Advisors to the Board

Howard
W.
Brotman
Retired Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, San Diego National Bank
Boards/Community Involvement:
Past Chair, San Diego Mediation Center; United Way of San Diego County; United Jewish Federation of San Diego County; Friends of Vista Hill Foundation
Malin
Burnham
Vice Chairman, Cushman & Wakefield
Former:
Chairman of John Burnham & Co., Burnham Pacific Properties and Chairman of the Advisory Council of Sorrento Associates; Past Founder and Director of First National Bank of San Diego
Boards/Community Involvement:
Trustee of The Burnham Institute; Dean's Advisory Council of The Rady School of Management at the University California, San Diego
Richard
Dreyfuss
Actor/Advocate/Founder of the Dreyfuss Civics Initiative; Richard Dreyfuss has undertaken a nation-wide enterprise to encourage, revive, elevate and enhance the teaching of civics in American schools through the Dreyfuss Civics Initiative.
Christine
Forester
Catalyst - Founder/Principal (1981—)
Former:
Architect (1965—1981) Diplôme d’Architecte, Lausanne, Switzerland
Boards/Community Involvement:
Obama Foundation / Obama Presidential Center, Design Advisory Team (2015—); President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (2008—17); OFA: Organizing for Action, Board of Directors and Advisory Board (2013—), Democratic National Committee (DNC); Vice Chair, National Finance Committee (2006-08); Common Purpose Project (2008—2017); Senator Barack Obama: Arts Policy Committee and Urban Policy Committee; San Diego County Democratic Party: Chairs Award recipient; keynote speaker, annual gala (2013); Past and present board involvement: International Savings Bank: Advisory Board; Marketing Committee; Retail Bank Strategy Task Force; Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center and SKCC Foundation; Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Director’s Council; Museum of Photographic Arts; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, Board of Trustees; The New Children’s Museum, Honorary Board; San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, Advisory Panel.
Bobbie
A.
Gilbert
Past Chair
Former:
Marriage and Family Therapist
Boards/Community Involvement:
Former Member, Bioethics Committee, Kaiser Hospital; Planned Parenthood; and NCRC Mediator
Jeanne
Herberger
,
Ph.D.
Vice President of the Herberger Foundation
Boards/Community Involvement:
Executive Committee Member of the Board of Trustees at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute; Founder, Arizona Women’s Education and Employment, Inc.; Founder, Valley Leadership and the Arizona Women’s Forum, a chapter of the International Women’s Forum; Past President of the Board of Directors of the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra
Judge
J. Lawrence
Irving
Former:
U.S. District Court Judge and Private Mediator
George
Carter
Jessop
Retired, George Carter Jessop Jewelers
Boards/Community Involvement:
Chair, Rees-Stealy Research Foundation; Past Chair, San Diego Mediation Center; and Trustee, Clairemont School of Theology
Jessie
J.
Knight Jr.
Former:
Chairman, SDG&E; Chairman, Southern California Gas Co; Executive Vice President of External Affairs, Sempra Energy; President and CEO, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce
Boards/Community Involvement:
Board Member, San Diego Padres Baseball Club; Council on Foreign Relations, New York
Connie
Matsui
Social Entrepreneur
Former:
Executive Vice President, Biogen Idec, Inc.
Boards/Community Involvement:
Past Chair, Board of Governors of The San Diego Foundation; Vice Chair and Founding Board Member, Balboa Park Conservancy; Board Member, Halozyme Therapeutics; ; Deputy Board Chair, World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts; Past Board Chair, San Diego Grantmakers; Past National Board Chair, Girl Scouts of the USA.
Bill
Walton
Television sportscaster, Author
Former:
NBA All-Star Basketball Player and UCLA All-American
Boards/Community Involvement:
Bill, along with his wife, Lori, has raised the level of play in this region’s private giving circles with his record-setting 50-plus charitable beneficiaries, and his extraordinary talent for motivating his teammates in community service.
Lori
Walton
Philanthropist
Former:
Sales and marketing for Black & Decker, Allergan pharmaceuticals and Ray-Ban
Boards/Community Involvement:
Board member at Spay and Neuter Action Project, Freedom Dogs, Girl Scouts, UCSD Athletics, Green Beach America, NBA Behind the Bench, San Diego Symphony Sweethearts, San Diego Public Library, and UCLA Foundation.
Christopher
Weil
Chairman of the Board of Christopher Weil & Company, Inc., CEO and President of Storage Managers, Inc. (SMI), and Chairman of the Board of CWC Asset Advisors, Inc. (CWCAA)
Boards/Community Involvement:
Board Member at San Diego Grantmakers, San Diego Mainly Mozart Festival and The Patricia & Christopher Weil Family Foundation; Audit Committee Member of the Jacobs Family Foundation/Jacobs Center for Community Innovation ; Trustee of the UC San Diego Foundation.