Meet our committed team!

Nancy Lazarski
Board Chair

Executive Team

Brent Wakefield
President & CEO
Keith Fisher
Chief Operating Officer
Matthew Topper
Chief Financial Officer
Amie Brown
Chief External Affairs Officer
Becki Markle
Chief of Staff


Willy Gloria
Senior Director of Advocacy and Community Engagement
Patrick Zondler
Senior Project Director
Dustin Dunbar
IT Director
Chequita Falls
Director, South County Service Center
Erich Foeckler
Director of Philanthropy
Rye-Ji Kim
Director, Metro Service Center
Tim Ray
Director, East County Service Center
Larry Sasser
Meal Center Director
Carla Tooker
Payroll and Admin Director
Ali Duarte
Associate Director of Grants
Vivian Grifantini
Associate Director of Volunteer Programs
Alyssa Wong
Associate Director of Care Navigation Programs
Kellene Dinino
Events Manager
Mike Wolfenden
Meal Center Manager

Board of Trustees

Nancy Lazarski

Board Chair

Crosscut, LLC


Ryan Belmer

Audit Committee Chair
Morgan Stanley

Senior Vice President

David Cohn

Finance Committee Member
Cohn Restaurant Group

Drew Deckman

Fundraising Committee Member
Deckmans Restaurant Group

Bobby Fitzsimmons

Services Committee Member
Fleet Readiness Center Southwest, 

Program Scheduler

Aaron Franz

Fundraising Committee Member

San Diego Gas & Electric
Manager of Settlements and Systems, 

Electric and Fuel Procurement

Doug Garfield

Finance Chair
VP Finance – Marriott Hotels & Resorts – Retired

Rick Gentry

Audit and Services Committee Member
Retired, Former President & CEO, San Diego Housing Commission, 2008-2022

Shane Harris

Services Committee Member

President of People’s Association of Justice Advocates

CEO of S Harris Communications

Tom Kaylor

Finance Committee Member

Chief Financial Officer 

Sequoia Consulting Group


Margaret Malowney

Vice Chair/Board Development Committee Member


Pam Pendrell

Fundraising Chair

GlobeFlex Capital
Partner & Chief Compliance Officer

Ken Stauderman

Board Secretary and Services Committee Chair
CalciMedica, Inc.
Co-Founder & Chief Scientific Officer

Michelle Sterling

Services Committee Member

Retired, Former EVP of Human Resources

and Chief Human Resources Officer

for Qualcomm Incorporated

Betty Torano

Fundraising Committee Member
eXp Realty

Alumni Council

Rosemary Barnes
Leslie Bojorquez
Gary Gramling
Kristi Pieper
Peggy Strand
Cindi Sratton
Margie Woods

Join our awesome team!

Meals on Wheels is the only agency providing meals for 7 days a week, including holidays. Additionally, we cover the entire county, including delivery into the over 3,049 square miles of rural and unincorporated areas. Meals on Wheels San Diego County subsidizes 60% of the costs for meals, delivery, and other services provided, regardless of a senior’s ability to pay.


Distributing home-delivered meals and safety checks could not be accomplished without the help of our very large and caring volunteer workforce who deliver meals with a hug and a smile and ensure our homebound seniors are OK. Frequently the volunteer may be the only person the senior sees all day, providing human contact and a safety net, particularly for those seniors living alone. Lives are saved nearly every week as a result of acquiring the proper emergency personnel for someone who has fallen, had a stroke, or is simply in need of additional resources.

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