Ginny Merrifield most recently served as Chief Operating Officer of CONNECT, the largest nonprofit business accelerator in San Diego, focused on the growth of life science and technology companies. Prior to her role at CONNECT, Ginny was the Executive Director of the Gary and Mary West Foundation, the second largest private foundation in San Diego County.
In 2002, Ginny co-founded the Pacific Ridge School, an independent middle and high school in North County San Diego, focused on academic excellence, ethical responsibility, and global engagement. California State Senator, Mark Wyland, selected Ginny as California Woman of the Year, representing the 38th Senate District in recognition of her achievements and commitment to quality education in San Diego.
Ginny received her bachelor of arts from Princeton University in Geological Sciences.