Board Members 2018-2019


Bettie B. Youngs, Ph.D., Ed.D.


Bettie B. Youngs Ph.D., Ed.D. is former Iowa-Teacher-of-the-Year and SDSU Graduate School Professor in Administration, Management, Leadership. While there, she created California’s two-tier credentials for Administrators, and, opened the Calexico and North county campuses. Bettie has built houses around the world with Habitat for Humanity, and is a founding member of Habitat’s “All-Women’s Blitz Builds,” now an official Habitat program. She served on the board of Directors for Habitat’s Fuller Center for Housing International, and founded The Fuller Center for Housing, San Diego, partnering with the City of San Diego, Urban Corps of San Diego, and Community Housing Works to renovate homes throughout the county, and served as its Executive Director from 2008-2018. Dr. Youngs serves on a number of board, including the Board of Trustees for Drake University; Fairbanks Republican Women; and is a charter member Natl WWII Museum, an affiliation with the Smithsonian Institute. She is a San Diego Business Journal’s “Women Who Mean Business” Award winner, and is the author of 24 books published in 26 languages, including the biography of Habitat founders Millard and Linda Fuller (Hampton Roads) and Woman to Woman Wisdom (Thomas Nelson). Currently she is founder and CEO of Bettie Youngs Book Publishing Co., specializes in bringing memoirs to film, and a member of Corporate Alliance, San Diego.


T. Kevin Galligan


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Steven P. McDonald, Esq.


Steve an attorney specializing in environmental/resource law, business litigation and mediation. His spouse, Courtney Ann Coyle, is also an environmental attorney and serves on the City’s Historic Resources Board as well as having served on several non-profit Boards in San Diego. He has four children – Jessica (37), Rachel (35), Alexandra (14) and Maximilian (10). Alexandra has participated in ballet and dance for 11 years, and is now a trainee at California Ballet.

Steve has practiced more than 40 years in air, hazardous waste, water quality, and natural resource matters. He was a co-founder and participating member of the environmental law practices at Latham & Watkins, LLP, in the 1980s, and at Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps, LLP, in the 1990s.

Steve is a current trustee and former Board President of the San Diego Natural History Museum. He has served the Board of LEAD San Diego and was Chair of the Environment Working Group of The San Diego Foundation that established the first program in our region to address climate change.

Steve has represented the San Diego City Council on the San Diego Bay Advisory Committee. He has also represented industry on the County’s Hazardous Waste Management Council and the Air Quality Strategy Committee, and chaired the environment sub-committee of the County’s Regulatory Sunset Committee.

Steve graduated from the University of Southern California with honors in Mathematics and an M.S. in Research and Development Systems Management. He received law degree with honors from the University of Michigan, where he was an Executive Editor on the Michigan Law Review. Steve also served in the U.S. Air Force, where he was a project manager for the development of video sub-systems that are now used throughout the Air Force fleet.


Kristina Shay Pinto, MBA


Kristina Shay Pinto, MBA, Administrative Analyst with the County of San Diego, Health and Human Services Agency, is a native of San Diego and an alum of San Diego State University.  Kristina brings a passion for, and an emphasis on, Arts Administration, to California Ballet.  Kristina served as a parent member, for 10 years, with the Mystic Stepper School of Dance, based in Allied Gardens, and later, at Liberty Station.  Kristina provided extensive support to, and served on boards for, the Patrick Henry High School Foundation, the Spirit of '76 Instrumental Music Program Boosters and the Cowles Mountain Community Foundation, the organization responsible for bringing the Patrick Henry High School PHAME! Theatre and professional arts organizations, to Del Cerro.