We will not be meeting this month.

Our next regular VOAD meeting will be in the month of May.
May 20th at 10 am at the American Red Cross Building
Thank you,
Robin Clegg
San Diego VOAD


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Presented by: American Red Cross
San Diego / Imperial Counties Chapter
February 16, 2010


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    Officer Position: VOAD President
    CFO, Community Recovery Team

    During the San Diego 2003 disaster, Robin ran an immediate relief center and followed that with a Long Term Recovery Center, known as East County Fire Relief, from May 2004 to June 2005. This center housed Case Managers from The Salvation Army and was a one-stop shop for survivors, providing them with many resources on their road toward recovery.

    Robin’s roles in the 2003 recovery were:

    - Vice Chair of the Long Term Recovery Organization

    - Oversight of the Construction Managers for the Non-profit rebuilds of at-risk survivors

    - Facilitation of collaborative Case Management amongst the agencies

    - Co-chair of the Unmet Needs Table with Sue Zebick of the American Red Cross

    When the 2007 fires hit San Diego, Robin was asked by the San Diego Foundation to assist in community assessments in the Harris Fire Region. This assessment was used to assist in selecting community leaders that had come forward to assist their neighbors during this time of disaster.

    She was then contacted by FEMA and was asked to assist in setting up the Long Term Recovery Team again. In collaboration with our San Diego VOAD and many team members, we set up the Regional Community Recovery Team (RCRT).

    Robin's roles in the 2007 recovery are:

    - Advisor and facilitator to the RCRT

    - Fiscal manager for 5 of the 7 Fire Recovery Centers

    - Accounting for CRT, Inc. and the RCRT Unmet Needs cases

    - Facilitation of collaborative Case Management amongst the agencies

    - Facilitator of the Unmet Needs Table

    - Obtainment of building permits

    - Collaboration with Mennonite Disaster Services for our non-profit rebuilds for at-risk survivors during this 2007 disaster

    When Robin is not at work assisting in Long Term Disaster Recovery, she manages the family's Real Estate and has been doing this for over 25 years. She also has been very hands on in the family construction business which has provided a much needed expertise in the Long Term Recovery Rebuild projects.

    Officer Position: VOAD Vice President


    Director, Disaster Services

    American Red Cross

    San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter

    Andy began his Red Cross career as a volunteer with the San Gabriel Valley Chapter in Pasadena California, following the events of 9 /11/01. In 2003, Andy accepted a paid staff position with the chapter as their Mass Care/Logistics Specialist overseeing that chapters’ Mass Care operation, their vehicle fleet as well as designing and conducting training exercises.

    In 2005 Andy accepted a position with the San Diego Imperial Counties chapter as the Disaster Relief Operations Associate, responsible for Mass Care and Bulk Distribution of relief supplies. In 2006, he was promoted to Manager of the Disaster Services department. In 2008 he was again promoted, this time to Director of Disaster Services. Andy also holds the position of Manager, Bulk Distribution within the Red Cross national disaster deployment system. He is also the current Vice President of the San Diego County chapter of VOAD.

    Disaster Deployments:

    Morongo Valley Floods
    San Diego Wildfires
    Hurricane Ivan
    Hurricane Katrina
    San Diego Wildfires
    (Deputy Director)
    El Centro Earthquake
    (Deputy Director)

    Officer Position: VOAD Treasurer


    I have been involved in disaster preparedness for as long as I can remember; my bachelor’s thesis was on earthquake preparedness geared for churches.  Response became a part of my life in the 2003 fires and I’ve been hooked ever since.  I’ve been a Lutheran pastor for 10 years.  During that time I’ve volunteered with Lutheran Disaster Response, and a Lutheran Southern California group—the Inter-Lutheran Emergency Response Team (we are comprised of members from the ELCA (the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) and the LCMS (the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod).  We put on Camp Noah a few years ago in Ramona and do preparedness classes, immediate emergency help, and case management.

    Before I became a pastor, I assisted the bookkeeper of my father’s business; after she retired, I took over her job; and then I became the treasurer of my church.  I’ve counted money, made deposits, done accounts payable/receivable, and managed a small retail outlet.  Currently I am one of the associate pastors at Clairemont Lutheran.

    Professional Experience

    June, 2001 – present – Pastor at five Lutheran churches in Southern California—three intentional interims, two associates.

    1973 – 1982 – Various duties including bookkeeping, accounts payable/receivable, making deposits, manager of retail outlet customer service.  Thompson Photo Service

    1982 – 1984 – Bookkeeper, retail clerk, photo processor/printer.  60 Minute Photo

    Volunteer Experience

    2007 to Present – Volunteer at St. Andrews Lutheran Church, San Diego, California as adult chaperone for High School Youth Group

    2006 to Present – Volunteer member of I-LERT (Inter-Lutheran Emergency Response Team) a ministry of the ELCA and LCMS in Southern California in conjunction with Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest

    2004 to Present – Board Member (has also served as Vice-President, President, and Secretary) of the Lutheran/Episcopal Campus Center (Agape House) at San Diego State University

    2002 – 2004 Treasurer of the West San Diego Conference, Pacifica Synod, ELCA

    January, 2002 - 2007 - Volunteer emergency chaplain with the San Diego/Imperial County Chapter of the American Red Cross

    September, 1996 – December, 1998 – Volunteer Chaplain at Grossmont Hospital, La Mesa, California

    June, 1996 – August, 1996 – One Unit of CPE, Episcopal Community Services, Sharp Mercy Hospital, Supervisor John Gillman

    Officer Position: VOAD Secretary Treasurer, RB United

    After the 2007 Witch Creek Wildfire, Valerie ran an immediate relief center serving the
    Rancho Bernardo and Poway areas and later coordinated the Long Term Recovery
    Center serving Rancho Bernardo, Poway, and Rancho Santa Fe , managing a team
    of three staff and forty community, nonprofit, and business coalition partners.
    She is a member of the Community Recovery Team, director of the Rancho Bernardo
    Neighborhood Watch program, and serves on the board of the Rancho Bernardo Fire
    Safe Council and the San Diego North Citizen Corps Council.

    Proffessional Experience

    Ed Brown Senior Center, San Diego, CA, Acting Executive Director,September 2011 –
    RB United, San Diego, CA, Executive Director, August 2009 – July 2011
    Project Coordinator, Long Term Wildfire Recovery Center, November 2007 – July 2009

    Volunteer Experience

    President, Rancho Bernardo Neighborhood Watch (2011 to present)
    Spirit of the Fourth Marketing & Development Chair (2009 to present)
    Poway Community Leadership Institute Graduate (2009)
    Palomar Council PTA Secretary (Poway Unified School District, 2009 to 2011)
    Rancho Bernardo Girl Scout Service Unit Cookie Coordinator (2004 to 2011)
    Girl Scout Troop Leader (2000 to current)
    Rancho Bernardo Fire Safe Council Representative (2009 to present)
    Del Norte High School PTSA Officer (San Diego CA, 2009 – present)

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