Board Officers

Jim Schooler, President
Jennifer Cusack, Vice President
Fem Ontiveros, Treasurer
Paula Steib, Secretary
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Yucca Valley, CA 92284

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President Jim Schooler

Morongo Basin resident for 39 years
Realtor with Inspire Real Estate
Tournament Director, Hawk’s Landing Golf
Retired from Town of Yucca Valley - Director of Community Services
Board Member, Basin Wide Foundation
President, Yucca Valley High School Career Pathways Foundation
Secretary/Membership Director, Lincoln Club of the Morongo Basin
Attends Joshua Springs Calvary Chapel
Five grown children, three grandsons, granddaughter coming soon
Vice President Jennifer Cusack

Jennifer Cusack works is the Region Manager in Local Public Affairs for Southern California Edison. She covers the Morongo Basin, Palm Desert, Indian Wells and Blythe. She serves on the Palm Desert Area Chamber Board and has been a Yucca Valley Soroptimist member since 2012. She is a local native, Copper Mountain College Alumna, and Graduate of University of Redlands.  Her experience includes sales, water, local government, real estate, public relations, marketing, construction and now electric utility.  Her passion is her family, as she has two young children, husband, dog and a large extended family.  Jennifer enjoys living in the Joshua Tree Gateway Communities and as time allows, stays involved in ways to help improve life in the Morongo Basin.
Treasurer Fem Ontiveros

Yucca Valley resident since 1989
Current position:  Administrative Pastor, Joshua Springs Calvary Chapel School Administrator, Joshua Springs Christian School. On staff since 1999
Formerly: Vice President, Branch Manager: Home Savings of America. Worked for Home Savings for 18 years
Involvement: Board Member, President of Yucca Valley Kiwanis Club; Board Member, Morongo Basin United Way; Director, Hi Desert Medical Center Foundation; Attends Joshua Springs Calvary Chapel
Family: Married to Cindy Ontiveros; 4 Sons, 1 granddaughter
Secretary Paula Steib

A resident of Twentynine Palms, Paula retired here from the Washington D.C area after 20 years as a communications director for national nonprofit associations, including the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials and the American Occupational Therapy Association. She has extensive writing, editing, and publishing experience both in print and online. Paula previously served as the Secretary and Treasurer of Action Council for Twentynine Palms and is the current Treasurer for The Friends of the Twentynine Palms Library.
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