United Way sign. Photo Credit: Cassia PollockUnited Way of San Diego County Friday announced the names of the five new members of its board of directors.

David Andrews, Stephanie Bulger, Ka’eo Griffin, Keith Maddox and Paul Rush all will serve on the 28-member board for a three-year term.

Board members govern the nonprofit’s affairs and actions and serve on at least one sub-committee focusing on topics like finance, public policy or the Tocqueville Society, among other things.

“We welcome these new board members with confidence that their rich experiences and knowledge will help us in our mission to support the education and well-being of local children and families,” said Nancy Sasaki, President and CEO of United Way of San Diego County.

Maddox will serve as the board’s labor representative after working for four different national labor unions over 31 years. Maddox is currently a co-trustee of the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council, running the day-to-day operations of a union with 125 affiliates.

Andrews and Bulger have both spent time as educational leaders in San Diego. Andrews is currently the president of National University and has also been the dean of Johns Hopkins University’s School of Education. He is a Tocqueville Society member for being one of United Way’s biggest philanthropists.

Bulger is currently the vice chancellor of instructional services for the San Diego Community College District. She also serves as the executive committee co-chair for the San Diego County College and Career Readiness Consortium and as a board member for the Old Globe Theatre and the San Diego Art Institute.

Rash and Griffin both have ties to Wells Fargo, with the former being the vice president and head of distribution finance for Wells Fargo’s community banking program and the latter being a licensed financial advisor at the bank. Griffin is also a senior healthcare logistics manager at UPS and a co-founder of Ocean Joy Cruises, Hawaii.

The five new board members took their seats on July 1. Rash is the only one seated on a committee, providing fiscal insight on the nonprofit’s finance committee.

–City News Service

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