Leadership

Officers:

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Lisa Ritchie, MA, CFRE
President, Executive Committee
Vice President, Netzel Grigsby Associates, Inc.
lritchie@netzelgrigsby.com
AFP Involvement
Officer, Board of Directors and Executive Committee
Vice President, Community Relations / Resource Development
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 
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 
Clients have included: Academy of Our Lady of Peace, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego (20 sites), Chicano Federation, Family YMCA of the Desert, Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation, Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute, Imperial Valley Food Bank, La Jolla Country Day School, MiraCosta College Foundation, Mission San Luis Rey Parish, Neighborhood Healthcare, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute.

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

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Andrea Muir
Immediate Past President, Nominating Committee, Executive Committee
Director of Development, Episcopal Community Services
amuir@ecscalifornia.org

AFP Involvement
I have been involved with AFP San Diego Board since 2010 and I have served on the Membership Committee, VP of Community Relations for two years, VP of Education, NPD Co- Chair with Keely Tidrow in 2013, President – Elect and President in 2017

 

Professional Affiliation
Currently, Director of Donor Stewardship for Promises2Kids
As of January 2, 2018 – Director of Development for Episcopal Community Services

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Brian Zumbano
VP, Education, 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

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Brooke Truesdale, CFRE
VP, Membership, Executive Committee
Associate Director of Development, San Diego Zoo Global
btruesdale@sandiegozoo.org

AFP Involvement

2018- VP, Membership

2017- VP, Membership

2016- VP, Community Relations and NPD Planning Committee

2015- VP, Community Relations (at the end of the year) and NPD Planning Committee- Chair of the Honoree Outreach Committee


Other Community Engagement and Boards

Survivors of Torture International, Benevon Committee (2015-2017)

USS Boxer LHD4 Family Readiness Group, Fundraising Chair (2016)

Southern Methodist University San Diego Chapter Co-President (2015-2017)


Professional Affiliation

Individual and Planned Gifts Officer, San Diego Zoo Global



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

AFP Involvement
National Philanthropy Day Planning Committee

Other Community Engagement and Boards

Professional Affiliation
Director of Fund Development for Girl Scouts San Diego
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Oliver Welty
VP, Resource Development, Executive Committee
President, The Welty Group
OliverWelty@gmail.com

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Dani Dawson
VP, Inclusion, Executive Committee
Executive Director, Office of Gift Planning, UC San Diego
DDawson@ucsd.edu

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Todd Kaprielian
Secretary, 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.

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Jeanne Schmelzer, CFRE
Treasurer, Finance Committee, 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

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Geoff Graham, CFRE
Director at Large - Endowment/Planning, Executive Committee
Charitable & Planned Giving, IWK Health Centre Foundation
geoff.graham@iwk.nshealth.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.

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

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Keely Tidrow
Director at Large - Arts & Culture, Executive Committee
Associate Director of Development, The Old Globe
ktidrow@theoldglobe.org

AFP Involvement
  • President 2016
  • President Elect 2015
  • VP, Membership 2014
  • Membership Chair 2013
  • NPD Co-Chair 2013
  • Group Webinar Chair 2010 – 2012
  • Inclusion Committee 2009
Other Community Engagement and Boards 
  • Culture Shock Dance Troupe
    • President 2013-2015
    • Board Member 2012-Present
  • Big Brothers / Big Sisters Operation Big
  • Southern California Siamese Rescue foster
  • The Journey / Co-Lab Burning Man project
Professional Affiliation
The Old Globe, Associate Director of Development, Major Gifts

 


Directors:

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David Lang
Group Webinar Conference Chair
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.
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Monte Jones
Inclusion Chair
Chief Executive Officer, Logan Heights Community Development Corporation
monte.jones@bamecdc.org

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Kea Spurrier
Education/Programs Chair
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
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Zachary Colombo
Membership Chair
Assistant Director of Development, UC San Diego
zcolombo@ucsd.edu

AFP Involvement
AFP Board member – 2016 - present
Membership Chair – 2018
Young Professionals Chair – 2016 & 2017  
Resource Development Committee for NPD – 2016 & 2017

Other Community Engagement and Boards
I’ve served in a number of volunteer capacities for San Diego and Boston orgs, including: YNPN San Diego, Boston Children’s Hospital, EPIP, and the UConn Alumni San Diego Chapter

Professional Affiliation
Associate Director of Development, UC San Diego

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Carlos Medina
Mentorship Chair
Grants Officer, Father Joe's Villages
carlos.medina@neighbor.org

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
Grants Officer, Father Joe's Villages
Francisco Martinez
PR/Communications Chair
Vice President, Social Media, The Zen Marketing Group
francisco@marketingzen.com

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Mark Kalpakgian
Scholarships Chair
Director of Strategic Partnerships, The Classical Academies
mark@classicalacademy.com

AFP Involvement
  • Currently serves as the Scholarships Chair for AFPSD
  • Previously served on the National Philanthropy Day planning committee

Other Community Engagement and Boards 
  •  Board President for the North County Economic Development Corporation 
  •  President of the Franciscan University Alumni Association of Southern California
  •  Advisory committee for Woodcrafters America
  •  Advisory committee to Bishop Mikael Mouradian, (Armenian Catholic Eparchy of the United States and Canada) 

Professional Affiliation
  • Director of Strategic Partnerships for The Classical Academies

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Dana Vandersip
SNAP! Chair
Vice President, Development, Make-A-Wish, San Diego
dvandersip@wishsandiego.org


AFP Involvement
  • AFPSD Board of Directors from 2009-2010 and 2012-2013, member of various AFPSD committees since 2005, including Chair of SNAP! Committee, Member of SNAP! Committee, and Member of Mentorship and CFRE committees, and Member of AFPSD since 2004

Other Community Engagement and Boards
  • Wish Granting volunteer, Make-A-Wish San Diego, 2013-present
  • Chair of the Development Committee of Words Alive! from 2008-2016 and a Member of the Board from 2011-2016
  • Volunteer for the Butterworth Dance Company from 2006-2008
  • Chair of the Development Committee for the Golden Care Academy from 2007-2008

Professional Affiliation
  • Vice President of Development, Make-A-Wish San Diego

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Kristi Ingles
Young Professionals Chair
Assistant Director of Development, Jacobs School of Engineering, UC San Diego
kingles@eng.ucsd.edu