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Board Members

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Bryan Devore, Chair

 
Bryan Devore is a Realtor and the Direction of the Senior Division for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties. As a Senior Real Estate Specialist, he focuses on providing a variety of resources for his clients to help them transition to the next chapters of their lives. He is proud to be serving seniors through his own Senior Savers Foundation and the Foundation for Senior Wellbeing.
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Rachel Currington, Secretary

 
Rachel is a financial advisor with Edward Jones.  She became involved with the Foundation for Senior Wellbeing after attending an event at the request of a friend, and because she believes in the importance of community support for seniors.  Born in the UK, Rachel moved to the US in 2001 with her husband Mike, and spent several years at home raising her daughters Evie and Charlotte.  During this time she served as a library volunteer, and as a board member of the Friends of the Carlsbad Library.  Later she became heavily involved in PTA - planning events and fundraisers, and becoming a board member at both the school and district level.  Today she is Executive Vice President of Vista Unified Council of PTAs, and Parliamentarian at Mission Vista PTSA.  When not volunteering, you'll often find Rachel at a local Trivia night with her husband and friends, or traveling around the world with her family.

Alison Driessen, RNC, Immediate Past Chair

 
A retired Registered Nurse with a diverse background in hospital administration, home health care, marketing and non profit agency administration. Her extended family lives and has an agricultural business in San Marcos and her grand children attend school there. She has successfully written and managed large grants for both non profit agencies and hospitals.
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Rebecca Steiner, MS Gerontology, Past Program Manager

 

In her earlier education Rebecca earned a degree as a paralegal, working in the legal arena for both state and federal governments.  Seeing firsthand the complex issues of aging when dealing with her own aging parents led to the decision for a career change, getting her Bachelor’s and then her Master of Science in Gerontology.  She has prior experience working in the non-profit field and was instrumental in creating a senior services program for a large local non-profit.  Her education and work experience give her an extremely broad ability and perspective in working with older adults of all socioeconomic groups, genders, and races.  She laid the groundwork for the Foundation’s Information Resource Center as well as being its first program manager.  Rebecca has served as a past board secretary for the Foundation.  She has been a member of the San Marcos Lions club since 2010 and has held the positions of secretary and president.  She loves to read, travel, camp, and do a little gardening. 
 

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Tom Cowan

Tom is a resident of Escondido where he is an active member of the community. Tom attended Rio Hondo Community College and California State University, Los Angeles where he studied Business. In the 70s and 80s he was a board member with the Temple City American Little League and in the 90s he was a Board Member with the East Anaheim American Little League. Tom is the Founder of North County San Diego Veterans Stand Down of and served on the Board from 2016-2019. 

Audrey Kelly

 
A retired Director of Customer Service in the healthcare industry for 45 years with a Business degree in Healthcare. She has been involved in writing military contracts for the Department of Defense for Blue Cross of Washington, Alaska and South Carolina. She lives in San Marcos and has four daughters, twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren living in Washington.
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Brenda-Lee Smith 

 
Brenda-Lee Smith empowers the seniors of San Diego by providing personalized choices for in-home placement through Oasis Senior Advisors. Utilizing her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, with a specialty in mental health care, and an extensive professional networking system, Brenda-Lee finds the right solutions for sustainable support as care needs evolve. Whether independent or assisted living arrangements are needed, or memory or residential care, her personal relationship with those she serves facilitates life transitions with respect and dignity. Brenda-Lee is a member of several local and national organizations, including the Society of Certified Senior Advisors, San Diego County Council on Aging, Golden Age Interactive Network, Estate Planning Group Network, and the San Diego Dementia Consortium.

Monica Demler

 
Bio to be posted soon.

Chris Orlando

 
Bio to be posted soon.

Tiffany Filippi

 
Bio to be posted soon.

Staff

Sarah Benson, The Foundation for Senior Wellbeing Executive Director

 
Sarah Benson has more than 20 years of experience in non-profit management, strategic communications and public outreach.  She is the past Administrative Director for STAY COOL for Grandkids, a San Diego non-profit focused on environmental work that harnessed the power seniors to create change.  Sarah also served as the Communications Director for a sustainability think-tank based in Encinitas.  Her career includes work at a chamber of commerce, as a marketing manager at North County Transit District and in communications with the University of California, San Diego. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a minor in Studio Art from the University of California, San Diego.  Sarah and husband Bob live in Carlsbad raising two active boys.
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Becky Noel, IRC Program Coordinator

 
Bio to be posted soon.

Angela McGlasson

Bio to be posted soon.