Kevin 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.

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

Jeff Orth | Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator | Email

Jeff became a Rotarian in 1999 joining the Rotary Club of Gilroy, serving as the Club President in 2005-2006.

Jeff is a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and a Certified Advisor for Senior Living (CASL) serving clients in over a dozen states. His wealth management business, Integrated Financial Benefits is located in Gilroy California.

Jeff and his wife, Barbara moved to Gilroy in 1986 where they raised their family that includes 3 children and 5 grandchildren. They have been active in the close-knit community of Gilroy from the beginning, including annual leadership/volunteer involvement with the Gilroy Garlic Festival. Jeff enjoys woodworking, golf, good wine and anything that has to do being on or near the water.

District service:

  • Functional Area Representative (FAR) for TRF for Area 6
  • Assistant Governor for Area 6
  • Youth Service Chair
  • Started JumpStart – providing computers for at-risk children
  • District Conference Chair
  • Lt Governor District Governor
  • District Legacy Giving Chair

Zone service:

  • General Chair of Far West PETS (9 Districts)

Districts: 5170, 5220, 5230 and 5240

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: 5495 and 5500

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

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 and Rotary International Service Above Self Award. DJ is serving as an Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator in 2019-21 and a Chair-Elect in TRF Community Economic Development Major Gifts Initiative 2020-21. DJ will be serving as the Rotary Zone 26/27 Institute Program Chair in 2020-21.

DJ has been married to Ellen since 1986. They have three children together: Leonard (31), Michael (26), and Michelle (19). His hobbies are playing golf, traveling, and reading.

DJ and his wife are members of the Arch Klumph Society. He is also a Bequest Society member 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.

Carolyn Schrader | Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator | 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

Susan Brints | Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator | Email

Susan served D5730 as District Governor during the 2016-2017 year. Developing international and local projects, and building relationships with communities have been a primary focus since joining Metropolitan Lubbock Club in 1998 serving as Club President 2006-2007.

Rotary has provided the privilege and opportunity to serve and enjoy Rotary Youth Exchange, hosting students for 30 years; traveling to India in 2014 to aid in Polio Immunization Days; team leader for three Rotary Vocational Training Teams to Malawi, Africa, in agriculture, textile development, teacher and medical training; projects and grant training in Mexico, Dominican Republic, Australia and Thailand; and developing a global Outdoor Learning Center in Lubbock.

Susan served as Assistant Governor 2013-2016, Vice Governor 2019-21, Chair of Rotary Friendship Exchange program and team leader to Thailand, a District Visioning Facilitator, Lone Star PETS trainer, and PETS Administrative Co-chair 2023. Susan served as Co-chair of Special Sessions for the 2020 virtual Zone 26/27 Institute and currently serves D5730 as Grants Chair and ARRFC for Zone 26.

Two special honors include District 5730 Outstanding Rotarian of the Year 2011-2012 and Rotary International’s Service Above Self Award in 2020.

Susan is retired from Textile Manufacturing and from Apple Country Orchards, a family apple orchard destination. Currently Susan and husband Cal operate Texas Produce.

Susan and Cal, a D5730 Assistant Governor, are Major Donors, PHS and Bequest Society Members. They enjoy three married children, seven teenage grandchildren, travel, and reading.

Districts: 5520 and 5730

Areas of expertise: Global and District Grant Development, Training, Facilitation

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 260 with more and more eligible PHS converted to the member column.

Elaine is a Major Donor and Paul Harris Society member. 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

Ken Howell | Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator | Email

Ken served as President of the Rotary Club of Boise, Inc., in 2008-2009. He was selected as District Governor for Rotary District 5400 (all of southern Idaho from McCall to Utah) and served in 2015-2016. Ken served as the Zone Institute Service Coordinator in 2016, and as the Training Chair in 2017 for the Houston Zone Institute, which was canceled by Hurricane Harvey – training of DGE’s and DGN’s occurred in Evanston, IL, at Rotary International headquarters later that year. Ken served as Chair of the Host Committee for the 2018 Zone Institute in Boise, ID. He currently serves as Co-chair of the Special Sessions division of the 2019 Zone Institute to be held in Denver, CO. Ken is a senior partner in the law firm of Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley, LLP, and lives in Boise, ID with his wife Bernadine Marconi.

Juli DiChiro | Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator | Email

Juli has been a member of the Rotary Club of Ashland for 20 years. She has been active in both local and international projects, and served as the club president in 2009- 10. She is currently the president of the Ashland Rotary Foundation. She has served as the chair of the World Community Service committee that is charged overseeing both local and international projects and grants. Juli has been as a mentor for new club members, and is a trainer for the Rotary Leadership Institute. She just completed a 4- year term as the District Grants Chair for District 5110. On Saturday mornings she
works in the Ashland Rotary Garden growing food for the Ashland Food Bank.

Juli was a public school educator for 39 years before retiring in 2013. She worked as a classroom teacher, Title 1 coordinator, assistant principal, principal and district office administrator before becoming the superintendent of Ashland School District in 2000.

Juli has three adult children: Amy, Clayton and Gabriel. Juli has two grandchildren (Gabe’s sons): Noah (age 5) and Logan (age 3).

Districts: 5100, 5110 & 5190

Areas of Expertise: TRF: District and Global Grants, Training and Facilitation

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.

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

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, District Governor 2018-19. Her passion for training continued as a facilitator of RLI since 2009, PETS Instructor, and coach for six years and currently serves as the PETS OPCOM Chair 2020-21. In addition to serving Zone 27 as an ARRFC, Bev was on the 2019 Zone 26/27 GETS/GNATS faculty team and was recently appointed as co-chair for the 2021-2022 Zone Institutes.

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.