Board of Directors

DR. MIKE NUSSBAUM, President 2019-2022. Mike is an anesthesiologist and has been a volunteer for many years. He has been on the Board of Directors since August of 2013 and just took over as President July of 2019. Mike is a member of the Old Mission Rotary Club in San Diego.

KIM MUSLUSKY, Secretary, Past President 2005-2007, 2009-2011. Kim is a long time volunteer with Thousand Smiles. She has been on the board of Directors since February, 2001 and served 2 two year terms as President. Kim is a member of Rancho Bernardo Sunrise Rotary and Past President of San Diego North Rotary. Kim oversees clinic operation in all areas.

STAN VOGELSANG, Treasurer, Past President 2017-2019. Stan has been a volunteer and member of the Board of Directors since 2015. He is a long time member and Past President of the Old Mission Rotary Club in San Diego. Stan is very active in fund raising for Thousand Smiles and works in the supply warehouse during the clinics.

ROBERT L.”BOB” CHALFA, Auxiliary Treasurer, Past President 1987-1989. Bob has been on the Board since Thousand Smiles was founded in 1985. Bob is a member and Past President of the Old Mission Rotary Club in San Diego, he is a former member and Past President of the National City Rotary Club. Bob does most of the purchasing for the clinic and works in the supply warehouse during the clinics.

ROBERT L. “BOBBY” CHALFA, JR., Director. Bobby has been a volunteer with Thousand Smiles since 1989. He is a graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in Construction Management and has used his talents over the years supervising construction and maintenance of our facilities. Bobby is a past member of the National City Rotary and of the Old Mission Rotary. He is presently an Honorary Member of Old Mission Rotary,

ERNESTO “DON NETO” FLORES, Director, President, Ensenada Centenaria Rotary 2021-2022. “Don Neto” has been involved with our project for several years. He was elected to the Board in July, 2021

DR. DAVE IRWIN, Director, Past President 2013-2017. Dave is a Dentist and has volunteered his services for many years. He joined the Board of Directors in 2012 and subsequently was elected President in 2013. Dave is an Honorary Member of Old Mission Rotary Club in San Diego.

CYNTHIA DRAKE, Director. Cynthia is a Registered Nurse. She is a member of The Old Mission Rotary Club in San Diego. Cynthia has been involved with Thousand Smiles for many years. She was first elected to the Board in January, 2002 and served as Secretary shortly thereafter. In late 2004 she moved to Texas and resigned from the Board in October, 2004. She continued to volunteer for several years, traveling from Texas to San Diego each clinic. She returned to San Diego in 2018 and immediately started volunteering again at the clinics. She frequently joined us at Board Meetings and was elected as a Board Member in September, 2020.

DALE PROCTOR, Director. Dale is a Software Engineer and work with all areas related to data processing in the clinic. Dale is a Charter Member of the Route 78 Rotary Club in Escondido. He has been a member of our Board since October, 2017.

MILTON “LA VERDAD” RIVERA, Director, Past President, Ensenada Centenaria Rotary 2019-2020. “La Verdad” has been involved with our project since he joined Ensenada Centenaria Rotary a few years ago. He has been on the Board since August 2018.

DR. ALBERTO ROMERO, Director. Alberto is a dentist. His practice is in Tecate, Baja California (1 hour NE of Ensenada). He has been volunteering with Thousand Smiles for years. Alberto is bilingual, and, in addition has a rare talent working with small children. When any of our dentists have a cryer they can not calm down (which many times leads to all the children in the clinic crying) They immediately call Alberto. soon the child is calm and happy receiving his treatment. Alberto has been on the Board since May, 2014. Alberto is an Honorary Member of Old Mission Rotary Club in San Diego.

LISA ROUDEBUSH, Director. Lisa has been bringing Interact Students from Francis Parker High School to Thousand Smiles for many years. For the last few years she has been working in Patient Registration at the clinics. she has been on the Board since March of 2018.

DEE THOMAS, Director, Past President, Lake Elsinore Rotary, 2015-2016. Dee and her husband Tom began volunteering with Thousand Smiles in 2012. Tom was elected to the Board in July, 2013. Unfortunately, Tom passed away in June of 2016. After that we invited Dee to take his place on the Board. Dee is in charge of patient lunches at the clinics.

HECTOR “EL GENERAL” BENET, Director, President-Elect (2022-23) Ensenada Centenaria Rotary Club. “El General” has been helping us with patient registration for the last few years, and with patient and volunteer logistics and safety since the Covid Pandemia started. He was elected to Board in July, 2021.

Dr Randy Miles, Director. Randy has been a volunteer dentist at Thousand Smiles for years. He is a long time member of the El Centro Rotary Club. Randy has been attending our Board Meetings for the last couple of years and was elected to the Board in July, 2021

LYDIA STEWART, Director Emeritus. Lydia served as Nursing Coordinator at the clinics and was an Active Board Member from 2012 to May of 2018. We still look to Lydia for support and suggestions on running the clinic and welcome her at our clinics and Board Meetings when she is able to attend. Lydia is a member of the Old Mission Rotary Club

RON VERNETTI, Director Emeritus. Ron has been volunteering for several years and was member of the Board of Directors from June of 2015 till April of 2019. Ron is still an active supporter of Thousand Smiles and is a welcome participant in our Board Meetings when he is able to attend. Ron is a member of the Coronado Rotary Club

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