Board of Directors

Board Officers

Board Members

Our Visionaries

Jill Blumenthal, MD, MAS

Physician and Associate Professor of Medicine, UCSD

Janeen Burlison

VP of Clinical Services and Quality, Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest

Wanda London

Author and Student at University of California San Diego, CADC Certification

Renee Sievert, RN, MFT
Consultant, Training and Education Sievert Services

Lianne Urada, PhD, MSW, LCSW

Associate Professor, San Diego State University  School of Social Work

Megan Ebor, PhD, MSW

Assistant Professor, San Diego State University  School of Social Work



Kathleen Grove, PhD, President
Sociologist, Professor of Behavioral Health Studies Department Palomar College

Leiana Sedillo, MPH, Vice President

Clinical Operations Director, Vista Community Clinic

Ashley J. Middleton (she/her/ella), Secretary

Student, Master of Arts in Interpretation
Gallaudet University

Ronald K. Sievert, Treasurer
CFO, Sievert Services



Christie’s Place is currently seeking members for its Board of Directors. We are interested in community members who bring expertise and life experience in a broad range of areas including fundraising/fund development, marketing, financial management, life with HIV, media work, and community organizing. If you have interest in discussing Board membership please email


Christie’s Place Board of Directors meets together the last Monday of every month for two hours.

The public is welcome and invited to attend Christie’s Place Board meetings, with the exception of the small portion of the session dedicated to personnel matters (executive session). Because the meetings are two hours, the Board has ensured that the beginning of each meeting includes opportunity for public comment and questions, allowing those unable or uninterested in staying an opportunity to participate or offer comment without having to make the 2 hour commitment.

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