Trena Wade

Alycia Stice

Charles Cummings

Sergeant at Arms
Jennifer Springfield

Ex Officio
Kim Rucker

Member at Large
Taylor Wiesner
James Fifield

Rene Rodriguez

People First of California Rep
Linda Thompson

Statewide Self-Advocate Network Rep
Paul Mansell

Laura Krebs
Debbie Marshall



Who We Are

Mission Statement

The mission of San Diego People First is to educate and support people with developmental disabilities in San Diego County. The members of San Diego People First encourage individuals to be self-reliant through education, support of peers, sharing resources and tools, presentations, and the development of leadership skills. Members serve as role models by becoming involved in community projects and being productive members of the community.

Our Activities include:

  • Monthly business and work group meetings
  • Annual San Diego People First Self- Advocacy Conference and conference planning committee
  • Monthly officers meetings and annual retreat
  • Teddy Bear Dance, which collects teddy bears for Rady Children’s Hospital
  • Holiday Gift Baskets for Rachel's Women Shelter
  • Valentine cards for Veterans
  • Leadership symposiums and trainings for individuals, support staff and community members
  • Speech contests
  • Legislative advocacy
  • Community advocacy activities
  • Partnerships and networking opportunities with a variety of governmental and community agencies, organizations, and disability groups