Executive Board & Officers | San Diego Democratic Club

SDDC Executive Board & Officers | San Diego Democratic Club

Meet the Board

  • Doug Case
  • President
  • president@sddemoclub.org
  • Doug has worked in the Division of Student Affairs at San Diego State University since 1978. Currently serves as the Testing Coordinator in the office of Student Testing, Assessment and Research. Serves as the coordinator of SDSU’s informal LGBT faculty/staff network, GLIC (Gay and Lesbian Issues Committee). He served on the board of the San Diego Democratic Club continuously since 1988- and held numerous board positions including President in 1991 and 1992, and 2011. Other SDDC positions previously held include Executive Vice President, Communications/Publications Director, Membership Director and Legislative Advocate. He received the Doug Scott Award for Political Action (twice) and the Gloria Steinem Award for Communication. Also served as President of the Uptown Democratic Club in 1993. Served on the San Diego County Democratic Central Committee from 1987-2006, including serving as Parliamentarian from 1990-2006. Served on the California Democratic State Central Committee from 1991-2006 and on the Executive Committee of the LGBT Caucus of the California Democratic Party from 1997-2006. Was a Delegate to the 1992 Democratic National Convention in New York City.
  • Jeri Dilno
  • Executive Vice-President
  • executivevp@sddemoclub.org
  • Jeri began her LGBT activism while living in Philadelphia in 1970 and moved back to San Diego in 1975 where she has lived since. She helped organize San Diego’s first gay Pride march and worked Pride for more than 30 years. She was also the first female Executive Director of The Center (then called The Gay Center) and was also Assistant Editor and Editor of the Gay and Lesbian Times (Uptown Publications). In 1976 she held a seat on the statewide committee against Prop 6 (the Briggs Initiative), and also worked on the 1987 March on Washington. Jeri was one of six openly lesbian delegates from California at the 1977 International Women’s Conference in Houston. She served as President of the San Diego Democratic Club for four terms and is currently the Executive Vice President of the Club. Dilno has been an openly lesbian delegate to three National Democratic Conventions, and in 1994 served as Co-Chair of the LGBT Caucus of the California Democratic Party.
  • Craig Roberts
  • Vice-President for Political Action
  • vppoliticalaction@sddemoclub.org
  • Craig Roberts, a resident of San Diego, California, since 1987, has been active in Democratic politics since 1992. He has been a member of San Diego’s NSD chapter, the San Diego Democratic Club (SDDC), since 1993, including a three-year stint as President from 1998-2000. He has served as a delegate to the California State Democratic Convention every year since 1994. Roberts has been active in NSD since its inception, attending the official formation meeting in Kansas City in 1998 as SDDC’s representative. He has attended every NSD convention since then. Roberts began serving on the NSD board in May 2001 and is now its longest serving board member. To date, he has never failed to attend a face-to-face board meeting in person. At native of Midwest City, Oklahoma, Roberts works as a Senior Software Quality Engineer in the San Diego area. He has over two decades of experience working in high tech environments. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Oklahoma State University and a Masters of Science from San Diego State University, both in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
  • Matt Corrales
  • Vice-President for Development
  • vpdevelopment@sddemoclub.org
  • Taking an executive position in this club for the first time this year is our new Vice-President for Development, Matt Corrales. Corrales started off his involvement as a Congressional Page in the summer of 2001, and continued his involvement with the College Democrats during his undergraduate time at UCSD, Students for Barack Obama during graduate school at UCSC, and the San Diego County Young Democrats. Corrales has been a member of the San Diego Democratic Club (SDDC), since 2008, serving on the board in various capacities. He has served as a delegate to the California State Democratic Convention since college and is currently the youngest elected member of the San Diego County Democratic Central Committee. This year, he hopes to finally implement a monthly donor program as an alternative for those who cannot pay a for an upper-level membership in one sum. Ultimately, he wants to work with the board, membership, and Democratic community to ramp-up our capacity to win in the upcoming 2012 elections.
  • Brad Jacobsen
  • Secretary
  • secretary@sddemoclub.org
  • Brad Jacobsen was born and raised in San Diego. This came in real handy one year when a protestor at the Pride Parade told him to “go back where you came from” and he pointed up the street and replied, “Mercy Hospital?” He joined the SDDC in the mid-1980s and was soon on the Executive Board as Membership Director. He also served one term as Program Director, and has held elective office as Secretary for the past 11 years. Brad retired from the City of San Diego in 2009 after 35 years of service in the Engineering and Transportation Departments. He now spends his “free” time serving as Secretary of the City’s Retired Employees’ Association, traveling, and writing a gay-themed murder mystery.
  • John Gordon
  • Treasurer
  • treasurer@sddemoclub.org
  • John has been active in Democratic Party politics for 42 years as volunteer, observer, contributor, and analyst, working to build the Democratic Party brand from an organizational standpoint. John is a consultant who focuses on financial management and other general management topics.
  • Craig Roberts
  • Publications Director
  • publications@sddemoclub.org
  • Craig Roberts, a resident of San Diego, California, since 1987, has been active in Democratic politics since 1992. He has been a member of San Diego’s NSD chapter, the San Diego Democratic Club (SDDC), since 1993, including a three-year stint as President from 1998-2000. He has served as a delegate to the California State Democratic Convention every year since 1994. Roberts has been active in NSD since its inception, attending the official formation meeting in Kansas City in 1998 as SDDC’s representative. He has attended every NSD convention since then. Roberts began serving on the NSD board in May 2001 and is now its longest serving board member. To date, he has never failed to attend a face-to-face board meeting in person. At native of Midwest City, Oklahoma, Roberts works as a Senior Software Quality Engineer in the San Diego area. He has over two decades of experience working in high tech environments. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Oklahoma State University and a Masters of Science from San Diego State University, both in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
  • David Warmoth
  • Media & Marketing Director
  • marketing@sddemoclub.org
  • David joins the Board this year as our Media & Marketing Director.
  • Position Vacant
  • Fundraising Director
  • The Fund Raising Director(s) shall coordinate the annual Freedom Awards, events for upper dues level members, and other fund raising programs. Please email president@sddemoclub.org if you’re interested in joining the Board as Fundraising Director.
  • Jacqueline Palmer
  • Membership Director
  • membership@sddemoclub.org
  • Jacqueline joins the Board this year as our Membership Director.
  • Gloria Johnson
  • Political Relations Director
  • politicalrelations@sddemoclub.org
  • Gloria coordinates activities to maintain and enhance relations between the club and elected officials, candidates for public office, the local, state and national Democratic Party, and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Caucus of the California Democratic Party.
  • Greg Bolian
  • Legislative Advocacy Director
  • legislative@sddemoclub.org
  • Greg Bolian is currently retired but spent most of his adult life working in the travel industry. He was a corporate training manager for American Express. Greg began his political life in 2003 as a member of the Draft Clark for President Campaign. More recently Greg worked with the Obama Campaign as a Regional Field Organizer for the 53rd Congressional District and was an Obama Delegate to the Democratic National Convention. In addition to Greg’s work on campaigns he has served as the team leader of a voter registration committee. The voter registration team has registered 34,000 people to vote since its’ inception in 2004. Greg became a member of the SDDC Board in 2008 as the Special Events Chair. He has served as Legislative Advocate Director for the past two years.
  • Carla Kirkwood
  • Program Director
  • program@sddemoclub.org
  • Carla coordinates the logistics for the club’s general meetings.
  • Jacob Regalado
  • Mobilization Director
  • program@sddemoclub.org
  • Jacob has served as Mobilization Director for the past two years.
  • Cindy Green
  • Volunteers Director
  • volunteers@sddemoclub.org
  • Cindy has been a member of the club since 1992. She served as President of the Pacific Beach Democratic Club from 1990-1992. After her term ended she joined the SDDC. She first served as Secretary during Craig Roberts presidency. In 1998, she received the Stephen Pope award for volunteerism at the Freedom Awards. She was the first straight-ally to ever win an award from the club. She currently serves as the Volunteers Director of the SDDC.
  • Position Vacant
  • Community Outreach Director
  • The Community Outreach Director coordinates involvement and participation with diverse community organizations and activities and assist in the establishment of positive relationships with leaders of other community organizations. Please email president@sddemoclub.org if you’re interested in joining the Board as Community Outreach Director.
  • Vanessa Cosio
  • Information Technology Director
  • itdirector@sddemoclub.org
  • Vanessa in serving her second year as IT Director for the club.
  • Doug White
  • Youth Caucus
  • youth@sddemoclub.org
  • Whether the commitment has been local, state or federal Doug White has been involved in progressive politics for the entirety of his career. Starting out in the Governor Gray Davis administration, Doug quickly cut his political teeth in Washington, DC. Additional political and policy work – for the Speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly, the Obama presidential campaign and Presidential Inaugural Commission, Toni Atkins for State Assembly and Howard Wayne for San Diego City Council campaigns – only furthered Doug’s resolve to become more intimately involved with the progressive cause. Currently, Doug is the Manager of Government Affairs for Cricket Communications, a national wireless carrier based in San Diego. He grew up in the small hamlet of Claremont, CA and spent a decade on the east coast. Doug returned to Southern California in 2009, relocating permanently to San Diego. He is an avid half-marathoner and dedicated New Yorker magazine aficionado. Doug received his bachelor of business administration degree in management from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and his master of public administration, public and non-profit management degree from New York University. He is a board member and community service chair of the Jewish Federation’s Young Adult Division (YAD), a New Leaders Council 2011 Fellow and a board member-elect of the San Diego County Young Democrats.
  • Jackie Jackson
  • Women’s Caucus
  • women@sddemoclub.org
  • Jackie previously served as our East County Caucus chair. She currently serves as Women’s Caucus chair.
  • Larry Baza
  • Past President
  • pastpresident@sddemoclub.org
  • Larry Baza is a native San Diegan of Mexican and Chamorro (Guamanian) heritage. In his professional life, as an arts administrator and activist for 28 years, he served as an executive director or administrator of arts organizations including, the County of San Diego’s Public Arts Advisory Council, Community Arts of San Diego, California Pacific Theater, Sushi Performance & Visual Art, and the Centro Cultural de La Raza. Larry has served on Grant Panels and as a site visitor for the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council, the Arizona Arts Council, the San Diego Commission for Arts & Culture, and private foundations. Larry’s professional and civic service on local and national boards has included: The National Performance Network, San Diego Performing Arts League, the San Diego Coalition for Arts & Culture, San Diego Youth & Community Services, San Diego Foundation for Change, San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) Pride, the San Diego Women’s History Museum and Educational Center, and the Chicano Federation. Additionally, Larry served on the City of San Diego’s Civic Events & Promotional Programs Allocation Board. Currently, Larry serves on the Executive Boards of the San Diego Democratic Club and Honor PAC the statewide LGBT Latino advocacy group. The San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender Center’s Latino Services Advisory Council, and the City of San Diego’s Commission for Arts and Culture.
  • Jess Durfee
  • DNC Member
  • Chair@SDDemocrats.org
  • Now serving an unprecedented fourth term as the Chair of the San Diego County Democratic Party — the first openly-gay man to serve as party chair in San Diego. In 2008 he was the first San Diegan in recent memory to be elected to the Democratic National Committee. Jess has been active in Democratic politics for 24 years and had a 15-year career as a high school teacher and administrator. During his time as a teacher, he was a negotiator and president for his local union and was a political action leader on education and labor issues at the state and federal levels which led to an interim congressional staff position on Capitol Hill. Jess was SDDC President from 2001-2004 and served as co-chair of the LGBT Caucus of the California Democratic Party from 2007-2011.

Board service

There are open positions on the SDDC Board of Directors. If you’re interested in learning more about serving the SDDC membership in a Board capacity, please contact the President at (president@sddemoclub.org).

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