SAN MARCOS — The Palomar College Foundation added five new members to its Board of Directors, furthering the wealth of business, organizational and community leadership represented on the board.
The new members are Katie Johanski of Hunter Industries; Tana Lorah of ClayCo; Richard Marks of RDM Management Group; Susan Miller of Oracle; and Christine Spielmaker of EDCO.
“We are delighted to add these five community members to our already talented Board of Directors,” said the Foundation’s Executive Director, Stacy Rungaitis. “We have worked to strategically build the board with leaders who represent industry and communities throughout the District. Our new members are already fully engaged by donating their time, talent and treasure to our mission to remove financial barriers for Palomar College students.”
The Superintendent/President of Palomar College, Dr. Star Rivera-Lacey, welcomed the new board members and thanked them for their willingness to serve.
“Our Foundation does fantastic work to further access to higher education in our region, and we are thrilled to have the support and participation of such dedicated board members,” said Dr. Rivera-Lacey.
Director of Global Risk, Hunter Industries
Originally from Wisconsin, Johanski’s expertise is in safety, industrial hygiene, commercial insurance and enterprise risk management. She has previously worked for Thermo Fisher Scientific and holds an M.S. in Environmental Health Sciences from UCLA.
Johanski is married with three children attending schools in the San Marcos Unified School District.
Vice President and Public Affairs Strategist, ClayCo
As a Public Affairs professional, Lorah has extensive expertise in government relations, community engagement and communications strategy. She spent 11 years with Kaiser Permanente and has successfully supported projects at the local, state and federal level.
Founder/President, RDM Management Group
As the Founder of the RDM Management Group, Marks helps organizations train their teams in a variety of areas, including leadership, business sales, management, customer service, diversity and inclusion, and workforce assessments.
He is an Army veteran and established author.
Senior Director, Global Product Security, Technical Oversight & Reporting
Throughout her career with Oracle, Miller has served in a number of senior leadership roles. She has more than 30 years of experience in the Information Technology industry and has served on a variety of local and regional boards.
Miller has lived in San Diego County since 1999.
Director of Market Development, EDCO
Spielmaker joined EDCO in 1991 and as a Certified Practitioner in Zero Waste principles and practices will lead the effort to implement and expand commercial organics recycling programs in North County. She has volunteered with numerous local organizations.