm

William Wangler

Josie Wannarachue