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

Jim Howell
James Howell

Chief Financial Officer and Managing Partner, San Diego Housing Fund

Brian Zumbano
Brian Zumbano

Vice President, Chief Development & Stewardship Officer
Chief of Staff

Theresa Nakata
Theresa Nakata

Vice President, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer

Susan Guinn
Susan Guinn

Vice President, Chief Innovation 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
Chief of Staff

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

Jason Rogers
Jason Rogers, AIF, CWS

Director, Wealth Advisor Relations

Candace Wo
Candace Wo

Director, Mitigation and Nonprofit Funds

Miguel Lopez
Miguel Lopez, CFRE

Manager, Development

Miranda Hyldahl
Miranda Hyldahl

Grant Writer

EmmyLynn Pham
EmmyLynn Pham

Administrative Assistant

Donor Engagement



Katie Sawyer
Katie Sawyer

Assistant Vice President, Philanthropy

Cami Mattson
Cami Mattson

Senior Director, Philanthropic Strategy

Bridget Strickland
Bridget Strickland

Director, Donor Services

Pauline Martinson
Pauline Martinson

Director, Philanthropy Advisor

Lauren Hough
Lauren Hough

Manager, Donor Services

Liane Matherne
Liane Matherne

Manager, Donor Stewardship

Lesley Hughes
Lesley Hughes

Prospect Research Analyst

Krystina Cruz
Krystina Cruz

Gift & Data Entry Administrator

Kendall Hawkins
Kendall Hawkins

Gift & Database Specialist

Liliana Rasmussen
Liliana Rasmussen

Administrator, Donor Services

Regional Affiliate Program



Trudy Armstrong
Trudy Armstrong

Director, Regional Affiliates

Michael Oliveri
Michael Oliveri

Manager, Regional Outreach

Eve Childs
Eve Childs

Program Specialist, Regional Affiliates

Community Impact & Initiatives



Pamela Gray Payton
Pamela Gray Payton

Vice President, Chief Impact and Partnerships Officer

Ixchel Morales
Ixchel Morales

Administrative Assistant, Community Impact

Community Impact: Education Initiatives



Michelle Jaramillo
Michelle Jaramillo

Director, Education Initiatives

Danielle Valenciano
Danielle Valenciano

Director, Community Scholarships

Gerardo Jaimes Garcia
Gerardo Jaimes Garcia

Senior Manager, Education Initiatives

Cecilia Morales
Cecilia Morales

Senior Manager, Education Initiatives

Cassandra Guerana
Cassandra Guerana

Program Specialist, Education Initiatives

Melanie Mashburn
Melanie Mashburn

Manager, Community Scholarships

Nicole Lohn
Nicole Lohn

Expanded Learning Analyst

Lily Alcantara
Lily Alcantara

Community Scholarships Administrator

Community Impact: Environment Initiatives



Christiana DeBenedict
Christiana DeBenedict

Director, Environmental Initiatives

Yamilett Carrillo
Yamilett Carrillo Guerrero

Senior Manager, Binational Resilience Initiative

Heather Rossetti
Heather Rossetti

Senior Manager, Outdoor Access Initiatives

Everett Au
Everett Au

Manager, Climate Initiatives

Kelly Wilkinson
Kelly Wilkinson

Manager, Food Initiatives

Nancy Torres
Nancy Torres

Program Specialist, Environmental Initiatives

SDF Team
Ashley Valentin Gonzalez

Program Administrator, Environmental Initiatives

Community Impact: Inclusive Growth Initiatives



Katie Rast
Katie Rast

Director, Community Impact

Lani Bautista Cabanilla
Lani Bautista Cabanilla

Senior Manager, Community Impact

Allan Gamboa
Allan Gamboa

Senior Manager, Community Impact

SDF Team
Marty Adelman

Program Lead, Community Impact Partners

Nicole Gonzalez
Nicole Gonzalez

Program Specialist, Community Impact

Belinda Panelo
Belinda Panelo

Research Specialist, Community Impact

SDF Team
Marcella Marquez

Program Administrator, Community Impact

San Diego Housing Fund



Nicole White Forrest
Nicole White Forrest

Executive Director

SDF Team
Ashley Howell

Administrator, Finance & San Diego Housing Fund

Innovation



Anthony Bolton
Anthony Bolton

Community Resources Representative

Susan Guinn
Susan Guinn

Vice President, Chief Innovation Officer

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

Liz Zajd
Liz Zajd

Director of Events and Project Management

Catrina Dulay
Catrina Dulay

Graphic Designer & Digital Marketing Specialist

Candace Erie
Candace Erie

Communications Specialist

Heather Janssen

Video Production Specialist

Marissa Hindenes
Marissa Hindenes

Communications Administrator

Investments



Matt Fettig
Matt Fettig

Vice President, Chief Investment Officer

SDF Team
Colleen Smiley

Director, Investments

Brandon Akins
Brandon Akins

Finance and Investment Analyst

Finance & Grants



Jim Howell
James Howell

Chief Financial Officer and Managing Partner, San Diego Housing Fund

Kelly Feuillet
Kelly Feuillet

Assistant Vice President of Finance & Controller

Chandra Brown
Chandra Brown

Director, Accounting

Kerri Favela
Kerri Favela

Senior Manager, Grants

Maria Houchin
Maria Houchin

Senior Accountant

Tiffany Cummings
Tiffany Cummings

Grants Specialist

Sara Ruth
Sara Ruth

Finance Liaison

America Ellis
America Ellis

Payroll Analyst

Deepa Berar
Deepa Berar

Grants Administrator

SDF Team
Ashley Howell

Administrator, Finance & San Diego Housing Fund

Kristine Nonan
Kristine Lora G. Nonan

Accounts Payable 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

Ryan Meneses
Ryan Meneses

Information Technology Support Analyst

People & Operations



Danny Kim
Danny Kim

Senior Director, People, Culture & Diversity

Kenzie Leas
Kenzie Leas

Senior Manager, People, Culture & Diversity

Michelle Matsuo
Michelle Matsuo

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.



Pamela Luster
Dr. Pamela Luster

Board Chair

Steve Klosterman
Steven Klosterman, AIF

Immediate Past Chair & Vice Chair

Elvin Lai
Elvin Lai

Treasurer

Cindy J. Bertrand
Cindy J. Bertrand

Board Member

Gisele Bonitz
Gisele Bonitz

Board Member

P. Kay Coleman
P. Kay Coleman

Board Member

Gloria Corral
Gloria Corral

Board Member

Ken Derrett
Ken Derrett

Board Member

Leena Gupta
Leena Gupta

Board Member

Kevin Hamilton
Kevin Hamilton

Board Member

Rudy Johnson
Rudy Johnson

Board Member

Mel Katz
Mel Katz

Board Member

Alessandra Lezama
Alessandra Lezama

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

An independent 501(c), the San Diego Regional Policy & Innovation Center was founded in partnership with San Diego Foundation, the County of San Diego and the world’s leading think tank, The Brookings Institution, to conduct research and policy analysis and help solve the region’s biggest problems.



Susan Guinn
Susan Guinn

President & CEO, San Diego Regional Policy & Innovation Center

Emily Wier
Emily Wier

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

Daniel Enemark
Daniel Enemark

Chief Economist, San Diego Regional Policy & Innovation Center

Audra Hermann-Hayes
Audra Herrmann-Hayes

Director of Government Grants, San Diego Regional Policy & Innovation Center

Jamal Russell Black
Jamal Russell Black

Senior Officer, Analytics & Impact, San Diego Regional Policy & Innovation Center

Karen Connolly
Karen Connolly

Senior Director, Workforce Development, San Diego Regional Policy & Innovation Center

Rachel Lozano Castro
Rachel Lozano Castro

Senior Officer, Programs & Impact, San Diego Regional Policy & Innovation Center

Fernanda Herrera
Fernanda Herrera

Economist, San Diego Regional Policy & Innovation Center

Alicia Jurek
Alicia Jurek

Senior Officer, Economics, San Diego Regional Policy & Innovation Center

Tedi Doychinova
Tedi Doychinova

Officer, Launchpad Network Engagement, San Diego Regional Policy & Innovation Center

Josh Jacobsen
Josh Jacobsen

Officer, Government Relations & Policy, San Diego Regional Policy & Innovation Center

Karen Boyd
Karen Boyd

Director of Research, Economist, San Diego Regional Policy & Innovation Center

Clint Smith
Clint Smith

Program Engineer, Infrastructure Delivery, San Diego Regional Policy & Innovation Center

Niloufar Nasrollahzadeh

Associate, Research & Analytics, San Diego Regional Policy & Innovation Center

Michelle Zaloom
Michelle Zaloom

Controller, San Diego Regional Policy & Innovation Center

Arnold Cerdinio
Arnold Cerdinio

Accountant, San Diego Regional Policy & Innovation Center

Gabriela Gonzalez
Gabriela Gonzalez

Economic Analyst, San Diego Regional Policy & Innovation Center

SDRPIC Team
Gabriela Stone

Economic Analyst, San Diego Regional Policy & Innovation Center

Leanne Singleton
Leeanne Singleton

Policy Fellow, San Diego Regional Policy & Innovation Center

Tiffany Frost
Tiffany Frost

Operations Administrator & Compliance Specialist, San Diego Regional Policy & Innovation Center

Victoria Vasquez
Victoria Vasquez

Executive Assistant, San Diego Regional Policy & Innovation Center

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

Angela Fuji
Angela Fujii

‪Programs and Grants Manager

Ahtziri Ayala

Membership and Communications Specialist, San Diego Women’s Foundation