David J. O’Brien

David enjoyed a career in the for-profit sector over a span of 45 years, with broad based experience in multi-industry corporate development, finance, and management of organizations ranging from Fortune 500 conglomerates to startups. To enhance the transfer of his business expertise to volunteer work for third sector organizations, he recently supplemented his MBA with a MA in Nonprofit Leadership. David has served as Board Chair, Committee Chairs, and Director/Trustee of numerous nonprofits in diverse fields including education, international health NGO’s, social services, and the arts. He resides in rural San Diego county with his wife, Dr. Paula Cordeiro, and when not active in the nonprofit community, enjoys sailing Colibi, his 60 year old sloop, cooking, oil painting, and accompanying Paula on her travels working with  NGO’s in Africa, & Central/South America.