The Olivia Hudson Foundation's Advisory Board comes from a variety of backgrounds and expertise. Their individual experiences and talents bring an exceptional base for advising the continued growth for OHF.
Susan Halliday has worked in the field of accounting for nearly 30 years in both manufacturing and non-profit 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’s 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.
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.
Joseph Russell serves on the OHF Advisory Board and is Olivia’s uncle. He is currently a Senior Network Engineer for Microsoft and has worked in the Network Architecture and Engineering field for over 15 years. He has held lead and senior consultant roles for companies like AT&T Mobility, Philips Medical Systems and Costco.
Mike McCraw, a military veteran, has held various administrative and management positions for over forty years in both public and private sectors. For the past twenty-four years, Mike has been President and CEO for California Southern Small Business Development Corporation. Mike has served as the first executive director for the State of Michigan Minority Technology Council and as Director of Client Services for the Fresno County Economic Development. Previously host of the television show “Business to Business,” Mike has also operated his own consulting firm providing conventional financing and equity capital acquisition services.
Mike has served on numerous boards including the U.S. Department of Commerce MBDA Accessto Capital Task Force, Clearinghouse CDFI New Markets Tax Credit Advisory Board, State of California Association of Financial Development Corporations, the City of San Diego Ad Hoc Audit Committee, and High Tech High Charter School Board of Directors.
BRIAN A. WITKIN
Greg Hendricks is a former professional basketball athlete having played overseas in 6 different Countries, as well as coached in the NBA as a volunteer assistant with the Seattle Supersonics. He also presided as Head Coach of a High School Basketball team in Washington State. He Currently serves as the Associate Pastor at the Rock Church East County campus in El Cajon, California.
Greg was also President and Director of a non profit based out of Nigeria Africa called the Ejike Ugboaja Foundation. He has participated in many charity events including speaking engagements in the U.S. and abroad. Organizations and engagements such as the Hope Leadership foundation, sports camps / prisons in the Philippines, Rock Church events, and Chapels for WNBA & NBA franchises. Greg enjoys spending time with his wife Lisa and their 3 beautiful Children. Earlier this year Greg has come aboard to aid alongside the efforts of The Olivia Hudson Foundation by becoming a member of the Advisory Board.
Brian Witkin is a dedicated professional whose client service has driven his success in real estate and the record business. Brian’s real estate career spans more than a decade. He is a licensed broker and recipient of UCSD Extension’s Professional Certification in Real Estate. Brian has also been active in the record business since 2003, when he launched Pacific Records. In 2005, Brian was featured in San Diego Magazine’s cover story on “Young People to Watch” in San Diego. Brian is also a board member of National University’s College of Letters and Sciences Advisory Board. National University is the second-largest private, non-profit
institution of higher learning in California. Beyond this work, Brian is an avid photographer, surfer, pilot, rescue diver and dive master. He holds a BA in history from National University.
Roberto Wallace is a former professional football player having played with the Montreal Alouettes (CFL) the Miami Dolphins and the Tennessee Titans.
Roberto has participated in many charity events including speaking engagements at the Broward County Juvenile Detention Center as well as participated in the Miami Dolphins Foundation Fishing and Golf Tournaments, the Touchdown for Life Blood Drive and the Sun Life Rising Star grant giveaway event at Miami Jackson High School. Roberto was part of the Dolphins All-Community Team in which players purchase game tickets for local charities, he has donated money to help purchase meals for families in need. Earlier this year Roberto expanded is involvement with the The Olivia Hudson Foundation by become a member of the board of directors.
Ross Ambers has been in the nonprofit business field for over twenty 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.