SWC Foundation Board of Directors

The SWC Foundation Directors are goodwill ambassadors for the college, giving of their time, talent, and treasury. Members are elected to serve three-year terms and officers are elected on an annual basis.


  • Chair – Ricardo A. Macedo
    Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Vice Chair–Joseph Martinez II
    Seltzer, Caplan, McMahon, Vitek
  • Secretary – Halé Richardson
    HomeFed Corporation
  • Treasurer – Gustavo Perez
    Ernst & Young
  • Past President - Benjamin S. Green
    Green & Green LLP
  • Nora Vargas – Ex-Officio Advisor
    Governing Board Member, Southwestern Community College District
  • Kindred Murillo, Ed.D. – Ex-Officio Advisor
    Superintendent/President, Southwestern College

Board of Directors

  • Melyn Acasio
    Bank of Southern California
  • Avis Brown-Riley
    FedEx Express, LPGA, Author, Speaker
  • Sofia Corona
    Appreciation Financial
  • Patti Finnegan
    Niederfrank's Ice Cream
  • Ruben Garcia
    U.S. Small Business Development
  • Carlos Gomez
    Prime Capital Equities
  • Kimberly Grady
    San Diego Community Housing Corporation
  • Susan Guerra
    Chesnut Properties
  • Daniel Guillen
    Sentry Pacific Financial Group
  • JC Hurtado-Prater
    The Blue Group Consulting
  • Lisa Johnson
    NTC Foundation
  • Henry R. Murphy
    Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation
  • Maria (Mery) Lopez-Gallo
  • Hale Richardson
    HomeFed Corporation
  • Jean Roesch, Ed.D.
    Retired, Community Member
  • Jesse Navarro
    San Diego County District Attorney's Office
  • Gustavo Perez
    Ernst & Young
  • Jean Roesch, Ed.D.
    Community Member
  • Mitch Thompson
    T & T Community Properties
  • Kathy Tyner
    Retired, Community Member

Executive Director

  • Zaneta Salde Encarnacion, MPA
    Southwestern College