Board of Directors

2019-2020 Board of Directors

Top row from left to right:

Sheila Sharpe

Tema Halpern

Judy Schuckit

Don Mosier

Phyllis Mirsky

Linda Chisari

Susan Halenza

Gordon Clanton

Bottom row from left to right:

Pat JaCoby

Terry Kopanski

Felise Levine

Sherryl Parks (city liaison)

Joanne Sharp



Nicole Holliday

Rosanne Holliday

Mark Kalina

Executive Committee

2019-2020 DMCC Executive Committee, From Left to Right:

Back Row:
Don Mosier -

   Past President
Terry Kopanski -

Front Row:
Phyllis Mirsky -


Judy Schuckit - 


2019-2020 Board of Directors

Terry Kopanski - President

As President of DMCC Terry chairs the Executive Committee. He has been active in the Del Mar Community for a number of years serving as Chair of the Del Mar San Dieguito Lagoon Committee, liaison to the Joint Powers Authority, and on the Del Mar Trees and Scenic Views Board and the Board of The Friends of the Del Mar Library.


Terry grew up in the Midwest, came west, and earned his JD from the University Of San Diego School Of Law and has had a career as an attorney for nearly 40 years. He and his wife, Carol, reside in Del Mar. Their 3 children and 6 grandchildren reside elsewhere in California and in Colorado.


Community comments are always welcome at

Donald Mosier - Vice President

Don Mosier is joining the DMCC Board after 8 years as Del Mar City Council liaison to the board. Don served on the Design Review Board from 2002-2008, and was elected to City Council in 2008. Don and his wife Ann Feeney moved to Del Mar in 1985 and raised their three sons here. Don grew up in the Midwest and received his PhD and MD from the University of Chicago. He recently retired as Professor from The Scripps Research Institute, where he led a laboratory performing basic and preclinical research on HIV-1/AIDS for many years. He looks forward to helping DMCC as liaison to the City of Del Mar (a nice role reversal) and working with the board on healthy living for seniors. Board and community comments are welcome at

Judy Schuckit - Treasurer

After graduating with a degree in research psychology from Washington University, Judy moved to Del Mar in 1971 with her husband Marc.


She worked at UCSD until 1980 when she started a small business buying and selling estate and antique jewelry. This business fits well with her deep interest in art and in history.


Judy has served on the Boards of the Del Mar Foundation, The Friends of the Powerhouse and the Del Mar Garden Club for whom she is currently treasurer.

Phylis Mirsky - Secretary

Phyllis retired in 2005 after a 40-year career as a librarian, most of it spent within the University of California. Her first position, at the UCLA Biomedical Library, led to her meeting her husband, Ed, who was a graduate student at the time. After 14 years at UCLA, she had a brief sojourn to the East coast working at the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, before returning to California, this time to UC San Diego. When she retired, she held the position of Deputy University Librarian.

Phyllis currently serves as an officer of the UCSD Emeriti Association and as a mentor to first generation students.  She has served on several Del Mar City committees, including Finance, Utility Rate, and Facilities Review.

Rosanne Holliday

Rosanne worked for 35 years in the field of Child Development.  She is Professor Emerita of Developmental Psychology at Southwestern College.  Her volunteer work includes: past president of Planned Parenthood, past president of the Del Mar Foundation, past president of the Board of Hanna Fenichel Center for Children Development, past president of Explorer Elementary School, and past president of Del Mar Community Alliance (Sandpiper). In 2002 she was awarded the Margaret Sanger award, Planned Parenthood’s highest honor given to a volunteer and in 2016 she was named Woman of the Year by Toni Atkins for work in her community.


She and her husband, Joel, have an interest in preserving open space in Del Mar and have supported the acquisition of Crest Canyon, Powerhouse Park, The Shores School property (Shores Park), and most recently Crest View Adopt a Spot.

Felise Levine - Past President

Felise is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice in La Jolla. She is a Past President of the San Diego Psychological Association and recipient of their Distinguished Contribution to Psychology award. She has a BA from Brooklyn College, an MA from New York University and a Ph.D. from USIU/Alliant International University.  Felise has served as a DMCC Gala committee member and co-chair, as well as Vice-President and President of DMCC.  She lives in Del Mar with her husband John Goodkind, a long-term resident of Del Mar, and their two dogs.

Linda Chisari

Linda grew up on the East Coast, attended Mount Holyoke College and graduated with a BS and RN from Columbia University. After practicing pediatric nursing for several years, she and her husband relocated to Del Mar in 1973. Linda gave piano lessons to young children for 10 years while returning to Mesa College to study Ornamental Horticulture and Landscape Design. In 1981, she began a 35-year career as a Landscape Designer. She subsequently designed more than 800 residential and commercial landscapes in San Diego County, including more than 150 in Del Mar. Linda has been a member of the Del Mar Garden Club and the City’s Parks and Rec Committee for many years. She has led and accompanied DMCC’s ‘Singing Together‘ program since 2003. Linda's website is

Gordon Clanton

Gordon Clanton moved to Del Mar in 1974.  He earned his PhD at the University of California Berkeley. He teaches Sociology at San Diego State University and writes a column on politics and the environment for the Del Mar Times and four sister papers. He has served on the boards of the Foundation for Change and the California Sociological Association. Gordon is a volunteer shuttle driver for DMCC.

Sue Halenza

Sue Halenza, a resident of Del Mar for 48 years, graduated from Skidmore College with a B.A. degree in English literature. She spent six years in the US Navy with a final rank of lieutenant, and then began a recipe testing business where her major client was Van de Camp.  She worked 17 years as a Library Tech at the Del Mar Library and has served as an officer on the boards of a number of non-profit organizations, including the Junior League of San Diego, the Del Mar Garden Club, and the Friends of the Powerhouse. She also volunteers weekly at St. Peter’s Thrift Shop. Married to Judd Halenza, this Spring their home was featured on the San Diego Horticultural tour, visited by more than 700 people. 

Tema Halpern

Since moving to Del Mar in 2013, Tema has been actively involved with Newcomers Club of San Dieguito, most recently as President, and has worked on the Hospitality Committee of the Del Mar Foundation.  While living near Seattle, where her two children were born, she was involved primarily in PTA and Junior League.  After moving near Pasadena, she served in many roles on the board of Assistance League of Flintridge and also served on the boards of various education-related organizations, including as President of Caltech Women’s Club.  Tema and her husband Dave feel very fortunate that their son, his wife and three grandchildren also live in Del Mar.

Nicole Holliday

Prior to living in Del Mar, Nicole worked in advertising and produced music/sound for commercials in Los Angeles. She moved to Del Mar in 1999 and joined the board of Del Mar Television Foundation. While serving on the board, she co-wrote and produced two videos, "A Children's History of Del Mar" and "It takes a Village to Raise A Wall" - a documentary about the building of the Del Mar Library wall.


In the early stages of the Village Association, Nicole worked part-time as marketing director. She also served as past president of the Del Mar Farmers Market.


Nicole currently works part-time for Health Excel Home Care as a caregiver for the elderly. She is married to Will Holliday and they have a 13 year old daughter, Lucy.

Pat JaCoby

During the summers Pat’s family rented a house from the McNally family on the Del Mar beachfront. In 1960 she and her husband moved to Del Mar and became co-owners and publishers of the Del Mar Surfcomber and Rancho Santa Fe Times. After his death, Pat sold the papers to the Coast Dispatch and worked at the San Diego Union, and for 20 years at UC San Diego where she retired in 2010. In addition to DMCC, Pat serves as Chair of the Parks and Recreation Committee for the City of Del Mar and is a member of numerous cultural organizations in San Diego.

Mark Kalina

Dr. Kalina, a holistic integrative internal medicine physician and a specialist in holistic primary care, is associated with Pacific Pearl, La Jolla and Guarneri Integrative Health, Inc. Board certified in Internal Medicine, he also holds certification from the American Board of Holistic Medicine. Special projects include Medical Director and Group Support Leader of the Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease; Medical Director for Scripps Clinic Wellness and Prevention Programs, and Physician Leader for medical missions to Fiji in 2010 and 2012.

Joanne Sharp

Joanne is a second-generation native Californian. She is a graduate of UCLA with a BA in Art and Design. Joanne and her husband Dennis (now deceased) moved to Del Mar in 1976 after designing and building their home here. Dennis, a wheelchair user and activist for the rights of the disabled, encouraged Joanne to become a Founding Board Member of DMCC to help bring awareness of the needs of persons with disabilities, including many seniors and those with special needs, to the community.


Over the years, Joanne has been active in DMCC, the Del Mar Garden Club, the Del Mar Foundation, The Friends of the Powerhouse, Artist’s Equity Association, The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild, and other cultural and civic organizations. She and Dennis exhibited their artwork in a wide range of media for many years. Joanne enjoys reading, artmaking, writing and music.

Sheila Sharpe

Sheila is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in La Jolla. During the past 30 years she has served on the Board of the San Diego Psychoanalytic Center and on the steering committee of the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program. She also teaches in this program. For the past two years, she has served on the DMCC Salon Committee and is now working on the strategic planning committee of NeverAgain, an organization dedicated to banning the gun shows at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.


Sheila has a BA from Connecticut College, an MSW from San Diego State University, an MFA in painting and film criticism from UCSD, and a PhD in clinical psychology from the Fielding Institute. She and her husband Michael have lived in Del Mar for 18 years.

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