2023/24 Board of Directors



Kate Laferriere

Co-President (outgoing)




Bonnie Resendes

Co-President (incoming)



Debbi Sutton




Fran Freedle




Kristina Shramek

Board Member



Vicki Winters

Board Member

Kimberly Jones

Board Member


Kimberly's roots run deep in Nevada County, where she was born and raised. After spending twelve years in the Bay Area, she returned to Penn Valley in 2020. Her enduring passion for championing the needs of disadvantaged women and children has been a driving force throughout her life. Upon joining SIGV in 2022, Kimberly found a fulfilling avenue to further support and advocate for these deserving groups.

When she's not dedicating her time to volunteering, Kimberly leads a bustling career as Director of Rental Operations with Signet Jewelers. Despite her demanding professional life, she finds joy in the adventures she shares with her spirited 7-year-old daughter, Charlotte, and their beloved golden retriever.


Marlene Sharon



Marlene Sharon has lived and worked in Grass Valley for 35 years. Her two children matriculated through the Grass Valley schools and are now a Phd. Astrophysicist and an RN. Marlene is an active retiree, she swims, hikes and bikes and loves to travel. But her real passion is volunteering! She volunteers for and belongs to seven clubs and organizations. Soroptimist of Grass Valley is her favorite organization. The SIGV projects are rewarding for the community and for the SIGV members. The club has many opportunities to realize ones’ passion to help local women and children. The camaraderie of the club and the opportunity to serve on the board in so many different ways is fulfilling. Marlene’s only answer to any query for help is yes. At home on the Sun Moon ranch, she cooks, cleans and bakes vegetarian/vegan style for her husband and herself and always with an audible book plugged in her ear, no time to sit and read anymore!

Judy East

Past President


Judy East has been a member of SIGV for 40 years, serving as President 4 times.  All of her professional career has been dedicated to helping women and children as counselor and adminstrator of Lyman Gilmore School and in various non profit organizations.  She has served as chair of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Commission and Mental Health Advisory Committe for Nevada County.  Additionally, she and her husband Monty were instrumental in creating the first Teen Center in Nevada County.  Judy enjoys living in Nevada County, where she can make a differrence in this amazing community.