USD faculty and experienced practitioners in the nonprofit sector provide a stimulating and participative learning environment. Your instructors in this certificate program are:
- Highly-regarded faculty from USD’s Institute of Nonprofit Education and Research
- Renown practitioner faculty who are leaders in the fields of health care, arts administration, human services, finance, organizational development and community organizing
Jaime Carrillo is an experienced grant writer, evaluator, facilitator and collaborative planner who partners with diverse organizations to arrive at consensus in the areas of vision, mission, goal-setting, prioritizing, planning and organizing for action. He has facilitated and chaired groups on behalf of The California Endowment, Oakland Middle School Youth Leadership Health Collaborative, State Office of AIDS, the Central San Diego Health Home Collaborative, and the ¡Huesos Fuertes Ahora! Collaborative. He has over 7 years of experience in evaluating and coordinating small and large-scale programs and initiatives, and uses adult learning theory, popular education methods, consensus organizing, and mixed methods community research to help nonprofits plan for their programmatic and organizational future, answer questions they have now, and facilitate their aspirations through project management and strategic planning support.
Elizabeth Castillo has raised more than $28 million for nonprofit organizations in the fields of healthcare, arts and culture, education, and social services. She has 18 years of fundraising experience, including grant writing, major gifts, prospect research, foundation and government relations, stewardship, and corporate sponsorships. Elizabeth earned a Masters in Nonprofit Leadership from the University of San Diego in 2010, and she is currently pursuing a PhD program in Leadership Studies.
PhD, University of San Diego, Leadership Studies
Laura Deitrick serves as the Director for the Caster Family Center for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Research at the University of San Diego. She has been a nonprofit executive director, board member, management consultant, and researcher on major nonprofit trends. Her research has led to important reports on nonprofit ethics, nonprofits and public education, nonprofit human resource practices, executive transition, the economics of San Diego’s nonprofit sector, nonprofit confidence, and regional grantmaking.
MA Candidate, USD Nonprofit Management Studies
Derek successfully lobbied Assembly member Toni Atkins to author AB 1817, which added commercial computer technicians to the mandated reporter list of child abuse in CA. threw his organization's stewardship, the bill unanimously passed both the Assembly and Senate and was signed into law September 24, 2012 by Governor Jerry Brown. Previously Derek worked for P.A.W.S. (Pets Are Wonderful Support in San Diego, and San Diego Performing Arts League. He has a MA in Nonprofit Leadership & Management from the University of San Diego.
Ed.D, USD, School of Leadership and Education Sciences
As a bestselling author and leadership expert, Jackie has dedicated her career to helping executives and managers practice the art of leadership. Jackie is dedicated to helping leaders create BEST places where the BEST people can do their BEST work to create a BETTER world. Dr. Freiberg is the author of NANOVATION: How a Little Car Can Teach the World to Think Big and Act Bold. Jackie is recognized as one of the “Top 30 Best Minds on Leadership” by Leadership Excellence Magazine, and is one of the most sought-after female business speakers in the nation. Jackie has been teaching presentation skills for over 25 years at USD, SDSU and for the United States Marine Corps Recruiting Office.
Elaine Lewis has worked with nonprofit organizations for 37 years. She has been the executive director for Developmental Services Continuum, Inc. (DSC) for the past 14 years. DSC supports individuals with developmental disabilities in licensed homes, in their own homes, and where they work. DSC was established in 1982 and employs more than 75 employees. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from San Diego State University and a Master's degree in Nonprofit Leadership and Management Program at the University of San Diego. Lewis has taught direct support professional classes for the County Department of Education Regional Occupational Program since 1998.
Deirdre Maloney is the proud principal of Momentum San Diego, created to enhance nonprofit organizations by providing services in each of the 4Ms: Management, Marketing, Money and Measurement. Through services like strategic planning, board development, fundraising and marketing strategies, and ongoing coaching, Deirdre helps organizations identify, achieve and exceed their goals. Deirdre comes by her expertise honestly, having served as the executive of a multi-million dollar nonprofit organization, a board member for multiple organizations, a media specialist, marketing director, technical writer and broadcast news producer.
MA, Nonprofit Leadership and Management Studies
Ben McCue is the Conservation Director for WiLDCOAST, an international conservation organization that protects coastal ecosystems and wildlife. Ben oversees WiLDCOAST's programmatic and policy work, including the organization's efforts to reduce pollution in the Tijuana River. In 2010 he directed the successful advocacy campaign to pass SB167, California legislation to reduce the flow of discarded car tires into sensitive ecosystems in the California – Baja California border region. Ben's advocacy work for WiLDCOAST convinced regulatory agencies to prioritize the cleanup and restoration of the Tijuana River Valley.
With a lifetime’s experience in nonprofit administration, governance and advocacy, Liz Shear is a ”thinking partner” to persons, groups, teams, public and private organizations and communities. Over the past 15 years Shear has worked with key organizational issues in the voluntary sector, the public sector and the music business. Her specialties are systems design and development, governance, board leadership development, collaborative leadership, organizational development and executive coaching.
MBA, International Business and Marketing
Rondi Stein is the Budget and Operations manager for the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, managing the School of Leadership and Education Sciences' fiscal resources and building operations. Stein is responsible for the development, administration, maintenance and reconciliation of the School of Leadership and Education Sciences operating budgets and year-end fiscal reporting. Stein is also responsible for the oversight of the SOLES facilities, including settings policies for overall building usage, scheduling of academic and event spaces and ensuring ongoing maintenance of the facilities.
J.D. University of San Diego School of Law
Howard Wayne protects California consumers as a Deputy Attorney General. He represented San Diego in the State Assembly, where he authored landmark bills on beach water testing and breast cancer treatment, and served as the Chair of the standing committees on Natural Resources and Environmental Safety. He was a principal in the successful effort to bring district elections to San Diego. Since 2004 Howard has taught Advocacy for Non Profit Organizations at the University of San Diego.
MA, Nonprofit and Leadership Management Studies
Melinda Wilkes, MA, CNP, is the Director of Volunteer Services for Jewish Family Service of San Diego. She has her master’s degree in Nonprofit Leadership & Management from the University of San Diego, national certification in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, and certification in volunteer administration from the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration. With over eight years of experience in nonprofit and volunteer management, Mrs. Wilkes is committed to the sector and to creating meaningful experiences for community volunteers. Mrs. Wilkes sits on the San Diego Volunteer Administrators Network and has held the council chair for three years.
- Pat Libby, Director, Institute for Nonprofit Education and Research (INER), University of San Diego
- Lori Saldaña, former member of the California State Assembly (2004-2010)
- Mike Lee, investigative reporter, San Diego Union-Tribune
- Stefanie Sekich-Quinn, California Policy Manager, Surfrider Foundation
- Pedro Anaya, Senior Account Executive, Southwest Strategies