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.

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.

Ted Roth

President and Head of Investment Banking, ROTH Capital Partners, LLC

Boards/Community Involvement: Board Member and Past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Rady Children’s Hospital and Health Center; Board Member and Past Chairman of the San Diego Sports Commission; ; Past Chair of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and the California Democratic Leadership Council; Former Member of the Board of Directors of the San Diego Padres Baseball Team

Jeff Silberman

President and CEO, Carleton Management, Inc.

Former: Solomon Ward Seidenwurm & Smith

Boards/Community Involvement: Past Chair-Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego; Past Chair-Francis Parker School; Past President-Congregation Beth Israel; Chair Elect-University of California San Diego Foundation; and President-Seacrest Holdings Corp

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.

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

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.