BOARD MEMBERS AND DIRECTORS
Raven earned her an A.A. in Criminal Justice in 2012 and Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services Management at the University of Phoenix in 2014 with honors. She participated on the Ethics Committee at UOP and the Scholarship Committee. In 2019 she received the prestigious Leadership Impact Award for using her education to provide inspirational leadership to others and service to the community.
Her education inspired her to start a nonprofit to connect seniors, active military/veterans and over-burdened families to resources in the community. This was the beginning of the Valley Resource Center, a nonprofit that currently supports 100’s of deployed troops all over the world every month, where she currently serves as the CEO.
Her professional experience includes work with special needs students and has also worked for the California State Senate and State Assembly as a District Representative performing case management and as a community liaison for elected officials. She now has a web design/social media marketing business which allows her to make sure resources are updated immediately for the most accurate information.
Raven has earned the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016, 2017 and 2018. She was nominated by Charity for Charity for best nonprofit in 2017 and has received awards from the State Senate, State Assembly, City of Murrieta, County of Riverside, and the Global Society for Female Executives (2019), 2019 Veteran Salute (2019), and National Association for Female Executives for her dedication. Raven has been featured in the Press Enterprise, Valley News, Menifee Buzz, IHeart Radio and more for her accomplishments. She attributes her success to a supportive community and network of friends and volunteers that strive to make a difference in their communities.
Her passion for helping others shows in the difference she continues to make in the community as she currently serves on the Menifee Veterans Committee, is a member of National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) along with serving as the CEO of the Valley Resource Center, which is currently nominated for best non-profit 2019 by the Murrieta/Wildomar Chamber of Commerce.
She is married to a Marine Corps Veteran, and together they have 5 children and 1 grandchild.
May Heagy is an Office Manager at Pacific Products & Services in Highland, CA. She is a self-made professional who has been a part of the workforce since she was fourteen. Her job requires her to work closely with government agencies to provide traffic safety products. She has extensive experience working on contracts and bids to city and county municipalities.
May believes in integrity before profit and strives for balance and fairness in both her professional and personal life. Her focus is helping others, a passion that comes from growing up with such a large and diverse family. In her free time she enjoys reading, writing, traveling and visiting her family. May currently resides in Riverside County with her 7 year -old rescue lab/pit mix, Odin.
Gregg is a native Californian, having spent his life in Southern California. He spent most of his working life in the printed circuit industry eventually becoming a Production Control Supervisor. After leaving that field of work he became a park manager for the Winchester Park, a Valley Wide Park and Recreation facility.
Upon arriving in Winchester in 1979 Gregg was a founding member of what is now the Winchester – Homeland Town Association. He has been both President and Vice President of the organization. In 1995 he helped form the Winchester Historical Society of Pleasant Valley and became the volunteer curator of the Patterson House Museum. Gregg today volunteers for the Winchester School, Lifehouse Theater, Valley Wide Parks and Recreation and Homes for Our Troops.
Senior & Community Outreach
Jeanne has over 20 years of extensive experience caring for seniors. Her passion for helping others and making an impact in the community led her to the Valley Resource Center. She is a dedicated wife and mother.
Brooke Lewis is an Inland Empire native who moved back after attending American University in Washington, D.C. where she worked as a Marketing Director for a large organization. Her skills and passion for Veterans and children are a valuable asset to the Valley Resource Center. She is a caregiver and engaged to a 100% disabled veteran and proud mother of a baby boy.
MICHELLE GAUSEPOHL - community engagement coordinator
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Michelle donates $500 to VRC when someone uses her services and mentions the Valley Resource Center.
We also have many volunteers who donate their time to help community members in need. Activities include working with seniors, shipping supplies to deployed military, and filling backpacks with school supplies for youth in need. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us here.
Nykki comes from a family who is dedicated to serving and supporting the U.S. military. She is a small business owner and proud Army and Navy Mom.
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