2019-20 Board of Directors

Jay Culbertson

A Step Beyond Vice Chair: Retired as Executive Vice President of the Build Group of Southland Industries, a nationwide mechanical engineering and contracting firm. He has served on the boards of several small business not-for-profit corporations. As Southland’s President of Construction, Mr. Culbertson provided leadership for all functions in the construction and engineering divisions, and delivered overall vision and direction for Southland’s construction efforts. Focused on driving sustainable growth and long-term performance, he also developed members of Southland’s regional leadership teams.

Leslie Culbertson

Retired as EVP from Intel Corporation where a majority of her career was as a Corporate VP in Finance, HR and Intel’s Product Assurance and Security Group.  Additionally, she has leadership experience in manufacturing and procurement. She also served as a Board Member for Intel’s Foundation until her recent retirement.

Jonathan Fiske

ASB Treasurer: Jonathan is Director of Finance, Packaging Southwest Division, Liberty Diversified International. He has held numerous finance and operating roles in the packaging industry. Jonathan has a BA from Hope College, a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Michigan, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Frank Foster

Executive Director Emeritus and retired as CEO for Fieldstone Homes,  Frank has served on numerous nonprofit boards for the past 30 years, all working with at risk youth.

Janet Foster

A Step Beyond Secretary: Retired teacher in the Irvine Unified School District. Janet has been very involved with parents and at-risk children since 1972.

Steve Gosselin

A Step Beyond Chairman: Mr. 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.


Candise Holmlund

Prior to founding Alaethes, Candise was a senior partner for 20 years at Weatherly Asset Management where she managed many of the firms largest and most complex client relationships. Candise specializes in comprehensive wealth management, including financial, tax, and estate planning. Candise is currently Chair of the RSF Foundation Women’s Fund. She is a member of Scripps Hospital Foundation Board, A Step Beyond, and has served on the Fidelity Wealth Advisor Solutions Advisory Board.

Jackie Loaiza

Jackie Loaiza has over 30 years of experience in the law field. She is currently the Senior Corporate Counsel at Solar Turbines, Inc. /Caterpillar, Inc. Loaiza earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and Master of Laws from the University of San Diego School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Pre-Law from Pennsylvania State University.

Jennifer Oliver

A Step Beyond’s Artistic Director, Ms. Oliver is a professional dancer and choreographer, a master teaching artist, and an expressive arts therapist. She also serves on the National Arts Education Council for Americans for the Arts.


Bonnie Platt

A Step Beyond Secretary: Bonnie has served on the board of several nonprofit such as Horizon Christian Fellowship, Santa Fe Christian School, and the National Charity League among others.  She has her BA in economics from Stanford University and her MBA in finance from UCLA.

Dan Platt

Retired as EVP for Pacific Western Bank. Dan currently serves on the Boards of Pacific Western Bancorp and the Rancho Santa Fe Charitable Foundation.

Martha Rodriguez

Parent Liaison

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.

Dave Smith

W. Davis Smith was senior vice president and general counsel for San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), one of Sempra Energy’s regulated California utilities. He worked for the company for 31 years. Smith has a law degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. Smith was on the Board, and was previously Co-Chair of the California Minority Counsel Program, whose mission is to provide access, opportunity and education to diverse attorneys in California; is a member of the State Bar’s Council on Access and Fairness.

Janean Stripe

A Certified Financial Planner and Regional Vice President of Lucia Capital Group. Ms. Stripe serves on the Boards of several non-profit organizations including The Country Friends, The Barnabas Group, Outside the Bowl, and Kingdom Advisors of San Diego County.

Emerita Silva

Parent Liaison

Jose Villarreal

Jose is the current Vice President, Academic, Innovation, and Personnel at Epiphany Prep Charter School in Escondido.  He has held multiple positions as principal and vice principal in San Diego including Vista Magnet Middle School, and Rancho Buena Vista High School and has taught at California State University San Marcos.  He holds an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from CSUSM/UCSD.

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.

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