Anthony  J. DeSalis, Esq., President & CEO

Anthony DeSalis has been continuously employed with The Arc of San Diego for over 30 years, most recently as President & CEO. Prior to this assignment, he was Executive Vice President and COO, Senior Director of Operations, Area Director, Workshop Manager and before that a Production Supervisor and Workshop Floor Supervisor.

Mr. DeSalis is a graduate of National University School of Law (San Diego) where he received his Doctor of Jurisprudence. He was recognized for excellence in the areas of Law Review, Executive Notes and Comments Director. In 1992, Mr. DeSalis was admitted to the California Bar association (Employment and Business Law Sections) and is currently a member of the San Diego Bar Association.

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Matthew Mouer, Vice President of Operations & COO

Matt Mouer was appointed to the Vice President of Operations & COO position September 2018. Prior to this appointment, Matt served as the Director of Arc Community Employment Services since 2007 where he oversaw all aspects of a department serving 375 people with disabilities. He has been employed in Arc management positions since 1999. Prior to that, Matt held the position of Assistant Director of ACES, Individual Placement Coordinator, and Individual Placement Supervising Case Manager.

Matt is an innovative non-profit professional experienced in achieving mission-driven results while ensuring fiscal and organizational stability. He is a proven change leader with experience in creating new programs and expanding existing lines of business. He has 14 years of experience in contract management and negotiation including federal, state, local and commercial contracts valued at more than $60 million.

Prior to joining The Arc, Matt was employed with Kidspeace National Hospital, an acute care adolescent psychiatric hospital. Mr. Mouer received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Magna Cum Laude) from The University of Maryland, where he received many academic accolades.

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Rich Coppa, Vice President of Infrastructure and Facilities & CIO

Rich Coppa serves as the Vice President of Infrastructure & Facilities/Chief Information Officer at The Arc of San Diego, where he is responsible for the oversight of the Information Technology, Facilities/Maintenance and Vehicle Departments.

Rich has invested 17 years of service at The Arc of San Diego designing and implementing a state-of-the-art infrastructure. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree, Suma Cum Laude, in Business Management from Capella University with additional degrees and certifications in Computer Science and Administrative Management.  Rich is also an American Academy of Project Management certified Master Project Manager.

Prior to joining The Arc of San Diego, Rich held the position within the United States Air Force as a Non-Commissioned Officer.  While serving in the USAF, Rich received several honors, which include the John L. Levitow Honor Graduate Award from NCO Preparatory School, the Air Force Achievement Medal, and the Air Force Commendation Medal. In addition, Rich is established in the business community as an entrepreneur, previously owning several businesses.

Rich is active in several community groups, including The Knights of Columbus, American Academy of Project Management AAPM ®, IT Executive Roundtable, and CIO Decisions.


Jasmin Lucy, Vice President of Human Resources & CHRO

Jasmin Lucy serves as the Chief Human Resources Officer for The Arc of San Diego, providing day-to-day strategic and operational leadership on all people-related matters. Prior to joining The Arc she served as Director of People, Learning + Culture for PIRCH, Inc., and held human resources leadership roles for Daimler and UC San Diego Health.

Jasmin is a dynamic, creative, and nimble leader with a keen eye for business, culture, technology, and talent. A collaborative problem-solver and skilled communicator, she is passionate about inspiring collaboration and leading teams to achieve higher levels of success. She believes diversity of thought improves the lives of everyone, and uses her expertise in executive coaching, leadership development, talent and change management to add value to the organizations she serves.

Her Masters in International Business and Cultural Studies, certificates in Executive Coaching and Human Resources Management, and more than fifteen years of practical experience give her the resources needed to understand operations as a trusted business partner and driver of strategic growth.

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Chad Lyle, Vice President of Finance & CFO

Chad Lyle serves as Vice President of Finance/Chief Financial Officer for The Arc of San Diego where he is responsible for the Accounting & Finance Department. He began his career with The Arc of San Diego in 2010.

Prior to joining The Arc of San Diego, Mr. Lyle served as Controller for both DeNardi Machinery, a Southern California heavy equipment dealership, and Landfill Gas & Environmental Products, a construction and manufacturing firm. He has also held accounting positions with Citizens National Mortgage and Wells Fargo Bank, in their mortgage loan divisions.

Mr. Lyle received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration - Finance from San Diego State University. He was also a member of the San Diego chapter of the Construction Financial Manager's Association for six years.

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Jennifer Bates Navarra, Vice President of Marketing & Development

Jennifer Bates Navarra has served as the Vice President of Marketing & Development for The Arc of San Diego since 2005. She is responsible for managing all aspects of marketing, public relations, and fundraising activities for the organization.  She has strong ties to the community and is an experienced fundraiser with particular expertise in individual gifts, special events, capital campaigns, and grants.

Her fundraising accomplishments include leading efforts to complete the $3 million capital campaign for the new Sulpizio Family Center, raising $4.5 million for the Gerber Family Center renovations,  and significantly increasing revenue and attendance at The Arc of San Diego’s annual fundraising gala.  During her tenure she has assisted in raising over $10 million for the organization. Prior to joining The Arc, she worked for the San Diego City Council and California State Assembly. She has also held internships at KGTV Channel 10 (ABC Affiliate) working at the assignment desk and for the Troubleshooter investigative news segment. Ms. Navarra has more than 20 years of experience in public relations, media management, marketing, community outreach, and government affairs.

Ms. Navarra received her B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Southern California and certificate in Fundraising Management from The Center of Philanthropy at Indiana University. Ms. Navarra is a graduate of LEAD San Diego ('01) and was recognized as a finalist in the 2012 San Diego Business Journal Women Who Mean Business Award. Ms. Navarra is active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and Trojan League Associates of San Diego County. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for MADCAPS, a local philanthropic organization, and St. Vincent de Paul School Advisory Council.

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