Advisory Board

We are fortunate to have an active advisory board whose members play a critical role stewarding The Nonprofit Institute's work and crucial research of the Caster Family Center for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Research. Members help shape and evaluate the academic program, guide the research agenda, assist with fundraising and marketing efforts, provide guidance on community impact and education activities, and help set the overall strategic direction for our efforts. The respective membership of the board is listed below.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE  
Tony Hsu co-chair of the nonprofit institute advisory board; founder/CIO, Alethea Capital Management LLC; co-founder, Just In Time For Foster Youth
Janine Mason co-chair of the nonprofit institute advisory board; executive director, The Fieldstone Foundation; consulting program officer, Weingart Foundation
Ruth Westreich past co-chair of the nonprofit institute advisory board; president, The Westreich Foundation
Alberto Cortes executive director, Mama's Kitchen
MEMBERS  
Christy Wilson executive director, Rancho Santa Fe Foundation
Kathy Patoff vice president and foundation officer, Union Bank of California
Vince Kasperick mortgage banker, Aimloan.com
John Hughes executive director, Metro United Urban Ministry
John Rush commercial printer, Quality Assurance RR Donnelly S.D.
Marisa Quiroz senior program officer - environment, International Community Foundation
Tim Costanzo board member, The Escondido Creek Conservancy, San Diego Fire Foundation
STAFF  
Emily Young executive director, The Nonprofit Institute
Laura Deitrick assistant director, The Nonprofit Institute
Mary Jo Schumann research director, Caster Family Center for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Research
Kimberly Fields coordinator, The Nonprofit Institute