• Shelita Weinfield and Jessica Empeno of Alzheimer’s San Diego

    August 10, 2017

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    Shelita Weinfield

    This week Richard welcomed Shelita Weinfield and Jessica Empeno of Alzheimer’s San Diego. As President, Shelita brings 30 years’ experience in the local nonprofit world and a deep passion for helping families to her leadership. Shelita is committed to the organization’s legacy as the best local resource for San Diego families dealing with this terrible disease, and to supporting local research for a cure. Vice President of Programs & Family service, Jessica Empeno, has been with Alzheimer’s San Diego since 2013 when they were a chapter of the National Alzheimer’s Association® and continued with Alzheimer’s San Diego.
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    Jessica Empeno

    Alzheimer’s is the third-leading cause of death in San Diego Count. Almost 65,000 San Diegans suffer from Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia and they are loved and cared for by more than 150,000 others.

    alzheimer's san diego logoAlzheimer’s San Diego was formed in the wake of the former San Diego chapter separating from the national Alzheimer’s Association, so not to jeopardize the quality services our community had come to rely on for more than 30 years. Soon after the split, Alzheimer’s San Diego took over all local programs and partnerships, growing and expanding services to better help families in ways only a local organization with “boots on the ground” can do. Today, Alzheimer’s San Diego is the only local organization in San Diego providing a broad range of free in-person programs and services targeted specifically to families affected by a dementia diagnosis and provided by master’s level social workers. Alzheimer’s San Diego is steadfast in its mission to provide local families with the kind of innovative and compassionate support services that they need and deserve. As an independent organization, 100% of donations to Alzheimer’s San Diego will stay here in San Diego.

    There are nearly 65,000 San Diegans with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, and more than 150,000 loved ones who care for them.

    We all live in the hope of a world without Alzheimer’s disease. However, until that day comes, we look to you for the support that allows Alzheimer’s San Diego to provide free programs and services for local families and to help advance critical local research for a cure.

    Next month, Alzheimer’s San Diego is bringing together some of the best and brightest scientists, geneticists and neurologists at a free Alzheimer’s research forum: Date With A Cure. The event will take place on September 9th at the University of San Diego Shiley Theatre. It will start with a clinical trials expo at 9 AM, which will give people a chance to connect with representatives from local research facilities to find out about clinical trials going on in San Diego and what they entail. The research forum will follow at 10 AM. Registration is required; click here to reserve your spot.

    walk4alz logoOn October 7th in Oceanside and October 21st in Balboa Park Alzheimer’s San Diego will hold WALK4ALZ, San Diego largest Alzheimer’s walk. Walk4ALZ is San Diego’s favorite Alzheimer’s walk to raise awareness and funds for local families impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and to help advance critical local research for a cure! More than 4,000 friends, families, and fellow Alzheimer’s Champions walk for the ONLY Alzheimer’s walk where 100% of dollars raised stay in San Diego to help San Diego! Last year they raised more than $660,000 and hope to exceed $700,000 in 2017! Go here to register.

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  • Vincent J. Bartolotta, Jr., founding partner of Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire

    June 8, 2017
    Listen to Podcast of the Show Richard and Joe welcomed Vincent J. Bartolotta, Jr., founding partner of Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire. Vincent specializes in Plaintiff’s litigation with an emphasis in business disputes, condemnation and major injury cases. In 2014, 2015 and 2016, Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire was recognized as a Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News ... Read more
  • Don Eppich and Paul Polito, CPAs and Business Advisors Discuss Operating a Privately Held Company

    June 1, 2017
    Listen to Podcast of the Show Richard and Joe welcomed CPAs and Business Advisors, Don Eppich and Paul Polito, founders of Polito Eppich Accounting which specializes in accounting services for businesses generating revenues from $500k to $150 million a year. Generally, these businesses are dynamic, either growing or divesting, have complex tax structures and “thin financial ... Read more
  • Professor Larry Smarr, Director of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology at UC San Diego-UC Irvine

    May 25, 2017
    Listen to Podcast of the Show Listen to Bonus Track from the Show Richard and Joe welcomed Professor Larry Smarr, Internet pioneer and the founding Director of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), a UC San Diego/UC Irvine partnership. Professor Smarr holds the Harry E. Gruber professorship in the Department of Computer Science and ... Read more
  • Felena Hanson, Entrepreneur and Founder of Hera Hub

    May 18, 2017
    Listen to Podcast of the Show Richard and Joe welcomed Felena Hanson, long-time entrepreneur, marketing maven and founder of Hera Hub. Her 20-year career has spanned from technology start-ups to digital marketing agencies. Some of her former clients include DirecTV, Epson, CNN, and Union Bank. Before becoming an entrepreneur she was Director of Marketing for a ... Read more
  • Shaun Phillips, Retired 11-year NFL Outside Linebacker

    May 5, 2017
    Listen to Podcast of the Show Richard and guest co-host Michelle St. Clair interviewed retired 11-year NFL football linebacker and 9 year San Diego Charger, Shaun Phillips about his years in the NFL and his rise to success from a humble background. Raised by a single mother in the ‘hood’ of Philadelphia, Shaun Phillips could only ... Read more
  • Erhard Vogel, Ph.D., Master Teacher of Self- realization, founder Nataraja Meditation & Yoga Center

    May 5, 2017
    Listen to Podcast of the Show Few people alive today have the knowledge, skills and integrity with which to make a personal impact on humanity that is lasting and profound in the deepest sense. This week Richard and Joe welcomed Dr. Erhard Vogel, Ph.D., who has lived and taught among the sages in the Himalayas and ... Read more
  • Fred Pierce, President and CEO of Pierce Education Properties LLP

    April 27, 2017
    Listen to Podcast of the Show Where will my child live when they go to college? Many students, after their freshman or sophomore years, will be living in off-campus housing. This week Richard and Joe interviewed Fred Pierce, President and CEO of Pierce Education Properties (PEP) – a leading national student housing investment and operating company. ... Read more
  • Justice Patricia Benke, Associate Justice 4th District Court of Appeals, Author

    April 20, 2017
    Listen to Podcast of the Show This week Richard and Joe welcomed Justice Patricia Benke, Associate Justice of the 4h District Court of Appeals. Justice Benke has had a distinguished legal career as a former deputy attorney general for the state of California and superior court trial judge. Governor George Deukmejian appointed Patricia Benke to the Fourth ... Read more
  • Ford Winslow, CEO of ICE Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity and IT Expert

    April 13, 2017
    Listen to Podcast of the Show Richard and Joe welcomed Ford Winslow, CEO of ICE Cybersecurity, business cybersecurity and IT expert. With over two decades of professional experience in Information Technology and Business Management, Ford Winslow helps organizations achieve their objectives through the practical use of technology. He has been an industry thought leader in the areas ... Read more
  • Bree Walker, Former TV News Anchor & Reporter, Actor & Activist

    April 6, 2017
    Listen to Podcast of the Show Listen to Podcast of the Bonus Track This week Joe and Richard welcomed the beloved and notable Bree Walker, retired television news anchor, investigative reporter, producer, actress, disability rights activist and warrior for many good causes. Walker started her career in the mid-1970s in Kansas as the first ever commercial ... Read more