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Staff

STEPHEN HEVERLY - MANAGING DIRECTOR

Chris Kato

Stephen oversees programs, policy research, communications and fundraising for Equinox Center. He has close to a decade of experience working in public affairs. Prior to Joining Equinox Center, Stephen was Communications Director for Councilmember David Alvarez’s mayoral campaign, worked for Jamie Ortiz Communications supporting business and nonprofit marketing efforts and was a policy advisor to San Diego City Councilmember Sherri Lightner. In the community, he’s served on Equinox Center’s Leaders 2020 Steering Committee and the Ocean Beach Town Council Board of directors, as well as volunteering with a number of local environmental organizations and non-partisan political campaigns. He’s a graduate of the San Diego Leadership Alliance, New Leaders Council fellowship and has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Saginaw Valley State University.


Support Team

KARIM BOURIS - FUNDRAISING 

Bio coming soon.

LEE FORRESTER - CPA

Tony ManolatosMr. Forrester is a licensed CPA providing accounting, advisory and tax services to clients in San Diego County for the past 30 years.  The majority of his practice relates to non-profit organizations.  He frequently makes presentations at board of director and committee meetings regarding budgets, cash flows, fund raising and the financial health of his client organizations. He has a working understanding of FASB Statements 116 and 117 as well as GAAP for not for profit organizations to insure compliance with all relevant accounting standards for non-profit organizations. In addition to his CPA license, Mr. Forrester has a master’s degree in finance from Los Angeles State University.

 

JAMIE HAMPTON, MIXTE COMMUNICATIONS - COMMUNICATIONS FIRM

Bio coming soon.

JOHN C. O'NEILL - LEGAL COUNSEL

John C. O'NeillJohn C. O'Neill's practice emphasizes business transactions, commercial contracts, corporate/venture formations, mergers and acquisitions, private equity offerings, financing, equity compensation, corporate governance and commercial leasing. His clients include manufacturers, distributors, retailers, e-commerce business, non-profit corporations and service businesses. Mr. O'Neill provides pro bono legal services to a number of non-profit organizations including the San Diego Humane Society and S.P.C.A., the Alzheimer’s Foundation, the Poway Unified School District, the San Diego County Taxpayers Association and the National Conflict Resolution Center. He received his LLM and JD from the University of San Diego School of Law.

 

DIANE PEABODY, DIANE CHRISTINE EVENTS - EVENT SUPPORT

Bio coming soon.

TARRANT SEAUTELLE - RESEARCH COORDINATOR

Bio coming soon.