Board of Directors

Ms. Alreen Haeggquist
Haeggquist & Eck, LLP
SDCBF President

"I joined the Foundation board to give back to the organizations that do so much to help the underserved communities in San Diego and I enjoy finding ways to raise more money to fund their great work.”
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Mr. Edward (Pat) Swan Jr.
Jones Day
SDCBF Vice President

“I was on the Foundation Board 20 years ago, and I jumped at the opportunity to rejoin the Board so I can help continue the Foundation’s great work in raising money to fund so many worthy nonprofits.”
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Ms. Gail King
Torrey Pines Bank
SDCBF Chief Financial Officer

“I joined the Board of the San Diego County Bar Foundation because of the life changing opportunity this organization provides to those who suffer from poverty, abuse and discrimination, when given access to the judicial system.   I am grateful to work with an outstanding Board whose members include accomplished and dedicated attorneys who generously give of their time and treasure.”
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Ms. Anne Beaumont
Perkins Coie LLP
SDCBF Secretary

“I joined the Foundation board because I believe every attorney has a responsibility to give back to the community and promote access to justice for those in need.”
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Ms. Gayle Blatt
Casey Gerry
SDCBF Immediate Past President

"I joined the SDCBF board because I wanted to help provide desperately needed access to legal services to those who otherwise cannot get it. My board service is fulfilling because the SDCBF gives financial support to community based non-profit organizations delivering these services."
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Ms. Holly Amaya
Story Imprinting
SDCBF Director

"We are incredibly privileged as lawyers to be in a position to connect with and advocate for underserved communities. I joined the SDCBF to elevate that important work across San Diego County."
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Mr. James Crosby
Self-Employed - Attorney
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Mr. Oleg Cross
Cross Law APC
SDCBF Director

“I want to be involved in a charity that supports the rule of law in a way that helps our local community.”
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Ms. Deborah Dixon
Dixon Diab & Chambers/Gomez Trial Attorneys
SDCBF Director

“I joined the Foundation board to get more involved with helping to raise more donations for the worthy community organizations the Foundation funds through grantmaking, and look forward to making more connections to help support this great work.”
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Ms. Kathryn Fox
Buchalter, APC
SDCBF Director

“I joined the Foundation to give back to the San Diego community and ensure that all San Diegans have access to justice.”
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Mr. Brian Funk Esq
Law office of Brian P. Funk
SDCBF Director

"I joined the Foundation to provide a service to the Legal Community. The Foundation is the charitable arm of the Legal Community and provides access to justice to the otherwise underserved.”
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Mr. Lutfi Kharuf
Best Best & Krieger LLP
SDCBF Director

“The Foundation does vital work supporting organizations dedicated to making the legal system work for the underserved and underrepresented populations within our County. The work these organizations do is important to me, and joining the Foundation was my way of helping them succeed.”
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Ms. Diana Khoury Esq
Cohelan, Khoury & Singer
SDCBF Director

“For decades, SDCBF has quietly supported local non-profits providing legal services to the most vulnerable populations in our community, through the grant-making process. I joined the Foundation to continue its work to raise funds for these organizations and to bring awareness of its great work to our legal community and community at large.”
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Ms. Suzy Marinkovich
Zoom Video Communications, Inc.
SDCBF Director

“As a native San Diegan, I joined the Foundation to give back to the organizations doing excellent work with our most vulnerable communities here locally.  I am excited to raise awareness about the causes and how SCDBF supports them."

Ms. Alana McMains
Pride Law Firm
SDCBF Director

“As a former public defender, I really want to continue to work on behalf of the underserved communities in San Diego and my goal is to raise awareness of the great work the Foundation does.”
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Mr. Alejandro Moreno
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, LLP
SDCBF Director

"I got involved with the Foundation to make connections with local pro bono providers and community legal services. I enjoy raising money for the many great causes supported by the Foundation.”
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Mr. Kyle Overs
Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP
SDCBF Director

“I joined the Foundation to support organizations in our community that provide critical legal services to the underserved population sin San Diego that are often otherwise overlooked.”
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Mr. Neal Rockwood Esq
Rockwood & Noiziska, LLP
SDCBF Director

“I joined the Foundation Board to help raise awareness and grant money for non-profit organizations focused on access to justice for those in need and without the wherewithal to find their access elsewhere.”
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Ms. Genevieve Ruch
Noonan Lance Boyer & Banach LLP
SDCBF Director

“I joined the Foundation because it provides me the opportunity to give back to the community, with a particular focus on access to justice for underserved San Diegans.“
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Scott Schindler
JLL
SDCBF Director

“I joined the foundation to reconnect with my legal colleagues and support organizations and attorneys that provide all San Diegans with equal access to justice.“
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Mr. Andrew Schouten
Wright, L'Estrange & Ergastolo
SDCBF Director

“I joined the Foundation board because I want to promote access to justice and support attorneys serving otherwise underserved persons in our community. I want to raise money to fund nonprofits that further the Foundation’s mission through our grantmaking process.”
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Mr. Allen Snyder
USD School of Law
SDCBF Director

“My favorite uncle founded the Washington County Bar Foundation in Pennsylvania and he told me Lawyers were among the least likely donors to a charitable cause. Though I love and miss my uncle, I hope we are proving him wrong. Law is a profession and its practice is also a business, and I hope we never forget it’s also an institution devoted to providing justice and protection to all. This third element is where law and lawyers are at their best.”
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Ms. Ruth Spillane
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy
SDCBF Director

“As an immigration attorney, I have seen firsthand how access to justice for underserved persons can make an incredible difference. I joined the Foundation to expand this type of service throughout our community by promoting support for the amazing local organizations helping to serve those in need.”
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Sierra Spitzer
Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton, LLP
Director

“I have been an active member of the SDCBA and San Diego legal community for many years but have had a more general focus to my activities. For me, joining the Board of the SDCBF provides a great opportunity to expand my involvement into the charitable realm of the County Bar and to do more to give back to the San Diego community at large.”
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Ms. Shannon Stein
Goodwin Brown Gross & Lovelace LLP
SDCBF Director

“I want to be involved in an organization that gives back to our community and serves those in need. My goal is to better inform the legal community and spread awareness of the good causes the Foundation supports.”
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