Meet the team.

San Diego/Imperial Counties is led by a volunteer board of directors. Members of the Board serve three-year terms, beginning January 1, and are elected at the chapter’s annual meeting in the fall. The officer positions are elected each year, for one-year terms. Board meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month, and meetings are open to any chapter member who would like to attend.

Board members lead committees of volunteers to accomplish important work to achieve chapter goals. Click on any of the board members’ name below to learn more. For chapter inquiries, please email our chapter administrator, Maggie Padilla.

Executive Committee

Hope Reilly
Hope ReillyPresident
Senior Manager of Public Affairs and Chief Social Media Strategist, Southwest Strategies
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April Tellez Green
April Tellez GreenPresident Elect
Communications Manager, UC San Diego Library; Founder + CEO, Project Reboot
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Jeanna Vazquez
Jeanna VazquezTreasurer
Communications and Media Relations Manager, UC San Diego Health
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Ryan Hall
Ryan HallSecretary
Account Supervisor, Nuffer, Tucker, Smith
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Sarah Lemons
Sarah LemonsPast President
Community Relations Manager, City of Carlsbad
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Directors at Large

Kim Coutts
Kim CouttsProfessional Development
Director of Communications and Outreach, Civilian
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Barbara Cosio Moreno
Barbara Cosio MorenoProfessional Development
District Communications Manager, Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins
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Kim Prato, MPA, APR, APR+M
Kim Prato, MPA, APR, APR+MAccredidation in Public Relations
Founder, Prato Public Relations
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Amber Winans
Amber WinansBernays Awards
Managing Principal, Bhava Communications
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Giovanna Castro
Giovanna CastroBernays Awards
Municipal Administrator, Republic Services
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Amanda Nelson
Amanda NelsonBernays Awards
Director of Communications, San Diego Housing Federation
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Staci Reidinger, APR+M
Staci Reidinger, APR+MCommunity Relations + Advocacy
Founder, Reidinger Public Relations
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Jamie Hampton
Jamie HamptonDiversity + Inclusion
CEO, Mixte Communications & Tracks Public Relations
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Tanita Antonio
Tanita AntonioCommunications
Co-Founder, Tenacious Marketing
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Megan Pinna
Megan PinnaCommunications
Public Relations Coordinator, Sharp HealthCare
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Rachel McGuire, MBA, APR
Rachel McGuire, MBA, APRMembership + Volunteer Engagement
CEO, RMG Communications
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Arturo Garcia
Arturo GarciaProfessional Development
Marketing and Communications Manager, Museum of Photographic Arts
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Associate New Pros + Ethics Officer (Non-Voting)

Emily Roethle
Emily RoethleAssociate Board Member, Bernays Awards
Senior Media Specialist, Crowe PR
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Shannon Boffa
Shannon BoffaAssociate Board Member, Communications
Senior Account Executive, Southwest Strategies
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Elizabeth Espinoza
Elizabeth EspinozaAssociate Board Member, Professional Development
Communications and Governmental Relations Officer, Imperial Valley College
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Mariah Hugo
Mariah HugoAssociate Board Member, Membership + Volunteer Engagement
Account Coordinator, Katz & Associates
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Julie Smith-Taylor, APR
Julie Smith-Taylor, APREthics Officer
Owner, Taylor PR Strategies
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