Board of Directors

Dan Platt

A Step Beyond Board Chair and Treasurer. Retired as EVP for Pacific Western Bank. Dan currently serves on the Boards of Pacific Western Bancorp, the Rancho Santa Fe Charitable Foundation, and the Barnabas Group.

Steve Gosselin

A Step Beyond Vice Chair: Steve Gosselin retired as Vice President for Caterpillar Inc. after 36 years of service. As a result of his work with numerous non-profits in both San Diego and Central Illinois, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Public Service.

Janet Foster

A Step Beyond Secretary: Retired teacher in the Irvine Unified School District. Janet has been very involved with parents & at risk children since 1972.[/column_one_third]


Frank Foster

Retired as CEO for Fieldstone Homes and is the current CEO/Executive Director of A Step Beyond. Frank has served on numerous nonprofit boards for the past 30 years, all working with at risk youth.

Vicki Zeiger

Retired as Vice President, Human Resources, for Sempra Energy Utilities and is current Board Chair of The Old Globe theatre. Vicki is a National Board member of the Classic Car Club of America and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.

Jeff Segall

Chief Strategy Officer and “Collaboratist” with ByDesign Public Relations and Marketing. He also serves as a consultant for California State University San Marcos’ Extended Learning department and for Pacific Ridge School in Carlsbad and is a member of the Carlsbad Planning Commission.


Leslie Culbertson

Corporate Vice President and Director of Finance for Intel Corporation. She is responsible for major portion of the worldwide finance organization including, Corporate finance, policy and accounting, Operational finance, Tax, Trade, and Financial controls.

Jay Culbertson

Executive Vice President of the Build Group of Southland Industries, a nationwide mechanical engineering and contractor firm. Mr. Culbertson has served in a board capacity on several small business for-profit corporations.

Janean Stripe

Certified Financial Planner and Regional Vice President of Lucia Capital Group. Janean serves on the Board of Directors for several nonprofit organizations including The Country Friends, The Barnabas Group, Outside the Bowl, and Kingdom Advisors of San Diego County.


Rebecca Raymond

Community Leader active with local and international youth oriented nonprofit organizations.  Rebecca holds a Masters in Counseling Psychology and a Masters in International Social Development.

Juan Castenada

Business litigator that represents businesses, investors and boards of directors in litigation and investigation matters with a focus on fraud, trade secrets and fiduciary duty litigation.

Juan Manuel Uribe

Parent Representative, Juan is the grandfather/guardian of three A Step Beyond students.  He worked in the construction field between 1976 until retirement in 2011.  Juan is the PTA President at Farr Elementary and President of the A Step Beyond’s Parent Committee.


Jennifer Oliver

Artistic Director of A Step Beyond, professional dancer and choreographer, Master Teaching Artist and Expressive Arts Therapist. Jennifer also serves on the National Arts Education Council for Americans for the Arts.

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