President

Toni Petruzzo
Owner/Administrator, Preferred Care at Home San Diego
Ms. Petruzzo is a licensed California Real Estate Broker, an SRES Seniors Real Estate Specialist, a Certified Home Care Manager and a Certified Senior Advisor. Her comprehensive professional credentials have distinguished her in the community as an authority with in-depth knowledge about aging and the important health, social and financial issues that affect the majority of seniors.

Ms. Petruzzo is also a member of CAHSAH, California Association for Health Services at Home. She was further recognized in the healthcare field in 2014, when she received a Certificate of Merit in the Michele Tarbet Healthcare Award category by the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce ‘Women in Leadership’. She has also served on the Board of the San Diego Medical Society Alliance and chaired the ‘Spirit of Living’ fashion show fundraiser.

From 2010-2012, Ms. Petruzzo has served as Board President of SPRITES and was also a Board Member of the California Ballet Company. Additionally, she was Board President for San Diego Las Hermanas from 2006-2008, still serving on their Board. Since becoming a member of St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center Board of Trustees in 2011, she was Host Chair of the Haute with Heart fashion show fundraiser from 2012-2014, served as Board Secretary, Development Committee Chair and now serves as SMSC’s Executive Board President.

Immediate Past President

Alison Cummings
Community Volunteer
Ms. Cummings is well-respected and admired for both her successful career in the education field and her continued generosity as a community volunteer and philanthropist.  She is now retired from a 33-year career with Cajon Valley School District, the last 21 years as principal at Crest, Anza, Fuerte and Meridian Elementary Schools. All who know her, however, would agree that that she remains busier than ever living the motto that has become her natural and signature way of life: “Service Above Self”.

Ms. Cummings has been an active member of Rotary Club of El Cajon since 1988, serving as President from 2008-2009, as District 5340 Secretary from 2010-2011, and currently as Assistant Governor. Her pro-active role as a member and an officer has included trips to Benin and India for Polio Eradication. Since 2003, she has been a Docent at the Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park and on the Docent Council Board for five years.

Ms. Cummings has served since 2004 on the Executive Board for the San Diego Museum of Art, East County Chapter. She has served 11 years on the St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center Board of Trustees, including her roles as Development Committee Chair, Secretary on the Executive Board, Vice-President and President.

 

Treasurer

Nathan Weber, CPA, CGMA
Founder and President, Weber CFO
Mr. Weber is a seasoned financial executive and CPA who brings over two decades of professional experience from both the corporate finance and public accounting perspectives. He has held financial leadership roles at the highest levels for public and private entities.

His experience spans a wide variety of industry sectors, including ecommerce, manufacturing and distribution, software development, retail goods and services, bio-technology, healthcare, broadcasting, publishing online media oil and gas, drilling and exploration and professional service firms.

Prior to his financial career, Mr. Weber served honorably in the United States Navy, principally at NAS Miramar, where he earned the Navy Achievement Medal for professional achievement. He serves on several corporate as well as non-profit Boards, including the St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center Board of Trustees as Finance Committee Chair and currently, as Treasurer on SMSC’s Executive Board.

Secretary

Judy Mantle, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Education
National University

Dr. Judy Mantle is the dean of National University’s School of Education (SOE). Her ties to National University go back to 1984 when she first joined the University as an adjunct faculty member, eventually serving as full-time faculty and department chair for 12 years. She chaired the Department of Reading and Specialized Education Programs, which eventually grew to become known as Special Programs and encompassed special education, educational technology, school counseling, and school psychology. In addition to program development, Dr. Mantle also contributed to the development of National’s academic infrastructure including faculty policies, bylaws, and Graduate Council policies.
In addition to her National University experience and accomplishments, Dr. Mantle has been a lecturer at San Diego State University and held full-time faculty appointments at Central Missouri State University and the University of San Diego (USD). In 2001, she assumed the Deforest L. Strunk Endowed Chair in Special Education at USD and was later appointed chair of that school’s Department of Teaching and Learning. She helped lead USD’s Special Education Program to national accreditation from the Council for Exceptional Children, a distinction earned by only two California universities.
Dr. Mantle is the former president of the State of California Association of Teacher Educators and the San Diego Council on Administrators of Special Education. In the past she has served on the board of directors for San Diego’s Keiller Leadership Academy. Current activities include serving on the Board of Institutional Reviewers for the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, as president of the California Association for Professors of Special Education, and serving on the board for St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center, an organization dedicated to adults with developmental disabilities. Dr. Mantle is also on the panel of co-editors for Multicultural Education,the publication of the National Association for Multicultural Education, and as a reviewer for the California Council on Teacher Education publication, Issues in Teacher Education.

 


Trustees

Sandy Biondo
Broker
Consolidated Lenders Group, Inc.

Susan Bobbit-Voth
Administrator, West End SELPA
San Bernardino County School Superintendent of Schools

Dee Dean
Owner/Publisher
The East County Herald

De Anna R. Dougherty
Supervisor
Kaiser Permanente

Rory Goldberg
Community Volunteer

Stuart Karasik, Ph.D.
Community Volunteer

Steve Lambert
Attorney-at-Law
Lambert & Rogers

Ginger Poutous
Community Volunteer

Sr. Virginia Rodee, RSCJ
Former Administrator
University of San Diego

James Wellman
Community Volunteer

Richard Zamora, CPA, CGMA
Principal
Zamora CFO


Staff Member:

Debra Emerson, MBA
Chief Executive Officer, SMSC