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FWN Board of Directors 2021

Our Board of Directors oversees the operations of the Fresno Women's Network. Get to know them by reading their biographies below to find out more about them and their experiences and activities in their personal lives, business and community. Our members can assist the Board by joining a "Team" who work with Board members at events, the selection of scholarship recipients and membership.


   President

    Nichola Peacock

     Principal Financial Group

     Phone: (559) 313-1707

Nichola Peacock grew up in the Fresno/Clovis area having graduated from Hoover High School and then completing her Bachelors of Science at California State University, Fresno. She enjoys educating people on finance, helping clients plan for their future and is passionate in making sure that people are able to meet their financial goals.  She educates individuals, families and small businesses on how to create a financial plan that protects and prepares for the future.  Her business motto is “Having a financial plan will help you live comfortably and retire happy”.

After several years of volunteering with the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Fresno/Clovis committee she will be Chair for the 2020 Committee.




Vice President

Alissa McFarland

CORE Spaces + Design

Phone: (559) 970-1315



                                       

Alissa McFarland joined CORE, a commercial design firm, at the beginning of 2020 bringing a wealth of knowledge to the organization as a Workplace Consultant. She has a passion for creating spaces that connect us to ourselves and others. As a 2007 graduate of the Fresno State Interior Design program, Alissa spent 4 years working in residential design. She brings to CORE a strong project management and coordination background, having previously worked to maintain client satisfaction for companies such as Ebay, PayPal and Facebook. Alissa is also the owner of The Artist Within, where she specializes in acrylic painting, teaching others simple paint techniques on canvas with acrylic paints of all ages at private parties and events within the Central Valley.

Alissa became a member of Fresno Women’s Network in the middle of the pandemic hoping to create new relationships while building a network of supportive women during such uncertain times. As she found herself surrounded by encouraging and wonderful women of our business community she decided to jump all in and join the board helping other likeminded women find connection as well. 


Past President

Jaime Dean

Fresno Police Chaplaincy 
Phone: (559) 287-3406

Jaime Dean has management, sales and customer service experience in the Insurance Industry starting in 1994. She has always had a passion for people as shown through her work efforts and volunteerism throughout the community. She is a motivated self-starter and makes it her passion to excel in excellence. Jaime currently works for the Fresno Police Chaplaincy and also volunteers her time there.

Jaime joined the Fresno Women’s Network in late 2016 and became a board member in February 2017. She excited to serve as your Board Past President. She has previously served on the Fort Washington Elementary Parent Club board from 2009-2016. Jaime is a Fresno Pacific University graduate and has lived in Fresno all her life.



Treasurer

Anne Marie Avellar

AAA Insurance
Phone: (559) 440-7268 


Anne Marie Avellar began her career at AAA in 1984 when she was just 22. She had always known she wanted to represent a company with a great reputation for taking care of both its clients as well as its employees and, knowing that AAA had always been her family’s insurance, felt that it was a good fit. It has turned out to be exactly that. Anne Marie is a personal lines insurance agent and helps provide car, home, life and other types of protection for her clients. She cares deeply about providing the right coverage to each individual, with less concern about her own gain. This “service-first” approach to business has provided a win-win for both Anne Marie and her clients.

Anne Marie has been a Fresno resident most of her life. She has been married to her husband Tim for 35 years and has two grown sons, Grayson and Garrett. She is actively involved with her church as the Director of Women's Ministries, and volunteers to serve those in need as often as possible.



Secretary

Amy Mincer

Guarantee Real Estate

Phone: (559) 930-8282


Amy Mincer is a Realtor for Guarantee Real Estate and enjoys serving her clients and her community. She has a long background of working in the customer service industry. From managing a restaurant for many years, to managing and running her husband's business. The service and experience provided to her clients and community are very important to Amy. She is an avid volunteer with different local organizations and enjoys being out in the community of Fresno. Providing her clients with great service, communication, and knowledge are what you can always expect from her. 



Director, Membership

Vivian McCutchen

Guarantee Real Estate
Phone: (559) 797-5548

 

Vivian specializes in Residential and Commercial Real Estate Sales, representing buyers, sellers, and real estate investment consulting.  With 24 years of Financial and Real Estate Industry experience, her focus is to advise her clients on how to build wealth through real estate and maximize the opportunities available. Vivian’s commitment to providing exceptional client experiences is her top priority and building long standing relationships based on trust, communication and dedication is essential. Vivian’s business is built on referrals from past clients, family, and friends. “They are absolutely at the heart of what I do!” says Vivian.

 She believes in the importance of giving back to the community through volunteering and supporting local businesses.  Vivian looks forward to serving as the 2021 Membership Director and supporting the efforts to allow businesses to thrive in these ever-changing times. 






Director

Jasmin White

IT Specialist for Bitwise

Phone: (702) 972-4001

Jasmin White graduated from UC Riverside where she played collegiate volleyball and received her Bachelor's in Music. She can play the violin and the viola. Jasmin moved to Fresno in 2018 and now works as an IT Specialist for Bitwise Industries and coaches girls volleyball at Clovis North High School. Her Enneagram style is an Adaptive Peacemaker (9) and when she's not wearing heels she is 6'1".


Board Development

The Board interacts with the membership and finds candidates for open board positions. Interested members are nominated and selection is determined by a vote of the Board. All Board members serve for a minimum of 3 years in a variety of positions. 

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