Officers of the club

President – Kip Eischen

Kip is currently at the San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture and is a recent MBA graduate from the UCSD Rady School of Management. He previously worked at Phillips Auctioneers and Sotheby’s in New York as an Associate Vice President in Modern and Contemporary Art Editions and as a Senior Analyst in Contemporary Art.

Kip is passionate about projects that attract international attention to San Diego’s innovative arts community.

Vice President – Leslie Bruce

Leslie recently retired from her position as Director of Healthcare Leadership and from the faculty at UC San Diego. She has extensive experience in healthcare, advocacy, community and government relations, and professional communications. Back in the day Leslie served as Chief of Staff and Legislative Director for Assemblymember Lucy Killea in the 78th District.

Leslie has a Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy from Southern Methodist University and JD from University of San Diego Law School.

Secretary – Mandy Havlik

Mandy Havlik is currently an elected member of the Peninsula Community Planning Board (PCPB). She is a proud spouse of a Navy Combat Veteran and mother of two children who attend Ocean Beach Elementary School and Dana Middle School. She is a proud indigenous woman and is a registered member of the Timiskaming First Nation in Canada. Most recently, she was a city council candidate for District 2.

Mandy is the Secretary of the PCPB, Chair of the PCPB Traffic and Transportation subcommittee, Chair of the PCPB Parks and Recreation subcommittee and the Co-Chair of the PCPB Environmental subcommittee. She is also a member of the Sunset Cliffs Natural Park Council, Point Loma Association, Ocean Beach Town Council Advocacy Subcommittee and Ocean Beach Woman’s Club. She is also a member of the Point Loma Rotary Club and the La Playa Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary. She is on the Treewatch Earthworks board that hosts EarthFair in Balboa Park. She is also a member of the CA Coalition to Abolish Child Marriage.

She is excited about the opportunity of working with the local community and to continue to make the Peninsula a wonderful place to live and raise children.

Treasurer – Angela Hawkins

Formerly an Associate Vice Chancellor of the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), Angela is an alumni of the University of California Berkeley, former Trustee and Treasurer of the SoCal Jazz Society, San Diego, and a resident of Sunset Cliffs.