Board of Directors & Staff


Organizational Structure

The Board of Directors provides leadership for SCAIR. Following in his father’s footsteps, William H. Johnson, II, a retired Fire Captain with Camp Pendleton Fire & Emergency Services, has served as the Board Chairman since 2006. Wanda Michaelis is SCAIR’s Executive Director and has served in this position since the organization was established in 1997.


San Diego County Team

Wanda MichaelisExecutive Director
Christy HuertoComptroller
Chloe ManguiatBookkeeper
Umoja RichardsonAdministrative Coordinator/Resource Advocate
Denise OversonSupportive Services Specialist/Purchasing & Control
Heidi Beckenbach McGann, M.A., Counseling Director
Andina Aste-NietoCounselor
Katie Banks, Counselor
Alyce PinaEducational Counselor
Mishell O’QuinCareer Counselor
Teka TsosieAdult Programs Coordinator/MIS Specialist
Taylor WilsonYouth Programs Coordinator/Academic Tutor
Julie DePhilippis, Sacred Pipe TUPE Youth Coordinator, Administrative Support
Connie GreybullAIEC Program Assistant

Ventura County Team

Marcie EscobarProgram Coordinator/MIS Specialist
Kate Turek, Career Counselor
Serenity Wyatt, Administrative Coordinator/Resource Advocate