Officers and Executive Committee
WHO WE ARE
We are a group of dedicated professionals who believe that people can engage in
challenging conversations with respect, dignity and hope for the future.
OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Senior Vice President, Legal Counsel, Qualcomm
Boards/Community Involvement: 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.
Principal, California Strategies LLC
Former: Senior Vice President for Communications, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC); President and Chief Executive Officer, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, and served as its Chairman in 2009; ; Senior Vice President for Communications, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC); President and Chief Executive Officer, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, and served as its Chairman in 2009
Boards/Community Involvement: San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, Former Chair; San Diego Foundation, Executive Committee, Board Member and Former Chair; Former Board Member and Chair, LEAD San Diego; ; Former Board Member of San Diego Symphony, Monarch School, San Diego Center for Children, Red Cross, San Diego County Water Authority, and California Coastal Commission
Thomas W. Turner Jr.
Immediate Past Board Chair
Vice President, CBRE
Former: Managing Partner, Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch, LLP: Commercial Real Estate Attorney
Boards/Community Involvement: University Club Board of Governors; Past President/Board Member/Executive Committee, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties;; Board, Past President, San Diego County Taxpayers Association; Board, San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation; ; Former Board Member, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce; Past President, HomeStart; Past President, San Diego League; Past Board, La Jolla Music Society
NCRC Mediator; NCRC Hearing Officer; and, NCRC Mediator Mentor
Former: Chief of Capital Programs and Regional Services, San Diego Association of Governments; Director of Mobility Management and Project Implementation, San Diego Association of Governments
Boards/Community Involvement: American Society of Civil Engineers; Construction Management Association of America
Nancy M. Giberson Ph.D.
Former: Assistant Superintendent, San Diego County Office of Education and Santa Cruz County Office of Education; Principal, Torrey Pines High School and Oak Crest Junior High; School; President, National Council of Administrative Women in Education; Chair, CISC, California County Superintendents Education Services Association; Board of Directors, International Network of Principals' Centers; Advisory Board, National Science Foundation.
Boards/Community Involvement: Advisory Board, Coastal Community Foundation; Chair, Solana Beach Fund; Alumnae Advisor Committee, Pi Beta Phi, University of California, San Diego.
Attorney, Mediator & Social Justice Activist
Former: Coach for the Wilmer-Hale Teen Empowerment Conflict Resolution Skills Training Program and Mediator for Mediation Works Incorporated; Former Chair, NCRC-KPBS ; Community Heroes Selection Committee; Chair, NCRC Local Peacemaker Award Committee
San Diego Market President and National Co-Head of Healthcare Commercial Banking for Bank of America
Boards/Community Involvement: Board Chair, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce; Board Member and Finance Committee, BIOCOM; Previous Board member of CONNECT, Zoological Society of San Diego, YMCA of San Diego County and the United Way of San Diego
Former: Managing Director, CBRE
Boards/Community Involvement: San Diego Downtown Partnership; San Diego Rotary Club; Monarch School; San Diego Women’s Foundation
Professor of Clinical Education, Irving R. and Virginia Archer Melbo Chair in Education Administration, USC Rossier School of Education
Former: San Diego County Superintendent of Schools, Superintendent of the Santa Ana Unified School District
Boards/Community Involvement: National Blue Ribbon Schools trainer and evaluator; California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA); California Urban Superintendents; State Superintendent's Advisory Committee; Governance Task Force; California Reading First Initiative Leadership Team; Language Arts Task Force; Blue Ribbon Commission; Scholarship America; Educational Research & Development Institute; Board for Harvard's Urban Superintendent Program; and President's Advisory for Department of Defense Schools
Carol Littlejohn Chang
Dean Emeritus, UC San Francisco School of Dentistry and Health Planning Consultant
Boards/Community Involvement: Chair, UCSD Foundation Board of Trustees; Chair, Balboa Park Conservancy Board of Trustees; Past Chair; Moores Cancer Center Board at UC San Diego; Past President, San Diego Women’s Foundation; Past President, Board of Trustees, Fleet Science Center
President & CEO, Voices for Children
Former: General Counsel, University of San Diego; Partner, Luce Forward Hamilton & Scripps
Boards/Community Involvement: Past Member, National Association of College and University Attorneys; Past Board of Directors, NACUA; Past Chair, NACUA’s Committee on Strategic Planning; Board Member and Vice Chair, Goodwill Industries; Member, San Diego Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel; LEAD San Diego; Past Board Member, Christ Church Day School
Imam Taha Hassane
Director of the Islamic Center of San Diego
Former: High School Teacher and Imam in Algeria; Youth Counselor, Colorado Muslim Youth Foundation, Denver, CO
Boards/Community Involvement: Preacher & lecturer at schools, colleges, churches locally & nationally; Religious adviser of the Muslim Students Association at University of California, San Diego; Board member of the Interfaith Worker Justice of San Diego; Member of the National Catholic-Muslim dialogue; Board member of the Interfaith Shelter Network; Member of the Arab-American Advisory Board of the San Diego Police Department; Member of the Interfaith Advisory Board of the San Diego District Attorney Office; Volunteer Chaplain at San Diego Prisons & Hospitals
Vice President Labor & Employment/Plant Support Toyota Legal One, Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Former: Partner with Morgan, Lewis and Bockius LLP in their Los Angeles and Pittsburgh offices; Partner at Kirkpatrick & Lockhart in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Boards/Community Involvement: Howard-Martin has been featured in a number of publications and symposiums. ; She authored a column on employment issues for USAToday.com, a treatise on Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act; served on the Editorial Review Board of the Pennsylvania Labor Letter; appeared as a panelist on MSNBC's "Today in America"
Executive Director, Rady Children’s Hospital Foundation; Senior Vice President, Rady Children’s Hospital and Health Center
Former: Assistant Vice Chancellor, Development for the College of Letters and Science at UCLA; Assistant Vice Chancellor, Health Sciences Development
Peter James MacCracken, APR
Principal, Strategic Communications
Boards/Community Involvement: Advisor, Equinox Project; Public Policy Committee of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce
Chair of A Path Forward Task Force
Boards/Community Involvement: Current: Board Vice President of San Diego Zoo Global Foundation; Co-Chair of Teacher Workshops in Conservation Science Committee; Board Member and Nominating Committee for Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund; Board Member of La Jolla Community Foundation; ; Previous Board Member Make-A-Wish Foundation; LEAD; San Diego; ARCS (Achievement Awards of College Scientists) Foundation; Las Patronas; ; Voices for Children; Capital Campaign Committee for Monarch School; Former Treasurer, Former Secretary San Diego Zoo Global Board; Past President of Junior League of San Diego; National Charity League; Past Chair Las Patronas Jewel Ball; ; National Charity League Senior Presents; San Diego Zoo RITZ (Rendezvous In The Zoo); KPBS-TV Auction; Founding Member San Diego Women’s Foundation
Commissioner, City of San Diego
Boards/Community Involvement: San Diego Rotary, Parker Foundation; Neighborhood Funders supporting the Diamond Neighborhood Initiative; NTC Foundation; Arts District at Liberty Station; DEEP (Diamond Education Excellence Project); RISE San Diego
Mediator, West Coast Resolution Group
Former: Partner, Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton
Boards/Community Involvement: Adjunct Professor of Employment Law at USD Law School; Editorial Review Board for the California Employment Law Letters; Past Chairman of the Board of The San Diego Blood Bank
President and Head of Investment Banking, ROTH Capital Partners, LLC
Boards/Community Involvement: Board Member and Past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Rady Children's Hospital and Health Center; Board Member and Past Chairman of the San Diego Sports Commission; ; Past Chair of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and the California Democratic Leadership Council; Former Member of the Board of Directors of the San Diego Padres Baseball Team
NCRC Mediator; NCRC Credential Program Evaluator; NCRC Hearing Officer; NCRC Lead Trainer; NCRC Credential Program Coach
Former: Lieutenant, Community Services, City of Del Mar; President-Elect, ADR San Diego and Editor; Sociology Instructor, San Diego State University; Editor, California Lifeguard Magazine; ; West Coast Contributor, American Lifeguard Magazine; Instructor, Mediation International; Instructor, California Enforcement Officer Association; Port of San Diego, Employee Dispute Resolution Board
President and CEO, Carleton Management, Inc.
Former: Solomon Ward Seidenwurm & Smith
Boards/Community Involvement: Past Chair-Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego; Past Chair-Francis Parker School; Past President-Congregation Beth Israel; Chair Elect-University of California San Diego Foundation; and President-Seacrest Holdings Corp
Steven R. Smith
Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law Emeritus, California Western School of Law
Boards/Community Involvement: Past Chair, American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar; Past Chair, San Diego Foundation; ; Director, San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program; and Board of Directors, Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Program
Corporate Consultant; Keynote Speaker; Founder, Answer the Bell, Inc.
Boards/Community Involvement: Junior Diabetes Research Foundation Chapter Board President; Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County
Former: Director of Community Relations, SDG&E, SDG&E Regional Public Affairs Director; 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
Boards/Community Involvement: The San Diego Foundation