ABOUT

History

The Yale Club of San Diego has been serving the Yale alumni in San Diego since 1964. The Yale Club of San Diego is committed to bringing together Yalies of all affiliations – alumni, parents, students, faculty, spouses and others with the Boola Boola spirit – to network, educate, and serve our community. All Yalies, whether connected to Yale College, the Yale Graduate and Professional Schools or otherwise, are welcome to participate in any of our events and become a member of Yale’s Finest Alumni in America’s Finest City.

Board Meetings

The Board normally meets the second Monday of every odd month. All Yalies are welcome to attend the meetings and we extend a special invitation to Yalies who are new to the area or new to the club to come and introduce themselves. Please contact us for the latest details and location. Meetings usually begin at 7 p.m.

Join the Board!
The Yale Club of San Diego is run by volunteers that give of their time to build and grow the Yale community in San Diego. We are always looking for interested people who are willing to help us help the club stay active and interesting for the local alumni. If you’d like to get involved, please contact us for more information.

Board Members / Officers

Please feel free to contact any one of the board officers or members through our board email address: yaleclubofsandiego@gmail.com

Jason Lujan, '89
Jason Lujan, '89 President
Following his undergraduate years at Yale studying history, Jason Lujan returned to his native California to pursue his graduate and medical professional studies. He is now a senior partner and practicing physician with Anesthesia Service Medical Group (ASMG).
Michael Owens, '78 MD MPH
Michael Owens, '78 MD MPH Immediate Past President
Michael Owens completed both medical and public health degrees at Yale.
Erika Morgan '85 SOM
Erika Morgan '85 SOMSecretary
Erika Morgan holds a Masters degree from Yale in Public and Private Management. She has worked in the clean energy industry as policy maker, executive manager, consultant, program manager, public educator and management coach. A specialist in organizational management, Erika has consulted to both Fortune 500 and start-up solar businesses on managing rapid growth and change.
Contact info: secretary@yaleclubofsandiego.org
Bob Longstreth, '81 LAW
Bob Longstreth, '81 LAWTreasurer
Bob Longstreth received his law degree from Yale, and has served on the Yale Club Board since 1992, formerly as President and Secretary, and now as Treasurer.
Contact info: treasurer@yaleclubofsandiego.org

Board Members

Giovanni Chimienti, '67 PhD
Giovanni Chimienti, '67 PhDYale Book Award Chair
Giovanni moved from New York up to New Haven for his PhD, and then west to UC San Diego for post-doctoral studies in neurosciences. Beginning in 1969, he taught courses in biological and experimental psychology at universities in Beirut, Athens, Istanbul and Izmir until his retirement in 2010. Giovanni shares responsibility for membership.
Bradley Lebow '02
Bradley Lebow '02Events Chair
From undergraduate studies at Yale in history, Brad Lebow went on to take a law degree at UCLA. He practices civil litigation here in San Diego, and makes his contribution to the Board by coordinating Yale Club social and cultural events.
Contact Brad at events@yaleclubofsandiego.org
Donna Shelby Batchelor, '01 BA, '07 DIV
Donna Shelby Batchelor, '01 BA, '07 DIVOutreach
After 10 years in San Diego Shelby is proud to call herself a California Girl. It also helps that one of her Y150 teammates, who is originally from California, recently called her such! After graduating Yale Divinity School in 2007 Shelby dedicated herself to the service of others as a Spiritual Care provider. She has worked in a variety of healthcare settings from Trauma Units to Pediatric Intensive Care, and is most recently active in the hospice industry. At The Elizabeth Hospice Shelby is the Spiritual Care Specialist and a public speaker sharing information about end-of-life care, cultural diversity, spirituality, and more, in the community at conferences, workshops, and universities and colleges. Since 2011, she has served on the Board of Directors as the Outreach and Social Media Chair. While at Yale Shelby served on the FCC, YCC, Co-Chaired the Winter Ball, was active in The Yale Film Society and was a coxswain for 4 years on the Yale Men’s Lightweight Crew Team.
Tiange Zhou MM '16
Tiange Zhou MM '16Vice-President and Book award chair
After graduating from Yale School of Music in spring 2016, the award-winning composer Tiange Zhou is now pursuing her Ph.D. degree in composition at the UCSD music department. Her creative works have been performed in Asia, Europe, and North America. Tiange has served the Yale Club of San Diego board as Vice-President and Book Award Chair since 2017.
Bob Resnik '60
Bob Resnik '60Annual Brunch/Meeting
After undergraduate studies at Yale and his MD degree at Case Western Reserve, Bob Resnik joined the UCSD School of Medicine in 1974, and since then has served as president of several professional organizations, including Perinatal Research Society and the San Diego Gynecological Society, and co-authored Maternal-Fetal Medicine: Principles and Practice. Bob has also been recognized with the Outstanding Mentor Award from the Medical School where he is Professor and Chair Emeritus in the Department of Reproductive Medicine. Bob’s role with the Yale Club’s Board is to produce the Annual Brunch/Meeting where the Board is voted in.
Camilla Ross '50W
Camilla Ross '50WMembership
Camilla Ross comes to us from a New York career in fashion modeling, television commercials, and consulting for sales and marketing in the cosmetic industry. She serves on the boards of several organizations, and shares responsibility for the Yale Club’s membership activities. Camilla comes to the YCSD via her late husband, Henry L. Ross, Jr., ‘50
Megan Schirmacher '93
Megan Schirmacher '93Community Service Chair

After graduating from Yale in 1993 with a degree in history, and 10 years living and working in the Bay Area in high tech marketing, advertising and event management, Megan moved home to San Diego to raise her family. Since then, in addition to being a SAHM and part-time portrait photographer, she has run an education NPO and was the founding director of the Cinco de Mayo Trail Run. She is currently a substitute teacher in the Poway Unified School District.

Manal Mehta '01
Manal Mehta '01Intercollegiate Liaison
Manal is the Founder of Sunesis Capital in San Diego and San Francisco and has extensive experience in investment management. He was the Coxswain of the Yale Men’s Varsity Lightweight Crew. As Intercollegiate Liaison, Manal coordinates activities with other local alumni clubs.
Sara Jones '91
Sara Jones '91Interim Director, Alumni Schools Committee
Sara has previously served twice as President of the Yale Club of San Diego and brings decades of service to her leadership of the Alumni Schools Committee.

Past Presidents

Michael Owens, 2015-2017
Sara Jones, 2013-2015
Monique Rose, 2012-2013
Michael Owens, 2011-2012
Flint Nelson, 2010-2011
Dan Seiver, 2006-2010
Sara Jones, 2002-2006

John Chane, 2001-2002
Milda Simonaitis, 2000-2001
Cory Randall, 1999-2000
Ernie Pick, 1998-1999
Bob Purdy, 1996-1998
Bob Longstreth, 1994-1996
Rich Segal, 1993-1994

Jerry Levy, 1992-1993
Michael Lewis, 1990-1992
Tim Wollaeger, 1986-1990
Ken Ott, 1984-1986
Ross Rudolph, 1983
William McKenzie, Susan Kleeman, 1970s
C Hugh Friedman, Robin Goodenough, Norman Allenby, Joel Estes, 1960s