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Oct. 28, 2014 Speaker: Carmen Chavez, Casa Cornelia – Central American Refugee Children

Carmen Chavez

Beginning last year and specifically in the last few months, there has been an overall increase in the apprehension of Unaccompanied Children from Central America at the Southwest Border.  You may have seen it in the news. An experienced attorney, whose organization provides needed services to these children going through […]

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Nov. 11, 2014 Speaker: Gregory R. Hillgren, Patriots Initiative – Embracing America’s Armed Forces Community

Are you ‘Answering the 21st Century Call’ to support our nation’s armed forces community?  Are you giving time, treasure… or both?  Are you doing so wisely and effectively?  Are you making a difference?  Let’s find out. Mr. Hillgren was a founder and serves as the Chairman of The Patriot Initiative […]

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Nov. 4, 2014 Speaker: Casey B.K. Dominguez, USD – 2014 Midterm Election & Its Aftermath

Casey Dominguez

Casey B. K. Dominguez is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of San Diego. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2005. Her research specialties are congressional elections, political parties, and the presidency. Dr. Dominguez has published articles on presidential […]

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Oct. 21, 2014 Speaker: Brian Keating, UCSD – Beginnings of Time

Kevin Keating, Photo by Nelvin C. Cepeda

Going to the ends of the earth to glimpse the beginnings of time, Professor Brian Keating is an astrophysicist with UCSD’s Department of Physics. He and his team of 17 students, and postdocs develop instrumentation to study the early universe at radio-, microwave- and infrared wavelengths. He is the author of […]

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Oct. 14, 2014 Speaker: Judy Keene, Next Step Service Dogs – How Dogs Help & Heal Veterans w PTSD


When long-time friend Sally Montrucchio launched Next Step Service Dogs in 2012, Judy was compelled to help such an amazing cause where a small group of people can make a huge positive impact in the lives of wounded warriors with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Judy’s background includes a BA […]

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Oct. 7, 2014 Speaker: Judge David J. Danielsen, San Diego Superior Court – State of the Court

Judge David J Danielsen cartoon

The Superior Court is facing historic budget woes and yet building a 22 story, 71 courtroom central courthouse downtown, all at a time when criminal justice has been turned on its head. What is going on in the Third Branch of government locally? The speaker on October 7 is the […]

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November 25, 2014 Speaker: Herb Johnson, San Diego Rescue Mission

Herb Johnson

Herb Johnson, President/CEO, puts his extensive executive experience to work leading the San Diego Rescue Mission, an organization that, literally day-by-day, makes the difference between life and death for many in our city. Mr. Johnson, who holds a MBA from the Harvard Business School, had a dynamic career in the […]

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Sept. 30, 2014 Speakers: San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer & Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman

Mayor Faulconer & Chief Zimmerman
Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer Kevin L. Faulconer was elected to serve as mayor of the City of San Diego following a special election on February 11th, 2014 under the banner of unifying and creating "One San Diego." As the first sitting city councilmember elected as mayor in 50 years, Kevin [...]Show me more

Sept. 9, 2014 Speakers: Kathleen McCartney & Julie Moss, Iron Icons – Former Rivals, Motivational Speaking Team

Kathleen McCartney & Julie Moss


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August 19, 2014 Speaker: Tina Malka – Anti-Defamation League

Tina Malka

Tina Malka is the Associate Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League  in San Diego. She has been with the ADL for 15 years. Tina staffs Jewish student leadership programs for high school and college students as well as general anti-bias programming. The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 “to stop […]

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August 12, 2014 Speaker: James Mailloux, Special Agent, FBI – Regional Computer Forensics Lab

James Mailloux

Supervisory Special Agent James Mailloux has been a Special Agent with the FBI for 17 years, working in the San Francisco and San Diego FBI offices.  He has worked in a variety of investigations in the FBI, and has been working in computer and video forensics, assigned to the San […]

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September 2, 2014 Speakers: Sarah Adams & Colleen Howard, Voices for Children

Voices For Children logo

One of the first CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) organizations of its kind to be established in the United States, Voices for Children (VFC) is a private, nonprofit organization serving San Diego County. It transforms the lives of abused, neglected, and abandoned children in foster care through a network of […]

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August 26, 2014 Speaker: Chell Roberts, Dean, USD, One Billion & Change

Chell Roberts

Chell A. Roberts, PhD, is the founding dean of the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering at the University of San Diego. He assumed his duties in July of 2013. Before joining USD, Roberts served as the executive dean of the College of Technology and Innovation at Arizona State University, where he […]

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August 5, 2014 Speaker: Louise R. Andres, Rotary Club District 5340 Governor (2014 – 2015)

Louise R. Andres

Louise Andres was born and raised in Gainesville, Florida. She got into the computer world right after college, starting as a programmer for several organizations including NASA, then working for IBM for 28 years, in sales, consulting, and executive management. She retired from IBM in 2005. Steve and Louise have […]

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July 22, 2014 Speaker: Amir Jafri, CEO/Founder, Immunicom, Inc. – Innovative Cancer Therapy

Amir Jafri

Amir has over 25 years of experience in healthcare technology and devices as a senior executive in Fortune 20 companies and his own healthcare technology startups. He is CEO and founder of Immunicom, Inc. He has held positions as Executive Vice President at Netspective Communications LLC, Chief Operating Officer at […]

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