MEMBERS


District A - Westwood/Waterbridge/Casa Bernardo/Casa de las Campanas - 92127 (4 Seats)

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  • Married to Kelly since 1996
  • Father of Bailey, Emily, Abbey and Patrick
  • Resident of Rancho Bernardo since 2003
  • Graduated from San Diego State University
  • Member of the SDSU Veteran Alumni Organization)
  • Enlisted in the Marine Corps before earning commission as a Marine officer
  • Deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Inherent Resolve
  • Conducted joint operations and training with foreign militaries to include Jordan, Kuwait, Italy, Thailand, Australia, Korea, Philippines, Germany, United Kingdom and Sweden
  • Prior to joining the Marine Corps, served on legislative staffs and managed political campaigns
  • Coach Rancho Bernardo Little League

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  • I first moved to Westwood in 1983 and grew up in the community involved in many activities & sports organizations
  • I’m an alumni of Rancho Bernardo High School
  • After moving away for many years to finish college and follow careers, my husband & I returned to Westwood where we now permanently reside with our spoiled and deeply loved dogs.
  • I operate my business practice for Orthopedic Massage & Pain Management
  • I enjoy time at the beach, gardening, hiking and spending time with family and friends.

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  • Resident of Rancho Bernardo since 1974
  • Became member of Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) in 2007.
  • Westwood District Coordinator for Neighborhood Watch for 4 years. Active member since 2003
  • Member of RB Community Council, RB Planning Board, RB Recreation Council.
  • Honorary Mayor of Rancho Bernardo 2010
  • Dog Park Liaison for the Rancho Bernardo Off Leash Dog Park 2002-present
  • Volunteer with pet therapy since 2003, involved with pet therapy organizations since 2005
  • Founder and President of a poodle organization with over 600 members 2000 to present
  • Developed a weekly community e-newsletter which is distributed to approximately 1,000 residents 2005-2017
  • Inducted into the Rancho Bernardo Hall of Fame 2004 and held several officer positions Member of Hats Off To Volunteers
  • VIP Event Coordinator and VIP Parade Coordinator for the Rancho Bernardo Spirit of the Fourth Committee 2014-2019
  • Poodles On Parade Extravaganza Fundraiser Coordinator for the Rancho Bernardo Spirit of the Fourth Committee 2014-2019
  • Appointed by Mayor of San Diego to sit on the Citizen Review Board on Police Practices, 2009 -2012
  • Appointed to City of San Diego's Captain's Advisory Committee 2015-present
  • Fire Safe Council member
  • Ham Radio Operator
  • Red Cross Shelter Voluneer

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  • Resident of Rancho Bernardo since 2017 with wife Fallon and daughters Gia and Nola
  • Born in San Diego before moving to Tampa, FL and Morgan Hill, CA.
  • Returned to San Diego in 1999 to stay for good.
  • Interned at the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA) in Washington, D.C. in 2004.
  • Graduated from San Diego State 2005. Obtained a BA in Political Science and a Minor in History.
  • Extensive professional background in insurance and risk management.
  • Currently works in Risk Management for the City of San Diego.
  • Proud parent of a Rancho Bernardo Pop Warner cheerleader.



District B - Eastview - Greens East - 92128 (2 Seats)

Rhianna Bruno

  • Resident of Rancho Bernardo since 1990
  • Rancho Bernardo High School graduate, Class of ‘97
  • Current Rancho Bernardo High School parent
  • Worked as a medical assistant at Centre For Health Care (now Arch Health)
  • Graduated from Bellus Accademy of Cosmetology in Poway, Class of ‘09
  • Hairstylist/Owner of Salon One Fifteen in Phenix Salon Suites
  • In my spare time you can find me playing pub trivia with my team, Dumb & Dumber (fall 2017 tournament champions), listening to live music, cuddling with my 2 Boston terriers Cash & June, watching Jeopardy or enjoying Sunday family dinner every week with my amazing family!

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  • Resident of Rancho Bernardo since 2004
  • Married since 1977 - mother of 4, grandmother of 7
  • Over 20 years experience in Emergency/Disaster Preparedness which includes 6 years with the Vancouver (WA) Fire Department, 13 years with the American Red Cross (2 years as staff...the remainder as a volunteer) and 2 years in Fire Recovery following the 2007 Wildfires.
  • Community Fair Director for Spirit of the Fourth, Inc.
  • Inducted into the Rancho Bernardo Hall of Fame in 2013
  • Secretary for the Rancho Bernardo Community Council
  • Activity Director for Senior Living
  • Fire Safe Council Member
  • Hobbies include: ushering at Humphreys Concerts, crocheting, watching movies and spending time with family

District C - Oaks North - 92128 (2 Seats)


District D - Swim & Tennis/Alamedas/Gatewood/Greens/
Trails - 92128 (4 Seats)


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Biotech Founder, Investor, Board Member, Rancho Bernardo Community Council Member
  • Zeynep Ilgaz is an immigrant from Turkey and has been living in San Diego for over 20 years. In 2008, she founded Confirm Biosciences, a national provider of diagnostic products for human and wellness testing, which, under her leadership, was placed on the Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Companies list and the SDBJ Fastest Growing Companies list for having an annual growth rate of over 800% for 3 years running. Recently, Confirm Biosciences was acquired by CRL (Clinical Reference Laboratory).
  • Ilgaz is a firm believer in giving back to the community. She started the philanthropic arm of Confirm Biosciences, called “We Care, People over Profit,” which organizes donations to the community using a percentage of sales generated.
  • Ilgaz received her MBA from San Diego State University in 2000 and earned her bachelor’s degree in Economics & Finance from Bosphorus University, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • She and her husband recently established the Ilgaz- Pala Family Aztec Cooperative Fund Endowment - to support aspiring student entrepreneurs in their journey.
  • On the personal side, she has been married to the love of her life for 24 years; they have 2 boys and 4 dogs.
  • Awards and Recignition
    • 2018 INC Best Places to Work For
    • 2017 Best and Brightest Company to Work For- San Diego
    • 2016 INC 5000 Fastest Growing Companyr
    • 2016 SDBJ Best Places to Work For #1
    • 2015 SDBJ Most Admired CEO of the Year
    • 2015 E&Y, Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist, San Diego
    • 2015 INC 5000 Fastest Growing Company #12
    • 2015 SDBJ Best Places to Work For #3
    • 2014 Stevie Award- Female Entrepreneur of the Year
    • 2014 SDBJ Best Places to Work For #12
    • 2014 INC 5000 Fastest Growing Company
    • 2013 INC 5000 Fastest Growing Company
    • 2012 SDDT -Top Influencer in San Diego
    • 2009 SDSU- Lamden Rising Star Award Honoree
    • 2008 National Institute of Health (NIH) Commercialization Adviser
    • 2008 SD Metropolitan- 40 under 40 in San Diego Recipient
  • Community and Board Roles
    • Rancho Bernardo Community Council, Council Member
    • San Diego Chamber of Commerce, Board Member
    • National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)- San Diego Chapter, Board Member
    • Kids4Community, Board Member
    • SDSU Lavin Center, Advisory Board Member
    • SDSU Mission Valley Innovation District, Advisory Board Member
    • Interfaith Community Services, Board Member (2017-2020)
    • San Diego State University, Guest Lecturer

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    • R.B resident since 1974
    • Married 68 years; 3 children; 3 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 1 certified pet therapy poodle.
    • Semi-retired Financial Manager of family owned Arbitration/Consulting business
    • Member RB Community Council since 2012
    • Chair of Maintenance Assessment District Committee since 2013
    • Volunteer Financial Secretary of Temple Adat Shalom for 9 years
    • Volunteer library committee of Temple Adat Shalom for 15 years

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    • Now Retired
    • During my working career I was a CPA with a MBA in Finance
    • I taught accounting and finance courses at Central Washington University.
    • Adjunct teacher at UC-Santa Cruz while working for the US Government
    • 30-year career with Department of Defense (Defense Contract Audit Agency), auditing large defense contractors and instructing auditors.

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    • Rancho Bernardo resident since 2001
    • Married with four grown children and two grandchildren
    • Born and raised in Southern Illinois on a small farm before moving to the LA area in 1980
    • Recently retired after spending over 40 years in the Aerospace Industry as an Engineer, Project/Program Manager, and finally as Program Director
    • Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA in International Management from Thunderbird University (Now a part of ASU)
    • Committee Secretary of local HOA (Bernardo Greens #19 Landscape Committee) for over 10 years
    • Informational Ambassador Volunteer at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    • Enjoy spending time with my wife, children and two granddaughters as well as traveling and participating in many outdoor activities including running, swimming, cycling (triathlon racing), scuba diving, golfing, snow and water-skiing, and backpacking

    District E - Seven Oaks/Remington Club - 92128 (2 Seats)

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    • Taught online University of Phoenix and UCSD Extension education classes, especially those concerned with reading, composition and secondary educational methodologies: Extensive English and Educational instructional background with strong computer knowledge and skills.
    • Hold Bachelor Degree in English and Master degree in Education with an Emphasis in Teaching
    • Experienced in use of the Internet and related educational software.
    • Education, Honors, and Certifications M.A. Secondary Education United States International University, San Diego, CA 2002 Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Science San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 1980 Teacher Credentialing Program United States International University, San Diego, CA 2000 Computer Graphics, Web Design Certification, CSU San MArcos 2007
    • Key Qualifications Extensive post-graduate work and strong hands-on experience in Journalism, Reader’s/Writer’s Workshops, and multicultural educational methodologies. Planning and instructional training using several variations of teaching aids, computer generated modalities and digital projection presentations as well as motivational and implementation strategies to engage multiple levels of students in active and engaged learning. Research and implementation of technological and educational resources on the Internet. Assistance with information retrieval and usage.
    • Experienced Computer Educator Designed and conducted various student workshops for training in word processing and PowerPoint presentation, Web Quest research, and drafting programs for conversion from manual composition to drafting for computer assisted methodology and presentations.
    • Computer Skills · Software (IBM and MAC environments): Microsoft Windows® Suite especially Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Books in Print, and internet computer research. · Strong skills in working knowledge of the Internet, Google, MSN, etc.m · System installations and debugging; terminal/printer operations


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    • Bettyann came to Rancho Bernardo (Seven Oaks) in 2006 after retiring from 20 years at The New York Times.
    • As a member of the RB Community Council, she is Vice President and a member of the MAD Committee.
    • She has also served as Treasurer and newsletter editor for 2510 Torrey Pines Road HOA and President, Vice President, and newsletter editor for Seven Oaks #2 HOA.
    • Bettyann continues to work part time and her pleasure is her grandchild. With work, family, and community service, Bettyann enjoys a balanced and happy life in Rancho Bernardo.

    District F - Bernardo Heights - 92128
    (4 Seats)

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    • Resident of Rancho Bernardo since 1988.
    • Resident of Vista de Bernardo since 1988.
    • Vice President of the Vista de Bernardo Homeowners Association.
    • Vista de Bernardo Architectural Committee member 2012 to Present.
    • Member of the Rancho Bernardo Community Council since 2014.
    • Member of Rancho Bernardo Community Council Government Relations & Utilites Committee since 2014.
    • Chairman of Rancho Bernardo Community Council Student Member Selection Ad hoc Committee.
    • Born and Raised in Lansdale, Pennsylvania.
    • Married to my Wife, Marla, for over 48 Years.
    • Served 4 Years in the US Navy (1967-1970).
    • Vice President of Oaks North Senior Mens Golf Club
    • Recipient of Hats off to Volunteers

    Kevin Messerkevin

    • San Diego resident since 1997. Moved to Rancho Bernardo/Bernardo Heights in 2009.
    • Graduate of the US Naval Academy (1995) and the USD School of Law (2002).
    • Federal Administrative Law Judge for the Social Security Administration.
    • Former California Department of Justice Deputy Attorney General.
    • 21 year Navy veteran, served in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
    • Life member of the National Eagle Scout Association.
    • Board member of the Rancho Bernardo Girls Softball League since 2014.
    • US Naval Academy Blue and Gold Officer since 2013.
    • Member of the Rancho Bernardo Community Council since 2016.
    • Enjoys spending time with family, coaching youth baseball and softball, running and playing hockey.

    Vasu Raokevin

    • Rancho Bernardo resident since 2020
    • MBA along with a Computer Engineering degree. Many years of corporate management experience in Financial services, Insurance, Management Consulting, Manufacturing, and Medical Devices industries
    • Lived all around the country for work, finally settled in San Dieg
    • Passions include women's rights, social justice, and animal rights
    • Dog lover
    • Love to read, volunteer, and spend time enjoying San Diego's beautiful trails and beaches..

    District G - High Country West/Camino Bernardo 92127 (2 Seats)


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    • Moved to San Diego in 1992 from northern California
    • Settled down in High Country West, Rancho Bernardo in 2000
    • Previously worked in Trade Show and Event planning, including Customer Service and Accounting
    • Currently working in Contract Management, Sales and Service Administration, and Accounting
    • Love volunteering at the Helen Woodward Center whenever I can
    • Was member of the Rancho Bernardo Planning Board
    • Was the previous chairperson for the Public Safety Committee, current member
    • Current member of the Rancho Bernardo Community Council

    Residents at Large (Up to 2 Seats)

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    • Rancho Bernardo native. Graduate of Westwood Elementary School, Meadowbrook Middle School, and Rancho Bernardo High School
    • Graduated from San Diego State University (SDSU) with a B.A. in political science and Spanish as a minor. Background in government affairs, policy and politics.
    • SDSU Alumni Board of Directors Member, CSU Alumni Council. Member of the Rancho Bernardo Recreational Advisory Board.
    • Married to Patrick Batten. Mother to four children who are involved in Rancho Bernardo soccer, softball, baseball and football.

    Tom LettingtonTom In Uniform

    • Rancho Bernardo, Westwood Resident since 1973
    • Married to Kay for 61 years
    • Four children graduated from Mt Carmel High School
    • Six grandchildren ages 10 through 24
    • Retired Naval Officer - 26 years, Surface Warfare/Information Technology
    • Deeply involved in Vietnam War, In Country (12 months in Saigon) and Off-Shore (USS HOEL (DDG-13)): 1965 - 1968
    • Served as Commanding Officer USS BRADLEY (FF-1041)
    • Member, Climate Reality Project Leadership Corps
    • Passionate about educating the public in matters related to Anthropogenic Global Warming and Global Climate Change
    • Inducted into Rancho Bernardo Hall of Fame 2012
    • Presenter for Quilts of Valor Foundation, San Diego North County
    • Member of RB Spirit of the Fourth Board of Directors and Webmaster
    • Member of the RB Auxiliary Communications Service. (RBACS)
    • Board Member of RB Veterans Memorial Association
    • Former Adjutant and Vice Commander of General J P Holland Chapter, The Military Order of the World Wars
    • Member of Abraham J. Baum VFW Post 7766
    • Amateur Radio Operator - Amateur Extra Class
    • Member of the Escondido Amateur Radio Society (EARS)
    • Member of the Palomar Amateur Radio Club (PARC)
    • Team Leader of the RB Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), 2013-2014
    • Member of the CERT San Diego Auxiliary Communications Service
    • Member at Large of Rancho Bernardo Community Council
    • Serve on RBCC Public Safety Committee
    • Serve on RBCC Government and Public Utilities Committee
    • Member of Rancho Bernardo Planning Board (District A - Westwood)
    • Serve on RB Planning Board Traffic Committee
    • Serve on RB Planning Board Regional Issues Committee
    • Member of Rancho Bernardo Democratic Club
    • Volunteer Webmaster for several Rancho Bernardo non-profit organizations
    • Avid bicyclist and League Cycling Instructor for League of American Bicyclists
    • Education: BS Industrial Psychology, Iowa State University; MS Computer Systems, Naval Postgraduate School; Naval War College; National Defense University (ICAF)