Equality Alliance Board
Ms. Walker is a 35-year resident of San Diego, who has dedicated her entire career to building community. Ms. Walker recently retired after many years as Executive Director of the City of San Diego’s Human Relations Commission, which is devoted to issues of discrimination and equal opportunity, conflict resolution and violence prevention, and multiculturalism and diversity. Prior to that position, she was an administrator at the YWCA for 13 years, where Ms. Walker pioneered programs and created resources to eradicate domestic violence. Currently, Ms. Walker serves on the board of the Family Justice Center Alliance, and the San Diego Domestic Violence Council. She previously served as a member of the Grants-making Committee of the San Diego Foundation for Change and the Gay and Lesbian Funding Partnership Committee of the San Diego Foundation, and as the Chair of the Board of the San Diego Women’s Repertory Theatre. She is the recipient of countless awards for her unwavering commitment to social justice.
Gary Lynn, Board Treasurer
Mr. Lynn is currently the Chief Financial Officer for the YWCA of San Diego County. He also serves as an appointed commissioner on the City of San Diego Human Relations Commission. He is a board member of Casa Cornelia Law Center and the San Diego District Representative to the Peace and Justice Committee for the United Methodist Church California-Pacific Conference.
Ms. Winstead is the principal of Winstead & Company, a marketing and public relations firm. She previously served on the board of LEAD San Diego, Volunteers of America, and Urban Corps of San Diego. She is a former member of the County of San Diego Community Action Board, San Diego State University President’s Advisory Board, and the City of San Diego M/WBE Program Task Force. She has received numerous awards including, among others, the Business Honoree Award from the National Council of Negro Women, Inc., the Certificate of Appreciation for Community Service from the California State Assembly, the Unsung Hero Award from the NAACP San Diego Branch, and the Advocate of the Year from the Greater San Diego Business Development Council.
Isidro D. Ortiz, Ph.D., Board Director
Dr. Ortiz is Professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies at San Diego State University. A political scientist by training, he pursues the study of Chicana/o political activism and educational politics and policy and has published studies in these areas. Dr. Ortiz has been recognized for his teaching and mentoring of students and community service and leadership. Among his recognitions for the latter are the UC San Diego Cesar Chavez Legacy Award for Community Leadership and the KPBS-Union Bank "Local Hero in Education" Award. He also serves as co-chair of the San Diego County Latino Concilio on Higher education and as vice chair of the Education Consortium of San Diego County.
David J. Miles, Ph.D., Board Director
Dr. Miles moved to San Diego over 20 years ago as a post-doctoral fellow at The Scripps Research Institute. He soon joined Invitrogen Corporation where he managed key teams and departments, including technical support, quality assurance, manufacturing, contract research, and finally product marketing. He retired as a business unit director to attend the California School of Culinary Arts, and become a Cordon Bleu chef. He used this new training to work for Father Joe's Villages in San Diego serving as the dedicated chef for the teen residents of the Toussant Academy. He has served on the board of the San Diego Human Dignity Foundation since 2005, including two years as board president. In addition to other volunteer work, he has most recently been a member of the San Diego HIV Funding Collaborative Advisory Committee that helps raise and make grants to fill funding gaps for HIV/AIDS services in our county.
Equality Alliance Staff
Andrea Guerrero, Executive Director
Christopher R. Wilson, Civic Engagement Director
Christian Ramirez, Human Rights Director
Ricardo Favela, Strategic Communications Coordinator email@example.com
Daniel Alfaro, Immigrant Rights Organizer
Matthew Yagyagan, Educational Equity Organizer
Jared Adams, Social Justice Fellow
Diamond Wallace, Community Outreach Leader
Equality Alliance of San Diego County
PO Box 12266
San Diego, CA 92112
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