Chair – Michael Brunker

Purpose: The Turning Setbacks into Comebacks Committee uses the San Diego Rotary Club’s public platform to pursue a mission of empowering and encouraging club members to rise above their circumstances and maximize their God-given potential.

Activities: Support group sessions for Rotary and Rotaract Club Members facing the effects of COVID-19 on careers, on hiring, and on human resources.  Individual “I’m in your corner” coaches provided for all seeking support.

Why Join: Rotary started with the vision of one man — Paul Harris. The Chicago attorney formed the Rotary Club  of Chicago on 23 February 1905, so professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships.  There has never been a greater time than now for San Diego Rotary Club members to support one another in order to maintain it’s long track record of addressing challenges in our communities and around the world.

Visit to tell us how you would like to serve and/or be served through the Comeback Committee or contact Michael Brunker at or 619-977-0774 today!

Committee Members:

Phil Blair
Thomas Cohen
Mike Collins
Bink Cook
Solveig Deuprey
Pete Ellsworth
Ron Eisenberg
Andrea Goicoechea
James Halliday
Stan Hartman
Divya Kakaiya
Felicia Lyon
Barbara Noerenberg
David Oates
Massey Pitts
Jenni Prisk
Stephanie Rossis
Bonnie Schwartz
Nancy Scott
Whitney Skala
Brad Sund
Wendy Urushima-Conn
Paul Van Roon
Evan Wahl
Christy White
Jean Young
Rob Canton
Lynn Congemi
Bruce Doole
Kathy Koenig
Mark Burgess
Julia Holladay
Dick Eger
Ben Wood
Dan Schneiderman
Carrie Cottrial
Kevin Leap
Michael Gordon
Mia Harenski
Ann Hill
Judy Thompson
Brian Jackson
Kathleen Carroll
Caitlin Root
Andy Hewitt