Advisors to the Board
WHO WE ARE
A group of committed leaders and community members who uphold NCRC’s mission
and propel the organization into the future.
Vice Chairman, Cushman & Wakefield
Former: Chairman of John Burnham & Co., Burnham Pacific Properties and Chairman of the Advisory COlmcil of Sorrento Associates; Past Founder and Director of First National Bank of San Diego
Boards/Community Involvement: Trustee of The Burnham Institute, Dean's Advisory Council of The Rady School of Management at the University California, San Diego
Carol Littlejohn Chang
Dean Emeritus, UC San Francisco School of Dentistry and Health Planning Consultant
Boards/Community Involvement: Chair, UCSD Foundation Board of Trustees; Chair, Balboa Park Conservancy Board of Trustees; Past Board Member, National Conflict Resolution Center; Past Chair, Moores Cancer Center Board at UC San Diego; Past President, San Diego Women’s Foundation; Past President, Board of Trustees, Fleet Science Center
Boards/Community Involvement: Museum of Photographic Arts; the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center; the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; the Verified Voting Foundation; President Obama’s National Finance Committee; President Obama’s Arts Policy Committee; President Obama’s Urban Policy Committee; President Obama’s Arts and the Humanities; Finance Committee, Common Purpose Project; Finance Committee, Unity Fund
Bobbie A. Gilbert
Retired, Marriage & Family Therapist
Boards/Community Involvement: Past Board Chair NCRC; Planned Parenthood Board; ACLU Board; UC San Diego ArtPower; Jewish Community Foundation Board.
Trustee, The Herberger Foundation
Boards/Community Involvement: Arizona State University Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts Dean’s Leadership Cabinet; founder, Arizona Women’s Education and Employment, Inc;; Founder, The Arizona Women’s Forum; Founder Visionaries for a Vital Arizona; Sanford, Burnham, Prebys Medical Discovery Institute Trustee.
Judge J. Lawrence Irving
Former: Former U.S. District Court Judge and Private Mediator
Nora Taylor Jaffe
Former: Montessori Aide; SAT Prep Teacher; and Pregnancy Options Counselor/Reproductive Health Assistant at Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest
Boards/Community Involvement: San Diego Museum of Man, Trustee; Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest (PPPSW); Board Alumna and Philanthropy Committee member.
Jessie J. Knight Jr.
Former: Chairman, SDG&E; Chairman, Southern California Gas Co.; and Executive Vice President of External Affairs, Sempra Energy
Boards/Community Involvement: Board Member, San Diego Padres Baseball Club; Council on Foreign Relations, New York.
Chair of the Board of Directors, Halozyme Therapueutics
Former: Board of Governors, The San Diego Foundation; Interim Chief Executive Officer, The San Diego Foundation; Executive Vice President, ; Biogen Idec, Inc; IDEC Pharmaceuticals; Wells Fargo Bank; Chair, San Diego Grantmakers; President/Board Chair, Girl Scouts
Chairman & CEO, The Raymond Companies
Former: Chair, North Inland Civil Alliance; Founding Chair, Escondido Charitable Foundation, Chair, the San Diego Foundation Board of Governors
Boards/Community Involvement: San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation, LEAD San Diego, Escondido Education Foundation and the Escondido Chamber of Commerce, Cal State University, San Marcos, President's Advisory Council; ; He is the recipient of the San Diego Corporate Director of the Year for Nonprofits; ; Escondido Business Leader of the Year; and Escondido Volunteer of the Year; Retired Officer, U.S. Army Reserve.
Former: Sales and marketing for Black & Decker, Allergan pharmaceuticals and Ray-Ban
Boards/Community Involvement: Board member at Spay and Neuter Action Project; Freedom Dogs; Girl Scouts; UCSD Athletics; Green Beach America; NBA Behind the Bench; San Diego Symphony Sweethearts; San Diego Public Library; UCLA Foundation
Television Sportscaster, Author
Former: NBA All-Star Basketball Player and UCLA All-American
Boards/Community Involvement: Bill has raised the level of play in this region's private giving circles with his record-setting 50-plus charitable beneficiaries, and his extraordinary talent for motivating his teammates in community service.
Chairman of the Board, Christopher Weil & Company, Inc.
Boards/Community Involvement: San Diego Grantmakers; San Diego Mainly Mozart Festival; Patricia & Christopher Weil Family Foundation; Jacobs Family Foundation/Jacobs Center for Community Innovation; UCSD Foundation.