July 23, 2019 – San Diego, CA – The San Diego Foundation announced that Pradeep Gidwani and Colleen Dillaway have joined the Board of Governors for three-year terms. The Board of Governors is led by Kay Coleman, who was elected to serve as Chair starting July 1, 2019.

“We are honored to welcome two community leaders to The San Diego Foundation Board of Governors,” shared Mark Stuart, President & CEO of The San Diego Foundation. “Colleen and Pradeep bring a wealth of San Diego expertise and leadership experience that will help The San Diego Foundation forever bring joy and prosperity to all who live in our region.”

The San Diego Foundation Board of Governors is composed of 24 volunteers with diverse professional backgrounds who are involved in many community and charitable activities. The Board oversees The Foundation by establishing strategic priorities and approving budgets and grants.

About the new Board of Governors members:

Colleen Dillaway

Colleen Dillaway is a telecommunications executive with extensive communication and public affairs experience. She currently serves as Director of Public Affairs at Cox Communications and has more than 20 years’ worth of experience in operations at system and division level management. Colleen has also served as a Public Information Officer for a California State University and was responsible for the management of all crisis communication, development of online communications presence and external and internal communications materials. She is a crisis communications expert with a proven track record of strategic partnership and alliance formation, including serving as lead negotiator on high-profile public/private partnerships. Throughout her career, she has successfully managed multi-million-dollar budgets and has been responsible for the effective management of legislative initiatives on business and industry-specific policies in numerous states.

Pradeep Gidwani

Pradeep Gidwani, MD, MPH, FAAP is pediatrician and community health leader focused on creating systematic solutions and changes to improve the lives of children and their families. Currently, he works at the American Academy of Pediatrics, California Chapter 3, San Diego and Imperial Counties (AAP-CA3) on a team that provides countywide coordination and support for two large-scale community initiatives – Healthy Development Services and First Step Home Visiting funded by First 5 San Diego. These communitywide programs have reached more than 25,000 children annually for the last 10 years. Pradeep is also Past President of AAP-CA3 and serves on numerous community advisory boards, including the National Advisory Committee of Healthy Families America and State Advisory Board for California Nurse Family Partnership. He teaches at San Diego State University in the Department of Child and Family Development.

About The San Diego Foundation

The San Diego Foundation maximizes the impact of your charitable giving. We mobilize philanthropic resources to advance quality of life, increase social impact and champion civic engagement. For more than 40 years, The Foundation and our donors have granted more than $1.1 billion to grow a vibrant San Diego region. Learn more on our website, and consider a donation to the Fund for the Future Endowment which supports San Diego community needs for good, forever.


Vince Heald, Beck Ellman Heald, 858-453-9600, vheald@behmedia.com
Justin Nunez, The San Diego Foundation, 336-254-7056, justin@sdfoundation.org