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Board & Staff

The San Diego Public Library Foundation is only as effective as the people who support, manage and fulfill its obligations each day. We’re proud to say this diverse group represents San Diegans from all walks of life and every strata of society. The one trait they hold in common is a passion to Help Minds Grow.


Trustee Members

Ex-Officio

Cynthia Olmstead, Chair

For more than 30 years Cynthia has helped organizations achieve success through their people. She has facilitated the creation of many strategic plans, designed and delivered… More

For more than 30 years Cynthia has helped organizations achieve success through their people. She has facilitated the creation of many strategic plans, designed and delivered corporate leadership training programs, implemented performance appraisal systems for executive teams and coached individuals in their leadership growth. She is the founder and former owner of TrustWorks Group, an organizational consulting company focused on trust in the work place. She developed TrustWorks!, a suite of programs that has helped major corporations worldwide build cultures based on trust. She sold TrustWorks! to the Ken Blanchard Companies, an international leadership development consulting organization. Ms. Olmstead’s recently published book, Trust Works! Four Keys to Building Lasting Relationships (co-authored with Dr. Ken Blanchard and Martha Lawrence) highlights her trust methodologies. She is the past chair of LEAD San Diego and past board president of the San Diego Women’s Foundation.

Pat Wilson, Vice Chair

Pat Wilson is a long-time fan and supporter of public libraries in general and the SDPL in particular; her local branch is North Clairemont, where she is a Lifetime Member of… More

Pat Wilson is a long-time fan and supporter of public libraries in general and the SDPL in particular; her local branch is North Clairemont, where she is a Lifetime Member of the Friends. After a career in computer systems administration and security, she attended law school and became a licensed California attorney in 2013. Pat currently practices Equine Law and is moving into pro-bono Immigration work. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties, and a member of the Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest’s Philanthropy Committee. Besides reading, her main hobby is riding horses.

Steve Hermes, Treasurer

Steve Hermes is the co-founder and a Board member of Mission Edge San Diego, a nonprofit organization which provides business support services to small and mid-sized… More

Steve Hermes is the co-founder and a Board member of Mission Edge San Diego, a nonprofit organization which provides business support services to small and mid-sized nonprofits. He is also on the board and is Treasurer of Sustainable Surplus Exchange. Having served as Board Chair of the Alzheimer’s Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties, He currently chairs the Audit Committee of Alzheimer’s San Diego. He was Director and Attest Services Practice Leader for CBIZ Mayer/ Hoffman McCann, one of the nation's leading providers of accounting and consulting services and a shareholder of Nation Smith Hermes Diamond, CPAs. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and California Society of Certified Public Accountants. He has been an instructor of financial management for nonprofit organizations at the University of San Diego and auditing and financial and managerial accounting at the University of California San Diego Extension. He holds an MBA from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Illinois College. He chairs the Foundation’s Finance Committee and also serves on the Executive Committee.

Bernie Kulchin, Secretary

Bernie Kulchin formerly served as the Corporate Vice President of Human Resources for Cubic Corporation. He has over 50 years of HR experience, including Vice President of… More

Bernie Kulchin formerly served as the Corporate Vice President of Human Resources for Cubic Corporation. He has over 50 years of HR experience, including Vice President of Human Resources for General Dynamics in San Diego, and serving as a human resources consultant to corporation and non-profit organizations. His community involvement includes serving on four non-profit boards and was board chair for Non-profit Management solutions. He has also conducted leadership workshops for non-profit agencies. Mr. Kulchin currently serves as Chair of the San Diego Public Library Foundation’s Governance Committee and is also a member of the Foundation’s Executive and Nominating Committees.

Richard Binford, Trustee Member

Richard and Kathy Binford have been remarkably strong supporters of the Library Foundation, including support for the capital campaign for the Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin… More

Richard and Kathy Binford have been remarkably strong supporters of the Library Foundation, including support for the capital campaign for the Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common that is recognized in the Richard & Kathy Binford I CAN Too! Center and as hosts of Celebration Under the Dome each year, and through generous annual support. Richard is a CPA and worked for the Zoological Society for 17 years, first as the Deputy Executive Director, Finance and Administration and later as Deputy Executive Director, Operations. Prior to joining the Zoological Society, Richard was a consultant for 10 years, specializing in park and zoo planning, working with a Seattle architecture firm, Jones and Jones on these projects. Significant projects were the State of Virginia Roanoke River Park and Zoo, Tel Aviv Zoo and Toranga Park and Zoo in Sydney, Australia. This firm also did feasibility studies for several city zoos and regional parks and zoos. Now retired, Richard has become an expert on the history of San Diego’s neighborhoods and treasures such as Bankers Hill, Old Town, and Balboa Park.

Lyn Corbett, Trustee Member

Lyn Corbett has over 20 years of leadership experience developing innovative strategies to strengthen organizations within the business, non-profit, and government sectors. He… More

Lyn Corbett has over 20 years of leadership experience developing innovative strategies to strengthen organizations within the business, non-profit, and government sectors. He is the President of The Pivotal Group Consultants Inc., a California-based consulting firm providing organizational development and executive coaching services to nonprofit organizations across the country. He is a member of the International Coaching Federation and is a Certified Governance Trainer with BoardSource. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of San Francisco, School of Management, where he teaches graduate level courses on governance, leadership, and strategy. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in Non-Profit Management from New York University and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies at the University of San Diego. Mr. Corbett also serves on the San Diego Public Library Foundation’s Governance Committee.

Ingrid de Llamas, Trustee Member

Ingrid. de Llamas is an advancement professional with more than twenty years’ experience in building comprehensive development programs for non-profit and education… More

Ingrid. de Llamas is an advancement professional with more than twenty years’ experience in building comprehensive development programs for non-profit and education organizations. She has expertise in the areas of strategic planning and program development, fundraising, collateral design and branding, major events planning, grant research and writing, and corporate partnerships. She is a graduate of Cal Poly Pomona and is certified as a CFRE (Certified Fundraising Professional) and IAP (International Advancement Professional). In addition to her service as a board trustee, she is a member of the Association of Fundraising Executives, San Diego Women’s Foundation and the Girl Scouts’ Urban Campout Committee. Past board experience includes Pasadena Symphony & Pops, Junior League of Monterey County, Collective Voices Foundation and Development Executives Network. Ms. de Llamas is an eighth-generation Californian who resides in La Jolla. In addition to her Board service at the San Diego Public Library Foundation, Ms. De Llamas serves on the Marketing and Communications Committee.

Cristina Della Coletta, Trustee Member

Cristina Dell Coletta was appointed dean of the Division of Arts and Humanities at UC San Diego in August 2014. As dean, she holds the Chancellor's Associates Chair in Italian… More

Cristina Dell Coletta was appointed dean of the Division of Arts and Humanities at UC San Diego in August 2014. As dean, she holds the Chancellor's Associates Chair in Italian Literature. Prior to her arrival at UC San Diego, Della Coletta served as associate dean for humanities and the arts, in the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, at the University of Virginia, where she was also a professor of Italian in the Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.

She holds a Laurea in Lingue e letterature straniere from the Università di Venezia, Italy, and a master’s degree in Italian from the University of Virginia. She earned her Ph.D. in Italian from UCLA in 1993. Her research and teaching interests include historical fiction, Italian cinema and film adaptation, women’s and cultural studies, and the use of technology in the humanities. She is the author of a number of books and she was awarded the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize in Italian Studies for one of these works, “World’s Fairs Italian-Style.”

Al Ferris, Trustee Member

Al Ferris, the senior founding principal of Ferris & Britton, was admitted to the California Bar in 1964. He has been Of Counsel to the firm since retiring from active law… More

Al Ferris, the senior founding principal of Ferris & Britton, was admitted to the California Bar in 1964. He has been Of Counsel to the firm since retiring from active law practice in 2002. Since then has functioned as a private judge in hundreds of mediations and arbitrations. He also has been an investor in start-up technology companies. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from Stanford University and also studied at Harvard. Upon graduation in 1963, he served as law clerk to the Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. In 1967 he became a partner in another prominent San Diego law firm before forming his own firm in 1968. Prior to assuming his current Of Counsel role, Mr. Ferris served as the principal in charge of the firm's business department. He is a member of the California, American and San Diego Bar Associations. He has served as chair and member of various California committees and boards. He is on the National Panel of Arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association and is a past member of the International Mediation Institute at The Hague. He is currently vice chair of Primerus International. He previously has served as adjunct professor of law at the University of San Diego Law School. He is on the boards of directors of a number of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.

Sandra Hrna, Trustee Member

Sandra Hrna has been with Sempra Energy companies for over 15 years in various roles in Accounting, Corporate Taxation, Finance, and Operations. The recent 10 years have been… More

Sandra Hrna has been with Sempra Energy companies for over 15 years in various roles in Accounting, Corporate Taxation, Finance, and Operations. The recent 10 years have been spent with San Diego Gas & Electric and Southern Gas Company. In those 10 years, Sandra has held positions of varying leadership and responsibilities, including Director of Compliance & Corporate Governance, Director of Financial Planning & Budgets, Assistant Treasurer, Director of Business Optimization, Director of Supply Management and Assistant Controller. Prior to the Sempra companies, Sandra spent most of her career in Corporate Taxation with experience in public accounting, high tech, and energy. She has both a Bachelors and Masters degree in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin and is a Certified Public Accountant. She spends her free time with family and friends, volunteering with various charities, travelling, running, learning to surf and training her two rescue dogs, Jackson and Lily.

Rick Jimenez, Trustee Member

Rick Jimenez serves as Vice President of Employee Communications & Engagement for Qualcomm Incorporated. In this role, Rick leads three functional teams which include Employee… More

Rick Jimenez serves as Vice President of Employee Communications & Engagement for Qualcomm Incorporated. In this role, Rick leads three functional teams which include Employee Communications, focused on developing the company’s internal communication strategy to help inform, connect, engage and inspire employees; Employee Engagement, focused on creating, implementing and managing engagement, recognition and culture-related programs; and Community Engagement focused on Qualcomm’s philanthropic giving and volunteerism programs.

Ann McDonald, Trustee Member

Ann is a major donor and serves on the Oversight Committee for the Library Shop. She is the former President of the Friends of the San Diego Public Library and a member of the… More

Ann is a major donor and serves on the Oversight Committee for the Library Shop. She is the former President of the Friends of the San Diego Public Library and a member of the San Carlos Friends of the Library. Ann and her husband, Brian, are members of the Carnegie Society. Ms. McDonald serves on the Library Shop’s Advisory Committee.

Judith Morgan, Trustee Member

Judith grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in a family of journalists. After graduating from the University of Montana, she spent a year in Argentina on a fellowship from the… More

Judith grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in a family of journalists. After graduating from the University of Montana, she spent a year in Argentina on a fellowship from the Inter-American Press Association. She joined the staff of The San Diego Union in 1963, covering a rapidly changing city, sparked by the opening of the University of California, San Diego; the Salk Institute and other research giants of Torrey Pines Mesa. In 1975, she launched Her World, a weekly travel column in the Los Angeles Times. In 1964, Judith married Neil Morgan, columnist and later editor of the San Diego Tribune, and they traveled the world on writing assignments. Judith and Neil collaborated on articles for National Geographic and on two biographies: Dr. Seuss and Mr. Geisel, the life of Theodor Seuss Geisel, which was named a Notable Book of 1995 by the New York Times; and Roger, a biography of oceanographer Roger Revelle, revered as the father of UC San Diego. Judith has served on the board of Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, the Friends of the Library at UCSD, the University of Montana Foundation and the UC San Diego Foundation.

Andrea Moser, Trustee Member

Former Vice President of Communications, Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute Andrea Moser is former Vice President of Communications at Sanford Burnham Medical… More

Former Vice President of Communications, Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute Andrea Moser is former Vice President of Communications at Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute (Now SBP Medical Discovery Institute). Moser was responsible for external and internal communications, including media relations, web-based outreach, and other activities essential to highlighting the research conducted at the Institute’s locations in La Jolla, Santa Barbara and at Lake Nona in Orlando, Florida. Prior to joining the Institute, Moser was Vice President of Economic Development and Marketing at the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation. In that capacity, she worked to promote the San Diego region as a location for business. Moser also worked with CONNECT, an internationally-recognized program serving technology entrepreneurs. She graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with a degree in journalism and creative writing and earned her M.B.A. at the Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California.

Bill Pope, Trustee Member

As a SCORE volunteer mentor, Bill specializes in commercial insurance, business planning, buying & selling businesses, and marketing for emerging and small… More

As a SCORE volunteer mentor, Bill specializes in commercial insurance, business planning, buying & selling businesses, and marketing for emerging and small businesses. Bill spent 38+ years as an insurance specialist and agency owner, where he designed insurance and risk management programs for small to large businesses. He also negotiated the acquisition and sale of several businesses, including his and his partners’ company, John Burnham Insurance Services, to Union Bank of California. Bill’s community involvement includes serving on the board of SCORE-San Diego, where he was Treasurer and Secretary; Gaslamp Historical Foundation, where he was president; and March of Dimes-San Diego/Imperial Chapter, where he was chairman. Bill: loves to travel and has hiked in the Himalayas; his grandfather was a pioneer of silent film in Cuba; and he collects historic insurance fire marks. To find out what a fire mark is, visit another collector's Pintrest board: https://www.pinterest.com/tomcassisa/firemarks/. Also see www.firemarkcircle.org.

Patti Roscoe, Trustee Member

Patti Roscoe is retired after a lifelong career in the hospitality industry. She founded PRA Destination Management Company in 1981. By 2007, the firm’s franchise system… More

Patti Roscoe is retired after a lifelong career in the hospitality industry. She founded PRA Destination Management Company in 1981. By 2007, the firm’s franchise system consisted of 19 offices nationwide when she sold the growing business to Paris based Allied International. She is a current trustee of the San Diego State University Campanile Foundation. She chairs the Board of Advisors of SDSU’s L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, of which she was a co-founder. In 2010, Patti helped create and endow a professorship in an Institute of Meetings and Events, the first of its kind in the nation. San Diego State University recognized her with its prestigious President’s medal for Patti’s commitment to SDSU. In May of 2014, she was conferred with an honorary degree as a Doctor of Humane Letters. She currently serves as a trustee of the Zoological Society of San Diego and is a current member and past president of San Diego Rotary Club (#33) and board member (Ex Officio) of the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum.

Wendy Urushima-Conn, Trustee Memeber

President and CEO of the Asian Business Association. She has more than 20 years experience in community outreach, marketing and public relations. She is the former Associate… More

President and CEO of the Asian Business Association. She has more than 20 years experience in community outreach, marketing and public relations. She is the former Associate Executive Director of Development for Center for Community Solutions. She worked more than a decade as Community and Media Marketing Manager for KGTV/10 News. She is the current President of the California Diversity Council, San Diego Chapter and is a member of Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s APIA Advisory Board. She has held leadership positions with the Asian Business Association Foundation, the Asian Business Association, Girls Incorporated of San Diego and The San Diego Foundation. Wendy is a graduate of UC San Diego.

Judith A. Wenker, Trustee Member

Judith Wenker is an attorney with more than 30 years experience representing the government and industry, primarily on environmental issues. She graduated from USD Law School… More
Judith Wenker is an attorney with more than 30 years experience representing the government and industry, primarily on environmental issues. She graduated from USD Law School while working for a Federal Magistrate full time. She was also an instructor in the paralegal school at the University of San Diego, and the San Diego State University Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. She serves and has served on many nonprofit boards, including the Neighborhood House Association, OSHER Advisory Board, the Elementary Institute of Science, ElderHelp of San Diego, the Alzheimer’s Association of San Diego, and the California Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform.

Lee Winslett, Trustee Member

Lee Winslett is the Senior Vice President and Division Manager for Wells Fargo’s New Markets Tax Credit Group where he leads a team of specialized lenders that provides debt… More

Lee Winslett is the Senior Vice President and Division Manager for Wells Fargo’s New Markets Tax Credit Group where he leads a team of specialized lenders that provides debt and tax credit equity to high-impact redevelopment projects and community facilities in underserved and emerging markets. Since 2003, the group has completed over $2 billion in transactions. The portfolio includes investments in mixed-use, transit-oriented developments, high-impact real estate projects, community facilities, and financial intermediaries that provide loans to small businesses. Prior to assuming this role, Mr. Winslett held a variety of positions at Wells Fargo in its commercial and real estate lending areas representing a span of 25+ years in banking. Mr. Winslett is actively involved in civic affairs, having served as a board member on several housing and economic development related non-profits. Currently, he serves on the board of directors for Wakeland Housing and Development Corporation, a non-profit affordable housing developer, and Craft 3, a well-regarded Community Development Financial Institution operating principally in the Pacific Northwest. Mr. Winslett is also on the loan committee for Vital Healthcare Capital, a national non-profit focused on providing capital to community-based healthcare clinics, and serves on the governance committee for the Wells Fargo Foundation, one of the top corporate donors in the nation with an annual gifting budget of $300+ million. Mr. Winslett studied applied mathematics at Stanford University and received degrees in business and economics from the University of California Los Angeles.

Misty Jones, Director of the San Diego Public Library

Misty is the Director for the San Diego Public Library overseeing the Central Library and 35 branches. Previously, she was Deputy Director for the Central Division which… More

Misty is the Director for the San Diego Public Library overseeing the Central Library and 35 branches. Previously, she was Deputy Director for the Central Division which included overseeing the move, opening and operations of the Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common. A graduate of the Masters of Library and Information Science program from University of South Carolina, Misty started her library career at the Greenville County Library in South Carolina. She then worked for nine years at the Charleston County Library before coming to the San Diego Public Library. Misty believes libraries are the great equalizer, always inclusive and never exclusive. She thrives on change and believes that the strength of libraries is in their ability to redefine themselves to fit public need. It is because of this that she committed herself to library advocacy. While at Charleston County Library she founded and chaired Libraries Out Loud, a grassroots advocacy program to help restore funding to the library system by promoting libraries to the public as well as legislators and other elected officials throughout the state. Misty is Past President of the California Library Association.

James R. Dawe, Esq., Founding Chair

Mr. Dawe is member of the Executive Committee of the law firm Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek. His legal practice focuses on real property, land use administrative and… More

Mr. Dawe is member of the Executive Committee of the law firm Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek. His legal practice focuses on real property, land use administrative and environmental law. He has chaired numerous national, state and local library boards over two decades of volunteerism. Often referred to as “Mr. Library,” he served nine years as chairman of the San Diego Public Library Commission, eight years on the California Library Services/Library of California Board (three years as president), and eight years on the Board of the Urban Libraries Council Board (three years as chair). He served as statewide chair of the Prop. 14 $350 million library bond campaign in 2000. Mr. Dawe also was designated by the American Library Association as one of the 100 most influential library supporters of the Twentieth Century and was awarded the Trustee of the Year in 1995 by the American Library Association. He also received California Library Association’s President’s Award for efforts to improve library services throughout California and the nation (1999). He was named Volunteer of the Year in 2003 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. In addition to his work with public libraries, he also has served on the Board and as an officer of various other community groups including the Downtown San Diego Partnership, San Diego Economic Development Corporation and Francis Parker School.


San Diego Library Foundation Staff

Library Shop

Jay Hill, Chief Executive Officer

Has 14 years of experience successfully supporting the library and has implemented several record-breaking donor campaigns. He managed the campaign that raised $85 million in… More

Has 14 years of experience successfully supporting the library and has implemented several record-breaking donor campaigns. He managed the campaign that raised $85 million in private contributions to support construction of the $185 million Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common, one of the largest private library capital campaigns to date. He also brings more than two decades of sales marketing and editorial experience to his library fundraising work. Hill worked for major media companies in New York City, including ABC-TV and Newsweek magazine, which honored his team as their 1992 Employees of the Year. For his charity work, Hill was recognized as “New Yorker of the Week” by New York 1 News and named one of the “50 People to Watch” by San Diego magazine. Hill lives in University Heights and is an avid biker and a competitive tennis player. He is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Estate Planning Council of San Diego and a former member of the RedCoat Committee which supports the Holiday Bowl college football game and festivities.

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Megan Lim Blair, Chief Development Officer

Has nearly a decade of fund development experience. Prior work includes three years with Girl Scouts, San Diego-Imperial Council, serving as Major Gifts Manager where she… More

Has nearly a decade of fund development experience. Prior work includes three years with Girl Scouts, San Diego-Imperial Council, serving as Major Gifts Manager where she oversaw the organization's successful $5.5 million capital campaign. Megan began her career as a Development intern while still a student at Bowdoin College in Maine and completed a four-year term as an elected member of the Alumni Council. Megan's work experience also includes fund development and environmental science for a Boston-based nonprofit. Active in the community, Megan is a member of the Junior League of San Diego, a past Board member for the San Diego Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and Board Vice-President of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network.

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Jeff Rowland, Director of Finance

A CPA and a graduate of the Masters of Science in Taxation program at Walsh College of Troy, Michigan. Jeff started his literacy nonprofit career with Beyond Basics in Troy,… More

A CPA and a graduate of the Masters of Science in Taxation program at Walsh College of Troy, Michigan. Jeff started his literacy nonprofit career with Beyond Basics in Troy, Michigan, a one-on-one reading tutoring organization in the City of Detroit. Jeff worked as the Controller for more than five years, developing financial processes, organizational procedures, and programming. He increased revenue through more structured contracts as well as networking and soliciting corporate sponsorships. He has spent a great deal of his life studying literacy and its positive impact on communities. As a Young Leader Member with the Detroit Economics Club, he and 49 other young professionals met monthly with local CEO’s to discuss their keys to success as well as community improvement projects. He currently serves on the Board of Hope2Water as the co-founder and Treasurer.

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Charlie Goldberg, Director of Marketing

Has worked successfully in not-for-profit marketing for more than 25 years, since May of 2007 with the San Diego Public Library Foundation. Prior, Charlie headed marketing… More

Has worked successfully in not-for-profit marketing for more than 25 years, since May of 2007 with the San Diego Public Library Foundation. Prior, Charlie headed marketing and public relations for the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, helping them exceed annual income and ticket sales goals despite a major hurricane. He directed public outreach on serious air pollution issues for a government regulatory agency in the San Joaquin Valley. He is the past Director of Communications for the San Diego-based international health care organization Project Concern International and for Baltimore’s Chamber of Commerce and economic development corporation. He holds Masters degrees in Journalism (Public Relations specialty) and Business Administration.

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Natalie Ganz, Major and Planned Gifts Director

Has an extensive professional background in philanthropy, including most recently as the Director of Gift Planning for Scripps Health where she helped to lead the team… More

Has an extensive professional background in philanthropy, including most recently as the Director of Gift Planning for Scripps Health where she helped to lead the team responsible for raising the planned giving support needed to further its health care mission. Prior, she served as the Director of Philanthropy/ Planned Giving at San Diego Hospice, where she focused her work on planned giving while working closely with all efforts of the Foundation. She earned a J.D. from the University of Southern California and is an inactive member of the California Bar Association. Natalie is a member of the Estate Planning Council of San Diego, the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning and Toastmasters International and has high fluency in Spanish.

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Jerry Tomaszewicz, Executive Assistant

Has more than thirteen years of diverse experience providing administrative and programmatic support to leadership in higher education and non-profit settings. Jerry was the… More

Has more than thirteen years of diverse experience providing administrative and programmatic support to leadership in higher education and non-profit settings. Jerry was the Executive Assistant and Field Organizer at the San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council, the Government & Community Relations Specialist and Correspondence/Records Assistant to the President of San Diego State University, and the Special Projects Assistant to the President of Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. Most recently, Jerry worked for the San Diego LGBT Community Center, the nation’s second oldest LGBT center, overseeing 800+ volunteers, serving as the Volunteer Area Manager for AIDS Walk & Run San Diego, and assisting The Center’s Accounting Department. Born and raised in Connecticut, Jerry earned a BA in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst before relocating to San Diego in 2006. Send email.

Jenna Anderson, Database Specialist

Has more than 3 years’ experience in database management and fund development for several reputable San Diego non-profits, including The USS Midway Museum, Solutions for… More

Has more than 3 years’ experience in database management and fund development for several reputable San Diego non-profits, including The USS Midway Museum, Solutions for Change, and Feeding America San Diego. A San Diego native with a passion for literacy and lifelong learning, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley and a Certification in Fundraising and Development from UCSD Extension.

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Kymberly Mueller, Development Associate

Kymberly is a dedicated development professional with experience in building relationships and communities, and a proven ability to effectively generate funds and drive growth.… More

Kymberly is a dedicated development professional with experience in building relationships and communities, and a proven ability to effectively generate funds and drive growth. With her philanthropic background serving on staffs and committees, she has invested real time and energy into making our communities better for everyone. Kymberly has directed development programs at a number of local organizations and holds an MBA from the University of San Diego. She is proud to serve a powerful mission she so deeply believes in — connecting people, inspiring learning, and making our lives and communities more vital. Send email.

Chauntell West, Staff Accountant

Chauntell has broad accounting experience in the not-for-profit and government arenas and has worked closely with accounting auditors, CPA’s and financial attorneys. In 1999,… More

Chauntell has broad accounting experience in the not-for-profit and government arenas and has worked closely with accounting auditors, CPA’s and financial attorneys. In 1999, she and her husband established a non-profit named Lighthouse Church International (LCI) in Tucson, AZ. Wishing to further impact the community, they established a childcare center which provides healthy living options and feeds and clothes the community the church serves. For seven years, Chauntell was an accountant at the Pima County Juvenile Detention Center where she supported state-funded programs to help rehabilitation of offenders on probation. Chauntell says nonprofits and educating and mentoring youth are passions of hers. She is interested in serving the community with “passion, grace and excellence.” Chauntell is a San Diego native and currently is pursuing a BS in Accounting/Finance at the University of Phoenix. Send email.

Mia Sciuto, Development Assistant

Mia is an emerging young professional with a goal to pursue a career in non-profit development. A recent graduate of Oregon State University with a BA in Human Development and… More

Mia is an emerging young professional with a goal to pursue a career in non-profit development. A recent graduate of Oregon State University with a BA in Human Development and Family Science, she moved back home to San Diego to work in behavioral therapy for children and teens diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and taught at a Head Start Preschool. An interest in non-profits led her to the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum in Escondido as the Development Intern where she assisted their Development Department. A local San Diegan with a passion for education she is honored to serve a mission she feels strongly about-- maximizing opportunities for all. Send email.

Scott Ehrig-Burgess, Library Shop Manager