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San Diego Education Fund Board of Directors 2016-2018


Susan Hoekenga, MPA

Vice President

Cynthia Avery, Ed.D., Aissistant Vice President, USD Office of Student Affairs

Treasurer & Chair of Finance Committee

Steve Nunez, Esquire, Attorney, Ward & Hagen LLP


Acacia E. Thede, Executive Director, Human Resource. San Diego Unified School District

Immediate Past President

Sharon D. Whitehurst, Ph.D., Retired Certificated Staffing Administrator, SDUSD; Adjunct Faculty, College of Education-CSUSM

Immediate Past President
Sharon D. Whitehurst, Ph.D., Retired Certificated Staffing Administrator, SDUSD; Adjunct Faculty, College of Education-CSUSM


Board Members

Bill Freeman, Teacher, Porter Elementary School; Past Executive Director of San Diego Educators Association

Monica Grande, Special Education Early Childhood Specialist, Cherokee Point Elementary School

Vance Mills, Jr., Ph.D., School-Based Services Manager; California GEAR UP, UC Office of the President; Retired Director, Mathematics/Science/Educational Technology, SDUSD

Rebecca Phillpott, Education Policy and Program Development Consultant

Teresa Warren, Communications Committee, SDEF; Owner & President, TW2 Marketing, Inc.


Mary Castleberry M.A., Educational Consultant

Nancy Smith, MSW, Teamsmith Resource Development


Tina Tran, Accounting Support Assistant, San Diego Unified School District