CFMC Names Francine Rodd, Judy Guzman Krueger to Board of Directors

CFMC Names Francine Rodd, Judy Guzman Krueger to Board of Directors

The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) is pleased to announce the addition of Francine Rodd and Judy Guzman Krueger to their Board of Directors.

Francine Rodd named to CFMC Board of DirectorsFrancine Rodd, of Marina, is Executive Director of First 5 Monterey County (F5MC). The vision for F5MC is to ensure that all children reach their unique potential in a family and community that values, respects, and invests in early childhood.  F5MC supports children from the prenatal stage through age five by: providing funding to local organizations implementing direct services; supporting knowledge development for providers and parents; and advocating for changes in policies and systems that promote inequities.

I’m honored to join the board of an organization with such a significant past when we are also at a historic turning point for our future. Knowing the importance of quality early childhood development to the health of our communities, I look forward to learning more about the other challenges our communities face. I am excited about the courageous way the Foundation is taking action around race, equity, diversity and inclusion and will actively support that journey,” – Francine Rodd, CFMC Board Member

Francine has also been active in community initiatives including, Bright Beginnings, the Bright Futures Cradle to Career Initiative, the Child Care Planning Council, and the Monterey County Children’s Council. In 2013  she was the recipient of the Child Abuse Prevention Council’s Talcott Bates award for serving the children of Monterey County.

Francine grew up in Marina. Prior to returning home after college, Francine worked overseas developing and implementing programs supporting women and children living in vulnerable communities. She lived and worked in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean for more than 15 years – including working in Haiti for 5 years as the Peace Corps Country Director.

She is a graduate of the University of Southern California and earned her Masters Degree in International Economics and Latin American Studies from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

Judy Guzman Krueger, of Carmel, is the Managing Director and Regional Manager of the Greater Monterey Bay region of Union Bank. Over the past 25 years, Judy has held senior leadership positions at Wells Fargo, Wachovia and Bank of America prior to joining MUFG Union Bank in 2014.

Judy has served as the Advisory Board Chair for Junior Achievement of the Central Coast and currently serves on the board of directors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Monterey County. She is a founding supporter of the CFMC’s Siembra Latino Fund to inspire giving by and for Latinos and sits on their Advisory Board.

I am honored to be on the board of the Community Foundation for Monterey County and have an opportunity to be a part of the positive changes the foundation helps make in our community,” Judy Guzman Krueger, CFMC Board Member

She is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara and earned a graduate degree in banking from the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington. She was recognized by the Northern CA chapter of Junior Achievement with the Volunteer of the Year Award in 2019 and by Latina Style magazine in 2017 as one of the top 10 Corporate Latina Executives in the U.S. for excellence in leadership, business impact on the bottom line and a commitment to the Hispanic Community locally and nationally.

2020 Community Foundation for Monterey County Board of Directors:

CFMC Board of Directors 2020

  • Birt Johnson, Jr. (Chair)
    Community Volunteer; former General Manager AT&T
  • Teri Belli, CPA (Vice Chair)
    Owner, tBelli Business Consulting and Advising
  • Jan Vanderbilt, CPA (Treasurer)
    Owner, Vanderbilt Certified Public Accountants
  • Maija West (Secretary)
    Law Office of Maija West
  • Betsy Buchalter Adler
    Trustee and Program Officer, Claire Giannini Fund   
  • José Luis Alvarado, Ph.D.
    Dean of School of Education and Professor of Education, California State University, Monterey Bay
  • Ida López Chan
    CEO, Soledad Community Health Care District
  • Kirk Gafill
    President/CFO, Nepenthe/Phoenix Corporation
  • Judy Guzman Krueger
    Managing Director/Regional Manager MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
  • Elsa Mendoza Jimenez
    Director, Monterey County Health Department
  • Nolan Kennedy
    Attorney at Law, Kennedy, Archer & Giffen
  • Giff Lehman
    Founder, Integris Wealth Management
  • Fred Meurer
    Owner, Meurer Municipal Consulting
  • Erica Padilla-Chavez
    CEO, Pajaro Valley Prevention and Student Assistance, Inc.
  • Betsey Pearson
    Nonprofit Consultant, Retired President/CEO United Way
  • Joe Pezzini
    CEO Ocean Mist Farms
  • Michael Reid
    Co-founder, Fund for Homeless Women
  • Francine Rodd
    Executive Director, First Five Monterey County
  • William F. Sharpe
    Economist, STANCO 25 Professor of Finance, Emeritus at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business
  • Loren Steck
    Consultant, Retired Psychologist
  • Abby Taylor-Silva
    VP of Policy & Communications, Grower-Shipper Association

About the Community Foundation for Monterey County

The mission of the CFMC is to inspire philanthropy and be a catalyst for strengthening communities throughout Monterey County. Thanks to generous community members who have created charitable funds in their lifetimes or through their estates, the CFMC granted $19.2 million in 2019 to nonprofits working towards healthy, safe, vibrant communities and has granted more than $205 million since 1981 and is celebrating its 75th Anniversary in 2020 of its original founding in 1945.

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