Board of Directors

Officers and Executive Committee

Thomas
W.
Turner Jr.
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
Bill
Sailer
Vice Chair
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
Indra
Gardiner
Secretary
Founder/Chief Executive Officer, i.d.e.a.
Boards/Community Involvement:
Co-Chair, Business for Good San Diego, Homeless Committee
Nancy
M.
Giberson Ph.D.
Treasurer
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
Ben
Haddad
Member at Large
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; Deputy Chief of Staff and Cabinet Secretary, Governor Pete Wilson; Chief of Staff, San Diego Mayor Susan Golding; and, Chief of Staff, U.S. Representative Bill Lowery.
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

Board Members

Johanna
Afshani
(Mediator Representative)
Attorney, Mediator & Social Justice Activist
Former:
Coach for the Wilmer-Hale Teen Empowerment Conflict Resolution Skills Training Program and Mediator for Mediation Works Incorporated; Chair, NCRC-KPBS Community Heroes Selection Committee
Joye
D.
Blount
President, Knight Angels Consulting LLC
Former:
Wealth Management Advisor with the Private Client Reserve, U.S. Bank; Senior Vice President at Bank of America
Boards/Community Involvement:
Point Loma Trust; Point Loma Nazarene University President’s Advisory Board; Balboa Park Conservancy; Former: Voices for Children Advisory Board, The Salk Institute Community Advisory Board, and United Way Women’s Leadership Council
Richard
Bregman
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
Betsy
Brennan
President and CEO, Downtown San Diego Partnership
Former:
Chief of Staff for San Diego City Council President Scott Peters; Vice President of Development, Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina; Executive Director, Tahoe Forest Health System; Chief of Staff to President, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo; Chief of Staff to President, San Diego State University
Boards/Community Involvement:
San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce; San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation; University of San Diego School of Law Board of Visitors; the Columbia Community Foundation; the San Diego Foundation for Public Spaces and Lambda Alpha International
Stephanie
Brown
Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations for Manchester Financial Group
Former:
Senior Director of Marketing and Public Relations at the San Diego Union-Tribune, Financial Advisor for Merrill Lynch, Productivity Consultant and Regional Banking Consultant for Wells Fargo Advisors
Boards/Community Involvement:
Promises2Kids; San Diego Union-Tribune Community Advisory Board; FBI San Diego Citizens Academy; Manchester Financial Group; Saved In America; Origin Entertainment; Women in Blue Executive Cabinet (San Diego Police Foundation); Former Board Member, LEAD San Diego, Patrons of the Prado, USO San Diego, EDC, San Diego International Film Festival
Michelle
Candland
Former:
Managing Director, CBRE
Boards/Community Involvement:
San Diego Downtown Partnership; San Diego Rotary Club; Monarch School; San Diego Women’s Foundation
Rudy
Castruita
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
Kelly
Douglas
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
Imam & 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
Nora
Taylor
Jaffe
Former:
Montessori Aide; SAT Prep Teacher; and Pregnancy Options Counselor/Reproductive Health Assistant at Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest
Boards/Community Involvement:
San Diego Museum of Man, Trustee; Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest (PPPSW); Board Alumna and Philanthropy Committee member
Steve
Jennings
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
Jim
Linthicum
(Mediator Representative)
Chief of Capital Programs and Regional Services, San Diego Association of Governments; NCRC Mediator; NCRC Hearing Officer; and, NCRC Mediator Mentor
Former:
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
Peter
James
MacCracken
,
APR
Principal, Strategic Communications
Boards/Community Involvement:
Advisor, Equinox Project; Public Policy Committee of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce
Judy
McDonald
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
Rich
Paul
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
Eric
Sandy
(Mediator Representative)
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
Jeff
Silberman
President and CEO, Carleton Management
Former:
Solomon Ward Seidenwurm & Smith
Boards/Community Involvement:
Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego; Francis Parker School; Congregation Beth Israel; Sesquicentennial Endowment Campaign; University of California San Diego Foundation; and Seacrest Holidays 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
Paul
Vaden
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
Pedro
Villegas
Director of Community Relations, SDG&E
Former:
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 Studies