The San Diego Center for Children Board of Trustees is committed to supporting the Vision, Mission and Strategic Goals of the Center. In this leading volunteer role, members bring their talent, expertise and passion, as they personally invest in the success and well-being of our entire San Diego community.
Jacqueline Greulich, Chairperson
Jacqueline Greulich serves as the Student and Career Services Manager for the University of San Diego (USD) School of Business. Mrs. Greulich is responsible for connecting undergraduate and graduate students with professionals in the commercial/residential real estate industry. She also manages the important coordination of student mentorships, internships and job placements.
Mrs. Greulich has over 20 years of human resource experience, most recently as the Human Resources Director for the San Diego Center for Children. In addition to working in the nonprofit sector, Mrs. Greulich has also worked in the commercial real estate, manufacturing and biotech industries.
Mrs. Greulich graduated with a degree in business management from USD. In addition to serving on the Board of Trustees for the San Diego Center for Children, Jackie sits on the board for Alpha Project for the Homeless, volunteers for the Burnham Foundation, is a graduate of Lead San Diego 2001 and recipient of the TWIN YWCA award.
Gwynn Thomas, Vice-Chairperson
Gwynn Thomas was Chairperson of San Diego Center for Children Board of Trustees from 2017-2019. She is Vice President of HUB International Insurance Services, Inc., Carlsbad, the largest privately held insurance brokerage in the world. She has over 25 years of experience as an insurance professional and has held a Certified Insurance Counselor Designation since 1999. She also sits on the San Diego Center for Children Finance Committee and was Co-Chair of the 129th Anniversary Celebration in 2016 and 130th Anniversary Celebration in 2017. She is an alumni of California State Polytechnic University Pomona.
She was Chairman of the 110th Anniversary Charity Ball “Glitter in the Air” benefiting Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego Copley Psychiatric Emergency Department and affiliated services held in February 2019 and Co-Chair of the 112th Anniversary Charity Ball Special Edition Program benefiting Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego Behavioral Health services and programs. She sits on the Rady Children’s Hospital Foundation Board of Advisors and the Rady Children’s Hospital Foundation Steering Committee. In 2014 she founded “Race for Rady” benefiting Rady Children’s Hospital Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. In 2015 she received Rady Children’s Foundation Miracle Maker of the Year Award. She is a member of San Diego Yacht Club. Her husband, Brian Thomas, is Staff Commodore of San Diego Yacht Club. She Chaired numerous outreach programs at San Diego Yacht Club over the years including SDYC Monarch School Sailing Program and SDYC “SailFest” hosting children undergoing treatment at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego Peckham Center and their families. She is Director of Member Giving of ARCS Foundation San Diego, Advancing Science in America.
Veronica Rubio, Treasurer
Veronica Rubio is Senior Vice President and Senior Private Wealth Advisor with Umpqua Bank. Based in San Diego, Veronica is responsible for addressing all financial needs of wealthy families, non-profits and professional services firms; including investment management, estate and wealth planning, lending and banking.
Prior to joining Umpqua Bank, Ms. Rubio served as Senior Vice President and Senior Private Banker for City National Bank in San Diego. Previously, she also served as Managing Director and Senior Relationship Manager for First Republic Bank, and Senior Private Client Manager for U.S. Bank’s Private Client Reserve and U.S. Trust/Bank of America Wealth Management.
Ms. Rubio is a graduate of the University of San Diego with a B.A. in Business Administration, focusing on International Business, Marketing and Management. She also attended the Wharton School of Business and received certificates for the Investment Management and Consultative Selling Programs. She has her Series 7 and 66 licenses, Accidental and Health Insurance, Life Insurance and Property & Casualty insurance licenses.
Ms. Rubio is a member of the San Diego Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and is fluent in the Spanish language. Ms. Rubio is proud to be a native San Diegan.
Meg Schneider, Secretary
Meg Schneider received her Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in English, minoring in Economics, from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia in 1989.
In the Washington DC area, Meg worked as a Technical and Proposal Writer for a large government contractor for many years. After moving to San Diego, she stayed home to raise her 4 children. Throughout these years, Meg assisted at her children’s schools (K – 12th grade) in various areas: coaching girl’s volleyball and basketball at the junior high level for 8 years; supporting the school library for 10 years, helping to update and expand the reading programs and book selections; and successfully running large fundraising efforts.
Additionally during this time, Meg provided her expertise and talents to assist the Habitat for Humanity with their efforts. This included writing personal biography stories featuring individuals and families benefiting from new homeownership opportunities, neighborhood revitalization and home rehabilitation programs, veteran assistance projects as well as many of the amazing volunteers involved with Habitat.
Currently, Meg serves as the Director of Advancement and Development for St. Martin of Tours Academy in La Mesa. Meg is responsible for launching large-scale and ongoing fundraising efforts, and growing the Academy’s enrollment and position within the community. Through her important efforts, Meg contributes to the Academy’s goal in successfully bridging the gap between tuition and the costs it takes to provide a rigorous and high-quality education to students, including advanced technological updates and enrichment curriculum.
Meg is very excited to be a part of the San Diego Center for Children’s Board of Trustees and looks forward to her involvement in the coming years.
Joseph Binning is the President and Founder of MEPCor Inc., a full-service Building Information Modeling service company based in San Diego, catering nationally to the design and construction industry. Joseph has been involved in the Building Information Modeling industry for the past 22 years. Since its inception, Joseph saw the future in 3D modeling and project coordination and started MEPCor.
He has worked on notable projects throughout the country and was one of the first recipients in the country to receive an accredited degree in Building Information Modeling. With over forty years in construction, he brings both passion and vision, organization, and experience to any project he is associated with, and is sought out nationally for his expertise.
Joseph has a big heart for giving back and understands the work and sacrifices needed to achieve a goal in order to benefit a cause. As a past participant of the Ironman series Triathlons, and as a participant and mentor with Team in Training, the world’s largest endurance training program, he raises money for patient and family support for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to battle cancers of all types.
Joseph also has an appreciation for the children served by the San Diego Center for Children, as he once experienced the same struggles as a child and can relate to what the experience means to each child as they experience it. It is his belief that no child should suffer, in any way, at any time, and those with the ability to help, should.
Joseph has been a dedicated volunteer at the Center for many years involved in multiple projects, including being Wacky Willy at their annual holiday fundraiser. Due to the joy he personally experiences in giving back and in witnessing the happiness from the children served by the Center, he sees himself continuing to be involved in a variety of ways for years to come.
Stephanie Cone, MD
Stephanie Cone is an MD and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She has a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics and a B.A. in Spanish Literature from the University of Arizona. She earned her MD from the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson, AZ and trained in Pediatrics at the University of California Irvine and Children’s Hospital Orange County (CHOC). She has previously worked as a pediatrician as part of a group of private practice clinics affiliated with Rady Children’s Hospital and provided primary care for children from age 0-18 and newborn hospital care in select Sharp and Scripps hospitals. When not working, Stephanie stays busy by caring for her two young sons, playing in a women’s soccer league, relaxing with crochet or needlepoint projects, or decorating cakes.
Lisa Goodman is a Vice President in Wealth Management with Reilly Financial Advisors headquartered in San Diego. Lisa is responsible for managing wealth services for clients. She assists clients with identifying their financial goals and works with the firm’s investment committee and research team to build and manage client portfolios. Lisa is passionate about educating and engaging people on the importance of financial and wealth management so they can feel secure about their financial future.
Prior to joining Reilly Financial Advisors she was with Brandes Investment Partners for almost 19 years, with her most recent position as a client portfolio manager in the Portfolio Management Group. She has extensive experience in client portfolio management, client service, sales and business development.
Lisa received her MBA from United States International University and BA from University of California, San Diego. She serves on the Advisory Council of the Barrio Logan College Institute and is a Partner with San Diego Social Venture Partners. Lisa also is a Big Sister for Big Brothers Big Sisters. She is a California native who enjoys being active in her community and spending time with her family.
Mindy Mattison, M.A., CCC-SLP received her Masters of Arts degree in Communicative Disorders. She worked as a speech-language pathologist at Rady Children’s Hospital in the Speech, Hearing and Neurosensory Center, and subsequently started her private practice. She founded the speech-language therapy program at La Jolla Country Day School and practiced there for over 20 years.
Mindy serves on the Advisory Board of the Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences department at San Diego State University and is actively involved in various organizations and foundations that support children’s well-being. She continues to mentor new speech-language pathologists and volunteers with children on the autism spectrum through Somali Family Services on a weekly basis.
Mindy collaborates with her husband, Dr. John Mattison, on enhancing the bio-psycho-social status of children and their families. Together they thrive on bringing more skills and joy into the lives of all children, supporting both research and practice.
In addition to her passion for children, Mindy loves spending time with her family, including the furry members.
Eliot Peters is a Managing Director with the boutique investment bank RA Capital Advisors. Since joining the firm in 2003, he has played a critical role advising on mergers, acquisitions and financings across a broad range of industries. Eliot helps to lead the firm’s practice of working with privately-held companies and advising their owners through a significant liquidity event. During his career, Eliot has closed over $4 billion in transactions.
Prior to joining RA Capital Advisors, Eliot was a senior auditor specializing in the media, technology and hospitality industries with Ernst & Young, LLP and Arthur Andersen, LLP in Los Angeles. During his time with these two firms, Eliot was in charge of the day-to-day operations of the audits of several medium and large public and private companies.
Eliot graduated with high honors from the University of California at Santa Barbara where he received a bachelor’s degree in business economics with an emphasis in accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) in the State of California and a FINRA-registered securities representative. Eliot also serves on the Advisory Council of the Barrio Logan College Institute and is a Member of the San Diego Leadership Committee for the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Patricia Riley is General Counsel at McKinney Advisory Group, a full-service real estate advisory company headquartered in San Diego. Her multi-faceted background includes representing commercial real estate developers, investors, and publically-traded companies in the negotiation and documentation of complex real estate transactions, portfolio management, and other diverse legal and business matters. Patti enjoys her in-house role strategizing as a team with company principals and other key professionals to optimize business and legal operations.
Prior to her role with McKinney Advisory Group, Patti served as Senior Legal Counsel with Realty Income Corporation, a publically-traded REIT. She began her legal career with Luce, Forward, Hamilton and Scripps, a large full-service law firm, and also served for many years as general counsel for a major shopping center developer.
Patti has a special interest in the mission and purpose of the San Diego Center for Children as she is also a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an adoptive parent of two beautiful daughters.
Patti received her B.A. from the University of Notre Dame (1985) and her J.D. from the University of Michigan (1988). She also holds an M.A. from the University of San Diego (1995), where she served as an adjunct professor teaching courses in legal ethics and mediation. Her past board experience includes the National Conflict Resolution Center. She and her family enjoy volunteering with Cat AdopTion Services (CATS), an organization that cares for and places cats rescued from high-kill shelters.
Dustin Sutton is a Real Estate and Business Development Manager with Meissner Jacquet Commercial Real Estate Services. Since joining the firm in 2017, he has played a crucial role in managing commercial real estate and increasing the value of his clients’ real estate portfolios.
Dustin has over 12 years of real estate experience. During his career, Dustin he has managed over $5 billion of commercial and residential real estate assets. Prior to joining Meissner Jacquet, Dustin was a Commercial Real Estate Manager for Realty Income Corporation, a publicly-traded REIT currently included in the S&P 500.
Dustin graduated from the University of Delaware where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Communication. He is originally from Philadelphia, PA, and is a licensed real estate broker in California. He is the co-founder of the Black Commercial Real Estate Network (BCREN), a member of NAIOP, and a member of the Promises2Kids Men’s Leadership Network. In addition to serving the needs of his community, Dustin enjoys basketball, golf, music, the outdoors, and spending time with his family and friends.
Keith Wilson is a Ph.D. physicist and businessperson who moved from Boston to La Jolla in 2002 to join a biotechnology start-up. Keith thought he would be on the West Coast for a few years and then head back East, but he fell in love with San Diego and has been growing roots ever since.
Keith enjoys helping organizations succeed, and he has served as president and chief science officer for Takeda California; Board Chair for San Diego Center for Children; Board Member San Diego Canyonlands; Board Member Mission Hills Town Council; Board Chair Mission Hills United Methodist Church; and as a Manager and Coach for Tecolote Youth Baseball.
Keith first learned about the Center for Children when he attended a holiday party for residents of the Center in 2002. From there, Keith grew from an interested visitor to become Chair of the Center’s Board of Trustees. In his nine years on the board, Keith helped secure funding to establish a much-needed patient-assessment program for the Family Wellness Center, which provides children and families with psychological evaluations, therapy, support groups, and other services.
Keith has always been impressed by the Center’s inspirational focus to help children overcome big challenges, and he recently re-joined the Board with a goal to leverage his science, HR, legal, fundraising, corporate communications, government affairs, and branding experiences to complement the existing strong team.
Ms. Barbara Ybarra comes to the San Diego Center for Children’s Board with 25 year’s experience in non-profit, corporate, and government agencies. She has held a range of titles including Director of Development, Chief Philanthropy Officer and Executive Director for community-based organizations and colleges. Ms. Ybarra recently joined the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as their Regional Advancement Director for Southern California – Hawaii. She is a graduate of University of California, Santa Barbara, and holds an MBA. In her spare time, she likes to play tennis, travel, and read. Ms. Ybarra lives in San Diego, CA, and has a nine-year-old nephew, Rex, who she loves watching Marvel movies and building LEGO sets together.
Moisés Barón, Ph.D.
Dr. Barón, is the President and CEO of the San Diego Center for Children.
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