Advisory Board

We are fortunate to have an active advisory board whose members play a critical role stewarding the nonprofit master’s degree program and work 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.

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
Paul Nierman director, The Nierman Foundation; board member, Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego; past president; board of trustees, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Dana Black volunteer and philanthropic work, First United Methodist Church, Literacy India, Country Montessori School of Poway
Coletta Boone Graduate Student Representative; RCP Clinical Lead, Pulminary Services, Sharp Memorial Hospital
Ivan Corona Graduate Student Representative; PATH, Outreach Manager
Leslie Hennessy doctoral student representative; vice president of new business development for an international manufacturing company
John Hughes executive director, Metro United Urban Ministry
Afsaneh Nahavandi ex. officio; Chair, USD School of Leadership and Education Sciences
Rebecca Nussbaum program manager, Domestic Violence Program, Community Resource Center
Kathy Patoff vice president and foundation officer, Union Bank of California
Christy Wilson executive director, Rancho Santa Fe Foundation
Laura Deitrick director, Institute for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Research
Robert Donmoyer professor, School of Leadership and Education Sciences
Amanda Corona executive assistant, Institute for Nonprofit Education and Research