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
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.
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
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.