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2023-24 MBSC Board Members

The MBSC board is made up entirely of member volunteers. Executive board elections are held annually in May and are open to all active members. If you are interested in becoming an Executive board member, filling an open General board position, or would like to learn more, please contact us. 

2023-2024 Executive Board

President 

Lisa Schafranek

president@mbosc.net

Lisa is a jack-of-all-trades, with a background across public policy, consulting, and academia. Lisa brings her experience leading diversity and equality initiatives, with a focus on developing strong governance, transparency and growth.

Lisa is currently fostering a AFRP rescue pup and loves exploring the local beaches, gardening and locally roasted coffee.

As an Australian Army spouse of 16 years, Lisa is passionate about using her skills and experience in leading the Monterey Bay Spouses Club to bring together this fantastic group of spouses from Monterey's diverse stations, services and countries to build strong friendships and support the community.

 

Vice President

Jackie Barry

 vicepresident@mbosc.net

Jackie is a California native who is excited to be stationed back in Monterey. She is an Army spouse of 13 years, has two (tween) children and two beloved dogs. Jackie has a degree in Human Services and has worked for the Department of Defense as a Soldier and Family Readiness Specialist, for the past three years.

Jackie is passionate about supporting our service members and families and looks forward to bringing her experience to the spouses of Monterey Bay.

Treasurer

Andrea Wynkoop

treasurer@mbosc.net

Andrea is a Navy spouse and is stationed in Monterey for the second time. She has a dog, cat, loves to travel and eat all types of food. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing mental health services. She loves the Monterey area for the food, hiking and the ocean view!


Parliamentarian 

Lexi Teska

 parliamentarian@mbosc.net

Lexi is a Marine Corps spouse of 6 years. She and her husband are back in Monterey for a second time, this time with their 3 girls in tow.

 Lexi has a background in business management and has spent the last 6 years working in the real estate industry. She has now shifted her focus to her business as a Pediatric Sleep Consultant, so that she has the flexibility to stay home full time with her girls.

 She enjoys being outdoors and loves the Monterey area for the abundance of beautiful scenery. In her free time, she also likes to travel with her family, explore new wineries, and try out different types of exercise classes.
 


Secretary 

OPEN

secretary@mbosc.net 





Director at Large
 

Gökçe Garip

Directoratlarge@mbosc.net

Gökçe is a military instructor and a Navy spouse. She is passionate about education and she pursues her Ph.D. in higher education.

Gökçe moved to Monterey, CA with her husband, and their 2-year-old cat in September 2022, from Türkiye. She loves the coastal beauty of Monterey and its cultural diversity. Gökçe enjoys cooking, tasting food and drinks, knitting and crocheting, and traveling.




Special Interests Group Coordinator 

Kat Koleini

eventcoordinator@mbosc.net

Kat is a Navy spouse of four years. Being a foreign-born spouse and fairly new to military life, she’s passionate about connecting with other spouses, hearing their stories and exchanging tips & experiences.

She’s a Finance professional by trade and has 15+ years experience in the Accounting & Finance industry.

She’s a foodie, likes to explore new restaurants and try different cuisines. She also loves to bake and dreams about opening her own dessert shop one day.

2022-2023 General Board

Membership Chair

OPEN

membership@mbosc.net




Publicity Chair -

OPEN

publicity@mbosc.net



Webmaster

Tara Nieves
webmaster@mbosc.net

Tara and her family moved to Monterey CA in the summer of 2021, from San Diego where they lived for almost 9 years. She has been working in the IT industry for almost 21 years and looks forward to working with MBSC.

She is currently working on her Masters in Information Technology Management and works for an MSP in San Francisco, CA.
She enjoys cosplaying, comics, hiking, and computer technology.

Scholarship Chair

 OPEN


Philanthropy Chair

OPEN

 
 
 

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