The Salem Fire Foundation is pleased to welcome its 2023 new board leaders and directors:
President Bonique Hollinrake
Bonique Hollinrake was elected Salem Fire Foundation’s president; Hollinrake has been a board member since 2020. She has an unstoppable work ethic and a giving heart. Last year, Hollinrake was the foundation vice president and led the “blue bag” for SFF’s Bottle Drop program. She has a talent for management and coordination and loves working with everyone. She recently joined the team at St. Francis Shelter, a nonprofit that helps families struggling with homelessness.
Vice-President: Tracy Belle
The Salem Fire Foundation team is excited to continue working with Tracy Belle. In the previous year, Belle joined the board in 2020 and served as treasurer. She is knowledgeable about finance and management. Belle is a sales manager for Loan Depot.
Secretary: Paco Rosas
Paco Rosas joined SFF in 2021 and has been re-elected as foundation secretary. Rosas is a sales marketing representative for ServiceMaster Restore of Salem and an active Keizer and Salem Chambers of Commerce member. He also serves on the board for Salem’s local Latino Business Alliance Chapter.
Treasurer: Danny Bisgaard
Danny Bisgaard is well known as the first foundation president. He heads up and leads our annual golf tournament. This year SFF is pleased to welcome Bisgaard back to leadership as treasurer. He served as an Oregon State Trooper and continues to work at the Oregon State Building.
Welcome New Board Members
Debbi Armas of Instant Fire Protection was accepted onto the Salem Fire Foundation board in January 2023. Armas has worked 11 years with nonprofit private schools and has experience as a marketing coordinator and program director. She has a degree in Business Administration from Southern Oregon University.
Darrian Quiteves of Capitol Auto Group joined the SFF Board in February. He brings experience with events, inventory, and team management. Quiteves has participated in Capitol Auto’s 28-Days of Love fundraising campaign for eight years.
Quitevis brings knowledge and experience to the SFF team and says he is excited “to help promote the growth of CPR knowledge in the community of Salem.”
This month Salem Fire Foundation invited Cuisette Laatsch to join the SFFs board in February. Laatsch has led various teams, from new store openings to working with multi-million-dollar companies. Laatsch has years of fundraising and financial experience, along with her management expertise.
Laatsch is eager to support her local fire foundation, firefighters, and dispatchers, including her firefighter husband. Laatsch says, “the overall health and well-being of not only the crews but the department in its entirety is very near and dear to me.”