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Ms. Joi Lin Blake - Director

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Dr. Joi Lin Blake has over thirty years of experience working with diverse organizations and hundreds of professional teams in California.  Due to her extensive experience as a leader in higher education, she has trained, mentored and guided many of the top professionals in the California Community College System, the largest higher education system in the world.  Dr. Blake served as President of Palomar Community College District, the sixth largest single college district in California.  She also served as President of the College of Alameda, the only island community college in California. Additionally, Dr. Blake served as adjunct faculty, tenured faculty, Academic Senate President, Dean of Instruction, Dean of Student Development and Vice President of Student Services.


In the Office of the Under Secretary, United States Department of Education, during the Obama Administration, Dr. Blake served on the team that crafted the national strategic plan for community colleges and developed a national perspective on the intersection of all segments of education with business and industry.  She is recognized as a progressive change agent who has a reputation for taking a holistic approach to implementing organizational change and advancement, while building strong partnerships with business and industry. While CEO of Palomar Community College District, Dr. Blake served as President of the San Diego Imperial Counties Community Colleges Association (SDICCCA).  She is recognized as Faculty Emeritus at Southwestern Community College District and, a participant of the University of California, Davis, Presidential Fellows Program. Dr. Blake holds a Ed.D. in Education Leadership with an emphasis on Postsecondary Education, M.S.in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling and a B.A. in Health Science with a minor in Spanish.

JOANIE SCHWARZ-WETTER
Museum Director

(619) 524-6719
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ELLEN GUILLEMETTE
HISTORIAN

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CHUCK ARCHULETA
EXHIBITS SPECIALIST

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VINCENT GONZALEZ
MILITARY SPECIALIST

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John Vazquez
Education Director

(619) 524-6038
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Our Staff

Our Board of Directors come from a variety of backgrounds, but one thing unites them all, a passion for preserving and perpetuating the history of the United States Marine Corps. Many who serve on our Board have a strong connection with the Marine Corps Recruit Depot having drilled on the grinder, been stationed aboard the Depot, or felt the local impact of Marines in San Diego.

Foundation Board

Working Together to Promote Marine Corps Values

The Museum Foundation is fortunate to have a dedicated and passionate staff who work closely with the Museum staff and Depot leadership to support programs, exhibit upgrades, and outreach efforts. To get in touch with a Foundation staff member, please call the Foundation office at 619-524-4426 or contact us by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


KEY STAFF

Executive Director
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Director of Marketing
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Special Events and Programs Manager
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MCRD Museum Foundation
Building 26 Post Office Box 400085
San Diego, CA 92140-0085

Federal Tax ID: 33-0290006 

 

MCRD Museum Foundation 990

Museum Hours of Operation:

Mon 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Tue-Fri 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Family Day Thu 8:00 AM to 4:45 PM

Sat 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Foundation Hours of Operation:

Monday-Thursday, 8:00AM-4:00PM

Friday, 8:00AM-3:00PM

Telephone: 1-619-524-4426

Gift Shop: 1-619-524-0663

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