Chairman of the Board: Ben Montoya
Ben Montoya is a retired employee of San Diego Gas & Electric Company where he served for 35 years as an engineer and electric generation planner. Ben is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and served for five years as an officer in the United States Navy. He has a Professional Engineer license in Mechanical Engineering and an M.B.A. from the University of San Diego.
Dr. Michaelene Fredenburg President & CEO of the Institute of Reproductive Grief Care
Dr. Michaelene Fredenburg is the President and CEO of the Institute of Reproductive Grief Care, and is the global authority of reproductive grief care. As one of the world’s foremost experts on reproductive grief care and pregnancy loss, Michaelene is a published author, lecturer and speaker and has appeared in over 100 radio and television programs.
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Treasurer: Joe Jordan
Joe Jordan came to San Diego in 1965 as an ensign in the Navy. Joe was an NROTC graduate from the University of Notre Dame. He worked in banking and public accounting before joining Motivational Systems as the Chief Financial Officer in 1985.
Secretary: Maryanne Odom
Maryanne Fraunces Odom holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration in accounting from Southern Methodist University and is a Certified Public Accountant. After a number of years in public accounting and the banking industry, she retired to raise four children and focus on community activities. She spent over 15 years teaching Religious Education, leading adult bible studies and currently serves as a Eucharistic Minister to the homebound and Alpha leader. She served as a Girl Scout Leader for eight years and served in various leadership positions with the Coppell Service Unit. Maryanne also served as a board member of the Coppell Assistance League as the Secretary and Scholarship Committee Representative for six years.
Barbara Culver is a long-time resident of San Diego, originally born in New Jersey, who recently retired after 35 years of service for Caster Properties. During her tenure as the Human Resources Director she was responsible for all aspects of Human Resources including recruiting, compliance, Human Resources investigation, coaching, and administrative support. Barbara works extensively with Caster Family Trust charities and is a trustee of the Terrence R. Caster estate.
Fred Clark earned a B.A. degree at the University of Southern California, a J.D. degree at the University of California, Berkeley and an M.B.A. at Harvard University. Mr. Clark has been in the investment business since graduating from Harvard, first at Goldman Sachs and then Pacific Equity Management which he founded.
Mike Fredenburg is a cyber security consultant with a focus on data security and privacy standards. He works with clients throughout the United States. He was also the founding president of the Adam Smith Institute. As an Institute board member, Mike works with the office staff to help set IT policy and often helps in adopting and evaluating new technology.
Patty Garczynski is President, CEO and RMO of Tony Garczynski Development, Inc., a general contracting company founded by her late husband, Tony Garczynski in 1977. Patty has over 45 years of experience in financial management, accounting, administration, and customer service. She has extensive experience in dealing with professionals in all areas of the Building/Construction/Real Estate Industries. Her ability to address challenges in a decisive manner is beneficial to her problem solving skills and abilities. Patty currently serves on the Finance Committee of San Rafael Catholic Church and the Board of Directors of the Holy Innocents Children’s Hospital in Uganda.
Brian Johnson is the managing member of a family held real estate investment firm and President of the Johnson Family Foundation. He has a background in banking, real estate and finance. Brian received his B.A. in economics and political science from Pitzer College and a MBA from the University of Oregon.
Margot Kyd spent nearly 30 years of her career at San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and Sempra Energy, a San Diego-based Fortune 500 energy services holding company. Now retired, Margot served as a corporate officer for nearly 24 years in a variety of capacities, most recently as Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer. Margot graduated from Arizona State University with a master’s degree in business and also holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Kentucky.