Advisory Board

Susan Halliday

Susan Halliday has worked in the accounting field for nearly 30 years in both manufacturing and nonprofit organizations in San Diego. Susan recently joined the Jewish Federation of San Diego County in 2013 as their CFO, where she is responsible for all accounting and administrative operations. Susan volunteers with area nonprofits, providing budgeting and financial reporting support. She is the Treasurer and Secretary for the San Diego affiliate of Susan G. Komen, acts as Treasurer for Make A Difference Fund, and provides advisory support to other area nonprofits such as San Diego Grantmakers, California Wolf Center, and the Olivia Hudson Foundation.

Malcom Roberts

Malcolm Roberts is an attorney at the law firm of Sullivan Hill Lewin Rez & Engel where he is a member of the construction, insurance, real estate, and commercial business litigation practice groups. He has represented the interests of policyholders and insurance companies in a variety of insurance coverage disputes. He has also represented corporations and individuals in matters involving contract disputes and general business torts, including fraud and breaches of fiduciary duty. In 2012, the San Diego Daily Transcript recognized Malcolm as a “Top Young Attorney.” Malcolm looks forward to furthering the goals of the Olivia Hudson Foundation.

Ortha Wade

Otha Wade has been the Owner/CEO of Tommy Wade Insurance and Financial Services for the past 22 years. During this time, Otha has received numerous corporate awards for service, sales and profitability. Since receiving his degree in business administration from Nebraska Wesleyan University, he has worked in banking as well as retail management for Pier One and Blockbuster Video. Otha is a member of the Omaha Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, and he is a past Board member of the Nebraska Boy Scouts of America. He also served many years as a volunteer for the Special Olympics.

Ross Ambers

Ross Ambers has been in the nonprofit business field for more than 20 years, with experiences ranging from founding his own company to directorship of major nonprofit programs, and now, co-founding the Olivia Hudson Foundation. He has designed, 
implemented, and managed programs for youth and adult community projects. He has received national funding and recognition for outstanding programming for several of these nonprofit projects, as well as awards for the after-school program he implemented. Ross graduated from National University where he received their Outstanding Community Leader Award for the civic work he was doing in the community. He served as the first acting Secretary for San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce. His career of working with people from all walks of life has ultimately prepared him for the work that needs to be done at the Olivia Hudson Foundation.

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