Board of Directors

Officers and Executive Committee

Thomas
W.
Turner
Jr.
Chair
Managing Partner, Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch, LLP: Commercial Real Estate Attorney
Boards/Community Involvement:
Board Member/Executive Committee, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties; Board, Executive Committee, Past President, San Diego County Taxpayers Association; Past President, HomeStart; Past President, San Diego League; and Former Board Member, La Jolla Music Society
Bill
Sailer
Vice Chair
Senior Vice President and Legal Counsel, Qualcomm
Former:
President of the Board of Directors of Legal Aid Society, San Diego; Director of the San Diego County Bar Foundation; Trustee of the Children’s Hospital Foundation of San Diego; Director, Kids Included Together, Inc.; Board Member, Junior Seau Foundation
Indra
Gardiner
Secretary
Founder/Chief Influence Officer, i.d.e.a.
Boards/Community Involvement:
Sushi, Contemporary Performance and Visual Arts, President; and Public Relations Society of America - Counselors Academy, Board Member
Nancy
M.
Giberson
Treasurer
Assistant Superintendent, Learning Resources and Educational Technology Division, San Diego County Office of Education
Former:
Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services Division, Santa Cruz County Office of Education; Principal and Assistant Principal, Torrey Pines High School; Principal, Oak Crest Junior High School; and Assistant Principal, San Dieguito High School
Boards/Community Involvement:
International Network of Principals’ Centers; National Science Foundation; and National Council of Administrative Women in Education
Ben
Haddad
Member at Large
Principal, California Strategies LLC
Former:
Senior Vice President for Communications, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC); Senior Vice President for Communications, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC); Deputy Chief of Staff and Cabinet Secretary, Governor Pete Wilson; Chief of Staff, San Diego Mayor Susan Golding; Chief of Staff, U.S. Representative Bill Lowery
Boards/Community Involvement:
San Diego Chamber of Commerce, Former Chair; San Diego Foundation, Executive Committee; and Monarch School

Board Members

Johanna
Afshani
(Mediator Representative)
Mediator/Trainer: National Conflict Resolution Center
Former:
Coach for the Wilmer-Hale Teen Empowerment Conflict Resolution Skills Training Program and Mediator for Mediation Works Incorporated
Joye
Blount
Wealth Management Advisor with the Private Client Reserve, U.S. Bank
Former:
Senior Vice President at Bank of America
Boards/Community Involvement:
Point Loma Nazarene University President’s Advisory Board; The Salk Institute Community Advisory Board; Voices for Children Advisory Board; United Way Women’s Leadership Council; and Balboa Park Conservancy Task Force
Richard
Bregman
Market President at Bank of America, San Diego
Boards/Community Involvement:
Board Member, CONNECT; Board Member, San Diego Zoo; Board Member, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce
William
Gore
San Diego County Sheriff
Boards/Community Involvement:
Second Chance; STAR/PAL; Mothers Against Drunk Driving; and, San Diego Commission on Gangs. Member San Diego Rotary Club and The Nice Guys Organization
Craig
Irving
President, The Irving Group
Boards/Community Involvement:
NAIOP; Downtown Partnership; Economic Development Corporation; San Diego Foundation; Francis Parker School Development Committee; Point Loma Nazarene University President’s Community Council; Founder and chairman of the Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation; Former Chairman, San Diego Police Foundation and the San Diego League
Nora
Taylor
Jaffe
Former:
Montessori Teacher; SAT Teacher; and Pregnancy Counselor/Lab Assistant, Planned Parenthood
Boards/Community Involvement:
American Friends Service Committee: Board, (Chicago region) and Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest (formerly Planned Parenthood of San Diego and Riverside Counties); Board, Chair of Philanthropy Strategy Committee and Board Development committees; and Co-Chair, Strategic Planning Committee
Steve
Jennings
Executive Director, Rady Children’s Hospital Foundation and Senior Vice President, Rady Children’s Hospital.
Former:
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Development for the College of Letters and Science at UCLA, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences Development at UCLA
Boards/Community Involvement:
Second Chance; STAR/PAL; Mothers Against Drunk Driving; and, San Diego Commission on Gangs. Member San Diego Rotary Club and The Nice Guys Organization
Jim
Linthicum
(Mediator Representative)
Director of Mobility Management and Project Implementation, San Diego Association of Governments; NCRC Mediator; NCRC Hearing Officer; and NCRC Mediator Mentor
Boards/Community Involvement:
American Society of Civil Engineers and Association for Conflict Resolution
Peter
James
MacCracken
,
APR
Principal, Strategic Communications
Boards/Community Involvement:
San Diego Workforce Investment Board; Equinox Center; Public Policy Committee of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce; and Marketing Committee of the NTC Foundation
Judy
McDonald
Commissioner, City of San Diego, Commission for Arts and Culture
Boards/Community Involvement:
San Diego Grantmakers; Second Chance; San Diego Rotary; Parker Foundation; Neighborhood Funders supporting the Diamond Neighborhood Initiative; and NTC Foundation
Rich
Paul
Partner, Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton LLP
Former:
Partner, Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich, LLP
Boards/Community Involvement:
Editorial Consultant, California Employer Alert; Board Member, San Diego Blood Bank Board of Directors; UCSD Chancellor’s Associates; Campfire; Editorial Review Board, The California Employment Law Letter
George
Ramirez
Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Executive, Union Bank
Former:
Chairman, Southern California Junior Achievement Latino Initiative; and McKenna, Long & Aldridge Diversity Committee and Pro Bono Committee; Executive Board member, Tomás Rivera Public Policy Institute; Immediate past Chairman, White Memorial Medical Center Foundation in Los Angeles
Boards/Community Involvement:
Pat Brown Public Policy Institute; UC San Diego Student-Run Free Clinic Project; and White Memorial Medical Center Foundation in Los Angeles
Andrew
Ratner
Senior Vice President of Investments and Wealth Manager, UBS Financial
Boards/Community Involvement:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego; Investment Committee at the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego; the United Jewish Federation; Hillel of San Diego; AJC of San Diego; and the Emilio Nares Foundation
Eric
Sandy
(Mediator Representative)
Lieutenant, Community Services, City of Del Mar; NCRC Mediator, NCRC Credential Program Evaluator; NCRC Hearing Officer; NCRC Trainer; NCRC Coach; and Port of San Diego, Employee Dispute Resolution Board
Former:
President-Elect, ADR San Diego and Editor; Sociology Instructor, San Diego State University; West Coast Contributor, American Lifeguard Magazine
Barbara
Sawrey
Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, Dean of Undergraduate Education, faculty with the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at University of California San Diego
Boards/Community Involvement:
Gemological Institute of America; San Diego Foundation; American Chemical Society; San Diego Education Research Alliance
Steven
R.
Smith
Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law, California Western School of Law
Boards/Community Involvement:
Past Chair, American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar; Director, Board of Governors and Secretary, San Diego Foundation; Past Chair, San Diego Foundation Civil Society Workgroup; and Director, San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program.
Paul
Vaden
Corporate Consultant; Founder, Answer the Bell
Boards/Community Involvement:
Junior Diabetes Research Foundation; Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County
Pedro
Villegas
Director of Community Relations, SDG&E
Former:
SDG&E Government Affairs Manager; SDG&E and Southern California Gas Company Manager of Regulator Relations; Research Associate, Pacific Counsel at the University of California San Diego Center for U.S. – Mexico Studies.