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Andrea Brito-Bokosky

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Andrea Brito-Bokosky is a retired registered nurse and childbirth educator. She was born and raised in Point Loma, and started her community service with her mom who signed her up as a Candy Striper at Mercy Hospital. Her mother, Mary Brito, was very involved with community service and, by example, Andrea has followed in her footsteps.

Andrea has been heavily involved with many community service organizations over the years and feels that she still has a lot more to offer. Since her first Rotary Club meeting, she has been inspired by the passion and diversity of the members. Volunteerism has been a big part her life and she looks forward to getting involved. She is particularly interested in the Senior Services Committee as she has taken care of many elderly family members and friends over the decades. This is an area very close to her heart.

Andrea thanks her sponsors Raymond Simas, Andrea da Rosa, and Joe da Rosa.


Richard Perlman

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Retired-Hand Surgeon 

Richard Perlman is a retired hand surgeon whose private practice primarily involved reconstructive surgery for problems with the hand and wrist. He was in practice here in San Diego from 1971 until his retirement in 2020. Richard was born in Brooklyn, NY and graduated first from Princeton University before pursuing his medical degrees from Columbia University and the Graduate School of Public Health. He joined the Navy in 1969 and served at the Naval Hospital here in San Diego and had the honor of taking care of people whose hands were injured in Vietnam.

While in practice, Richard became a faculty member at UCSD and also taught at SDSU, making him a proud Aztec.

Richard has two sons and seven granddaughters. He and his partner live in Mission Hills and enjoy spending time in the outdoors, playing bad golf, and getting lots of exercise.

Richard thanks his sponsors Larry Stirling, Linda Stirling and Richard Coutts.

Tami Foy

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Associations-SDCCE Foundation

Dr. Tami Foy is the CEO and Executive Director of San Diego College of Continuing Education Foundation. Tami is originally from Shaker Heights, a suburb of  Cleveland, OH, where she spent her formative years before moving to San Diego and attending Mira Mesa High School. She then continued to pursue higher degrees from National University, and soon received her Ph.D. in education from Claremont Graduate University.

Her career has been a rich tapestry of experiences across all levels of education in CA, including K-12 in the Compton Unified School District, to the community college system at the North Orange Community College District, to now supporting the San Diego College of Continuing Education.

Tami has a large family she shares with her spouse. Their blended family includes seven children and 15 grandchildren. When she isn’t at work she’s usually enjoying their company. She also loves to go to the beach and ride her Harley!

Tami thanks her sponsors Tina King, Laurie Coskey and Michael Brunker.

Jon Schwartz

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Defense – Artificial Intelligence

Jon Schwartz is the Senior Manager of Accounting for Shield AI, a defense contractor and software development and drone manufacturing organization whose mission is to protect service members and civilians with intelligent systems by creating AI pilots powering military assets such as aircraft, drones, ships, satellites and submarines.  Jon is CPA with thirty-one years of financial and accounting management. He has also taught graduate level intermediate accounting courses at San Diego State University.

He is a single father of six children, one of whom is currently a SeaBee in the Navy, stationed in Coronado, which makes the Military Affairs Committee a good fit. He is the step-son of our beloved Past President Bonnie Schwartz, and Jon would like to honor her by carrying on her legacy with Club 33, continuing the great work she did.

Jon thanks his sponsors Judy Thompson, Mia Harenski and Paul Nestor.


Latanya West

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Latanya West was born in San Diego and grew up in Los Angeles. After graduating from UC Berkley, she worked first in the entertainment industry as a tele coordinator for the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, and in corporate media relations at NBC Studios. She also taught school for 13 years in the Pasadena Unified School District, then she worked as a curriculum consultant for McGraw Hill Education Publishing. From the start of her career she has been a freelance writer and copy writer. She currently holds the Managing Editor title at The San Diego Voice and Viewpoint where she has worked for the past six-and-a-half years.

Latanya has always been service driven as she grew up watching her mother volunteer her time and talents as a community builder. (Her mother is also a Past President of the Los Angeles Watts Rotary Club.) Her year as an exchange student in Greece solidified her commitment to community service, and Latanya is excited to continue her service above self practices as a San Diego Rotary Club member.

She thanks her sponsors Michael Brunker, Laurie Coskey and Gil Johnson.