Board of Trustees

The CCUEF is governed and administered by an independent Board of Trustees

Meet The Team

The CCUEF Trustees are responsible for oversight of funds and how they will be appropriated.

Jessica Spencer - CCUEF Board

Jessica Spencer

2020 – Present

A mom of 2 students in the CCUSD district, Jessie has long been an engaged member of our educational community. She became involved in the Black Mountain Elementary PTO when her oldest was in Kindergarten, where she served for 9+ years as the PTO president at BMES. She is also the VP of the CSHS PTO for the 23/24 school year. Serving in this capacity, it became increasingly evident just how much our schools rely on the support of our community to make our kids’ educational experience exceptional. This prompted her to get involved at a district-wide level as a trustee on the CCUEF Board.

Outside of community involvement, Jessie has worked in the world of corporate talent acquisition for 15 years in industries ranging from sales/marketing to veterinary medicine and public relations to culinary arts. She has a passion for developing businesses by helping them find their next rock-star employees. Her two kiddos keep their family running from place to place and you can almost always find them at the local baseball/softball, soccer or lacrosse fields, coaching and/or cheering on their favorite student athletes!

Sucheta Shah - CCUEF Board

Sucheta Shah

Vice President
2023 – Present

A mom of 2, one current CCUSD student, and one graduated Falcon Class of 2022. Sucheta has been volunteering in the CCUSD schools since 2009. Volunteering at Horseshoe Trails Elementary School in multiple roles: a reading center parent for 10 years, a Battle of the Books Coach for 4 years, a Mini-Museum parent for 5 years, a Room Mom for 7 years, and HTES PTO Teacher & Room Parent Liaison for 1 year. Then, volunteering the next 2 years at Sonoran Trails Middle School as STMS PTO Treasurer, and then STMS PTO President.

Sucheta is a Phoenix Native. She has built two businesses from the ground up. After having her kids, she went back to college and completed her MBA, and began working in higher education. She has been a college instructor for over 8 years and currently teaches part-time at The University of Arizona in the Entrepreneurship Program. Sucheta also works full-time at Western Governors University. She worked as a Subject Matter Expert Recruiter and Project Manager for 5 years, and now is Vendor Manager for the last 2 years and handles international and US-based vendors for the university.

Nicole Kremer - CCUEF Board

Nicole Kremer

2023 – Present

Nic Kremer is a mom to three children in all three levels of CCUSD: high school, junior high, and elementary school. Born and raised in Chicago, Nic and her family moved to Cave Creek 5 years ago for the beautiful weather and wide-open spaces. Nic works alongside her husband at Kremer Precision, a high precision manufacturing company based in Phoenix.

Having worked with many non-profits in Chicago, Nic jumped into the role of Treasurer at Black Mountain Elementary School’s PTO Executive Board. She has served in the role for nearly 5 years and will retire there at the end of 2024. This change allows her to transfer her interests and time to CCUEF where she is excited to serve in a new role which benefits all the schools in the district. Serving as treasurer, she is keenly aware of how much of an impact these important organizations and generous donors have in helping our district truly shine as one of the best in the state.

Besides raising her children and serving the community, Nic enjoys traveling and her two Dobermans, Hazel and Hammer.

Patty Cashin

2021 – Present

Allison Masog - CCUEF Board

Alison Masog

Communications Chair
2023 – Present

Alison Masog is a mom of 3 students in CCUSD. Her oldest is a 7th grader who began as a kindergartner at Lone Mountain Elementary School. After serving on the executive board of the LMES PTO for 5 years, in roles from volunteer coordinator to President, she is excited to take on the role of communications director at CCUEF.

As a strong supporter of public education, Alison is looking forward to continuing and enhancing the role of CCUEF in the community. Alison currently works at CCUSD as the Digital Communications Specialist, and previously did brand work in the commercial and household cleaning products industry.

Elaine Vallario

Outfit the District
2021 – Present

Jen Miles

Jen Miles

2021 – Present

Jen has two former CCUSD students. Both children attended Black Mountain, Sonoran Trails, and Cactus Shadows; graduating class of 2017 and 2019. Jen’s husband was also a Cactus Shadows graduate in 1992.

Jen has lived and worked in Cave Creek/Carefree area since 2009. She is currently the Vice President of Digital Marketing at Tech 4 Life where she has worked since 2017. Before that, Jen worked for the Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce as well as starting her own company. Jen is currently still involved with the Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce as the Ambassador Chair.

Jen works with many of the small businesses and nonprofits in the community and felt that she was missing being involved with the schools.

Sandy Lacy

Sandy Lacy

2023 – Present

Sandy has 2 children in CCUSD and has been an active volunteer in the local schools for many years. She has served in a variety of PTO roles for Desert Willow Elementary School, including President and Vice President , and is a frequent familiar face on campus. Sandy’s passion to make a positive impact in the community and help the district succeed prompted her to join the CCUEF board.

Professionally, Sandy works in strategy for a software company and has a background in data and Supply Chain Management. Her family keeps busy shuffling between various sports and activities and loves being part of the tight knit Cave Creek community.