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Rich Brady – President
I was born in Ft. Worth, Texas and graduated from UCLA with a degree in Business Administration. I opened my business, BRADYS Menswear, here in coronado in 1974 and recently returned to the island after twenty years in 2010. I joined Coronado SAFE because I loved the parent education programs it provides and wanted to be a part of the change.
Fun Fact: I snow ski and love politics.
Jennifer Lewis PhD., LCSW – Vice President
JENNIFER LEWIS, Ph.D., LCSW joined the University of Southern California School of Social Work faculty in 2012. She serves in leadership roles overseeing curriculum content and research. Lewis also works with the Department of Pediatrics and Community Psychiatry Program overseeing fellows and residents at University of California San Diego. She spent twelve years in Integrated Primary Care providing program development and implementation, administrative and clinical supervision and direct care. Her professional interests include HIV and women and transitional aged youth; trauma, stress and resilience.
Amanda Elasser - Secretary
Teresa Bastuba - Treasurer
I am involved with Coronado SAFE because I support its mission and collaboration between parents , the schools and community. I am excited to be involved with other families who are taking responsibility for their families and our community by learning and sharing knowledge. My husband and I enjoy spending time with our three wonderful boys who enrich our lives with love and keep us learning new things! As much as I enjoy the city, I am also a country girl! I spent many of my childhood years on a farm in West Virginia! I enjoy outdoor exercise, yoga and spending time with family and friends.
Floyd Burton Ross
Born August 1, 1943 in St. Paul Minnesota. University of Minnesota AA / Bachelor of Science Liberal Studies Regents Degree University of New York. Retired Navy Senior Chief (AKCS). I enjoy music, bible study, professional baseball, and football. I'm a family-values kind of person that cares about our children and strong healthy families.
Fun Fact: The Joy of the Lord is my strength.
Dr. John Sexton PhD
I was born and raised near Pittsburgh, PA. Following graduation from the Naval Academy, I was a Marine Corps officer for 11 years. I earned a Masters degree in counseling psychology, and a Masters and Ph.D. in clinical psychology. I became a Navy Clinical Psychologist, and attended the Congressionally-directed Psychopharmacology Demonstration Project, in which I completed approximately 75% of the medical school courses at the Uniformed Services University School of Medicine, and a one year residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. I became the nation’s first Prescribing Psychologist. I retired after serving 32 years as a Naval Officer. From 2004, until I again retired in 2011, I served as a Staff Psychologist at the Counseling and Psychological Services of the University of California, San Diego. 'Green exploring' is my wife's and my hobby. We walk more than 40 miles per week and use public transportation to take us to new places around our wonderful country. Returning to SAFE as a board member will afford me another opportunity to 'give back'.
Fun Fact: My childhood nickname was 'snake dancer'. I was well known around the Boy Scouts for my skill at the Hopi snake dance, having only been bitten by 3 rattlesnakes.
I was lucky enough to be born and raised in Coronado and through the public school system here. My first involvement with SAFE was as an active member of the Trading Card Club during my years at CHS. Having worked with kids at Martial Arts America since I was 14, I have always respected the role SAFE plays in helping Coronado's youth. SAFE and Martial Arts America have a common goal of developing healthy, safe, confident children who are prepared for their future. In my free time, I am always looking to try new things. A big part of life is learning, and the more I learn, the better teacher I become. I also enjoy researching my family tree, as I find my own history to be very intriguing. Family is a complex, amazing thing to learn about and develop!
Fun Fact: I am a 3rd generation Coronadan, from both sides of my family. Both sets of grandparents came to Coronado in the early 40's.
Whitney DeSantis EdD