The Dayle McIntosh Center (DMC) is governed by a volunteer board of directors composed of community leaders with expertise in business, finance, public relations, education, and programming. A majority of the directors are individuals with disabilities. The board sets policy, conducts strategic planning, monitors and evaluates service delivery, plans and oversees budget implementation, and engages in resource development.
Dayle McIntosh Center, Current Board of Directors
Marcy Lovett, President
Marcy Lovett graduated from Cal State University Long Beach with a degree in Business Administration majoring in accounting. She is a model, actress and advocate for people with disabilities. She is passionate about helping others and being a voice for the disability community.
Hufsa Ahmad, Vice President
Hufsa Ahmad received her B.S. from Harvey Mudd College and is currently in the Master of Social Work program at California State University, Long Beach. She works as a Lead Peer Mentor at College Community Services. An advocate, and educator in the mental health field since 2012, she promotes awareness and understanding with the goal of ending stigma associated with this disability.
Kyle McIntosh, Treasurer
Kyle McIntosh is currently a Finance Director for Amgen and previously was the Corporate Controller for Patagonia. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and UCLA Anderson’s School of Business. As the nephew of Dayle McIntosh, Kyle continues a long standing family connection with DMC and willingly shares his time and expertise to strengthen the effectiveness of the organization.
Arthur Blaser, Ph.D., Secretary
Dr. Blaser is a Professor of Political Science at Chapman College, where he has been part of the faculty since 1981. He received his Ph.D. from Ohio State University and his J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law. His major area of emphasis is law, international relations, and comparative politics and his research and teaching interests include disability studies and human rights.
Carol Geisbauer has a Master’s Degree in Political Science from California State University, Fullerton. She has directed several Orange County nonprofit organizations. A retired freelance grant writer, Ms. Geisbauer provides training on topics related to resource development. An example of a current workshop she presents is “Raising the First $250,000”, which is targeted to new start-up nonprofits. Ms. Geisbauer is active in the Orange County Chapter of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and was named the Outstanding Professional Fundraiser of the year for 2013.
Norma Gibbs was the first woman mayor of both Seal Beach and Huntington Beach and the founder of Interval House, a program for women fleeing domestic violence. A retired professor from California State University, Long Beach, she continues to make community service a priority in her life. In 2014, Ms. Gibbs received a Lifetime Achievement award from President Barack Obama.
Kathryn Goddard, Ph.D.
Kathryn Goddard (Kay) was the Dean of Students at California State University, Long Beach in the 1980’s to the early 1990’s. She earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Indiana University and a Doctoral Degree in Education from the University of Southern California. Ms. Goddard was named Director Emeritus in 2004 of the Center for Collaboration in Education. She is a proponent of social justice and a long-time supporter of the Dayle McIntosh Center.
Ariel Martinez has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Maryland. He is an experienced Braille instructor and also translates documents into this format. Mr. Martinez is an employee at North Orange County Community College providing computer training and technical assistance to students with vision loss. Formerly a volunteer at the Dayle McIntosh Center, he has been a board member since 2014.
Paul K. Miller, Ph.D.
Paul Miller is the Founding Director, Emeritus (1974-2014) of Disability Support Services at California State University, Fullerton. Throughout his career and into retirement, he has consistently served on the Boards of several disability-related organizations and has been instrumental in establishing numerous unique programs and projects to benefit this target population including the CSUF Special Games and the California Youth Leadership Forum.