The Senior Leadership Council is comprised of respected members of a broad, national community with significant experience in the military, industry, or education who are strategic thinkers supporting the mission, expansion, and visibility of United Through Reading.

  • Ms. Christa Burke-Dittmer

    Marketing & Sales Executive (RET)
    Image Dynamics

  • Mr. Reo Carr

    Associate Publisher
    San Diego Business Journal

  • Ms. Carolyn Colwell
    RN, MA

    School of Nursing, SDSU (RET)

  • Mr. David R. Guebert, PE

    SDG&E (RET)

  • Rebecca B. Hall, CFP®, APMA®, ChFC®, CASL®

    CEO, RBH Global Wealth Partners
    An Ameriprise Private Wealth Advisory Practice

  • Mr. Dwayne Junker

    Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc.

  • Mr. Michael McBride

    VP, Strategic Legislative Affairs, Lockheed Martin

  • CMSgt Denise M. Jelinski-Hall, USAF (Ret)

    3rd Senior Enlisted Advisor, National Guard Bureau

  • Mr. Jeff Mader

    CIO, Sun Country Airlines

  • CAPT Terry Magee
    USN (RET)


  • Mr. Keith McKenzie

    Managing Partner
    Delphi Private Advisors

  • VADM Edward Moore, Jr
    USN (RET)

  • Ms. Annette Peck

    San Diego Military Advisory Council

  • Ms. Renee Resko

    Director of Development
    Helen Woodward Animal Center

  • Ms. Dianne Sparks

    Sr. Human Resources Director (RET)

  • Ms. Cathryn Spetter

    Member Outreach Manager
    Navy Federal Credit Union

  • Mr. Doug Stewart
    USA (RET)

    BAE Systems, Inc. (RET)

  • Mrs. Tina Swallow


  • Mr. Steve Swinton

    Latham & Watkin LLP

  • Mr. Cliff Underwood

    Development Consultant
    Underwood & Associates

  • Charles Van Vechten

    Marketing Executive

  • Ms. Alice A. Wax

    Executive Director
    National Military Appreciation Month

  • MCPON (SS/SW) Rick West
    USN (RET)

    Client Executive for Insight and Futuring
    at Paladin Data Systems