Executive Board Members

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ELAINE BURRELL

President

Elaine Burrell, MSW, joined the Board of PSC in 2015 and was elected President in 2020.  She works as the Director of Senior Adult Ministry at Point Loma Community Presbyterian Church.  Since she was a little girl, Elaine has had a heart for older adults and feels it is a privilege to work with the  cherished elders in the community.   Elaine also serves as the President of the Board for Point Loma High School Navy JROTC program and is a partner with her sisters at her family’s vineyard in Napa.  Elaine enjoys playing guitar & piano, crafting, and keeping active with her family.  Originally from Sonoma, California, she lives in Loma Portal with her husband and three sons.

JOHN VESKERNA

Secretary

John has been involved with The Peninsula Shepherd Center for over 20 years. He was introduced to PSC by Jean Durgan who was Executive Director at the time. During his career John had many jobs with the federal government, lastly with Configuration Management. His  goal at retirement was to be a PSC volunteer driver and has done that ever since. John currently is Secretary of the PSC Board. He is very involved in his church; mainly visiting the sick, as well as, serving in many other capacities.  His hobby is gardening.  The PSC staff looks forward to the flowers he brings each week! John and his wife have two grown children and two out of town grandsons, who they love to visit.

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PEGGY STRAND

Vice President

As Vice President of the Peninsula Shepherd Center and Chair of the Board of Trustees of Meals on Wheels San Diego County, Peggy Strand has a passion for helping seniors age in place in their own homes.  From providing transportation to appointments and grocery shopping to making sure seniors receive a wellness check when nutritious meals are delivered, Peggy understands the importance of the social interaction and the reduction in isolation that are so important to healthy aging.  As governmental funding sources for senior services are trimmed, both PSC and MOWSDC will continue to provide seniors with assistance in living independently.  Peggy is a retired attorney.

KIMBERLY PLATT

Treasurer

Kimberly is a Point Loma/Ocean Beach Native.  She raised her family in Point Loma and has been active in her support for Peninsula Shepherd Center for about a decade before she joined the board in 2018 and became Treasurer in 2019. Kimberly has more than 35 years of multi-faceted real estate experience and currently works for Willis Allen Real Estate in Point Loma. She became a Seniors Real Estate Specialist and always advocates for her clients in their real estate transactions. In her free time Kimberly and her husband enjoy spending time with their 6 grandchildren and walking their dog, Bosco. Peninsula Shepherd Center is special to Kimberly because she has seen how instrumental PSC is in providing the transportation and socialization link that is so vital for our area seniors to not feel isolated or alone.

Peninsula Shepherd

General Board Members

Sandra Findling

Member St. Charles Borromeo

 

Stan Follis

Member Westminster Presbyterian Church

 

Audrey Hillman

 

Membership Director Peninsula YMCA

John Pearson

Certified Public Accountant

Gerald Sanders

Member Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Leona Sharp

Lifetime Member of Point Loma

 

Assembly/P.L. Community Presbyterian Church

 

Janice Teixeira

Member Sacred Heart Church

 

 

Betty Wells

Member St. Peters by the Sea Luthern

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