About San Diego Oasis

San Diego Oasis is a unique educational program for adults 50+ who want to continue to learn and be productive throughout life. Membership is free and open to anyone 50 or older. Join Oasis and enjoy stimulating classes and opportunities to serve your community.

Simona Valanciute, President and CEO

The mission of San Diego Oasis is to promote healthy aging through lifelong learning, active lifestyles and volunteer engagement. We seek to positively impact their lives through partnerships to share knowledge, offer evidence- and research-based programs, conduct evaluations and adapt to meet the needs of diverse audiences. Our approach includes the following key areas:

  • Lifelong Learning
  • Health and Wellness
  • Community Involvement through intergenerational programs

Our team is thrilled to present to you our current online offerings. You will find exciting opportunities to participate in classes, lectures, discussion groups, performances, trips, off-site adventures, and mentoring children in our community through our intergenerational tutoring program.

Our Team

Kris Anelli
Office & Volunteer Director

Kristen Amicone
Director of Outreach

Jhaynane Bastien
Rancho Bernardo Office and Volunteer Manager

David Beevers
Digital Divide Program Manager

Monserrat Callejas
Technology Learning Specialist

Michael Craig
Chief Operating Officer

Cindy Friedenberg
Staff Accountant

Nancy Hannify
North County Office Manager

Brandon Harding
Director of Lifelong Learning

Michelle Irby
Intergenerational Tutor Program Manager

Kelly Johnson
Marketing Director

Jolyn Parker

Simona Valanciute
President and CEO

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Meet Our Board Members

Julie Derry
Board Chair

Julie Derry

Mark Allan
Board Vice Chair

Mark Allan

Michael D. Bardin

Michael D Bardin

Jonathan E. Doering

Jonathon Doering

David Chong
Governance Chair

David Chong

Krishna Arora
Board Chair Emeritus

Krishna Arora

Sue Bradham
Board Member

Sue Bradham

Kathy Gamez
Board Member

Kathy Gamez

Frank Hoffstadt
Board Member

Frank Hoffstadt

Danielle Kyd
Board Member

Danielle Kyd

Judy Lewis, PhD
Board Member

Judy Lewis

Tracey Stotz
Board Member

Tracey Stotz-Web

Paul Weiss, PhD
Board Member

Paul Weiss

William H. Wise
Board Member

Judge Bill Wise

Our Advisory Board

Don Ambrose
Sister Mary Jo Anderson
Michelle Candland
Ken Druck, PhD
Peg Eddy

Henry George
Bob Kelly
Maureen King
Jordan Z. Marks, Esq.
Mark Riedy, PhD
Drew Schlosberg

Ellen Schmeding
Alejandra Sotelo-Solis
Deborah Szekely
Charles Van Vechten
William York