Board of Directors

Pacific Arts Movement is overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors, in charge of governance, ensuring resources, and the strategic direction of the organization. Board members meet monthly and serve a minimum two-year term.

Interested in joining the Board of Directors? Read more in our recruitment packet and bylaws.


  • Deborah Hall, Chair – Union Bank, VP of Community Bank Marketing
  • Gary Wong, Vice-Chair – Retired, Banking Executive
  • Kathy Ilacqua, Secretary – E.W. Scripps Company/KGTV, Integrated Account Executive
  • Harlen Bayha, Treasurer – Wells Fargo, Regional Marketing Program Manager
  • Stephen Chin, Chair Emeritus – Sharp Health Plan, Manager, Accounts Management & Community Relations


  • Michelle Belgar – Bank of America Merrill Lynch, VP, Relationship Manager
  • Wendy Gillespie – Frontier Trading, Inc. and Starhawk Productions, President & CEO
  • Miranda Ko – Dexcom, Process Engineer
  • Kevin Kwon – Morrison & Foerster, Associate
  • Huy Ly – Meijun, President & CEO
  • Alka Rao – Independent Event Speaker
  • Mitchell Reff, PhD – Retired, Oncology and Large Molecule Discovery and Development Consultant
  • Jayrell Ringpis – Snoice, Owner
  • Teresa Skrepenski – Skrepenski & Associates, Principal
  • Leon Wu – Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Market Sales Manager – Preferred Banking


Advisory Board members serve as ambassadors of Pacific Arts Movement, and support us through membership, attendance, and their expertise.

  • Eunice Bragais – U.S. Bank
  • Jonathan Cheng – Procopio
  • Dr. Leeva Chung – University of San Diego
  • Jonathan Fohrman – Mira Costa College
  • Varsha Israni – Individual Investor
  • Robert Ito – Ito Girard and Associates
  • Sheila Kanoya – Port of San Diego
  • Ed Lee – ELT Insurance Services
  • Grant Lewis
  • Lani Lutar – Responsible Solutions
  • Michelle Ma – Qualcomm
  • Louis Song – Proven Recruiting