CFNEA Installs New Trustees and Chair
December 6, 2022
The Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama proudly welcomes three new trustees. Pat Borstorff, The Honorable Wes Mobley, and Jacquline (Jacquie) Tessen, M.D. CFNEA trustees represent the counties we serve and provide stewardship for the organization and its charitable activities by establishing policy, setting priorities, governing effectively, and determining final funding decisions. Our trustees represent the areas of community, education, finance, legal, business & industry, accounting, administration, health & human services, media & marketing, retail, arts & culture, and entrepreneurship.
Pat Borstorff, Ph.D. of Calhoun County retired as Executive Director for Jacksonville Christian Outreach Center. Pat truly has a servant’s heart as she has served on several not-for-profit boards through the years. She currently serves as the Chairperson – of the City of Jacksonville Civil Service Board 2017-present. She is the 2021 recipient of the Book of Golden Deeds Award from the Jacksonville Exchange Club. Pat has served on the JSU Foundation Board of Directors and is a Trainer in executive leadership programs. Not new to the Community Foundation, Pat has served on the Scholarships and Grants Committees as a reviewer for several years. In 2018, Pat was recognized as Scholarship Reviewer Volunteer of the Year.
She received her certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources – OSHA General Industry Certification, a diploma in German with honors from the Defense Language Institute, Presidio of Monterey, CA, her Bachelors in History/English, Summa Cum Laude from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama, Master of Arts – the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa in History and English, and Ph.D. in Management with a concentration in Human Resource Management from Auburn University in Auburn, AL in 1996.
Her family includes her husband, Al, two daughters, and their husbands, Kimber and Mike Norman of Ft. Worth, TX, and Julie and Rob Rodiek of Opelika, AL. She has five grandchildren, Nathaniel, Hannah, and Gaby Arlington, and Naomi and Ruth Rodiek.
The Honorable Wes Mobley is a Cherokee County native and resides in Cedar Bluff, Alabama. After graduating from Cherokee County High School, Wes attended the University of Alabama, Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama, and earned his J.D. from the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law at Faulkner University in 2008. Wes served as Assistant to the Director of Governmental Affairs for the Alabama Department of Industrial Relations (Department of Labor) in Montgomery, Alabama from 2007 – 2008 and then at Mobley Law Offices, LLC, until 2010. From 2010 – 2015, he served as Assistant District Attorney for the 9th Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for the counties of Cherokee and DeKalb.
In 2014 he was elected to the office of District Judge of Cherokee County and currently serves in that capacity. Wes is the current chairman of the Cherokee County Children’s Policy Council, a founding member of Helping Hands Ministry, a local clearing house that provides financial support and counseling for those in need, a current board member with the Coosa Valley Youth Detention Center in Anniston, Alabama, and a member of the Alabama District Judges Association’s Education Committee. In their spare time, Wes and his wife Ashley enjoy traveling with their son, Thaxton.
Jacquline (Jacquie) A. Tessen, MD of Calhoun County is a board-certified physician specializing in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Tessen received her Bachelor’s degree with honors in Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin. She received her medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, IA. She recently retired from practice.
Jacquie has lived and worked in Saipan and New Zealand. She enjoys traveling, growing things, crafting, and spending time with her husband, Steve Curtis.