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Laura Galinson

Laura Galinson is the Founder and President of the Galinson Family Foundation, the Price-Galinson Collaborative Fund, the Alternative Families Fund, as well as the Laura Jo Galinson Advised Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego. Laura has a Bachelor’s degree in Comparative Religion from University of Colorado, Boulder, where her passion for photography … Continue reading Laura Galinson

Shaina Gross

Shaina Gross is currently the Vice President of Client Services at the San Diego Workforce Partnership.  She provides strategic vision and implementation for a portfolio of over $30 million in workforce funding, helping Youth and Adults with education attainment, skill development and job placement.  This includes managing six job center locations across the county, serving … Continue reading Shaina Gross

Sarah Lyman

With nearly a decade of experience catalyzing results in health philanthropy, Sarah brings unique leadership to her role as executive director of the Alliance Healthcare Foundation, working at the intersection of population health, systems change and collaboration in order to advance health equity. Prior to joining Alliance, Sarah served as the Executive Vice President for … Continue reading Sarah Lyman

Jeffrey S. Kim

Jeffrey S. Kim is a program director at The California Wellness Foundation where he currently manages grantmaking related to the Economic Security & Dignity portfolio. His responsibilities include reviewing letters of interest, requesting and evaluating grant proposals, conducting site visits, making funding recommendations and monitoring active grants. Prior to joining Cal Wellness in April 2005, … Continue reading Jeffrey S. Kim

Sara Vaz

Sara Vaz is Community Relations Manager for the Nordson Corporation Foundation. Nordson engineers, manufactures and markets differentiated products used for dispensing adhesives, coatings, sealants, biomaterials and other materials; for fluid management; for test and inspection; and for UV curing and plasma surface treatment. Operating in over 30 countries, Nordson is the leader in precision dispensing, … Continue reading Sara Vaz

Warren Ruis

Warren Ruis is the Director of Regional Public Affairs for San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E), a subsidiary of San Diego-based Sempra Energy. In this role, he is responsible for building the Company’s support programs for local governments and certain agencies. His team manages relationships with more than 150 local elected officials and hundreds … Continue reading Warren Ruis

Dr. Kim Phillips Boehm

As she navigated the pathways of a long and distinguished career in academia, Kimberley Phillips Boehm steadily became aware that one day she would need to step up and give back. This passion to make a difference blossomed during her days writing award-winning books and conducting research on the history and culture of African-Americans and … Continue reading Dr. Kim Phillips Boehm

Jeremy Pearl

As Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Jeremy is responsible for fiscal oversight of the Foundation including finance and operations, investment management, human resources and information systems. He also works closely with donors and their advisors to support charitable gift planning. Jeremy’s career has focused on tax, estate and financial planning. Prior to joining … Continue reading Jeremy Pearl

Macy Olivas

Macy Olivas is a graduate of Whitworth University where she studied Sociology and Leadership Studies.When she was a senior at The Preuss School UCSD, she became a recipient of The Patricia & Christopher Weil Family Foundation’s MKC College Scholarship. She now serves as the family foundation’s executive director. Her past experience includes working with Teach … Continue reading Macy Olivas

Dr. Jesse Mills

Jesse Mills, PhD, is a scholar, artist and activist. He is an Associate Professor in Ethnic Studies at the University of San Diego. Developing an African American Studies curriculum, serving as a resource for campus-wide diversity efforts, and mentoring advanced undergraduate research in ethnic studies, Jesse enjoys being a part of the USD learning community. … Continue reading Dr. Jesse Mills

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