Garden Club Team Members
Chairperson, Communications & Education, Master Gardener Liason
Shital Parikh is a Master Gardener, a board member of Del Mar Mesa Planning Board Los Penesquitos Community Advisory Committee. She is a certified master composter. Passions are edibles, butterfly, pollinator and sensory gardens. As a volunteer with school gardens she introduces simple farm fresh nutritional foods and cooking methods to students. Shital has been a cooking instructor for over 15 years. She has a Masters in Corporate Communications.
Community Project Coordinator, Recording Secretarty, Holistic Health Educator
Terri has been a lover of the outdoors since a child growing up in Massachusetts exploring the outdoors and what nature has to offer. Terri loves to cook and has an herb garden of her own. She has worked in various industries leading IT Quality and Process re-engineering initiatives, most recently at Massachusetts Medical Society where she lead a Global Shared Initiative Team. She has transitioned into a new career. Terri is now a Holistic Health Coach and Reiki energy healer using her love of nature to heal people through a holistic lifestyle model.
Member Recrutiment and Community Relations
Mike is an accomplished home gardener. He has his hands full with a lovely wife, four kids, a full time job and many dogs. He has agreed to help the Worker Bees with recruiting.
Club Financial Officer and Community Liason
Elizabeth Rabbitt is a bonafide free spirit, retired and living her dream at Hooterville Estates, seven acres of organic animal crazy bliss. She has been in Chief Executive positions at various leading medical institutions in San Diego from 1984 until her retirement as CEO of Sharp Community Medical Group in 2007. She has her MBA from Loma Linda University.
Instagram, Member Survey & Facebook coordinator
Sandi credits gardening with maintaining her sanity. Her interests are in edible / medicinal plants, flower gardens and propagation. A member of the San Diego Rose Society, she has a particular weakness for cottage gardens. Sandi has held executive marketing and strategy positions across industries, and currently leads marketing for venture capital portfolio companies.
Diane Swain Korsh
Friends of Del Mar Mesa liason
Diane Korsh is the owner and operator of The Farm At Del Mar Meadows, an equestrian facility located on Del Mar Mesa Road focusing on Hunter/Jumper training. The Farm also runs the trail riding program for the five-star Grand Hotel located in the Meadows neighborhood. Diane serves on the Del Mar Mesa Planning Board and is the President of Friends of Del Mar Mesa.
Jo Clare Sullivan
Secretary & Data management
Independent PR, Marketing and Communications Professional Owner/Founder of a small marketing/public relations firm writing quarterly newsletters, digital / print ads, websites, press releases on behalf of clients in Education (Solana Beach School District), Industrial (Veridiam), Medical Device (Breg), Real Estate (Janez) and News Media (San Diego Union Tribune.) Also produced special events for Clients. For Del Mar Mesa Garden Club, I would be happy to record meeting minutes, draft news items. During retirement have volunteered at O Farrell Charter school teaching composting, gardening and garden art.
Patricia Tishler loves nature. She is a long term member of California Native Plant Society and San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy. She is a Cabinet Member for SALKExcellerators with her husband for many years. She has four children and lives in Del Mar Mesa.
Membership and Outreach Coordinator
Mary Balo has 20 years of professional experience in the pharmaceutical and medical device areas. She has held positions in sales, outsourcing and budgeting of clinical trials and working for the regulatory agency FDA. Mary is from Massachusetts and she has resided in Carmel Valley for over 20 years with her husband and two sons. She has been a member of the Del Mar Mesa Garden Club for two years. Mary’s main interests are vegetable and rose gardening as well as meeting her neighbors.