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Board of Directors

TIP San Diego is now accepting applications for the Board of Directors. If you are interested in serving on our Board, please complete the printable application form and fax it to us or complete and submit the online application. Please call us at 855-847-7343 if you have any questions.

Mickey Williams, President
Captain, Carlsbad Police Department

Mickey Williams works as a Captain for the Carlsbad Police Department.  Since 1995, Mickey has worked in various capacities at Carlsbad PD including Patrol, Investigations, Crisis Negotiations, Peer Support, Internal Affairs, Hiring, and is currently responsible for Field Operations.

Mickey has been married to his wife Andrea for nearly 20 years and has two daughters. He has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from San Diego State University.

Dale Stewart, Secretary
Captain, Oceanside Fire Department

Dale Stewart is a retired Captain from Oceanside Fire Department serving over 29 years. In addition to his role as a Captain, he has served on the Honor Guard and as a SWAT Medic, working with Oceanside Police Department. Dale also has 13 years as a leader with the Boy Scouts of America. For over 20 years he worked with the San Diego Burn Institute and is a Fire Fighter Advisory Council to the Burn Institute (FFACBI) board member.

Dale has lived in Fallbrook for the past 27 years, has 2 sons, Ryan and Thomas, and enjoys spending his off time riding his motorcycle, camping or working on his current project, a VW buggy.

Darlene Karinen, Treasurer

Darlene comes to TIP with enthusiasm for the TIP program and volunteer work. She studied business administration at Mira Costa College and then CSU San Marcos. She recently retired from the City of Encinitas - she worked first for the Encinitas Fire Protection District, then in the City's Finance Department.

Darlene is currently busy volunteering with  Volunteer Patrol (SVP) at the City of Carlsbad.  Additionally, she volunteers her expertise in yoga; helping individuals focus on flexibility, strength, and balance. 

Walt Vasquez, Board Member
Chief, La Mesa Police Department

Janet DiPrinzio, Board Member

Janet was born in the Bay Area and moved to Southern California in 1990 while employed with Hewlett-Packard. Janet's interests are in the Community of Poway such as working on fundraising for Blue Sky Reserve, Pomerado/Palomar Hospital, and hands on support for the Poway Parade. She is a past President of the HP Southern CA Retiree’s Club, Past President of Wednesday Etc. Women’s Club, and was a TIP volunteer for the North County Inland team. Janet has two sons, age 22 and 24, and loves spending time with her two dogs.

Deputy Chief Lorraine Hutchinson, Board Member

Since the start of her career in 1990, Deputy Chief Lorraine Hutchinson has celebrated a number of San Diego Fire-Rescue Department firsts.  She worked her way up through the ranks and is the first and only African American woman in the history of the Department to be promoted to engineer, captain, battalion chief and her current position, deputy chief.

Chief Hutchinson earned an Associate of Science degree in Fire Technology from Miramar College and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership from National University. 

Chief Hutchinson is currently assigned to Fire Operations as the B Division Deputy Chief/Shift Commander.  She supervises seven battalion chiefs who oversee the seven geographical areas that make up the City of San Diego.  She is responsible for the day to day operations of the Department when she is on duty.

Chief Hutchinson has been a community advocate for over 25 years and, after being diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2012, she continued her civic service as a spokesperson for Susan G. Komen.  Her tireless dedication and commitment to the fire service and her community has earned her much recognition including; Employee of the Quarter twice, the City of San Diego’s Diversity Distinction Award, San Diego Metropolitan Magazine’s 40 Under Forty Award, San Diego Business Journal’s 2011 Women who Mean Business Award, a nomination for the 2014 San Diego Magazine’s Woman of the Year award, and she was honored in 2014 as the San Diego Padres Honorary Bat Girl.

Chief Hutchinson is married to Steve Hutchinson, a Lieutenant with the San Diego Police Department, and together they have three beautiful daughters and a granddaughter. 

Rob Sills, Board Member
San Diego Sheriff's Department

Rob Sills has worked at Scripps Health for 19 years.  For the past 11 years, Rob has served as a member of the San Diego Sheriff's Search and Rescue Bureau, where he is the Unit Leader for the Medical Unit.  Rob was the logistics lead for the Scripps Health response to the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti and of hurricane Katrina. He is also part of the State of California's mobile hospital, which is able to be deployed after a disaster. He is also member of the San Diego Urban Area Incident Management Team.

Rob and his wife Andrea live in San Diego and have two sons attending college at the University of Notre Dame.  Rob has a Bachelor of Science in Education from Ouachita Baptist University and an MBA from San Diego State University.


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