David Kimball, President
Having resided his whole life near the Pacific Ocean, David became involved with San Diego Audubon following his retirement as San Diego site manager of Lockheed Martin. He has chaired the San Diego Bird Festival since 2007. As his favorite activity is working on native plant restoration, he can regularly be found at San Diego Audubon's habitat restoration events. He is also on the board of Friends of Famosa Slough and leads the revegetation work for the Sunset Cliffs Natural Park council.
Lisa Chaddock, Vice President
Lisa is an Assistant Professor and Geography researcher at San Diego City College. She is a National Science Foundation researcher, and participates in their Quality Education for Minorities program, as well as in the MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement) Program. Her research includes Kumeyaay Ethnobotany and cultural ecology, and assessing Critical Environmental Zones in California and San Diego, especially as they relate to earthquake hazards. She is also the co-chair for the Silverwood Wildlife Sanctuary, and co-founder of Audubon City College Club with Joseph Robinson, which encourages college students to become involved with San Diego Audubon conservation projects and other birding activities.
Conny Jamison, Treasurer
Conny served as Economist and City Treasurer for the City of San Diego from 1978-2001, and has served on the Boards of SD Foundation, Kiwanis Club of San Diego and Kiwanis Club Foundation, EdFund, and has served as Treasurer of Kiwanis and Kiwanis Foundation. Conny has a keen interest in birding that has grown over the past 15 years, and has traveled extensively in Mexico, South and Central America, and Africa. Conny holds a BA from Occidental College, a Master of Public Administration-City Planning from SDSU and a PhD in Economics from UCSD.
Ed Henry, Past President
Ed holds an undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering and Business Management from Kettering University, but a blossoming interest in folk music and society led him to graduate school at Michigan State University, where he earned his Master's and Ph.D. degrees in Cultural Anthropology. Although he loved seeing birds like the Green Bee-eater and Indian Roller in the village where he carried out his field work, he taught Anthropology and Ethnomusicology at San Diego State University for 33 years before doing more serious bird-watching and bird-photography. Birding in San Diego County as well as other parts of the world has made Ed ever more concerned about the need for protecting wildlife habitat. Ed and his wife, Connie, have an adult son and daughter.
Rebecca Wilbanks, Anstine Chair
Rebecca is the Resident Manager at Anstine-Audubon Nature Preserve. Throughout Rebecca's life, she has worked in a couple of different fields, including teaching for 14 years and is currently an IHSS Provider. Rebecca's heart truly belongs outside among the trees, the animals and the birds. She has studied and trained to receive certifications in wildlife tracking, wilderness basics, gardening and native plant restoration.
Mary Cairns, Silverwood Chair
Mary has been involved with Silverwood as a host since her retirement from the government in 2010 and most recently as a member of the Silverwood Committee. She served 34 years as an atmospheric scientist in R&D, operations, and policy and requirements, and has over 35 years leading or participating on a variety of boards and committees including Trustee and Membership Chair at the Lahontan Audubon Society in Reno, NV, and 8 years of support to various Federal agencies’ councils, boards and committees through NOAA. She remains active in her professional society, as well as volunteers at the NPS Cabrillo National Monument and with her local SD Library. As a youth she spent time outdoors as a Camp Fire Girl and camp counselor, and in the mid-90s became serious about birding.
David Stump, Communications Chair
David is a professional Graphic Designer and Illustrator at Melden & Melden Advertising. His work includes graphic design and illustration for printing and web, original art is various media, and copy editing and writing. David first became active with San Diego Audubon when he contributed artwork to the newsletter in 1980. He has since designed numerous logos, brochures and other printed materials, as well as produced original illustrations and paintings for San Diego Audubon use. David holds a BA in Visual Arts from UC San Diego and continues to lead the organization's strategic communications work.
Jim Peugh, Conservation Chair
Jim is the previous chair of the City of San Diego’s Wetlands Advisory Board and the Independent Rates Oversight Committee, which advises the Mayor and Council regarding the Water and Wastewater Departments. Jim is also the Chair of the board of Friends of Famosa Slough and a founding Board Member of the San Diego River Park Foundation. Jim previously worked as a civilian physicist and engineer for the Navy research laboratories on Point Loma in the fields of sonar systems, undersea warfare, and ocean engineering. He holds a BA with a major in Physics from Occidental College.
Eowyn Bates, Development Chair
Eowyn Bates grew up in Green Bay and the Northwoods of Wisconsin where she learned to love the outdoors from her father, a naturalist and writer. She attended Macalester College and moved to San Diego 16 years ago. Eowyn has nearly 20 years of experience working for nonprofits and is currently the senior director of development and membership at the San Diego Natural History Museum. She lives in Normal Heights with her husband, a high school science teacher.
Mike Matherly, Member-at-Large
Mike is a retired professional geographer, working for over 35 years at Grossmont College, where he taught in the Earth Sciences Department specializing in urban growth and resource issues. Mike has been involved with the San Diego Audubon board for 9 years and presently heads the Speaker Bureau, presenting to groups on topics ranging from bird conservation to nature deficit disorder in children. He has been a birder and bird photographer since 1996, when he discovered that the search for birds gets you to some of the wildest places on earth.