Monthly Archives: May 2022

Mary Brown

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Retired-US Navy-General Counsel

Mary has had two careers, and for most of her life they were simultaneous. She worked with the US Navy Office of the General Council for 23 years, retiring in 2017 as Counsel, Navy Region Southwest heading a nine person office of attorneys and staff providing all business and civil law support to the Commander and his staff, while commanding officers of all installations in the Southwest’s six-state region.

Mary is also a retired US Navy Captain (O-6, Intelligence) where she served in numerous active duty and ready reserve positions, both domestically and abroad, including service as Commanding Officer of the largest Reserve Intelligence Unit Command in this region.

She is very interested in complimenting her current volunteer efforts by focusing on helping the “voiceless community members” in our area; such as the foster youth and other forgotten children and seniors, as well as young adults who have no role models and no perceived way out of poverty and chaos. She would also like to reach out to incarcerated individuals and, moreover, work toward solutions to the obscene violence that poverty and famine brings to its victims here and abroad.

After retiring from both careers, Mary has traveled extensively and been able to accomplish many goals she had put on hold during her two careers and her raising four children. She is now ready to dive into Rotary service projects with energy, focus and a vigilance for potential committee participation that can utilize her grant-writing expertise.


Mary is sponsored by Judy Thompson, Mike Conner and Constance Carroll.

Emily Fauber

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Social Service and Welfare-Homeless-AA

Emily Fauber is the Director of Community Engagement at Solutions for Change, a North County nonprofit solving family homelessness through a 700 day academy program that re-imagines futures for homeless families through classes, counseling, housing, and workforce training.

Outside of work, Emily and her husband volunteer at their home church, King’s Cross Church in Pacific Beach, as the Volunteer Director of Facilities and Volunteer Director of Kids Ministry respectively.

Emily is passionate about serving vulnerable youth through better education around adverse childhood experiences and with trauma informed care. She volunteers as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA Volunteer) through Voices for Children, advocating for and mentoring youth in the foster care system. Emily and her husband support Compassion International as child sponsors, and are passionate about supporting outdoor experiences and outdoor leadership opportunities for youth and young adults through the Gordon College LaVida Outdoor Leadership Program.

Emily’s husband Dan serves in the US Coast Guard, which originally brought them to San Diego. In their free time, they enjoy backpacking, surfing, climbing, and exploring new places, including a six month US Road Trip adventure in their home built campervan. Emily’s faith plays a large role in her desire to serve her community and support innovative solutions for vulnerable populations.


Her sponsors are Will Hage, Bill Fenick and Duke Sobek.

Herbert Hafter

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Real Estate Services – Commercial

Herb Hafter is a senior member of the Global Occupier Services group with Cushman and Wakefield. He has over 35 years’ experience in tenant representation, asset management, valuation, and counseling. He began his career with CBRE, then Coldwell Banker; eventually re-joining the firm with its acquisition of the Trammell Crow Company in 2007. Previous executive positions were held with The Koll Company, Pacific Life, RREEF and Jones Lang LaSalle. Herb has provided strategic advice and negotiated office, retail and industrial leases of all sizes and complexities in nearly all 50 states, Mexico, Central and South America, Europe, and Canada. He has extensive experience leading both client account and transaction management relationships and providing M&A support with significant experience in the public institution, defense contracting, healthcare, technology, and financial service sectors.

Herb is a third generation San Diegan and SDSU graduate who enjoys golfing, running, traveling and spending time with his two daughters and three grandchildren. He is currently the director of Congregation Beth Israel and has served two terms. For the past 20 years he has been a board member of “The Red Nose Run of Del Mar,” a charity that raises money for the Semper Fi Fund and Fresh Start.  He is also a member of the Association for Corporate Growth, and a past board member of the San Diego Military Advisory Council.

Herb will be retiring in July, and, on a search for a new source of community involvement with social elements, he found San Diego Rotary Club 33.


His sponsors are Dick Eger, Alan Spector and David Oates.

Maxwell Johnson

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Policy and Advocacy – Healthcare

Maxwell Johnson has been engaged with leadership and service since he first enrolled at San Diego State University in 2017. Originally from Sacramento, California, his interest in politics and public service led him to graduate with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science and Communication. He was also accepted into the Weber Honor’s College upon his enrollment into SDSU, and through the program received a minor in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Having previously served as the President of Rotaract of SDSU, he gained valuable skills in community outreach, volunteer coordinating, and networking. As a Rotaract, he helped plan community service projects, coordinated career professionals to speak at business meetings, and led a ten person executive team.

In his time at SDSU, Maxwell has also been provided with various different awards for his leadership and service on campus. He was honored as a member of the Mortar Board Society on campus which highlights students leadership experience, community service impact, and academic achievements. He was also highlighted for his service and leadership on campus as a member of the 2020 SDSU Homecoming Court. Finally he was presented with the Quest for the Best: 2021 Vice Presidential Student Service Award for his accomplishments in the SDSU community as a graduating senior.

Currently Maxwell is a member of the Young Leaders Advisory Council (YLAC) with the California Forward organization, an advocacy group that aims to improve government operations and increase the development of sustainable operations for policy making. As a Sacramento Kings fan he knows how to find the positive in dire situations and looks forward to diving right in as Club 33’s youngest member to date.


His sponsors are Jordan Maharaj, Jordan Harrison and Stephanie Saathoff.