The members of the board of directors of the EastLake Educational Foundation bring to the table a diverse background of community involvement, career experience, business ownership and financial responsibility. Stan Canaris, Dr. Susan Mahler, all in the education field, bring years of experience with successful student achievement in a variety of educational settings. Bill Ostrem, Barbara Legg, Lori Graham, Lourdes Ramos, Amanda Gregory, David Baumgarten, Pat Milkovich, Lynn Howell, John Nelson, and Nicole Cramer have extensive business expertise from community development to environmental services, real estate, banking and law. All board members are parents of former or present EastLake students with connections to school Robotics Teams, PTA’s, administration, families and EastLake community management sources. Top that off with our experienced Executive Director, Christopher Tobin and you we have a winning team with experience, ethics and drive that is committed to their mission.
Barbara Legg, President
Manalo Realty Team EastLake
Amanda Gregory, Vice President
Nicole Cramer, Secretary, Treasurer
World Wide Credit Corp.
(Ret.)Principal EastLake High ( Life Member )
Manalo Realty Team EastLake
Director, Crown Cove Aquatic Center
Liaison, Inmate Education
Dr. Susan Mahler
(Ret.) Chula Vista Elementary School District
Black Mountain Ranch LLC
Yale & Baumgarten, LLP
EastLake Elementary School
Christopher Tobin – Executive Director
Mr. Tobin comes to Eastlake Educational Foundation with nearly 10 years of non-profit development, event, PR and marketing experience. He is a native of San Diego, and was raised Poway, CA. He is a college graduate from California State University, Long Beach and received an interdisciplinary degree in Human Development and a minor in Communications in 2008. During his time in college, he helped raise funds for his Phi Kappa Tau fraternity’s philanthropy, “Painted Turtle,” founded by the late Paul Newman. After college, he went back home to San Diego where he was a Life Coach for children and adults with mental and physical disabilities at Xcite Steps LLC. When he had time in between working with his clients, he was an event planner for a catering company, an intern at Sharp Grossmont Hospital Foundation, and volunteered at the Center for Community Solutions. In late 2011, he had the opportunity to grow in his passion to help others by joining the Alliance for Children’s Rights full-time as their Development staff raising funds through 100K+special events for foster and transitioning youth. In mid 2015, he decided to come back home to where his heart was leading him and joined Home Start Inc. In a short period of time, he advanced their development department tremendously by raising funds for child abuse prevention and intervention mental health services. Through his extensive history of charity work and passion for children’s’ positive well-being, he recently merged forces to lead EEF’s mission to help the Eastlake Community thrive through educational and technology support school wide! He is a member of the GSDBA (Greater San Diego Business Association) and a recent member of the Eastlake Business Association. His current goals are to increase supporters and awareness of the importance of technology advances in public school classrooms through signature local charity events.
Autumn Reid – Development Coordinator
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