Frederick “Rick” Hein
Rick is the founder and former president of Miramar Bobcat Inc., a Bobcat equipment dealer with five branches in Southern California and southern Nevada. A faithful lifelong Lutheran, Rick met his wife, Ann, in the Solana Beach Calvary Lutheran Church choir, where they remain active today. They have two grown children, both teachers.
In 2011, Rick was elected to the Wheat Ridge Ministries board. Currently Rick is chair of its governance committee and a member of its executive committee. Also in 2011, Rick and Ann started the Hein Family Fellowship Foundation to provide scholarships for graduate students enrolled at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM). Since inception, the foundation has accepted more than 20 students as fellows. Additionally, Rick serves on the CSUSM Deans Council in the College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral, and Social Sciences. Serving the senior community is equally important to Rick, and involving as many people in as many volunteer positions as possible is his vision for Resounding Joy Inc.
Mychelle M. Mowry
Mychelle has more than 30 years of experience as a business consultant, clinical nurse practitioner, and executive and professional services consultant, specializing in information technology software development, strategic planning, implementation, and support of clinical and research systems. She has worked and researched in the areas of clinical infomatics, healthcare economics, and business strategies, taught at the graduate level, and lectured throughout the world. Mychelle also has authored numerous articles and a book related to healthcare economics and information technology.
Now retired, Mychelle, her husband, and two poodles live part-time in Colorado and part-time in San Diego, within driving distance of her son, daughter, daughter-in-law, and grandson. She has been a past board member for several charities and currently works with People Comforters, an organization in Evergreen, Colorado, that makes quilts for abused women and children, accident victims, and anyone that the local sheriff’s department deems is in need. Each law-enforcement vehicle is equipped with three People Comforters quilts at all times.
Mychelle has participated in musical events on and off over the course of her entire life. Singing is her joy.
Terry A. Bluemer
Secretary and Parliamentarian
Terry is the senior vice president of Front Porch» Organizational Accountability Group, a nonprofit providing housing and healthcare to seniors. The Organizational Accountability Group monitors corporate compliance, ethics service, quality assurance, improvement accountability, and social accountability programs that serve close to 5,000 people each day. Over a 35-year span of service at Front Porch, Terry has held corporate management responsibility for pharmacy, homecare, and skilled nursing operations. Terry also directed the human resources department for five years.
Raised and educated in Michigan, Terry earned his bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from the University of Michigan in 1972. He currently is a member of both LeadingAge–California and American Association of Homes and Services to LeadingAge–National. The need for recreational music and its benefit to the elderly, those with disabilities, and those nearing life’s end is evident in the retirement field. Enjoyment of music and desire to help meet the needs of others makes Resounding Joy an especially comfortable fit for Terry.
Travis is the Strategic Growth Investment Analyst of Solar Turbines, Inc., a San Diego-based subsidiary of Caterpillar. In his time at Solar, he has led multiple projects to evaluate various investment opportunities ranging from ERP software & product upgrades to joint ventures & acquisitions. In order to serve his teams successfully, he has relied on his curiosity, investigative & analytical skills, and professional skepticism to assure informed, responsible decision-making.
Travis began his finance career at PwC providing superior audits to companies within the technology and manufacturing sectors, ranging in small cap private companies up to large cap Fortune 500’s. Versed in audit methodology and SOX controls, he worked closely with his clients to ensure thorough and seamless audits.
Travis grew up in San Diego and obtained his BA in History and MS in Accountancy from San Diego State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of California.
Diane is recently retired from rewarding work in business focused in sales, marketing and business management. She enjoyed the diversity of working for a variety of large and small, public and private companies in retail, marketing and manufacturing including Target, Electro-Graph, Plansee, and others. Over a wide range of projects, the benefit of using a targeted strategic approach gained sustained success in Europe, Asia, and the US.
With a deep understanding of the similarities as well as the differences there are in people, companies, cultures, she uses that knowledge to build alliances. She exhibits a combination of big picture view with the important attention to detail to garner successful results. Even in the face of adversity she stays true to her ethics for truth, honesty, and fairness in all her dealings. She appreciates the value of teamwork and demonstrates strong collaborative team building skills (laughing together is good) to achieve great results.
Growing up in rural Minnesota, Diane acquired a true appreciation of the wonder of nature. To this day she still takes time to enjoy beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Her enjoyment of farming has translated to a joy of gardening in the urban setting. Other leisure time enjoyments include traveling, cooking, outdoor activities like hiking and golf, and reading. Diane enjoys include music, teaching, activities with kids, care giving for seniors, activities that benefit homeless, low income elderly and the working poor. Some of her favorite volunteer places include TACO, Resounding Joy, and Calvary Lutheran Church.
Joseph D. Dowling
Joe has served as a senior executive for business startups, emerging companies, and Fortune 500 companies in life sciences, financial services, and technology industries for more than 25 years. Past employment titles include managing director of Citigroup in Irvine and president of Digitech Solutions in Portland, Oregon. Most recently, Joe headed MediVas, which provided drug formulation and delivery systems for pharmaceutical and medical device companies, applying technologies that improved safety and efficacy for patients.
Nicola has over 15 years of professional expertise, including Fortune 500 strategic business development experience in energy, construction and real estate. She holds an MBA in Marketing and Graduate Certificates in Marketing Analytics, and Real Estate Development and Finance. A San Diego North County resident, she is a licensed California real estate sales agent. She enjoys music and studies classical guitar. Her 20 years of volunteerism includes serving healthcare organizations, hospice, and Catholic worship and intercessory healing prayer communities across the nation.
Anita attended Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, where she earned a bachelor degree in psychology. She went on to earn a master’s degree in business administration from St. Louis University before starting her own business as a personal trainer and business consultant.
Anita has served on the councils of several San Diego churches, including University Lutheran Church, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church & School, and St. Mark Lutheran Church and Preschool. Anita also completed a year of service on a Lutheran school board, helped to establish a preschool while serving at St. Mark, and, in her current church home, she recently completed a four-year term on the Calvary Lutheran Church Council.
Practicing employment law since 1990, Renée has helped employers around the world to meet their vision for an ideal workplace. Her core belief is that the solution to the workplace puzzle is to create, communicate, and reinforce clear expectations that are consistent with a company’s goals, values, and vision.
Renée obtained her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University in Illinois, and her law degree from the University of California Hastings College of the Law. From 1990 to 1994, she was an employment attorney with Gray Cary, Ames & Frye (now DLA Piper). In 1994, Renée joined Baker & McKenzie, where she became a partner in 2000. In December of 2007, Renée and her law partner and friend, Cynthia Freeland, created Schor & Freeland LLP», in order to provide legal counsel to value-based companies with goals to create great workplaces.
Renée is a member of the State Bar of California, the San Diego County Bar Association, the Lawyers Club of San Diego, and is or has been on the following prestigious lists: The Best Lawyers in America, Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, San Diego Daily Transcript Top Attorneys, San Diego Magazine Best Lawyers, San Diego Super Lawyers, Southern California Best Lawyers, and Southern California Super Lawyers.
As the former director of development and marketing for Feeding America San Diego (FASD), the largest distributor of donated food in San Diego County, James oversaw all fund development and communications efforts to support the FASD mission, including the raising of $6.2 million in the 2015–2016 fiscal year through growth in individual, corporate, foundation, community organization, and government support. In addition, James was responsible for engaging the community in the issue of hunger by growing a positive perception of the FASD mission and the people it serves and mobilizing the public to help end hunger.
In his previous role as individual-giving manager at FASD, James was responsible for the direct-mail program, major gifts, donor recognition, the donor database, and all individual-giving campaigns. Under his leadership, FASD individual giving grew from 34% to 50% of overall fund development, and the donor database grew from 9,000 to 25,000 donors. Prior to his work with FASD, James served as development manager for the Federation of American Scientists, a national science policy think tank in Washington DC.
James grew up in Hawaii and graduated from The George Washington University with a bachelor of arts degree in political science. He holds a master of arts degree in nonprofit leadership and management from the University of San Diego. James is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and is also an active volunteer tennis and golf coach for the Special Olympics Southern California.
Board Member Chronology
Resounding Joy is fortunate to have attracted and benefited from the dedication and expertise of all its volunteer board members, whose terms of service we gratefully acknowledge in the table below.
|Name||Service Term||Positions Held|
|Richard “Dick” Binford||2005–2008||treasurer|
|Terry A. Bluemer||2005–present||parliamentarian, secretary|
|Joseph D. Dowling||2012–present||director, treasurer|
|Travis Golden||2017–present||director, treasurer|
|Paul A. Hacker||2006–2009||director, treasurer|
|Ervin “Skip” Lincoln Hawk II||2005–2007||director|
|Frederick “Rick” Hein||2005–present||director, vice president, president|
|Jane A. Kieschnick||2005–2009||director, referral coordinator|
|Mychelle M. Mowry||2012–present||director, vice president|
|Allison Barkley Tartari||2009–2013||director, vice president|