Advisors to the Board

Advisors to the Board


A group of committed leaders and community members who uphold NCRC’s mission
and propel the organization into the future.

  • Malin Burnham

    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

  • Richard Dreyfuss


  • Christine Forester


    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

    Past Chair

    Retired, Marriage & Family Therapist

    Boards/Community Involvement: Past Board Chair NCRC; Planned Parenthood Board; ACLU Board; UC San Diego ArtPower; Jewish Community Foundation Board.

  • Jeanne Herberger

    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.

  • Connie Matsui

    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

  • Jack Raymond

    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.

  • Lori Walton


    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

  • Bill Walton

    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.

  • Christopher Weil

    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.