The San Diego International Sister Cities Association has been honored to have some of San Diego’s most respected and talented individuals serve on the Executive Board, the Board, and individual Sister City Committees. We thank them for their time and expertise in growing our organization and furthering our mission.

Executive Board

Name Title
Michael McQuary President
Ryoko Daunoras Vice-President
Cynthia Villis Secretary
Ralph “Fred” Parks Treasurer
Kathleen Roche-Tansey SCI State Coordinator & Rep
Don Giaquinto Executive Director


Name Title
Julian Padilla Director (2015-2017)
Shahrzad Kamyab Director (2015-2017)
Sandra Islas Director (2015-2017)
Giancarlo Taylor Director (2016-2018)
Anthony Zambelli Director (2016-2018)

San Diego Sister Cities

President Sister City
Penelope Bledsoe SD-Alcalá de Henares
Ed Pamintuan SD-Cavite
Chrissy Ambler SD-Edinburgh
Stephen R Brown SD-Jalalabad
President Sister City
Byong Racek SD-Jeonju
Connie Goertz SD-Leon
John Wang SD-Taichung
Robert Matthews SD-Panama
President Sister City
Fernando J. Hernandez SD-Vladivostok
Janusz Supernak PhD SD-Warsaw
June Shillman SD-Yantai
Steven Sigafus SD-Yokohama