Board Members


Ms. Lauren Ryan

Megan Ryan

Lauren has a daughter, Margaret, and they have resided in the Bemus Point district since 2009.  She graduated from Jamestown Community College and works as an Administrative Assistant for Westfield Academy and Central School District.  

Lauren serves as a parent representative of the Southern Tier Babe Ruth softball league. 

Dr. Margaret L. Spence
Vice President

Margaret is a graduate of Mount Saint Mary College where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in History; and the University of Pittsburgh where she obtained her Master of Arts in Teaching and her Ph.D. in Curriculum & Supervision. She has been a summer resident of Bemus Point since 2004 and a year-round resident since November 2016.

Margaret is married to William Spence, now deceased, and they have two children, William (Madison) Spence, and Margaret Spence-Hondru. Margaret is a retired Director for the Special Education Regional Resource Center in Ohio.

Margaret is a member of the YMCA, the Monticello Foundation, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, the Association for Curriculum, and Supervision Fi Delta Kappa.


Mrs. Kathleen Collver

Kathleen Collver


Kathleen has been a Bemus Point School District resident since September 2001. She is employed by Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES as an Adult Education Teacher.  Kathleen is married to Stanley Collver and has eight children: Jeff Collver, Christie Collver, Rob Collver, Carrie Collver, Giovanni Collver, Elyse Cyr, Vincent Fye, and Derek Fye.  

Kathleen graduated from Jamestown High School, Cedarville University, and SUNY Fredonia. She is also a member of Hillcrest Church  
(several positions), Blue Star Mothers NY4, and is a former foster parent.

Mrs. Elizabeth "Betsy" Healy

Elizabeth "Betsy" Healy

Betsy is a part-time administrative assistant at Builders Exchange of the Southern Tier.  She is married to John Healy, and they have four children, Will, Luke, Sam, and Charles.

Betsy graduated from Bemus Point Central School District and the University of Mount Union and has been a Bemus Point resident since 2016. She is a member of the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, Creche, Saint Mary of Lourdes Church, and the YMCA.

Mr. Vincent Horrigan

Vincent Horrigan

Vincent is a retired Chautauqua County Executive. He is married to Barbara, and they have two adult children, Carrie and Sean. 

Vincent graduated from Gilmour Academy, Kent State, and Troy University and has been a Bemus Point resident since 1998.  He is a member of the Rotary Club of Jamestown, United Way of Southern Chautauqua County, St. Mary of Lourdes Finance Committee, Western Regional Off-Track Betting Corporation, and the Bemus Point School District Board.


Mr. Shawn M. Hricko

Shawn Hricko


Shawn is currently employed by Cummins Inc. as the Plant Manager of the Jamestown Engine
Plant (JEP). 
Shawn is a graduate of Altoona Area High School, Altoona PA.  Upon graduation, he studied
Mechanical Engineering at Penn State University where he earned his BS ME and then later a
Master’s in Engineering.  He has had professional experience in manufacturing engineering, product engineering, quality assurance, and operations management throughout his career.
Shawn currently lives in Bemus Point with his wife Faith and two sons – Paxton (11) and Brody
(9).  He is a current member and president of the Bemus Point Central School District Board of
Education, a member of the Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier (MAST) board, a
member of the Industry Advisory Board at Penn State Behrend for the Industrial Engineering
program, and a board member of Dream it, Do It of Western New York (DIDI WNY).  This past
year, he has started the Interscholastic Mountain Bike League chapter for Chautauqua County
Students that compete in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Cycling League (PICL) as well as he is the head coach for the Diamond Dawgs 11U travel baseball team that will compete in the WNY
Premier series.  In his free time, he enjoys his family, the hobby of building and maintaining cars as well as mountain biking.

Shawn has served on the Bemus Point School Board since 2018.

Mrs. Megan Kent

Megan Kent


Megan is married to Floy Kent Jr. and is a stay-at-home mother of two children, Charlotte and Jameson.  She is a graduate of Frewsburg Central School and has resided in Bemus Point since 2008. 

Megan has enjoyed coaching girls' Babe Ruth softball for the past two years. 

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