From left to right: Cassandra Palafox, Punkin Legris, Leslie Rushing, Nancy Hopper, Darlene Nyswonger

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Nancy Hopper

Nancy has been a Ripon resident since 1989.  She has worked in the real estate industry in the central valley for the last 30 years and recently joined the Ripon Chamber of Commerce.  Her daughter is a student at Ripon Elementary.  Nancy enjoys helping at school in any way she can and looks forward to working with the students and their families.

Vice President

Cassandra Palafox

Cassandra is a mother of two Ripon El students.  This is her second year serving as Vice President of PFC.  She has been a Ripon resident for over five years and just loves Ripon. Cassandra is a Marketing and Events Coordinator for the Ripon Chamber of Commerce. She is excited to be working alongside some amazing moms and is looking forward to making this year extra special!



Leslie Rushing

This is Leslie’s first year on PFC as Secretary.  She has been working at Ripon El as a Para Professional for the last four years.  She’s been a Ripon resident for over 10 years.  Both of Leslie’s children attend Ripon El as well.  She’s been married to her high school sweet heart for 11 years now.  Leslie is a dedicated cheer coach for her daughter’s cheer squad. She loves crafting, dancing, singing, and going to the beach!  She is looking forward to a phenomenal year with an amazing team.



Darlene Nyswonger

Darlene Nyswonger is the Treasurer for the Ripon El PFC for the 2018-2020 term. She has enjoyed playing a role in supporting the school through the FPC this last year. Darlene grew up in Ripon and she is back to raise her daughter here.  Her daughter, Aubrey, is in third grade this year.  Darlene is looking forward to PFC participation and the exciting changes that will be implemented this year.


Punkin Legris

Punkin has worked at Ripon El for 20 years and has been involved with PFC for over 18 years.  Her daughters attended Ripon El in the 80's.  Three of her grandchildren have also attended Ripon El.  She has been married 45 years and has 3 children and 8 grandchildren.

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