Joann Agee-Fast is the newly appointed FACE Board Chair, but is not new to FACE, as she has served on the board since the founding. Joann is a member of North Fresno Church, which is where she learned about FACE. She feels that FACE has a very important part in taking care and providing services to those that are in need. She is especially excited to see the kids that are being helped and getting opportunities for growth and support from being part of the tutoring club as well as Summer Adventure Club. Joann and her husband, Ron, have three children, 14 grandchildren, three great grandchildren and one on the way. She is a retired Library Media Technician from Central Unified School District. She enjoys traveling, reading, music, and having dinner parties for friends and family.
Russ Koop has been a supporter of FACE first as a donor and then as a board member, where he has served for 3 years. Russ and his wife, Carrie, are members of North Fresno Church and have four daughters and four grandchildren. He is a School Psychologist for Fresno Unified School District. His hobbies include reading, writing, triathlons, trying to relearn the piano, and learning guitar. Russ is excited about FACE’s continued work with the community and looks forward to seeing more examples of those we have worked with and invested in who are now giving to others and how this will continue in the future.
Sandra Pool is the new FACE Board Secretary. She and her husband have 3 daughters and 2 grandchildren. Sandra is a bookkeeper and assistant for a commercial collection company and law firm. Reading, fitness activities and spending time with her family is how she enjoys spending free time. Sandra was invited to attend the FACE banquets the last few years where she learned more about the organization and all that it does. She appreciates that FACE serves those who need additional resources. Sandra is excited to be part of the board to help in the care and well being of others and being able to give back in a small way.
Sam Nofziger has recently joined the FACE Board as the Treasurer. Sam has enjoyed attending several of the FACE annual fundraising banquets and is excited to expand his contribution to the success of FACE by being on the board. Sam and his wife have 2 daughters and 2 granddaughters. Sam is an educational consultant and the CEO of The English Learner Group, Inc., which serves school districts in CA and HI in their services to students whose native language is NOT English. Sam’s various career opportunities have given him a passion for students and families who do not feel empowered. He appreciates all the work FACE does to develop and empower those it serves.
Anthony Frazier would say he has been connected to FACE before it was called FACE when he met Loren Dubberke while he was in middle school and living in the Robinson neighborhood. He was introduced to North Fresno Church and the various programs offered by the church and he has stayed in contact ever since. Anthony is married to his high school sweetheart, and is an armored truck driver for Loomis. He enjoys playing basketball at NFC during open gym nights, working on DIY projects at home with his wife, and playing with their cute terrier/dachshund mix dog.
When Anthony was recently invited to join the board, he was excited to be part of an awesome team, serving the church community and being able to see all of the future programs that will be offered through FACE and the people it will be helping and supporting.