The Arc of San Diego Announces New Board of Directors

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SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – The Arc of San Diego, one of the county’s largest nonprofits serving people with disabilities, announced its new Board of Directors for 2022-2023 at its 2022 Virtual Annual Meeting and Recognition Celebration on Friday, June 10, 2022.

The Board of Directors plays an integral role in governing and guiding The Arc of San Diego’s mission of supporting and empowering people with disabilities to achieve their life goals. The Board members’ unwavering dedication and commitment allow The Arc of San Diego to operate at its fullest potential providing the best essential life services.

“It is with great appreciation that we recognize our new Board of Directors. These extraordinary individuals embody and carry out our mission: ensuring that all San Diegans with disabilities have access to the necessary services and support they need to live their most independent and fulfilling lives,” said Anthony J. DeSalis, President & CEO of The Arc of San Diego.

The Arc of San Diego is proud to announce the new Board of Directors and appreciates their commitment to serving individuals with disabilities.


The Arc of San Diego  

2022-2023 Board of Directors  



Board Chair: Esther Coit – resident of Carmel Valley

Secretary: Dwight Stratton – resident of Vista

Treasurer: Lily Fallah – resident of Mission Valley


Members at Large:  

Dr. Judy Adams – resident of Escondido

Tia Cassett – resident of Carmel Valley

Vickie Lawrence – resident of San Diego

Ed Plank – resident of San Diego

Leslie Presutti – resident of Scripps Ranch


Chapter Representatives:  

Eric Hanson, San Diego City Chapter – resident of Rancho Penasquitos

Doug Hoehn, East County Chapter – resident of Santee

Julie Lyon, North County Chapter – resident of Escondido

Lupita Ruiz de Chavez, South Bay Chapter – resident of Ocean Beach


About The Arc of San Diego   

The Arc of San Diego is one of the largest, most comprehensive service providers for people with disabilities in San Diego County, serving over 2,000 children and adults with disabilities such as autism, cerebral palsy, and Down syndrome each year. For more information on The Arc of San Diego, please visit Join The Arc of San Diego’s social media community on Facebook at, Twitter at, and Instagram at