Tom Hersant, President
Past member Carlsbad Sister City Committee, Founding Director and chair of CSCA. Retired from career as public administrator with State of California, Regional Manager for Child Care Licensing for San Diego and Imperial counties, similar position of residential care facilities for dependent adults and children, and State Personnel Board. He is a KPBS reader and recorder of books; and actor with several local theater groups including the CSCA plays at Schulman.
Jacquie Thye, Secretary
Past chair Carlsbad Sister City Committee, Founding Director and past chair CSCA, served on SoCal Board of SCI, graduated U Oregon in Far Eastern Studies. Assistant. Director Japan-America Society, assistant to San Diego-Baja California Consular Corps (40 countries), Hon. Consul of New Zealand and San Diego-New Zealand Business Association. Traveled in Japan, China, Macao, Europe, Africa, Caribbean, Mexico, Canada and Central America;. Began Japan-in-a-Suitcase program, curated Carlsbad-Karlovy Vary high school photography exhibition, hosted students from Japan, Germany and France. Award-winning photographer, served in League of Women Voters, Welcome Wagon and AAUW, Toastmasters, real estate broker in Oregon, member of Portland Homebuilders Association.
John Chavez, Director
John is a lifelong Carlsbad resident. He attended Jefferson Elementary, Pine School, Valley Jr. High and Carlsbad High School. He was graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a degree in communications and later received an MBA from the University of La Verne. Joe is married with three daughters and is a Managing Director at Nationwide Retirement Services. He is also on the Mission Committee for Rancho Del Rey Church where he's involved with an orphanage, and Rancho Sordo Mundo, a private school for deaf children, both of which are in Baja, Mexico. Earlier, he was on the Board for Encuentros, a nonprofit with the mission of supporting young Latinos academically.
Polly Yu, Director
Scott Morgosh, Director, Ambassador-at-Large
Scott is a long time resident of Carlsbad spending 31 years as an investment advisor.