Leadership

Officers:

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Mark Lagace
President, Executive Committee
Director of Philanthropy, Home Start, Inc.
mlagace@home-start.org

AFP Involvement
Officer, Board of Directors and Executive Committee: Have served as 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.
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Brian Zumbano
President Elect, Executive Committee
VP, Development & Stewardship, The San Diego Foundation
brianzumbano@yahoo.com

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

Chair the Senior Network of Advancement Professionals Committee, 2017

VP Education, 2018

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

Lisa_R.jpgLisa Ritchie, MA, CFRE
Past President, Executive Committee
Vice President, Netzel Grigsby Associates, Inc.
lritchie@netzelgrigsby.com
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.


Kea_Spurrier.jpgKea Spurrier
VP, Education, Executive Committee
Director, Capital Campaign, Development Department, San Diego Zoo Global
kspurrier@sandiegozoo.org

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
Carlos_M.jpgCarlos Medina
VP, Membership, Executive Committee
Grant Writer II, San Diego LGBT Community Center
carlos_andres_medina@yahoo.com

AFP Involvement
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

Laura_R.jpgLaura Rice, MBA
VP, Community Relations, Executive Committee
Director of Development, Girl Scouts San Diego
lrice@sdgirlscouts.org

AFP Involvement
National Philanthropy Day Planning Committee and AFP Membership over multiple years

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

David_Lang_photo__1_.jpgDavid Lang
VP, Resource Development, Executive Committee
Sr. Development & Community Relations Officer, Bastyr University, CA
dlang@bastyr.edu

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.
Jeanne_S.jpgJeanne Schmelzer, CFRE
Secretary, Executive Committee
Executive Vice President, Netzel Grigsby & Associates, Inc.
jschmelzer@netzelgrigsby.com

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 committee

Past President of SD and Silicon Valley

Other Community Engagement and Boards 
Board member (2016-18)  – NCPC, Secretary, Membership Chair

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
rebecca.gennaro@wellsfargo.com

JulieWright.jpgJulie Wright
VP, Inclusion, Executive Committee
Development Specialist, San Diego Zoo Global
jwright@sandiegozoo.org

AFP Involvement

Inclusion, VP – 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-Present
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

Todd_K.jpgTodd Kaprielian
Director at Large, Executive Committee
Foundation Executive Director, St. Paul's Senior Services Foundation
ToddKaprielian@stpaulseniors.org

AFP Involvement

I have served on the AFP for 5 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.

GCGcropped.jpgGeoff Graham, CFRE
Director at Large - Endowment/Planning, Executive Committee
Senior Director, Gift Planning, Charitable Giving Advisor
QE2 Foundation
geoff.graham@qe2foundation.ca

AFP Involvement
AFP Member since 1996. AFP San Diego: Served as Vice President of Education, Education Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Director at Large, Mentorship Chair, Ethics Chair, SNAP committee, NPD committee, Development Day committee, Finance committee, Endowment and Executive committee.
AFP Nova Scotia: Director at Large.

Other Community Engagement and Boards 

San Diego Planned Giving Partnership member since 1998. Past President; Vice President; and Membership Director.
Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP) member since 2007. CAGP Nova Scotia: Director at Large.

Professional Affiliation
IWK Health Centre Foundation - Making a difference in the lives of women, children, youth and families in the Maritimes of Canada. Independent Philanthropy Consultant.

Dale_G.jpgDale Ganzow
Director at Large - Corporate, Executive Committee
Sales Manager, San Diego Business Journal
dganzow@sdbj.com


Directors:

Oliver_W.jpgOliver Welty

Mentorship Chair
President & Founder of The Welty Group, LLC - A Philanthropy Focused Consulting Firm
Oliver@WeltyGroup.com

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

RowleyPhoto.jpgLauren Rowley
Webinar Chair

Master of Business Administration, 2020
Rady School of Management, University of California San Diego
Lauren.Rowley@rady.ucsd.edu

AFP Involvement
Webinar Chair 2019
Member since 2017

Other Community Engagement and Boards
Board Member - San Diego Regional Chamber Young Leaders
LEAD San Diego Impact Program Graduate 2018

Professional Affiliations
Master of Business Administration Candidate at Rady School of Management, UC San Diego

Nancy Rohland-Heinrich
Educaton/Programs Co-Chair
President, National University System
nrohland@nu.edu

Cynthia Rice
Education/Programs Co-Chair
Associate VP of Institutional Advancement, MiraCosta College
crice@miracosta.edu

 
TamikaFranklin.jpgTamika Franklin
Inclusion Chair
Development Director, The Preuss School UC San Diego
twfranklin@ucsd.edu

Headshot2__002_.jpgJim Woods
Membership Chair
VP, Corporate Relations, United Way of San Diego
jim.woods@uwsd.org

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
Nunez_Justin_2017.jpgJustin Nunez
PR/Communications Chair
Director of Communications, The San Diego Foundation
justin@sdfoundation.org

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

Valenciano__Danielle_2017.jpgDanielle Valenciano
Scholarships Chair
Scholarships Director, The San Diego Foundation
daniellev@sdfoundation.org

Mary Rose McDermott
SNAP! Chair
Director of Development, School of Business, USD
mmcdermott@sandiego.edu

Brooke_T.jpgBrooke Truesdale, CFRE
Stewardship Chair
Individual and Planning Giving Officer, San Diego Zoo Global
btruesdale@sandiegozoo.org

AFP Involvement
2019- Stewardship Chair
2018- VP, Membership
2017- VP, Membership
2016- VP, Community Relations and NPD Planning Committee
2015- VP, Community Relations and NPD Planning Committee- Chair, Honoree Outreach Committee

Member since 2014


Other Community Engagement and Boards
Women Give San Diego (2018- Present)
Friends of San Diego Wildlife Refuges (2018- Present)
Survivors of Torture International, Benevon Committee (2015-2018)
Southern Methodist University San Diego Chapter Co-President (2015-2017)
USS Boxer LHD4 Family Readiness Group, Fundraising Chair (2016)


Professional Affiliation
Individual and Planned Gifts Officer, San Diego Zoo Global

HeadshotSB.jpgSarah Booher
Young Professionals Chair
Development Associate, Museum of Man
sbooher@museumofman.org

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


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