Advisory Board


Supervisor Kristin Gaspar

County Supervisor Kristin Gaspar represents San Diego's Third District. She is the youngest woman ever elected to the County Board. Prior to becoming a Supervisor, Kristin was an Encinitas City Council Member and went on to become the first elected Mayor in that city. She also served as President of the Encinitas Rotary Club. In her first year as Supervisor, Kristin partnered with Supervisor Dianne Jacob on the “Alzheimer’s Project” and again for the launch of the “Seniors in Crisis” initiative. Both increased funding for research and issues affecting caregivers. Kristin was also instrumental in providing funding for new technology that will improve early detection of wildfires in areas of the County that are most prone to wildfires. She is the first elected official from San Diego County to meet with the President of the United States in a strategy session regarding local and state issues. Kristin attended Arizona State University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism. She and her husband Paul, have three children and live in Encinitas.


Eric Basu

Eric Basu is the CEO of Sentek Global and is an entrepreneur and corporate manager with specific expertise in cybersecurity, technology solutions, marketing to government and commercial executives, international business, and leadership of small to medium organizations. He has an EMBA from Anderson Business School, UCLA, a B.S. in Molecular Biology from San Jose State University and is a Former SEAL Officer in the U.S. Navy.


Maureen Toal

Maureen is the Senior VP for Public Agency Retirement Services (PARS). She manages retirement trust and services for public agencies in California and the Northeast. Maureen previously  spent 17 years working as a key aide to government officials at the federal, state, and local level, including a Massachusetts Congressman and Massachusetts State Representative. Maureen is a former Assistant City Manager and Human Resources Director and has worked in every department of municipal government over the course of her 34 year career. Maureen gained first-hand experience in public employee retirement issues through her public policy and local government work.

Maureen has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in Public Personnel Administration from University of Southern California, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from University of California, Santa Barbara. In addition, Maureen studied Public Pension Policy from the International Foundation of Employee Benefits at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.

Maureen and her husband Dave have raised 5 children, ages 18-25, and have been foster parents with the County of Orange since 1994, having fostered 13 children and adopted or been legal guardians to three of them.  The Gronendyke’s were a past Foster Family of the Year award winner.


Sandy Redman

With 35 years of experience and the winner of numerous awards for banking and financial services excellence, Sandy Redman helps affluent individuals and families build, manage, and preserve wealth through an approach that embraces building strong relationships to understand each client's unique aspirations. Serving on the boards of many local community organizations, Sandy not only devotes her own time, but also leads initiatives to gain significant CB&T corporate support for these organizations that include The Old Globe Theatre, USO, Patrons of the Prado, and many others. Sandy earned her B in Finance from the University of Edinburgh, has three children and five grandchildren, and lives in San Diego.


Max Parziale

Max Parziale currently works in wealth management in Rancho Santa Fe, California.  He is also the Young Leader Ambassador for the Lincoln Club of San Diego, where he was first introduced to the Lynch Foundation for Children. Max first discovered the problem of child sex trafficking when his friend told him a story of how she was almost abducted as a child by a (later convicted) sexual predator. The more he dug, the more he realized how much of a problem this issue truly is, especially in his hometown of San Diego.

Max is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he spent time studying abroad in Europe, and graduated with a degree in finance. Outside of work, he enjoys being outdoors as much as possible, whether it is golfing or simply enjoying the beach.

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Ebony Jones

Ebony Jones, is an example of true resilience, strength, and leadership. A local from Southeast San Diego Ebony had a desire to help with at-risk youth. She discovered through her journey she was a victim of domestic sex trafficking/prostitution. Over 3 years Ebony has trained 1,500 medical, educational, and social services personnel about the issues involving awareness, impact, and engagement with domestic sex trafficking, CSEC, and exploitation. Ebony has a range of experience previously working for an organization that provides services to victims of sexual exploitation and/or prostitution ages 12-24 years for 2 years. In this program, Ebony provided mentoring and advocating for girls/women who have been sexually exploited in her community, juvenile hall, and educational settings. She is a certified facilitator for curriculums such as My Life My Choice, Ending the Game, and Word on the Streets. Ebony served as a Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Trainer and Consultant for social workers, medical personnel, law enforcement staff, and the community alongside many providers in San Diego, CA. Ebony also served on the CSEC San Diego Steering committee in 2016-2017. Providing feedback and education to help develop/edit policy, protocol and programs. Ebony has trained over 500+ individuals on Domestic Sex Trafficking. Ebony serves as a member on the Survivor Leader Network San Diego, volunteer for N.U.B.I.A., Victim Advocate for District Attorney Office, Free to THRIVE and member of Bayview Church. She is currently attending San Diego City College with hopes of transferring into Point Loma Nazarene under the Beauty of Ashes Scholarship as a first generation college graduate in her family with a Bachelors in Psychology and Minor in Nonprofit organization.  


Mary Lashinsky

Mary supports and leads  Recruiting for Gannett which owns USA Today along with 109 other news outlets. Mary was born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area and now lives in San Diego enjoying much better weather! Mary  has over 15 years of recruiting experience with global organizations such as PwC, Freddie Mac and Hilton Worldwide. Mary is specialist in the development of the recruiting strategy, marketing and searching for high profile sales talent. Mary, her husband Nick, son Bode and Rooney the old beagle love San Diego. Fun fact – Mary has competed in 9 half marathons.