Paul Lanspery, Chair
Paul Lanspery has 38 years of city management and professional experience in utilities consulting, including project management, organizational assessments and facilitation, and infrastructure planning and development. Recently retired from San Diego County Water Authority as the Deputy General Manager, Paul Lanspery played an instrumental role in the ongoing transition of the agency from a wholesale water transportation agency to a multi-service organization that includes water storage, water treatment, and execution of an aggressive Capital Improvement Program (CIP). In addition to the oversight of the day-to-day operations of the Water Authority, Paul Lanspery was responsible for the development and implementation of strategies to meet growing water demands to reduce the region’s reliance on imported water. He also previously served as assistant city manager for Fort Collins, Colorado and city manager for San Luis Obispo, California; and Mercer Island, Washington. Paul Lanspery has broad experience with city management, extensive knowledge of organizational issues, experience providing strategic and business planning, and a pragmatic understanding of capital project management and delivery.
Paul Lanspery has a BS in political science from the State University of New York and a MPA from the University of Hartford in Connecticut. Additionally he has been an adjunct professor at Colorado State University and San Luis Obispo.
Betsy Morris, Vice Chair/Secretary
Betsy Morris is a highly accomplished leader and expert in housing programs and urban public policy. As the President and Chief Executive Officer of the San Diego Housing Commission, she was known for her policy leadership as well as relationship building and appropriate risk taking to achieve far-reaching goals. Betsy was responsible for managing an innovative, multifaceted housing agency with a budget in excess of $250 million and 245 employees. She designed and implemented a groundbreaking approach to conventional public housing, leveraging cash flow to finance additional affordable housing while enhancing the agency’s financial stability. Under her leadership, Housing Commission programs have garnered dozens of awards for creativity and effectiveness, including development of a new office building in a mixed use, transit oriented complex. Throughout her career she has served as an officer and board member for numerous professional and community organizations.
Betsy graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology and has completed Masters course work in Urban Planning.
Dean Colli, Ed.D., Director
Dean Colli, Ed.D., has had a long and distinguished 35-year career in the California Community College system. He served most recently as the Interim President of Grossmont College, and retired from that post in July 2007. Dr. Colli’s broad based experience has also included Vice President Academic Affairs at Grossmont, and positions with Modesto Junior College in Modesto, Hartnell College in Salinas, and Columbia College in Columbia.
Since retirement, professional activities have led to his joining PPL, Inc. as partner and officer. PPL is a consulting firm specializing in executive search and selection services as well as placement of interim leaders and consultants, primarily for California community colleges.
Dr. Colli received his Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of the Pacific in Stockton and his Master of Arts in Educational Supervision from the University of California in Santa Barbara.
Judith T. Muñoz, Director
Judith T. Muñoz has more than 30 years executive-level experience, having retired from The Scripps Research Institute as its Vice President responsible for the departments Human Resources, Counseling and Psychological Services, Career and Postdoctoral Services, and the International Office. She served as a member of the San Diego Humane Society’s Board of Trustees from 1996 to 2009, its Chair for seven years, and most recently as the interim president.
Dr. Muñoz received her Doctorate in Leadership Studies with an emphasis in Organizational Development from the University of San Diego and her Masters in Counseling Psychology from the University of Oregon in Eugene.
Sommer Kehrli, Ph.D., Executive Director
Sommer Kehrli is the Executive Director for The Centre for Organization Effectiveness. Her background includes leading large-scale change management and employee engagement efforts, facilitating executive retreats and teambuilding workshops, coaching leaders of all levels, designing training programs, conducting research on leadership competencies, and creating assessment instruments.
Sommer has experience in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. She has worked with local and state government, pharmaceutical companies, financial institutions, healthcare organizations, and universities. Sommer worked at Kaiser Permanente in Northern California as the Director of Performance Improvement and as an Organization Development Consultant.
Sommer has a Ph.D. and Masters degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Santa Clara University. Sommer is a member of the American Psychological Association, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, American Society for Public Administration, and Organization Development Network. Sommer is also a fellow in the UCSF – Center for Health Professions Change Agent Program.