Brian Zumbano
President, Executive Committee
VP, Development & Stewardship, The San Diego Foundation

AFP Involvement
Member, Board of Directors, AFP San Diego, 2017-present

Chair the Senior Network of Advancement Professionals Committee, 2017
VP Education, 2018
President-Elect, 2019

Other Community Engagement and Boards 
Member, Board of Directors, New Destiny Housing Corporation, 2009-2013

Fulfilled board responsibilities for non-profit organization that provides housing and services to low-income domestic violence survivors in New York City

As Chair of the Board’s Development Committee, helped create and manage the organization’s individual giving program

Laura_R.jpgLaura Rice
President-Elect, Executive Committee
Director of Development, National University

AFP Involvement
National Philanthropy Day Planning Committee and AFP Membership over multiple years
VP, Community Relations

Other Community Engagement and Boards
Founding Member, Rady Children Hospital Young Professionals Auxiliary

Speaker, Center for Nonprofit Success’ San Francisco Fundraising Summit

Professional Affiliation
Director of Fund Development for Girl Scouts San Diego

Jeanne Schmelzer, CFRE
Secretary, Executive Committee
Executive Vice President, Netzel Grigsby & Associates, Inc.

AFP Involvement
AFP Member since 1981

Board member since 2004 – 2010 and then again from 2010 to present

Membership VP, Treasurer, Secretary, Member at Large (Strategic Planning), NPD Planning Committee 2019, NPD Honorary Committee 2019

AFP NPD Outstanding Development Professional 2017

Past President of SD and Silicon Valley

Other Community Engagement and Boards 
NCPC Board Member (2016 - Present)
Past Secretary and Membership Chair for NCPC
NCPC Treasurer – 2020
Spirit of Carol Sigelman Award 2016

SD Business Journal Women Who Mean Business Award 2016

Past Board Member Downtown YMCA of San Diego County

Professional Affiliation
Rotary of San Diego

Rebecca Gennaro
Treasurer, Finance Committee, Executive Committee
VP, Senior Philanthropic Specialist, Wells Fargo Private Bank

Mark Lagace
Past President, Executive Committee
Director of Philanthropy, Home Start, Inc.

AFP Involvement
Officer, Board of Directors and Executive Committee: Have served as President (1 year), Chapter VP (2 years), VP of Membership (2 years), Scholarship Chair (2 years), Webinar Chair (1 Year)

Board Member since 2012

Colette Murray Fellow 2010 & 2011
Chamberlain Scholarship Recipient 2012

Other Community Engagement and Boards
Big Brother (via Big Brothers Big Sisters) 2015 & 2016
Flood Church Life-Group Leader 2007 -2017
All People’s Church Greeting Volunteer 2018 - Present

Professional Affiliation
Director of Philanthropy, Home Start, Inc.

Courtney Cordero
VP, Education, Executive Committee

Association Director of Annual Campaign, 
YMCA of San Diego County

Carlos_M.jpgCarlos Medina
VP, Membership, Executive Committee
Learning Services Manager, San Diego Grantmakers

AFP Involvement
Membership Chair, 2019 - Present; Mentorship Chair, 2017-2018; Group Webinar Conference Chair, 2016; Murray Galinson Fellow, 2014-2016.

Other Community Engagement and Boards
(Volunteerism) special events, Mama's Kitchen; yoga instructor, Father Joe's Villages.

Professional Affiliation
Grant Writer II, San Diego LGBT Community Center
JulieWright.jpgJulie Wright
VP, Inclusion, Executive Committee
Development Specialist, San Diego Zoo Global

AFP Involvement

Inclusion VP, Sept 2019 - Present
Executive Committee, Sept 2019 - Present
Inclusion Co-Chair, Jan 2019–Sept 2019
Inclusion Committee, 2018–Present

AFP San Diego member since 2017

Other Community Engagement and Boards

Loeb Center Advisory Council, Amherst College, Member 2017-2020
Apra Florida Board of Directors, 2016-2018
Big Brothers Big Sisters Miami, Mentor 2014-2017
Apra International, Membership Committee 2016-2017
Miami Emerging Museum Professionals, Executive Committee/ Founding Member 2012-2015


Professional Affiliation

Development Specialist, San Diego Zoo Global

TFranklin.jpgTamika Franklin
VP, Community Relations, Executive Committee
Development Director, The Preuss School UC San Diego

AFP Involvement
Communications VP, Jan 2020 - Present
Executive Committee, Jan 2020 - Present
Communications Committee, Jan 2020 - Present
Inclusion Co-Chair, Jan 2019–Dec 2019
Inclusion Committee, 2018–Present

AFP San Diego member since 2017

Other Community Engagement and Boards
Member, Board of Trustees, Lawrence University, 2016-2019
Member, Campaign Steering Committee, Lawrence University 2016 - Present
Member, Fundraising Committee, Reality Changers, 2018-Present
Chapter Advisor, Kappa Alpha Theta, 2007-2019

Professional Affiliation
Director of Development-The Preuss School UC San Diego, UC San Diego
David_Lang_photo__1_.jpgDavid Lang
VP, Resource Development, Executive Committee
Partner, DAL Group

AFP Involvement
 I joined the Chicago chapter of the National Society of Fundraising Professionals (NSFRE), precursor to AFP, in 1990 when I served as vice president for development for the Sigma Chi Fraternity Foundation in Evanston, Illinois. I have continued by affiliation with AFP, off and on during the past three decades.

Other Community Engagement and Boards
From 2001-2011, I was Executive Director of the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, the collaborative body and collective voice for 26 cultural institutions in San Diego’s historic Balboa Park.

Professional Affiliation
Past president of the San Diego Uptown Rotary Club, AFP San Diego Board of Directors, membership committee of the Corporate Directors Forum, member of the USA Triathlon Foundation Board of Trustees, and Scouting Alumni & Friends Association National Committee.
Dale_G.jpgDale Ganzow
Director at Large - Corporate, Executive Committee
Director, Regional Workforce Education Solutions
National University System
Todd_K.jpgTodd Kaprielian
Director at Large, Executive Committee
Foundation Executive Director, 
St. Paul's Senior Services Foundation

AFP Involvement

I have served on the AFP for 6 years. Among other roles, I served as Web Conferences Chair; Membership Chair; Member at Large and as Chapter Secretary.

Other Community Engagement and Boards 
I am an active member in Toastmasters (District 5). I served as Area Director 19, Club President and Vice President of Education.

I am also a ten year member of the San Diego Downtown Lions club. I am the CFO/Secretary of the Welfare Foundation, Membership Chair and Second Vice-President.

Lisa_R.jpgLisa Ritchie, MA, CFRE
Director at Large, Executive Committee
Vice President, Netzel Grigsby Associates, Inc.
AFP Involvement
Officer, Board of Directors and Executive Committee
President, 2018 Vice President, Community Relations; Vice President Resource Development

Moderator, Impacts of Tax Reform on Charitable Giving, Ethics in Fundraising, Why Give Locally in a Global Economy: An Interview with the Outstanding Philanthropist
Editor, AFP San Diego Chapter Newsletter
AFP Presenter, Women in Philanthropy and Development Panel; Strategic Philanthropy and Metrics; Ethics Roundtable; Supporting the Causes You Care About, at Qualcomm; and 21st Century Fundraising at University of San Diego State of Nonprofits and Philanthropy Summit
AFP Mentor, Colette Murray Fellowship Program

Other Community Engagement and Boards 

Member, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego (22 sites) - Marketing & Communications Advisory Board
Past Member:
Hope Village Chesed Home Board of Directors
San Dieguito Academy Foundation Board of Directors
Jewish Community Foundation Grants Committee
KPBS Advisory Board 

Professional Affiliation
Vice President, Netzel Grigsby Associates – Improving nonprofit impact by delivering trusted counsel in management, planning, and fundraising throughout California, the Western U.S., and Hawaii. Our clients include hospitals and health centers, human service organizations, educational institutions, foundations, and museums.
Oliver_W.jpgOliver Welty

Director at Large, Executive Committee
President & Founder of The Welty Group, LLC -
A Philanthropy Focused Consulting Firm

AFP Involvement
AFP member for 30 years
CFRE accredited for 23 years

Current Volunteer Roles:
Mentorship Program Chair
Resource Development Committee Member

Former Volunteer Roles:
San Diego Chapter-
Board President
VP for Resource Development
VP for Education
Finance Committee Member
Resource Development Committee Member
Membership Committee Member
NPD Planning Committee Member
NPD Honorary Committee Member
Silicon Valley Chapter-
VP for Education
Mentorship Program Chair


Nancy Rohland-Heinrich
Education/Programs Co-Chair

President, National University System

Cynthia Rice
Education/Programs Co-Chair

Associate VP of Institutional Advancement, MiraCosta College

Jae Yang
Group Webinar Chair
Associate Director of Development
The San Diego Museum of Art

AFP Involvement
Board Member since 2020

Other Community Engagement and Boards
Los Angeles Art Association, Advisory Board Member 2011 – Present

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Benefit Host Committee Member 2016

Art Project Los Angeles/APLA Health, Benefit Auction Committee Member 2016

The Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), Support Council Board Member 2008 – 2011

AIGA (Los Angeles), Board Member 2005 – 2008

Professional Affiliation
Associate Director of Development, The San Diego Museum of Art

SScapicchio_Headshot__2_.jpgSarafina Scapicchio
Inclusion Chair
Director of Philanthropy, San Diego LGBT Pride

AFP Involvement
Inclusion Co-Chair, Present

Other Community Engagement and Boards
Membership Co-Chair, Women Give San Diego
Event Committee, San Diego Trans Day of Empowerment
Scholarship Committee Chair, Tracie Jada O’Brien Trans Youth Scholarship Fund

Professional Affiliation
Director of Philanthropy, San Diego LGBT Pride
Headshot2__002_.jpgJim Woods
Membership Chair

VP, Corporate Relations, United Way of San Diego

AFP Involvement
Member Chair 2019

Other Community Engagement and Boards
Board Member- Beach and Bay Y
Board Member - San Diego Regional Chamber Young Leaders
LEAD San Diego Impact Program Graduate 2017
Mentor- Point Loma Nazarene MBA Program
Founding Member- United Way of San Diego’s Emerging Leaders
Kea_Spurrier.jpgKea Spurrier
Mentorship Chair
Director, Capital Campaign, Development Department, 
San Diego Zoo Global

AFP Involvement

Other Community Engagement and Boards
Volunteerism at 
La Jolla Elementary School, La Jolla Presbyterian Church and University of California, San Diego  

Professional Affiliation
Campaign Director, San Diego Zoo Global
Nunez_Justin_2017.jpgJustin Nunez
PR/Communications Chair
Director of Communications, The San Diego Foundation

Cody Grigsby
National Philanthropy Day PR/Communications Chair
Vice President, Netzel Grigsby Associates, Inc.

Valenciano__Danielle_2017.jpgDanielle Valenciano
Scholarships Chair
Scholarships Director, The San Diego Foundation

Mary_Rose_McDermott_Low_Res_V2__2_.jpgMary Rose McDermott
SNAP! Chair
Director of Development
University of San Diego School of Business

AFP Involvement
I joined the Western New York Chapter of AFP over ten years ago where I served on the Board of Directors and was Chair of National Philanthropy Day. Upon recently moving to San Diego, I am excited to also contribute on the Board of the San Diego Chapter.

Professional Affiliation
Director of Development for the University of San Diego School of Business
Stephanie_Venti_Headshot.jpgStephanie Venti
Stewardship Chair

Director of Development, Division of Social Sciences
University of California San Diego

AFP Involvement
Chair, Stewardship Committee
Stewardship Committee Member 2019

Other Community Engagement and Boards
Alternate Member, Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on the Status of Women at UC SanDiego 2019 - present
YMCA San Diego County volunteer 2018 – present
UC San Diego International House Board Member 2016 – 2019

Professional Affiliation
Director of Development – Division of Social Sciences, UC San Diego

HeadshotSB.jpgSarah Booher
Young Professionals Chair
Associate Director of Philanthropy
Rady Children's Hospital Foundation

AFP Involvement
Young Professionals Chair- Current
Young Professionals Planning Committee Member 2018

Other Community Engagements
Partner of Social Venture Partners San Diego  
Board Member, Secretary, for Science Delivered

Professional Affiliation
Development Associate, San Diego Museum of Man

Chapter Manager:

Katie Gomez

For questions, please contact Katie Gomez, Chapter Manager at 760.518.0776.