Our People

Staff

Sophie Bierly

RESEARCH AND ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Dr. Hei-ock Kim

FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Board of Directors

David Alvarez

David Alvarez, Vice President

CEO, CAUSA CONSULTING & FORMER SAN DIEGO CITY COUNCIL MEMBER

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Heather Marie Burke

DIRECTOR OF INVESTOR RELATIONS, MISSION DRIVEN FINANCE

Sarah Hassaine

Sarah Hassaine

DIRECTOR OF DIVERSITY & INCLUSION, RESMED

Miranda Heerah

HUMAN PERFORMANCE AND TALENT MANAGEMENT EXECUTIVE

Andaye Hill Espinoza

Andaye Hill-Espinoza

NATIONAL LEAD & SCAL REGIONAL LIAISON, KAISER PERMANENTE

Norma Jasso

Norma Jasso

REGULATORY CASE MANAGER, SAN DIEGO GAS AND ELECTRIC (RETIRED)

Shanté Lampkin

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION LIAISON, NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE ASSOCIATION

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Tom Lemmon

CHAIR & CEO, SAN DIEGO COUNTY BUILDING TRADES COUNCIL FAMILY HOUSING CORPORATION

Steve Makoff

STEVE MAKOFF, FOUNDING MEMBER

RETIRED NONPROFIT EXECUTIVE & EDUCATOR

Nancy Mancilla

PRESIDENT & CEO, ISOS GROUP

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Dan McAllister

SAN DIEGO COUNTY TREASURER-TAX COLLECTOR

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PAMELA PAYTON, President & FOUNDING MEMBER

CHIEF IMPACT AND PARTNERSHIPS OFFICER, THE SAN DIEGO FOUNDATION

Advisory Council

LAURA BENEDICT

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF PHILANTHROPY, THE NATURE CONSERVANCY

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GEORGIA CASE

PRINCIPAL, IDEA GROUP

Jessica Crawford

JESSICA CRAWFORD

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING, SHARP METROPOLITAN MEDICAL CAMPUS

Stephen Josephs, Ed.D

MASTER COACH & CO-AUTHOR OF "LEADERSHIP AGILITY"

STEPHANIE GAINES

COORDINATOR, SAN DIEGO COUNTY WATERSHED PROTECTION PROGRAM

Annette Greg

Annette Gregg

SVP OF EXPERIENCE, MEETING PROFESSIONALS INTERNATIONAL

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Steph Groce

FOUNDER & CEO, BUILT BY PNINDUSTRIES, INC

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Linda Kavanagh

VP HUMAN RESOURCES, COX COMMUNICATIONS

JEN KEYES

CFO, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

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Martin Kleckner III

MANAGING PARTNER, LA COSTA GROUP, LLC

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TRACEY MUELLER-GIBBS

VISIONARY/FOUNDER, ROWAN’S YELLOW TREEHOUSE

Maria Stacey

Maria Acela Reed Stacey

DIRECTOR, BDC INTERNATIONAL

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Jerry Yen

CEO & CO-FOUNDER, ADVICE ANALYTICS

Research Advisory Committee

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Ryan Karlsgodt

SR ASSOCIATE, STRATEGIES 360

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Benjamin Mendoza

COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE NINTH COUNCIL DISTRICT, CITY OF SAN DIEGO

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Jessica Noel

SR RESEARCH & PLANNING ANALYST, SOUTHWESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT

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ALAN GIN, PhD

Associate Professor of Economics, University of San Diego

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Murtaza Baxamusa, PhD

DIRECTOR OF PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT, SAN DIEGO COUNTY BUILDING TRADES COUNCIL FAMILY HOUSING CORPORATION

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Dr. Jennifer Rosen

SOCIOLOGIST

Kyra Greene, PhD

Executive Director, Center on Policy Initiatives

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Cristina Sanchez-Kerr

PARTNER, ARBORETA GROUP

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Eduardo Velasquez

SR RESEARCH MANAGER, SAN DIEGO REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORP

EMERITUS & ALUMNI

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Tina Ngo Bartel, Alum

RESEARCH ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Brian Cohen, ALUM

BOARD OF DIRECTORS, FOUNDING MEMBER

Lisa Marie Harris

LISA MARIE HARRIS, Alum

BOARD OF DIRECTORS, FOUNDING MEMBER

Kaitlin Hewell, ALUM

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

TARA JEYARATNAM, EMERITUS

ADVISORY COUNCIL

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Kendra Jones, ALUM

STAFF

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Sean Karafin, ALUM

RESEARCH ADVISORY COMMITTEE

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Karen Azhocar McManus, ALUM

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Gina Spidel, Alum

Research Advisory Committee

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Jane Tanner, Alum

BOARD OF DIRECTORS, FOUNDING MEMBER

Tiffany Thomson

TIFFANY THOMSON, EMERITUS

ADVISORY COUNCIL

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Connie Wedel, Alum

Research Advisory Committee

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Katie Zanoni, Ed.D., ALUM

RESEARCH ADVISORY COMMITTEE