Board Of Directors

The Board of Directors is a group of community activists with a common desire to improve mobility in San Diego County.

Board of Directors - Fact

Hon. George Gastil


Hon. George Gastil served on the Lemon Grove City Council from 2008-2016 and also served as his city’s representative to the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) Board of Directors. George served on the Lemon Grove School Board for ten years before being elected to the City Council.[read more=”…Read More” less=”Read Less”] George teaches history for Grossmont College and San Diego State University. He lives in Lemon Grove with his wife Janet and two of his three adult sons. George joined the FACT Board in 2014. He was Board Secretary in 2017,  Vice Chair effective January 1, 2018. George was elected Board Chair in 2019 and re-elected for 2020.[/read]


Hon. John Aguilera


Hon. John Aguilera served on the City Council for the City of Vista. He was appointed Mayor Pro Tem in 2010, 2011, and 2014. John served as Vice Chair for NCTD and on the Board of Transportation Committee for SANDAG.[read more=”…Read More” less=”Read Less”] John owns a financial services business in North County and holds a BA in Quantitative Economics and Decision Science from UCSD. He has been a member of the FACT Board since 2011. John was elected Vice Board Chair in 2019 and re-elected in 2020.[/read]


LaVonna Connelly


LaVonna Connelly is a large-system Social Worker who works with communities to address issues including transportation. She has a Masters in Social Work with an emphasis in Administration and Consensus-Building.[read more=”…Read More” less=”Read Less”] LaVonna currently serves as Co-Chair of the Ramona Re-Vitalization Health and Human Services Sub-Committee and is the District 2 representative for the County of San Diego Health Services Advisory Board. She works for The Salvation Army offering health education and key resource linkages that help seniors of limited means to thrive while aging in place in Silvercrest Senior Residences. In 2013 LaVonna received the Citizen of the Year Award from County of San Diego HHSA for her work in promoting healthy eating as part of the County’s LiveWell initiative. She was also recognized for excellence by the California Insurance Commissioner for her work with wildfire disaster survivors after the Cedar Fire in 2003. After the Cedar Fire, LaVonna was part of a team that successfully introduced and lobbied SB477 that allows small communities to call on the Office of Emergency Services to coordinate disaster response when the community lacks the capacity to do so on their own. LaVonna and her husband own a small vegetable farm in Ramona. She loves nature and hiking with her dogs. LaVonna joined the FACT Board in 2009 and was Board Secretary from 2013-2016. In 2017 she held the position of Vice Chair and was elected Secretary effective January 1, 2018.  LaVonna continues to serve as Board Secretary through 2020.[/read]


Hon. Phil Monroe


Hon. Phil Monroe served on the City Council for the City of Coronado from 2000-2008; he represented Coronado on several Boards, including SANDAG and MTS. Phil served thirty years as an Officer in the U.S.[read more=”…Read More” less=”Read Less”]Navy where he held positions in engineering, logistics, and direct fleet support areas.  Phil was Commanding Officer at the Naval Air Rework Facility, North Island. His highest military award is the Legion of Merit. Phil holds an BA  in Mathematics from Cornell University and an Engineering degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Naval Postgraduate School. Phil has served on the FACT Board of Directors since 2006 and was Chair of the Board during 2009, 2010, and 2011. Phil has served as FACT’s Treasurer since 2018.[/read]


Hon. Bob Campbell


Hon. Bob Campbell served on the City Council for the City of Vista from 2002-2010. Bob served as the Economic Development Director at the City of Vista for over 9 years. He has served on various regional boards, including NCTD and SANDAG.[read more=”…Read More”] Bob co-founded and was CEO of the North County Economic Development Council (NCEDC) and presided over the North County Collaborative. Bob studied economics and industrial engineering at Stanford; holding a degree in Advanced Management from the University of Washington and served 8 years in the Coast Guard Active & Reserve. Bob has been a member of the FACT Board since 2006 and was the 2013 Board Chair; He was elected Vice Chair of the Board effective January 2014. He was elected Board Chair in 2017 and 2018.[/read]

Jewel Edson

Hon. Jewel Edson


Hon. Jewel Edson is the Mayor of Solana Beach and small business owner. Her election in 2016 to the Solana Beach City Council follows a long, productive history of participation and leadership on local and regional boards, committees and commissions.[read more=”…Read More” less=”Read Less”] She currently serves on more than a dozen local organizations including the Board of Directors of NCTD, as an alternate on the SANDAG Board of Directors and the SANDAG Transportation Committee. Edson’s professional background includes successful leadership and management roles in the technology sector. She is currently the Managing Director of a specialized tech consulting firm focused on GTM (go-to-market) strategy and execution in the semiconductor, wireless and software industries. Ms. Edson joined the FACT Board in 2018.[/read]


Susan Hafner


Susan Hafner served as Vice President of Bus Operations for the American Public Transit Association (APTA) and a Board Member for the California Transit Association (CTA) and APTA. Susan worked as a Director for MTS and a General Manager for Riverside Transit Agency.[read more=”…Read More” less=”Read Less”] She is the founder of Multimodal Solutions, a consulting firm based in La Jolla. Susan joined the FACT Board of Directors in 2007 and served as Treasurer of the Board from 2008 to 2017.[/read]

Kellie Shay Hinze

Hon. Kellie Shay Hinze


Kellie Shay Hinze serves as the City of Encinitas’ Deputy Mayor and represents District 2, ‘Old Encinitas’. Prior to serving on Council, Kellie worked as the Assistant Director and then Executive Director of Leucadia 101 Main Street Association.[read more=”…Read More” less=”Read Less”]
Leucadia Main Street focuses on the intersection of historic preservation and revitalization by engaging a community of residents, business owners and property owners. As third generation Encinitas resident with a mother who uses a wheelchair, Kellie strives to improve mobility for all residents and visitors to her city. She was elected to the FACT Board in 2019. [/read]

Dave Roberts

Hon.Dave Roberts


Hon. Dave Roberts serves as CEO of J2 Enterprises, LLC.  Previously, he served on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors representing the Third District from 2013 – 2017. Prior to being the first newly elected San Diego County Supervisor in over two decades, he served for two 4-year terms as an elected councilmember[read more=”…Read More” less=”Read Less”] Deputy Mayor and Mayor on the City Council for the City of Solana Beach. Dave has also served as Vice President for Government Relations for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). In addition, based on both his public and private sector experience Dave was appointed to serve in the administrations of Presidents George W. Bush and Barack H. Obama to the Federal National Advisory Panel on Medicare Education for the Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Dave holds an MPA from the Department of Defense Graduate Level Financial Management Program and a BA in political science/economics from the American University (AU). Dave has served on the FACT Board of Directors since 2006 and was elected as Vice Chair in 2013 and was elected as Chair from 2014 to 2016.  Dave and his spouse are the parents of six adopted foster children.[/read]

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