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.

Meet the IMPACT San Diego Class of 2018

Hali Michelle Anderson
Senior Associate
Wilson Turner Kosmo, LLP

Sam Assael
Managing Director
Union Bank

Corinne Aylor
Community Volunteer

Laura Bagheri
Vice President, Director of Education Programs
Junior Achievement of San Diego County

Liisa Bozinovic
Executive Director
Biocom Institute

Kirby Brady
Research Director
San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation

Regina Brown
Manager, Small Business Development
San Diego County Regional Airport Authority

Diwata Brown
Member Benefits Manager
San Diego County Employees Retirement Association

Paige Bryant
Assistant Director,
Center for International Business Education & Research
San Diego State University

Sarah Burns
Research Manager
San Diego Workforce Partnership

Cameron Clarke
Relationship Manager
U.S. Bank

Melanie Cohn
Director, Regional Policy & Government Affairs
Biocom

Sarah Czarnecki
Account Executive
Nuffer, Smith, Tucker

Rhia Davis
Clean Energy Policy Manager
San Diego Gas & Electric

Jessica deLinde
Family Readiness Officer, Marine Corps Community Services
Marine Corps Air Station Miramar
U.S. Marine Corps

Alejandra Gavaldon
Director, Infrastructure & Water Policy
Office Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer
City of San Diego

Kathryn Giles
Senior Component Specialist
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Meredith Grant
Associate Attorney
Paul Plevin Sullivan & Connaughton

Lauren Hall
Associate Executive Director
Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA

Keely Halsey
Deputy City Attorney
City of San Diego

Emily Wilson Hassig
Director, Major Gifts
Promises2Kids

Scott Ingold
Attorney
Higgs Fletcher & Mack

Ernesta Johnson
Liaison to the President & CEO
Neighborhood House Association

Pasha Johnson
Commercial Mortgage Banker
Pacific Southwest Realty Service

Kristen Kerr
Admitting Manager
Kaiser Permanente

Liliane Lendvai
Operations Manager
Blair Search Partners

Annamay Luyun
Project Manager
San Diego Gas & Electric

Fred Magaña
Lieutenant, Imperial Beach Station
San Diego County Sheriff’s Department

Chad Matkowski
Associate Executive Director
Joe & Mary Mottino Family YMCA

Kerry McCullough
Assistant Director, Rehabilitation Services
UC San Diego Health

Charles McGinnis
Director, Professional & Public Programs
University of San Diego

Javier Metoyer
Business Banking Officer
Silvergate Bank

Kelly Middleton
Commanding Officer, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 8
Naval Air Station North Island
U.S. Navy

Dan Montoya
Assistant Vice President,
SDSU Alumni
San Diego State University

Christine Neville
Brand Manager
MeringCarson

Anthony Nguyen
Director of Constituent Services | Health Policy
Office of Congressman
Scott Peters (95)

Alison Phillips
Communications Director
San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce

Andrew Phillips
CFO & COO
Civic San Diego

Laura Purdom
Administrative & Facilities Manager
St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center

Sandra Rabourne
Director, Corporate/Community Partnership
Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank

Golbanou Rahimi
Vice President
Mental Health Systems

Mike Ramirez, Jr.
Portfolio Manager
Private Asset Management

Chris Ramos
Vice President
Wells Fargo Middle Market Banking

Elsa Roth
Manager, Development & Donor Relations
MAAC

Kelly Rusinak
Assistant Department Administrator
Kaiser Permanente

Krystle Sanchez
Supply Chain Professional 5
General Dynamics NASSCO

Vilavanh Sanginthirath
Founder & CEO
San Diego Innovations

Mike Schroder
Dean, Extended Learning
Associate Vice President, International Programs
California State University San Marcos

Jen Summers
Principal Commercial Energy Policy Advisor
San Diego Gas & Electric

Lori Thiel
President
League of Women Voters, San Diego

Jason Tucker
Development Director
Access Youth Academy

Lauren Tullis
Director, Advancement
Reality Changers

Oscar Urteaga
Manager, Government Affairs
Cox Communications

Brooke Valle
Deputy Director, Programs
San Diego Workforce Partnership

Joshua West
Senior Associate
Voit Real Estate Services

David Yow
Legislative Policy Administrator
Port of San Diego

Evone Zander
Learning & Organizational Development Specialist
CHC Consulting