KevainPadillaKevin Padilla | Rotary Regional Foundation Coordinator | Email

Kevin became a Rotarian in 2003 when he joined the Rotary Club of Placentia, and he served as the Club President in 2009-2010 Rotary Year.  At the District level, Kevin has served as:

  • Assistant Governor 2010-2012
  • Chair of the Angels’ End Polio Now Game in 2012
  • District Conference Chair 2014
  • Member of the RI District 5320 Charitable Foundation Board 2011-2014
  • District Governor 2015-2016
  • District Foundation Chair 2016-2019
  • Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator 2018-2021
  • Rotary Zone 25/26 Institute General Sessions Coordinator 2017-2018
  • Rotary Zone 25/26 International Convention Fellowship Party 2017-2018

Kevin is a State Farm Insurance agent, and his office is located in Placentia. Kevin and his wife Lorraine have resided in Orange since 1991. They are both very active with the Donate Life Run/Walk that takes place the last weekend in April to raise awareness and educate people about organ and tissue donation.  Kevin enjoys woodworking and golf, and he and Lorraine enjoy spending time with their dogs, traveling, skiing, and wine tasting.

Districts: 5000, 5170, 5220, 5230, 5240, 5280, 5300, 5320, 5330, 5340, 5495, 5500,5730

Michael Drake | Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator | Email

Michael is a charter member of the Rotary Club of Tucson Sunset, Rotary District 5500, southern Arizona, chartered in 1983.  He has served D5500 in many positions, including District Governor in 2011-12 and Chair of the District Rotary Foundation Committee in 2016-19.

Michael has been fortunate to travel widely over the years with Rotary.  He was a member of D5500’s all Rotarian GSE team to the Russian Far East in 1998 and was the team leader for the GSE team to Japan in 2007. He has participated in four Rotary Friendship Exchanges and traveled to India in 2005 to participate in a Polio National Immunization Day. He has participated in many Rotary Foundation humanitarian projects abroad and spoke at the D2450 District Conference in 2012 in Aqaba, Jordan.  He has developed a particular interest in Rotary in Palestine and has visited clubs there on two occasions.

Michael is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, member of Paul Harris Society, Major Donor, and Member of the Bequest Society.  He recently received Rotary’s Service Above Self Award.

Michael graduated from Stanford University and the University of Arizona College of Law. He has served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Tucson;  Assistant Federal Public Defender in the U.S Virgin Islands; and as a United States Magistrate in the District of Arizona.  He is past-president of the Pima County, Arizona Bar Association and served 12 years as a Hearing Officer for the Arizona Supreme Court Attorney Disciplinary Commission. He currently has a solo civil litigation law practice in Tucson.

Districts: 5500, 5495

Areas of Expertise: Fundraising (Annual Fund, Endowment Fund, Recognition, SHARE);  Grants (Global Grants, District Grants);  PolioPlus and reports.

Joe Grebmeier | Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator | Email

Joe was the President of the Greenfield Rotary Club, in 2004-2005, during our Rotary Centennial Year. His club had the honor of Rotary International President Glenn Estes Sr. and District Governor Gloria Clinton participated in the dedication of Rotary Centennial Park in Greenfield. The Greenfield Rotary Club was also recognized during Joe’s year as President for an increase in membership and 100% membership retention.

Joe has held the positions of District Historian, Area Representative, and Assistant Governor for the southern Salinas Valley for seven years. He has attended four International Conventions, five Zone Institutes, and many District Conferences; in addition to chairing the 4-Way Test contest, and working with District Nomination Committee, District Finance Chair, Communications Chair, Major Gifts Chair, Foundation, Youth Exchange, Membership and Resolutions Committees. He has helped with special assignments at many conferences and has worked with his local clubs to implement the DACdb, Facebook and Twitter accounts, Rotary Leadership Institute trainer and RI President Representative.

Joe also chaired two Foundation Events, raising a total $6.5 million for the Rotary Foundation.

Joe is a member of the Benefactor, Paul Harris Society, White Hat Society, Bequest Society, Major Donor, and Arch Klumph Society for the Rotary Foundation.

Districts: 5230, 5240, 5220, 5170

Areas of expertise: Fundraising (Annual Fund, Endowment Fund, Recognition, SHARE) and developing Arch Klumph Society members.

Ron Mabry | Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator | Email

Ron Mabry is a Past District Governor (2013-2014) from District 7570 in Zone 33 and was the charter President of the Rotary Club of Warren County, VA in 2005.  He currently resides in District 5000 on the island of Kauai and is a member of the Poipu Beach Rotary Club.  In District 7570 he served as District PolioPlus chair, District Foundation Stewardship chair, District Finance chair and chair of the District’s Policy & Procedures Review committee.  In District 5000, Ron has served as the Bequest Society chair in 2017-2018 as well as the Kauai island Foundation chair.  He will serve as the District 5000 Major Gifts and Endowments chair for 2018-2019.  He serves on the Board of the Poipu Beach Rotary Club.

Ron and his wife, Sandi (also a Rotarian and a member of the E-club of Hawaii) are Foundation Sustainers, Multiple Paul Harris Fellows, Benefactors, and Major Donors.  Sandi is a Rotary Foundation Alumni having served as a GSE team member to Turkey and a GSE Team Leader to Brazil.  She is a Family Nurse Practitioner retired from private practice in Virginia and now working full time with the Veterans Administration on Kauai heading their Home Based Primary Care program.

Ron and Sandi have served as Rotary International Presidents Representatives to Districts in Kansas and the United Kingdom.

Ron will serve as Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator for Zone 26 and is assigned to District 5000 (Hawaii).

District: 5000

Areas of service: PolioPlus, Paul Harris Society, Bequest Society and Stewardship

DJ Sun | Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator | Email

Dong Jin “DJ” Sun is a managing partner of The Kaufman Group, a commercial and industrial real estate brokerage company in Los Angeles since 1994.  In 1996, he formed JKS Investment Group to invest in commercial real estate. He is a founding member of Commonwealth Business Bank, a local bank in Los Angeles. He is also a founding member of Operation Smile Korea, a non-profit organization that specializes in corrective surgeries for children born with cleft lips and cleft palates.

In 1989, DJ joined the Rotary Club of Koreatown in District 5280. Since then he has served as Club President, District Governor, and District Foundation Chair as well as several committees and chair positions. He is a recipient of The Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service. For the upcoming fiscal year, he will be serving as an Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator and a committee member in TRF Economic and Community Development Major Gifts Initiative under PRIP Gary Huang.

DJ has been married to Ellen since 1986. They have three children together: Leonard (30), Michael (25), and Michelle (18). His hobbies are playing golf, traveling, and reading.

DJ and his wife are members of the Arch Klumph Society. He is also a Major Donor and a member of the Paul Harris Society.

Districts: 5280, 5300, 5320, 5330 and 5340

Areas of Expertise: Global Grants – multi-District, multi-International projects. Organizing a partnership with other NGOs for bigger projects. Developing Major Donors and AKS members.

Daniel C. Himelspach | Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator | Email

 Dan was raised on a ranch in southeastern Montana and holds a BS in Chemistry from the SD School of Mines and Technology, a JD from the University Of Denver College Of Law and a Master Negotiation Certificate form the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.  Dan is the principal of Dispute Management Inc. located in Denver, Colorado.

Dan is married to Leslie Lawson, a former Denver District Court Judge.  Dan and Leslie have two children, Mariah and Jonathan, who have participated in a wide variety of Rotary projects and events.  They also have a dog named Jack.

Dan joined the Denver Mile High Rotary Club in August 1993 and has served in many leadership positions, including President for the Rotary Year 2005-06. Dan has traveled to and been instrumental in many of Club’s international and local projects.  Dan was the Grants Subcommittee Chair for District 5450 for three years.  He served as District 5450 Governor for Rotary Year 2013-14.  Dan trained the DGNs at the 2014 Zone Institute.  He served as the Zone 27 End Polio Now Coordinator for Rotary Years 2015-16 and 2016 -2017.  Dan currently serves as the Council on Legislation Representative and as the Zone 27 Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator.

Dan is a member of the Paul Harris Society and the Bequest Society.  He has been awarded several awards for his Rotary service including The Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service.

Districts: 5390, 5400, 5420, 5440, 5450, 5470, 5520

Areas of expertise: Grants, Polio, and PHS

Elaine Love | Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator | Email

Elaine Love’s specialty is empowering and inspiring the audience to tap into their passion and potential.

With Masters Degrees in Applied Communication and Alternative Dispute Resolution from the University of Denver, 30 years of entrepreneurial awards, and a World Class Certified Business and Presentation Coach Designation, you have a complete package.   Knowledge, experience, personality and the ability to convey a duplicable formula presents a winning combination.

Elaine has an entrepreneurial background of developing a successful business from idea conception to earning the “International Innovator of the Year Award” in September 1997.  She recently retired after 4 ½ years with where she broke 7 corporate sales records; one of those records was achieving 167% of the prior monthly sales record.  She led the company in annual sales in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 despite the fact that in 2017 and 2018 over one-fourth of her time every week was spent training the sales staff.

She also utilized her background as a presentation coach and author of Emotional Ice Water and “Gender Differences in Conflict Management Style in the Workplace.”

When presented with the challenge of introducing the Paul Harris Society in a 5-minute presentation, she responded with visits to 67 clubs in 4 ½ months and 169 new Paul Harris Society members.  That total has now grown to 248 with more and more eligible PHS converted to the member column.

She has been district 5450 PHS coordinator since 2013 and zone 26 ARRFC since 2017.

Districts: 5390, 5400, 5420, 5440, 5450, 5470, 5520

Area of expertise: Paul Harris Society and fundraising

Carolyn Schrader | Email

Carolyn is a retired mathematician and actuary who consulted with corporations and state governments regarding retirement plans during her career in Dallas, Texas.

Carolyn has been a Rotarian with the Denver Mile High Club for 24 years and is currently President, for the second time, of her Club.  She has sponsored a number of Community Development grants in Zimbabwe, including a 3H Grant and three Global Grants.

Carolyn was the Chair of the District 5450 Grants Subcommittee for 9 years and is currently the Global Grant Reviewer for the District.  Carolyn has advised Clubs throughout the old Zone 27 on their proposed Global Grants.  She participated with RI in development of Economic and Community Development Guidelines for Global Grant Funding.  She has assisted in developing a program to increase membership in the Paul Harris Society in her District.

Carolyn became an Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator in July 2018 for part of Zone 27.  She now serves as an ARRFC in Zone 26.

Districts: 5450 and 5470

Areas of expertise: Community needs assessment and stewardship, Global and District Grants, SHARE, Stewardship

Tom Walker | Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator | Email

Tom is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with a degree in Naval Architecture; he retired from the Navy after serving 23 years in the nuclear submarine force.

Tom joined Rotary in 1997 and was the 2007-2008 President of the Rotary Club of Albuquerque.  He was named the 2009 D5520 Newcomer of the Year, the 2010 District 5520 Rotarian of the Year and received the 2013 District 5520 Service Above Self award.  He was the 2010-2013 and 2016-2017 Rotary District 5520 Foundation Chair and has served 2 years as the District 5520 Grant and Annual Program Fund Chairs.  He was named as the 2017 D5520 District Leader of the Year.

Tom served District 5520 as Governor 2015-2016 and as 2016-2017 & 2018-2019 Vice Governor. He is an (old) Zone 27 Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator and a 2016-2017 recipient of The Rotary Foundation’s Citation for Meritorious Service.  He was D5520’s representative to the 2016 Zone 27 Nominating Committee and is D5520’s representative to the 2019 Council on Legislation.

He is a Major Donor to The Rotary Foundation as well as a Clinton P. Anderson Fellow and Guardian Society member of the Albuquerque Rotary Charitable Foundation.  He is a recipient of the Rotary Club of Albuquerque’s Lifetime Service Award.  Tom is a nine-year counselor at District 5520 Boys’ Rotary Youth Leadership Award camp and is a facilitator for District 5520’s Rotary Leadership Institute.

Districts: 5420 and 5520

Areas of expertise: Stewardship of grant funds and fundraising

Barb Redder | Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator | Email

Barbara Redder served as District Governor of District 5440 (Wyoming, Northern Colorado, Western Nebraska and Eastern Idaho) during the 2016-2017 Rotary year. As GETS Training Chair for 2020, Barb’s goal is to help the District Governors Elect strengthen their skills to better prepare them for their year of service as District Governor. Barb was a Zone 26/27 Big West GETS faculty member in 2019 and District Governor Best Practices Forum Facilitator for the Zone 27/21b Institutes in Evanston in 2017 and Boise in 2018.

Barb initially joined Rotary in 2002 and has served as President of 2 different clubs including the Gillette Rotary Club in 2008-2009 and the Casper Five Trails Rotary Club in 2019-2020.   At the District level she has served as District Trainer, Assistant Governor and has been a member of the District 5440 Executive Committee since 2011.  Barb was the 2018 Chair of High Country PETS and has served as a facilitator for the Rotary Leadership Institute and High Country PETS. Barb was honored to be selected as District 5440 Rotarian of the Year in 2013.

She is currently an Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator for Districts 5390, 5400 and 5440 and enjoys working with the district leadership on The Rotary Foundation, including sharing best practices to increase giving and to strengthen impact through projects.

Barb was raised in Colorado, but she has lived and worked in Wyoming for 35 years, all in the title insurance business.  Barb is an Area Manager Director for First American Title in Casper.  Barb is married to Don, a member of Casper Reveille Rotary.   Barb and Don are Major Donors, Bequest Society Members, Paul Harris Society members and in their spare time they enjoy camping, fishing, golf and traveling.

Districts: 5390, 5400, 5440

Areas of expertise: Training, facilitating, fundraising, Paul Harris Society

Steve Lewis | Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator | Email

Steve is honored to be serving as the Zone 27 Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator for 2017-2020. He’ll tell you that mentoring Rotary Clubs to become Bigger, Better and Bolder is one of his passions.

He joined Rotary in 1995 and served as president in 1999-2000 of his then 115 member Carson City, Nevada club which was later recognized as Club of the Year!

Steve served District 5190 as Governor in 2010-2011 and later as DRFCC during the successful transition years of ‘Future Vision’. Steve remains active in various leadership and facilitating roles on both the Rotary Institute and Far West PETS committees. Additionally, he’s previously served numerous times as a RI President’s representative and just represented D-5190 at the 2019 COL.

A charter member of District 5190’s Paul Harris Society, Steve and his wife Ginny are Major Donors and members of our Foundation’s Bequest Society. Steve is the proud recipient of The Rotary Foundation’s Citation for Meritorious Service in recognition of his ongoing commitment to educating fellow Rotarians on unique ways to Make Dreams Real through the various programs of our Foundation, which he fondly calls our legacy of hope!

Steve is the ‘active’ owner of Sterling Air, Ltd., a company that specializes in the sales and service of various types of personal and corporate aircraft.

Districts: 5020, 5030, 5080, 5100, 5110, 5130, 5150, 5160, 5180, 5190

Karl Diekman | Assistant Rotary Foundation Coordinator | Email

A Past District Governor (2010-11) and two-time District Rotary Foundation Committee Chair for District 5160, (six years as DRFCC),  Karl Diekman began his Rotary experience in 1982 when he joined the Rotary Club of Belleair Bluffs, FL.  Karl has been President of three Rotary Clubs and is currently a member of the Rotary Club of Woodland, CA.  As a Major Donor and an active Paul Harris Society member, Karl enjoys the privilege of supporting the many good projects of Rotarians around the world.  The greatest benefit Karl has received from his Rotary experience could be the Polio vaccine drops he gave a child in India, the dictionary he handed to a child in Zambia, the water reservoir project in the tsunami area of Thailand he evaluated on behalf of TRF, teaching children in Burma and Kenya about oral health, or perhaps it was a cervical cancer prevention project in Nicaragua that he organized.

As a retired Fire Chief, Karl has received many accolades for his service to his community, his Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service is his most cherished recognition because it speaks to his service to humanity.  Today, Karl’s Rotary experience is enhanced by being a Board Member of the Health Education and Wellness Rotarian Action Group and his service to the various Districts within Zone 27 as an ARRFC.

Districts: 5130, 5150, 5160, 5180

Areas of expertise: All aspects of grants, community needs assessment and stewardship.

Bev Reed | Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator | Email

Bev is proud to have been selected to serve as an Assistant Rotary Foundation Coordinator.

Servant Leader is a term that well describes PDG Bev Reed.  In 2018 Bev retired from a 38-year career with the YMCA.  Whether a Program Director or a CEO of an Association, Bev has embraced the need to serve in her community.  One key accomplishment was being part of an Executive Team in a $40 Million fundraising and construction project of two new facilities in Spokane, Washington.  In addition, Bev continues to be a National YMCA Faculty trainer in the areas of Volunteerism, Fundraising and Leading & Coaching Others.

Her love for service carried over in her involvement in Rotary.  Bev joined the Aurora Northwest Rotary Club in 2004.  She provided leadership as club president in 2011-12, Assistant Governor 2012-2014, and District Governor 2018-19.  Her passion for training continued as a facilitator of RLI since 2009, PETS Instructor and coach for the past 6 years and will be the PETS OPCOM Chair in 2021.  In addition to serving Zone 27 as an ARRFC, Bev has recently been invited to join the 2019 Zone 26 & 27 GETS/GNATS faculty team!

Bev feels the success of being a great fundraiser is being a great active listener, asking a potential donor to share their “Why” story and finding ways to connect the donor to their passion.  It is all about relationships – Yes, it is that simple.

Bev and her husband Bill are Major Donors to The Rotary Foundation and are members of both the Paul Harris Society and the Bequest Society.

Districts: 5020, 5030, 5080

Areas of expertise: Trainer & facilitator, fundraising in all aspects of TRF fund development.

LeAnn Mobley | Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator | Email

LeAnn has maintained her level of passion for service through Rotary for over 20 years. She has served D5110 in numerous capacities including District Training Coordinator (twice), Foundation Fund Development Chair, Grants Chair, and RLI instructor. She has been an educational training leader at PNWPETS, served on multiple Zone Institute Organizing Committees, and a GNATS/GETS Ed Leadership Team and faculty member. She is currently in her fourth year as an Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator for Zone 27, supporting districts 5110, 5100 and 5190.

Since 2000, LeAnn and her husband, PDG Tim, have made multiple trips to central Mexico, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines and the Dominican Republic to volunteer on mobile vision clinics for the purpose of treating eye diseases and blindness prevention.

LeAnn was recognized by D5110 as Outstanding District Leader in 2013-14 and Rotarian of the Year in 2014-15. She received the Citation for Meritorious Service from the Rotary Foundation Trustees in 2018.

She is a member of the Bequest and Paul Harris Societies and Major Donor.

Districts: 5100, 5110, 5190

Areas of expertise: Training, facilitation, global grants, and building power points