Board of Directors

Sam Cardoso


Mission Federal Credit Union, AVP, Branch Manager

Susan Fuller

Honorary Director

Retired, Fuller’s Plumbing

Sara Giobbi


General Dynamics/NASSCO, Environmental Engineering Manager

Kendall Helm

Vice Chair

San Diego Gas & Electric, Vice President of Energy Supply

Christopher Lewis


The Lewis Group, President

Andy Yuen

Executive Committee

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Liaison, San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Project Leader

Leadership Staff

Ben Vallejos

Executive Director

Lori Torio

Director of Development & Community Engagement

Shayna Foreman

Director of Education & Guest Experience

Ashley Barron

Education Manager

Sadie Klughers

Marketing & Communications Manager

Jessica Leon

Development Manager

Cynthia Licona

Community Programs Manager

Katharine Mathews

Facilities & Sustainability Manager

Aiyana Reissman

Animal Care Manager