Our Team

Our team of philanthropic and local community experts provides you with the highest level of service and support. Meet our staff.

EXECUTIVE

Kathlyn Mead

Kathlyn Mead

President & CEO

Cori Hamilton

Cori Hamilton

Manager, Board & Executive Liaison

CHARITABLE GIVING

Adrienne Vargas

Adrienne Vargas

Vice President, Chief Giving Officer

Keely Bamberg

Keely A. Bamberg

Director, Donor Relations

Julie Bronstein

Julie Bronstein

Director, Development/Executive Director of La Jolla Community Foundation

Leslie S. Klein, CFP®

Leslie S. Klein, CFP®

Director, Development

Robyn Sharp

Robyn Sharp

Director, Planned Giving

Trudy Armstrong

Trudy Armstrong

Director, Regional Affiliates

Bridget Strickland

Bridget Strickland

Manager, Mitigation & Nonprofit Funds

Leslie Harrington

Leslie Harrington

Philanthropic Advisor

Pearl Hoeglund

Pearl Hoeglund

Philanthropic Advisor

Esmeralda Cuevas-Anderson

Esmeralda Cuevas-Anderson

Fund Service Coordinator

Audrey Lewis

Audrey Lewis

Donor Relations Coordinator

Christina Rodriguez

Christina Rodriguez

Charitable Giving Coordinator

Estela Mitrani

Estela Mitrani

Manager, Regional Affiliates

Colleen McEniry

Colleen McEniry

Regional Affiliates Specialist

COMMUNITY IMPACT

Emily Young, Ph.D.

Emily Young, Ph.D.

Vice President, Community Impact

Nicola Hedge, MPIA

Nicola Hedge, MPIA

Director, Environmental Initiatives

Michelle Jaramillo

Michelle Jaramillo

Director, Community Impact

Danielle Valenciano

Danielle Valenciano

Director, Community Scholarships

Vi Calvo

Vi Calvo

Manager, Community Impact

Alejandra Sotelo-Solis

Alejandra Sotelo-Solis

Manager, Age Friendly Communities

Amanda Lasik

Amanda Lasik

Community Impact Specialist

Kim Fields

Kim Fields

Community Impact Coordinator

Wyn Furman

Wyn Furman

Program Specialist, Community Scholarships

Kelli O'Merry

Kelli O’Merry

Community Scholarships Coordinator

Tracy Johnson

Tracy Johnson

Executive Director, San Diego Women’s Foundation

Mara Holiday

Mara Holiday

Program Specialist, San Diego Women’s Foundation

COMMUNICATIONS

Theresa Nakata

Theresa Nakata

Vice President, Chief Communications Officer

Justin Nunez

Justin Nunez

Director of Communications

Jon Haber

Jon Haber

Manager, Digital Communications

Bruna Mori

Bruna Mori

Manager, Center for Civic Engagement

Cassie Edmonds

Cassie Edmonds

Communications Specialist

Dominique Navarro

Dominique Navarro

Program Specialist, Center for Civic Engagement

Catrina Dulay

Catrina Dulay

Graphic Designer/Administrator

FINANCE

James Howell

James Howell

Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Matt Fettig

Matt Fettig

Vice President, Chief Investment Officer

Kelly Feuillet

Kelly Feuillet

Director, Financial Reporting & Controller

Michelle Caparas

Michelle Caparas

IT Manager

Kerri Favela

Kerri Favela

Grants Manager

Debra Sorey

Debra Sorey

Grants Specialist

Kirk Ehrhart

Kirk Ehrhart

Senior Staff Accountant

Maria Houchin

Maria Houchin

Accountant

Robert Lopez

Robert Lopez

Finance & Investment Analyst

America Ellis

America Ellis

Payroll & Accounts Payable Coordinator

Susan Sylvester

Susan Sylvester

Finance Department Coordinator

HUMAN RESOURCES & ADMINISTRATION

Anne Kilpatrick

Anne Kilpatrick

Director, Human Resources & Administration

Otto R. Delacruz

Otto R. Delacruz

Facilities Manager

Joanna Barraco

Joanna Barraco

Human Resources Specialist

Heather Oltmann

Heather Oltmann

Facilities and Administrative Assistant

Nuria Shariffi

Nuria Shariffi

Receptionist


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