BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Skilled, insightful and ethical nonprofit professional with expertise in capacity building, fund development and nonprofit business operations who brings 20 years of experience working with organizations ranging from design studios to universities to aircraft carrier museums. Early career included extensive experience in arts administration and art exhibit production
Ally Keegan is a trial attorney whose practice is focused on criminal defense in state and federal courts. She also serves as a legal analyst for television and radio networks, and is involved in several legal and political organizations throughout the San Diego community that are geared towards elevating the status of women in society and the law.
Dr. Angela Coker
Dr. Coker is an Associate Professor in the Department of Women’s Studies and Director of Inclusive SDSU at San Diego State University. She is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who specializes in working with women. For over twenty years her research has focused on the intersections of race, gender and social class. Her publication record includes a critical analysis of African American women’s personal, career, and academic development. She has held academic appointments at Johns Hopkins University, The University of Missouri – St. Louis, and The University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Alessandra Moctezuma is Gallery Director and Professor of Art at San Diego Mesa College, where she leads the Museum Studies program and teaches courses on Chicano Art.
Besides teaching and curating, Ms. Moctezuma has been actively involved in the San Diego arts community. Besides being on the board of the Women’s Museum of California she is also a board member of Medium Photography and Friends of the Villa Montezuma and the San Diego Museum of Art’s Latin American Arts Council.
Award-winning journalist Sandra Maas is a 35-year veteran of television and radio, recognized nationally for her insightful interviews with top newsmakers in business, government and academia. Her past work at KFMB-TV, KSBY-TV and KUSI-TV has earned her more than a dozen Emmy nominations. Sandra is now on a new mission to help women achieve equal pay in the workplace. She joined the WMC board in January 2020.
A retired US Navy officer and defense contractor, Bob has been involved with the museum since 2009 as a volunteer, past board member and is a lifetime member. He is a LEAD San Diego Impact graduate, Class of 2006 and has served on seven non-profit boards.
Dr. Kirti Gupta
Dr. Kirti Gupta is the Vice President and Chief Economist at Qualcomm with ~20 years of experience in the mobile industry in diverse roles spanning engineering, product, litigation, and policy. She and her team provide economic analysis and thought leadership on global Technology, IP, Antitrust economic policy issues, collaborating with various business units internally, and a global network of experts, influencers, and policy makers externally.
Dr. Gupta holds a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, San Diego.
Sue Gonda earned her Ph.D. in U.S. and Women's History from UCLA. She taught at Grossmont College, serving as chair of both the History and Cross-Cultural Studies Departments and as Academic Senate President. She also taught women's history in SDSU’s Women’s Studies for 24 years. She still teaches multi-cultural U.S. and women’s history part-time at Grossmont and has numerous articles, grants, and awards to her credit.
Prior to her current sales career in education, Cori was a teacher for over 13 years, she then worked with in and out of school time educators, state agencies and businesses to promote growth in global citizenship, STEM education, social emotional learning, and 21st Century Skills, among other topics related to individual needs assessments.
She is a huge proponent of getting quality educational tools and resources into the hands of educators to help support learning for all students.
Murugi Kenyatta has dedicated her life to being an advocate for underserved women—enterprising individuals whose voices and stories too often go unheard. Murugi works to amplify their narratives—connecting the women and their work to the socially conscious consumer. After serving in the non-profit management arena for over a decade, and as a former executive director of a global non-profit providing micro-loans to women, Murugi founded a community-driven social enterprise aimed at linking entrepreneurial East African women to local, regional and international markets.