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DMCC Column September 2016
Pat JaCoby | Media Contact


Two new board members and a slate of new officers have been elected by the Del Mar Community Connections Board of Directors.

Named as board members for three year terms were Mark Kalina, M.D., and Susan Halenza, while newly elected officers include Felise Levine, Ph.D., president; Tom McGreal, vice president; Phyllis Mirsky, secretary, and Judy Schuckit, treasurer.

Dr. Kalina, a holistic integrative internal medicine physician and a specialist in holistic primary care, is associated with Pacific Pearl, La Jolla and Guarneri Integrative Health, Inc. Board certified in Internal Medicine, he also holds certification from the American Board of Holistic Medicine. Special projects include Medical Director and Group Support Leader of the Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease; Medical Director for Scripps Clinic Wellness and Prevention Programs, and Physician Leader for medical missions to Fiji in 2010 and 2012.

Halenza, a resident of Del Mar for 48 years, graduated from Skidmore College with a B.A. degree in English literature. She spent six years in the US Navy with a final rank of lieutenant, and then began a recipe testing business where her major client was Van de Camp. She worked 17 years as a Library Tech at the Del Mar Library and has served as an officer on the boards of a number of non-profit organizations, including the Junior League of San Diego, the Del Mar Garden Club, and the Friends of the Powerhouse. She also volunteers weekly at St. Peter’s Thrift Shop. Married to Judd Halenza, this spring their home was featured on the San Diego Horticultural tour, visited by more than 700 people.

Dr. Levine, elected to serve as president of the DMCC board for the 2016-17 term, is a past president of the San Diego Psychological Association. She received her B.A. from Brooklyn College and her master’s degree from New York University. Serving as executive officers with her are Tom McGreal, vice president; Judith Schuckit, treasurer, and Phyllis Mirsky, secretary.

Del Mar Community Connections is a volunteer-driven organization providing programs and services to allow maturing residents to live safely, vibrantly and independently in the homes they love.



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