Five New Trustees Appointed to the Palomar College Foundation Board

SAN MARCOS — The Palomar College Foundation has added five new members to its Board of Trustees, strengthening the wealth of business, organizational and community leadership represented on the Board.

The new members are Katie Johanski from Hunter Industries; Tana Lorah of ClayCo; Richard Marks the RDM management group; Susan Miller from Oracle; and Christine Spielmaker from EDCO.

“We are thrilled to add these five community members to our already talented Board of Directors,” said Foundation Executive Director Stacy Rungaitis. “We have worked to strategically build the Board of Directors with leaders who represent industry and communities throughout the District. Our new members are already fully committed giving their time, talent, and treasure to our mission to remove financial barriers for students at Palomar College.

Palomar College Superintendent/President Dr. Star Rivera-Lacey welcomed the new board members and thanked them for their willingness to serve.

“Our Foundation does fantastic work in facilitating access to higher education in our region, and we are delighted to have the support and participation of such dedicated board members,” said Dr. Rivera- Lacey.

Katie Johanski

Director of Global Risk, Hunter Industries

A Wisconsin native, Johanski’s expertise is in safety, industrial hygiene, commercial insurance and enterprise risk management. She previously worked for Thermo Fisher Scientific and holds a Masters of Science in Environmental Health from UCLA.

Johanski is married with three children who attend schools in the San Marcos Unified School District.

Tana Lorah

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 successfully supported projects at the local, state and federal levels.

Richard Marks

Founder/President, RDM Management Group

As 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. work.

He is an Army veteran and recognized author.

Susan Miller

Senior Director, Global Product Safety, Technical Oversight and Reporting

Throughout his career at Oracle, Miller has held several leadership positions. She has over 30 years of experience in the information technology industry and has served on various local and regional boards.

Miller has lived in San Diego County since 1999.

Christine Spielmaker

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 many local organizations.

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