About Las Hermanas

In 1960, “Las Hermanas” (the sisters) was formed by a group of dynamic and motivated women with the desire to give back to their community. They joined forces with Children’s Home Society (CHS) in bringing to the forefront of our society the care and protection of children in need. Las Hermanas and CHS served the needs of children from 1960 to 2000.

In 2001, the decision was made to focus our attention on the needs of our local community, with the emphasis on San Diego’s East County. Through the sincere dedication of our Active Members and their families, joined with the support and donations of our Sustainer Members, we were able to form the independent 501(c)(3) philanthropic organization San Diego Las Hermanas. This has enabled us to reach a broader area of child and adult needs in our community.

2019-2020 Members

Would you like more information about becoming a San Diego Las Hermanas Member?
Please send an inquiry to treasurer@sdlashermanas.org.

Officers

PRESIDENT
Deborah Wermers-O’krey

VICE PRESIDENT
Summer Umstot

SECRETARY
Kristin Kjaero

TREASURER
Lori Hertel

MEMBERSHIP
Ida Posytan

PARLIAMENTARIAN
Pamela Griffin

Committee Chairwomen

SPRING FUNDRAISER
Kristin Kjaero

HOLIDAY PARTY
Deborah Wermers-O’krey
Lori Hertel

HANDBOOK
Manjit Grewal

SUSTAINERS
Ida Posytan

WEB
Lindsey Welch

INSPIRATION
Kelly Bonner

PRESS/HISTORIAN
Becky Sabala

STORAGE
Pamela Griffin
Deborah Wermers-O’krey

Active Membership

Kelly Bonner

Gloria Carrillo

Pamela Griffin

Lori Hertel

Kristin Kjaero

Ida Posytan

Becky Sabala

Summer Umstot

Lindsey Welch

Deborah Wermers-O’krey

Sustainers

Mary Bee
Rita Bishop
Mary Alice Brady
Carol Brewer
Judy Burer
Vickie Cady
Alice Casper
Debbie Dodge
Gail Finkenberg
Jodi Fishwick
Melody Garry
Joeann Gauthier
Lisa Giandoni
Doreann Gibson
Mona Hacker
Francine Haight
Toni Henderlite
Susan Hess
Linda Horrell
Cheryl Kevane
Jo Ann Knutson
Debbi Leto
Marilyn Love
Elaine Marteeny
Kathy Miller
Marty Molden
Luanne Moore
Cary Murphy
Sue Nobis
Dawna Palmer
Toni Petruzzo
Sandra Phillips
Bev Papas
Jerrine Riley
Geralyn Schulkind
Nancy Smith
Pat Tellam
Parnell Then
Shelly VanBrabant
Judi Walton
Carol Wells
Jennifer Westermeyer
Karen Whittier
Pam Wilson
Sue Wing