Board of Directors


Buzz Woolley

Buzz Woolley is a retired venture capitalist and entrepreneur and Chairman of the Board of Voice of San Diego. He is President of Girard Foundation which has provided funding for K-12 education projects in San Diego County since 1986.


Reid Carr

Reid Carr is the President & CEO of Red Door Interactive. Named a Top Small Company Workplace by Inc Magazine, Red Door works with clients such as Petco, Cricket Wireless and Rubio’s. In 2011, iMedia Connection named Reid one of the 25 Hottest Digital Marketers. His civic involvement includes membership in Rotary International’s Club 33 and the Young Presidents Organization. He is a 2010 graduate of INFLUENCE San Diego.

Erin Chambers Smith

Erin Chambers Smith is the Chief Content Officer at San Diego Magazine, overseeing content strategy for more than 10 custom publications as well as digital products, podcasts, social media and new business. She has more than 15 years of experience in the media industry, starting as reporter at BusinessWeek magazine in 2004. She currently serves on the board of trustees of the San Diego History Center and teaches a course on the magazine industry at the University of San Diego.


Olga Diaz

Olga Diaz was the first Latina ever elected to the Escondido City Council, where she has represented residents for more than ten years. She is a life-long California resident, homeowner, mother, wife of a retired Escondido police Lieutenant, and an active member of the San Diego community. Diaz is a graduate of Santa Clara University with accounting, data analysis, and marketing experience. She is fluent in Spanish and is actively involved with North County Interfaith.


Bob Kelly

Bob Kelly served as the President and CEO of The San Diego Foundation for two decades. Since retiring from TSDF in 2014, Bob has held the role of Executive in Residence at the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy and has continued his work to foster strategic partnerships between organizations and community leaders. Bob joined the VOSD Board in 2015.


Scott Lewis

Scott Lewis is Voice of San Diego’s editor in chief and CEO. Scott oversees Voice of San Diego’s operations, its website and daily functions. He also writes about local politics, where he frequently breaks news and goes back and forth with local political figures.

Jesus Medrano

Jesus Medrano was born and raised in San Diego.  After graduating from MIT with a mathematics degree he returned back to San Diego to work as an aerospace engineer on autonomous drones then transitioning to software engineering.  Jesus has worked on several popular mobile applications for large tech firms in the Silicon Valley / San Francisco Bay area. Today he works on mobile applications at Uber Technologies Inc.

Eugene “Mitch” Mitchell

Eugene “Mitch” Mitchell is vice president of state governmental affairs and external affairs for San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and Southern California Gas Company. Mitchell is responsible for state governmental affairs for both companies and oversees all external affairs activities for SDG&E. Mitchell holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Redlands. Mitchell currently serves on the boards of directors of the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, San Diego Museum of Art, Voice of San Diego, San Diego Opera, The Sharp Hospital Board of Directors, the Jacobs & Cushman Food Bank Advisory Board, and The New Children’s Museum Advisory Board.


Cynthia Morgan-Reed

Cynthia Morgan-Reed is a legal entrepreneur and land use attorney at Vanst Law. She is the founder and CEO of Vanst, a virtual law firm that is a law model disrupter . She has been involved in numerous organizations and Boards but is most proud of her involvement in Civic San Diego and the former Women’s Resource Fair.

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Bill Osborne

Bill was a journalist for more than 44 years for The San Diego Union-Tribune, covering local government beats and local, state and national politics before being assigned to the newspaper’s Washington, D.C., bureau. He returned to San Diego, serving in various newsroom management positions before being named director of the Editorial and Opinion Department in 1998. He retired in February 2016. Bill also holds a certificate as a personal trainer from the American Council on Exercise as well as a certificate in fitness instruction and exercise science from UCSD Extension.


Bob Page, Director Emeritus

Bob owns a media management company which is actively engaged in newspaper and magazine consulting. Prior to forming his own company, he owned three community newspapers in suburban San Diego. He is a former publisher of the Chicago Sun-Times and the Boston Herald. In 20 years with United Press International, he rose through the ranks to become executive vice president and general manager.



Neil Morgan

Neil was the author of 12 books including “Dr. Seuss & Mr. Geisel” (with Judith Morgan), and “Westward Tilt.” As a journalist, his decades of prodding regional efforts have helped to make San Diego a center of higher education and scientific research. Neil passed away in February, 2014. The Neil Morgan Fund for Investigative Reporting was created in his honor.


Buzz Woolley

Buzz Woolley is a retired venture capitalist and entrepreneur and Chairman of the Board of Voice of San Diego. He is President of Girard Foundation which has provided funding for K-12 education projects in San Diego County since 1986.