Board of Governors

Foundation Board of Governors

The primary responsibilities of the Saddleback College Foundation Board of Governors are:

  • To provide personal/corporate financial support and ensure fundraising goals are developed, implemented and achieved to provide strategic direction and fundraising plans for the Foundation
  • To establish policies for administering the affairs of the Foundation
  • To adopt and monitor the annual operational budget and financial plan
  • To serve as an ambassador in the community for the college's Foundation

Officers/Executive Committee



Anthony Ferry
Executive Vice President/
Neudesic, LLC

1st Vice President


Michelle R. Brough, ESQ.
Brandes Investment Partners, L.P.  

2nd Vice President


M. Mahboob Akhter
General Manager
Ascend Tools, Inc.


John Williams

Former Board of Trustees, SOCCCD


Jim Leach

Jim Leach
Director, External Affairs
Santa Margarita Water District

Past President


Mike Hamilton, Partner
Ernst & Young (Ret.)

College President

Dr. Tod A. Burnett

Dr. Tod A. Burnett
Saddleback College

Board of Governors


Christopher Harrington
Associate Faculty
Saddleback College
Dr. Jeanne Harris-Caldwell
Director, Health Services
Saddleback College
Christina Hinkle
Director, Learning Assistance
Saddleback College
Kevin McClelland
VP of Human Resources and Talent Acquisition
Neudesic, LLC
Dan Noell
Executive Director, Public Sector
John Quinlan
Senior V.P. Western Region
Total Traffic Network
Donna Varner
Perception Public Relations

College Representatives

ASG College
Student Body Representative
Lucy Hendrix
President, ASG
College Classified
Staff Representative
Craig Connor
Saddleback College
Faculty Representative
Dr. Morgan Barrows
Saddleback College
District Board of Trustees Representative
Dr. Terri Whitt


Foundation Board of Governors Advisory Council
Patricia C. Bates
OC Supervisor 5th District
John Bates Associates
John Ben
Acqua Ben
Judy Bethe, RN, MSN
Hoag Hospital, Retiree
Dr. Joe Brown
Midland Management Corporation
Duane Cave
External Relations Manager
San Diego Gas & Electric
John Gibson
United Intelligence Corporation
Matthew Gunderson
Infiniti of Mission Viejo
Audi Mission Viejo
Diane Harkey
Republican Member
State Board of Equalizaton
Barry McCarthy
Business Consultant
Trish Kelley
Council Member
City of Mission Viejo
Brian S. Probolsky
Moulton Niguel Water District
Col. Joseph D. Snyder, USMC
Snyder Consultants
Donna Varner
Perceptions Public Relations
Charlie Ware
Governmental Relations
Rancho Mission Viejo


Board Documentation