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Executive Team



Mark Stuart
Mark Stuart, CFRE

President and Chief Executive Officer

Matt Fettig
Matt Fettig

Vice President, Chief Investment Officer

Pamela Gray Payton
Pamela Gray Payton

Vice President, Chief Impact and Partnerships Officer

Susan Guinn
Susan Guinn

Vice President, Chief Innovation Officer, San Diego Foundation
President & CEO, San Diego Regional Policy & Innovation Center

Jim Howell
James Howell

Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Theresa Nakata
Theresa Nakata

Vice President, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer

Brian Zumbano
Brian Zumbano

Vice President, Chief Development & Stewardship Officer

Executive Office



Mark Stuart
Mark Stuart, CFRE

President and Chief Executive Officer

Sara Graef
Sara Graef, CAP

Manager, Executive Office & Board Relations

Carey Tinsley
Carey Tinsley

Administrative Assistant, Executive Office

Development



Brian Zumbano
Brian Zumbano

Vice President, Chief Development & Stewardship Officer

Amenah Gulamhusein
Amenah Gulamhusein

Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives

Julia Grant
Julia Grant

Director, Development

Leslie Klein
Leslie S. Klein, CFP®, AEP®

Director, Gift Planning Advisor

Pauline Martinson
Pauline Martinson

Director, Philanthropy Advisor

Cami Mattson
Cami Mattson

Director, Development & Stewardship

Jason Rogers
Jason Rogers, AIF, CWS

Director, Wealth Advisor Relations

Candace Wo
Candace Wo

Director, Mitigation and Nonprofit Funds

Miguel Lopez
Miguel Lopez

Manager, Development

Lauren Hough
Lauren Hough

Prospect Reaserch Analyst

Donor Engagement



Katie Sawyer
Katie Sawyer

Senior Director, Donor and Community Engagement

Leslie Harrington
Leslie Harrington

Director, Donor Relations

Audrey Lewis
Audrey Lewis

Manager, Donor Services

Liane Matherne
Liane Matherne

Manager, Donor Stewardship

Amanda Jean-Pierre
Amanda Jean-Pierre

Donor Services Specialist

Katie Rummel
Katie Rummel

Administrator, Donor Services

Waverly Stephens
Waverly Stephens

Administrator, Donor Services

Regional Affiliate Program



Trudy Armstrong
Trudy Armstrong

Director, Regional Affiliates

Lesley Hughes
Lesley Hughes

Program Specialist, Regional Affiliates

Community Impact & Initiatives



Pamela Gray Payton
Pamela Gray Payton

Vice President, Chief Impact and Partnerships Officer

Community Impact: Education Initiatives



Michelle Jaramillo
Michelle Jaramillo

Director, Education Initiatives

Danielle Valenciano
Danielle Valenciano

Director, Community Scholarships

Cecilia Morales
Cecilia Morales

Manager, Education Initiatives

Melanie Mashburn
Melanie Mashburn

Community Scholarships Specialist

Nicole Lohn
Nicole Lohn

Expanded Learning Analyst

Community Impact: Environment Initiatives



Christiana DeBenedict
Christiana DeBenedict

Director, Environmental Initiatives

Heather Rossetti
Heather Rossetti

Manager, Thrive Outside San Diego

Everett Au
Everett Au

Manager, Climate Initiatives

Community Impact: Inclusive Growth Initiatives



Katie Rast
Katie Rast

Director, Community Impact

Tori Nelson Calisch
Tori Nelson Calisch

Manager, Community Impact

Lani Bautista Cabanilla
Lani Bautista Cabanilla

Manager, Community Impact

Allan Gamboa
Allan Gamboa

Manager, Community Impact

Joy Decena
Joy Decena

Program Specialist, Community Impact

Innovation



Susan Guinn
Susan Guinn

Vice President, Chief Innovation Officer, San Diego Foundation
President & CEO, San Diego Regional Policy & Innovation Center

Anthony Bolton
Anthony Bolton

Community Resources Representative

Marketing & Communications



Theresa Nakata
Theresa Nakata

Vice President, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer

Jon Haber
Jon Haber

Director, Digital Marketing

Lorena Nava Ruggero
Lorena Nava Ruggero

Director, Communications

Catrina Dulay
Catrina Dulay

Graphic Designer & Digital Marketing Administrator

Investments



Matt Fettig
Matt Fettig

Vice President, Chief Investment Officer

Eva Comeau
Eva Comeau

Manager, Investments

Brandon Akins
Brandon Akins

Finance and Investment Analyst

Finance & Grants



Jim Howell
James Howell

Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Kelly Feuillet
Kelly Feuillet

Controller/Senior Director of Financial Reporting

Kerri Favela
Kerri Favela

Manager, Grants

Gina Jarin
Gina Jarin

Senior Accountant

Michelle Matsuo
Michelle Matsuo

Senior Accountant

Maria Houchin
Maria Houchin

Staff Accountant

Tiffany Cummings
Tiffany Cummings

Grants Specialist

Mona Essaid
Mona Essaid

Gift & Data Entry Administrator

Sara Ruth
Sara Ruth

Gift & Data Entry Administrator

Information Technology



Melissa Posel
Melissa Posel

Director, Information Technology

Travis Vowles
Travis Vowles

Senior Manager, Information Technology

Chris London
Chris London

Manager, Database

John Gangitano
John Gangitano

Support Analyst, Information Technology

People & Operations



Jill Brower
Jill Brower

Manager, Human Resources

Cristina Ruelas
Cristina Ruelas

Human Resources Analyst

Nuria Shariffi
Nuria Shariffi

Receptionist

Board of Governors

The Board of Governors is a diverse group of volunteers active in community and charity throughout the San Diego region. They give their time, talent and treasure to advance our mission, realize our vision and make San Diego a place we are proud to call home.



Steve Klosterman
Steven Klosterman, AIF

Chair

P. Kay Coleman
P. Kay Coleman

Vice Chair & Immediate Past Chair

Hal Dunning
Hal Dunning

Treasurer

Becky Petitt
Dr. Becky Petitt

Secretary

Xiomara Arroyo
Xiomara Arroyo

Board Member

Cindy J. Bertrand
Cindy J. Bertrand

Board Member

Gisele Bonitz
Gisele Bonitz

Board Member

Ken Derrett
Ken Derrett

Board Member

Elisabeth Eisner Forbes
Elisabeth Eisner Forbes

Board Member

Pradeep Gidwani
Pradeep Gidwani, MD, MPH

Board Member

Kevin Hamilton
Kevin Hamilton

Board Member

Rudy Johnson
Rudy Johnson

Board Member

Mel Katz
Mel Katz

Board Member

Elvin Lai
Elvin Lai

Board Member

Alessandra Lezama
Alessandra Lezama

Board Member

Pamela Luster
Dr. Pamela Luster

Board Member

Amanda Montgomery
Amanda Montgomery

Board Member

Clifford Schireson
Clifford Schireson

Board Member

Pedro Villegas
Pedro Villegas

Board Member

San Diego Regional Policy & Innovation Center

A 501(c)3 organization of the San Diego Foundation, San Diego Regional Policy & Innovation Center is a partnership between The Foundation, the County of San Diego and The Brookings Institution to conduct research and policy analysis and help solve the region’s biggest problems.



Susan Guinn
Susan Guinn

Vice President, Chief Innovation Officer, San Diego Foundation
President & CEO, San Diego Regional Policy & Innovation Center

Shalini Vajjhala
Shalini Vajjhala

Executive Director

Jamal Russell Black
Jamal Russell Black

Senior Officer, Analytics & Impact

Ben Shorofsky
Ben Shorofsky

Senior Officer, Strategy & Grants

Josh Jacobsen
Josh Jacobsen

Officer, Government Relations & Policy

Niloufar Nasrollahzadeh

Associate, Research & Analytics

Vicki Vasquez
Victoria Vasquez

Executive Assistant

San Diego Women’s Foundation

A supporting organization of the San Diego Foundation, the San Diego Women’s Foundation connects, educates and inspires women to come together in collective philanthropy.



Stephanie Cook
Stephanie Cook

Executive Director, San Diego Women’s Foundation

Pim Tantiwuttipong
Pim Tantiwuttipong

Grants and Programs Manager, San Diego Women’s Foundation