School of Peace Studies

Contact: Diana Kutlow
Phone: (619) 260-7803
Fax: (619) 849-8109

Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110

About the Kroc School

Board of Advisors

Tina Berenbaum

Tina Berenbaum is Principal at Centauric LLC, an organization focused on helping clients zero in on people-related strategies and actions to realize business goals and agendas. She specializes in generating data and metrics for effective decisions and has demonstrated an ability to communicate behavioral science and human dynamics issues in ways that are understandable to technically oriented people. Berenbaum is also Chair of the San Diego Jewish Women's Foundation.

Morris S. Casuto

Morris S. Casuto served as the Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League San Diego Regional Office from 1978 until 2010. He also served as a member of the faculty at the San Diego Regional Law Enforcement Public Safety Academy for 22 years, where he conducted a course on hate crimes; and he has taught for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. Casuto has lectured before the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators and has spoken before law enforcement agencies throughout the United States.

Margaret Webb Egler

Margaret Webb Egler began her law career as a clerk to the Hon. Joseph F. Weis, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She practiced labor and employment law, advising employers, unions and the San Diego Unified School District on a variety of employment-related matters. Egler has been a long-time member of the Junior League of San Diego, where she has served as President and Chair of the Board of Directors. She is a graduate of LEAD San Diego and teaches at High Tech High International. Egler is a former chair of the Board of Directors for Explorer Elementary Charter School, which is affiliated with the High Tech High Charter Schools; and she is the Founding Chair of the Kroc School's Board of Advisors.

Karen Henken

Karen Henken is the founder and prinicipal of Henken & Associates, focusing on market entry and expansion. She is an adjunct professor at USD's School of Business Administration, where she co-designed and co-teaches an MBA course on Business and Social Innovation. Henken was formerly Director of Business Development, Intercontinental Division, at Sun Microsystems; and Asian Business Development Manager at Atari International. She was a Fulbright Teaching Fellow at the Japanese Ministry of Education, and is a founder of Like-Minded Women as well as a co-founder of San Diego Social Innovation Trust.

Sara Johnson

Sara Johnson '10 (BA), '12 (MAPJ) is the Rainer Arnhold Fellows Program Manager at Mulago Foundation. The program is a two-year fellowship that teaches social entrepreneurs how to design their work so that it can scale up to benefit millions. She also manages the Big Bang Philanthropy Group, a donor collaborative that shares leads, due diligence, and information in an effort to drive more funding to poverty alleviation organizations.

Rear Admiral Stephen R. Loeffler, USN (Retired)

Rear Admiral Steve Loeffler served in the Bureau of Naval Personnel and on the Chief of Naval Operations Staff. He also served as Special Assistnat to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy where he worked on foreign policy issues including the North Korea nuclear crisis. In his commands at sea he was responsible for combat logistics operating from the International Dateline to the shores of Africa. Retiring from active duty in 2001, Loeffler joined the faculty of the Naval Postgraduate School. He serves on the San Diego Council of the USO, United Through Reading® and the Navy Recruiting District Advisory Council.

Wail (Al) Paulus

Wail (Al) Paulus is the Founder and President of Trepco and Trepco West, a warehousing and distribution company that provides national brand consumer products to convenience stores. Today, the company employs approximately 200 people and operates from five warehouses in Michigan, Nevada and Southern California.

Juan Roche

Juan Roche is the former President, Northern Latin America, at Nabisco International; prior to that he was President for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Nabisco International, where he was responsible for Nabisco's $400 million business in this large and diverse region. He is the former President and CEO of Gruma Corporation, where he led Mission Foods and Azteca Milling. Roche started his career at MAVESA, eventually rising to become the CEO of this diversified $500 million corporation in the Andean region. He is a PhD Candidate in Leadership Studies at USD's School of Leadership and Education Sciences.

Lee Sorensen

Lee Sorensen '07 (MAPJ) is the Director of Shuraako - One Earth Future Foundation. He had a long and successful career as an entrepreneur; upon completing his MA program at USD, Sorensen moved onto a different path, primarily working to address maternal and infant health in various Afrcan states, often working with Africa First Ladies to champion the cause. His current work focuses on governance, poverty alleviation, access to credit and job creation - specifically in Somalia, and on the role of business as an underrecognized stakeholder in responding to and preventing atrocity crimes

Timothy Walsh

Tim Walsh '03 (MAPJ) has thirteen years of experience in local, state and federal government and is Chief-of-Staff to Congressman Juan Vargas (51st District), managing district and legislative offices in San Diego and Imperial Counties and in Washington, DC. He has held a variety of positions working on behalf of municipalities, representing private sector companies, and assisting large non-profits with major public benefit development projects. Walsh is a graduate of LEAD San Diego and a former Board Member of the City of San Diego Redevelopment Agency City Heights Project Area Committee.

Past Advisory Board Members

  • Honorable Patricia Yim Cowett
  • Ambassador Jeffrey Davidow
  • Andrew "Drew" Erdmann
  • R. Todd Johnson
  • Dr. Lois Musoke, M.D.
  • James T. Waring '04 (MAPJ)