Board of Directors

Becky Ivory - Director / President

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Becky is the grateful mother of four, happy wife of one, and a survivor of four years of sexual abuse by a Jr. High school teacher.

Becky graduated from BYU in 2007 with a degree in Music Education and loved teaching in the public school system for over 5 years until family responsibilities called her to work from home.  Becky still holds an active teaching license for the state of Utah. 

With decades of experience in private and public teaching, Becky understands the importance of education. “I believe we all do the best we can based on what we know. And when we know better, we do better”, she says. 

Becky enjoys helping to educate people about the importance of creating healthy barriers (“Good Fences”) in our relationships with others, especially in the school system. When she finds a spare minute she loves spending time with her husband and children, oil painting, reading and has a goal to be the world’s best grandma!  (But first…she needs grandchildren!)

 

RonnaLee Hesford - Director

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RonnaLee has devoted most of her life caring for children and the disabled. She helped raise her four siblings and has held jobs such as a Title One Teacher, Kindergarten Teacher’s Assistant and private Daycare Provider. She has spent the last decade working for a State Agency that assists people with disabilities. She is passionate about helping others and is involved in raising funds and public awareness for causes such as NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), the MS Society and AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention).  RonnaLee says that ”Simple acts of kindness by everyday people can bring about important, lasting changes for good.”

As a survivor of sexual abuse as a young teenager by “a family friend”, coupled with her love for children, she is honored to help make a difference by helping to protect both students and teachers by working to uphold “good fences” with A Most Sacred Trust. RonnaLee has worked in the public school system and has many relatives and friends who are dedicated, wonderful teachers. She is thankful for honest, hard working educators.

Her greatest joy in life is her role as a mother and grandmother. She and her husband have two children and two grandchildren. Her daughter is a Kindergarten Teacher and her son is currently serving a mission for his church.  She is an avid reader, sings in a band, enjoys bird watching and being in the mountains. Most of all, she loves time with her family.

 

Cindy Voorhees - Director

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Cindy is a wife, mother, grandmother and student, currently enjoying the “empty nest” stage of life.  She works part time at Universal Systems Inc., goes to school full time, and volunteers at the National Association for Mental Illness (NAMI). 

Cindy graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from the University of Utah in 2014, and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University.  Her goal is to graduate in 2016, and work to help individuals and families use their strengths to find connection and healing. 

As a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, Cindy is invested in the cause of this organization. She states:  “I absolutely believe in the inner strength of the individual, and the resiliency of the human spirit to not only overcome adversity, but to thrive.  While treating trauma due to sexual abuse is an important service, and I hope to gain the skills to help others thrive in the wake of trauma, I believe prevention is the preferable front line of defense in this area.  I am grateful for the opportunity to be involved in this endeavor to educate and prevent sexual abuse in our schools.  It is my hope that the boundaries taught in the school will be internalized and applied to other aspects of a student’s life, eventually creating a societal change.”

In her spare time, Cindy enjoys reading, playing with her grandchildren (who are the cutest and smartest kids on the planet), socializing with friends, and playing pranks.  Her goal is to shock her cute husband once a week with an outlandish comment, but after 36 years of marriage, this is becoming increasingly more difficult. She continues to make a valiant effort for the sake of tradition, because it is a challenge, and because it’s fun.



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