IMPACT Participants

While IMPACT is open to all adults, the successful applicants are passionate, capable and engaged individuals who are interested in personal and professional development, demonstrate leadership abilities and plan to stay in the greater San Diego/Northern Baja California region for at least the next five years.


IMPACT San Diego Class of 2017

Amber Albrecht
Senior Manager, Communications

Payal Beam
Vice President
Mental Health Systems

Bonnie Broberg
Associate Director, Development
La Jolla Playhouse

Connie Broussard
Deputy Attorney General
Office of the Attorney General
California Department of Justice

Peter Chodzko
Instructional Lead
Gompers Preparatory Academy

Teresa Clanton
Senior Paralegal
San Diego County Employees Retirement Association

Dylan Cooke
Financial Advisor
Merrill Lynch

Amy Dawson
Sales & Marketing Manager
Moss Adams

Laura Earl
Senior Counsel, Legal Regulatory

Laura Fandino
Director, Environment & Sustainability Programs
UC San Diego Extension

Garrett Fena
Senior Associate
Voit Real Estate Services

Kiera Galloway
Field Representative
Office of Congressman Scott Peters (95)

Cameron Gharabiklou
Justice Law Group

Natalie Haack
Senior Account Executive
Nuffer, Smith, Tucker

Jenna Harris
Director of Outreach/Policy Advisor
Office of Councilmember Chris Cate
City of San Diego

Jay Henslee
Vice President, District Manager
U.S. Bank

John Hickman, III
Finance Manager
Cox Communications

Melissa Hocanson
Staff Assistant II
Port of San Diego

Whitney Hodges
Senior Associate
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, LLP

Traci Hong
Community Relations Marketing Specilalist
San Diego County Credit Union

Randy Hoyle
Senior Vice President
Head of Renewables Development
Terra-Gen, LLC

Staci Ignell
Senior Communications Specialist
General Dynamics NASSCO

Divya Kakaiya
CEO/Clinical Psychologist
Healthy Within, Inc.

Jennifer Kreutter
Manager, Budget & Reporting
San Diego Housing Commission

Scotty Oliver Lombardi
Manager, Global Talent Acquisition &
Organizational Development
Hunter Industries, Inc.

Cora Long
Co-Founder, Nonprofit Consultant
J Group Strategies

Lindsey Lupo
Professor of Political Science
Point Loma Nazarene University

Viry Martino
Estimating Engineer
Turner Construction

Channelle McNutt
Development Officer
San Diego State University


Colin Miller
Director, Real Estate Development
San Diego Housing Commission

Michael Minjares
Grants Manager
Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank

Lindsay Nuismer
Financial Planning Manager
Sempra Energy

Matthew Oatman
Vice President – Senior Relationship Manager
Wells Fargo

Idara Ogunsaju
Department Administrator
Kaiser Permanente

Kazeem Omidiji
Project Manager

Vida Peñaflor
Government Affairs Coordinator
Greater San Diego Association of REALTORS

Jacqui Pernicano
Junior Achievement of San Diego County

Andrew Picard
Director of Programs
San Diego Workforce Partnership

Kevin Pointer
Management Analyst
City of Carlsbad

Tess Radmill
Manager, Economic Development
City of San Marcos

Melanie Rick
Director, Senior Consultant
Focus 5, Inc.

Shreya Sasaki
Finance Director
Kaiser Permanente

Rebecca Schacher
Manager, Administrative Services & Physician Programs
Kaiser Permanente

Cam Schultz
EmbroidMe San Diego

Sarah Setiawan
The Girard Foundation

Nikki Shimozaki
Business Development Manager
Nextgen Global Resources

Aine Shivnan
Vice President
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Jennifer Sosa
Field Representative
Congressman Scott Peters (95)

Leslie Thomas
Business Operations Manager

Bryan Underwood
Acquisition Manager
Caster Properties, Inc.

Blanca Uribe
Vice President
Club de Beisbol Toros de Tijuana

Katie Vandenburg
Executive Assistant
Toft Group Executive Search

Eric Walker
Senior Research Analyst

Krystin Williamson
Account Manager

Wilda Wong
Communications Specialist
San Diego Workforce Partnership

Addie Woodard
Public Affairs Manager

James Woods
Associate Director, Corporate Relations
United Way of San Diego County

Lisa Yun
Associate Attorney
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, LLP