Ken Wenham, Chairman
Ken Wenham is the proud parent of two Rising Sun Montessori School students. He has prior experience with board governance and currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Roebbelen Contracting, Inc.
Margarita Rivera, Ph.D., Secretary
Education has always played a vital role in Margarita’s life. She lives by the maxim “learning never stops.” After completing her Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Oregon, she completed the fifth year requirements for a teaching credential while simultaneously completing a major in Spanish. She holds Masters degrees in Reading and Bilingual Education as well as Spanish Literature. In 1984 she completed a doctoral program at Stanford University with a specialization in Hispanic Languages and Literatures, but not before leaving with one more Master of Arts degree in Chicano Literature/Latin American Literature.
Margarita has experience teaching at the university level as an Assistant Professor at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. In the Modern Languages Department she taught classes for Spanish major and minor, and developed other classes as needed; she advised undergraduate students, supervised student teachers, was thesis advisor for graduate students, and participated in the Heritage Program, a sequence of core seminars taken by all incoming freshmen. As the Bilingual Resource Teacher at Sherwood School with the Salinas City Elementary School District, Margarita was assigned to second and third grade bilingual classrooms; co-facilitated the “Success for All” reading program; was an ELD facilitator, providing additional in-service training for faculty as they implemented the English Language Development program; and tested and placed incoming students by administering annual CELDT testing.
Margarita is very passionate about Montessori education, having served on the San Bernardino Montessori School Board, where her two youngest children attended.
Joshua Divelbiss, Board Member
Josh Divelbiss is the President of DVB Architecture, a firm specializing in design-build projects across a range of sectors. Throughout his career, Josh has contributed to the design and construction of K-12 schools in California, gaining valuable insight into educational facility design considerations that impact today’s learning environments.
As a licensed architect, LEED Accredited Professional and Green Globes Professional, Josh has developed proficiency in every aspect of the design and construction process for complex and sustainable projects that possess both high aesthetic value and design quality.
In addition to his professional career, Josh is actively involved within the community serving on the Sacramento County Design Review Advisory Committee, Cameron Park Design Review Committee, and the Daybreak Camp Master Planning Committee.
Cameron Lagala, Board Member
Cameron Lagala received is Bachelor’s degree in Finance from California State University Sacramento. During college he worked full time at Wells Fargo Bank, and upon completion of his schooling became a Financial Advisor. He currently runs a practice with New York Life, advising families on their personal finances.
Cameron comes from a family of educators; his father was a professor within the Los Rios Community Colleges and his mother was a preschool teacher. Cameron feels that education is underserved and will benefit from members of the community reaching out to provide support.
Greg Fuson, Board Member
For twenty-five years, Greg Fuson has designed conferences infused with art, music, drama, emotion and entertainment. Because, to paraphrase Maya Angelou, within a short time people won’t remember specifically what you told them—but years later they’ll recall with perfect clarity how you made them feel.
Greg is the creator and curator of Matter, an annual gathering of people doing work that’s human-centered, community-driven and purposeful.
From 2006 to 2016, he designed and led The Vine, a network of creatives exploring the nature and future of community. He also previously served as VP of content development for the Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC), where he directed the programming for one of the largest and fastest-growing events in North America.
In 2016, Builder Magazine named him one of 100 innovators who are shaping the future of housing. (The first and likely only time he’ll share a platform with Elon Musk.)
Greg is a curious observer of the small but significant things that move people deeply. He lives in Folsom, California, with his wife, Joy, and their two creative, inquisitive, Rising Sun-educated children, Anna and Josh.