Board of Directors



CEF is led by an exceptional group of committed community leaders that contribute financially and with service to the organization.
Board Chair

J.R. Phillips

Broker, The JR Phillips Real Estate Group

Board Vice Chair

Gary Morrison

Retired Carlsbad Police Chief

Board Treasurer

Gary Kawano

Guild Mortgage

Board Secretary

Debbie Meyer

Ocean Outreach and Education

J. Scott Runner

Vice President of Internet of Things & Automotive

Kristina Ray

Communications Manager, City of Carlsbad

Lisa Behun

Sr. Vice President, Private Client Manager U.S. Trust

Beth Schroder

Senior Director of Philanthropy, California State University San Marcos

Debra Swiatlowski

Vice President Human Resources, Thermo Fisher

Jane Hartman

Retired Carlsbad Unified School District Principal

Rosie Marks

Community Volunteer, City of Carlsbad

Mark Robinson

Program Manager, ViaSat

Jay Marquand

Director of Alternative Education, Sweetwater Union School District

Michael Zepeda

Financial Planner, Zepeda Financial Partners

Alan Lewis

Senior Engineering Manager, Nordson Asymtek