San Diego Chapter Board

Elevating humanity through business

Charlene Moran


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Charlene was drawn to Conscious Capitalism when she realized the 4 Tenants of Conscious Capitalism were aligned with her passion for Stephen Covey’s teachings. Working from the inside and focusing on stakeholders is a healthy, holistic way to create strong culture and increase profits. “When we view an organization as an organism, we realize that the health and well being of stakeholders has a direct impact on the overall health of the business.”

Originally from Massachusetts, Charlene’s came to San Diego at 20 years old to study Psychology and Business. Throughout her career, she has built specialized departments and powerful teams within existing organizations in various industries-finance, construction, technology and more. She has a private Consulting business to advise leaders at all levels and is currently employed at a Tech Start-Up that promotes outdoor care and local job creation. Work is her passion as Charlene loves to lead diverse groups of people to overtake challenging goals.

Attaining a Massage Therapy and Yoga Teacher Certification gave Charlene the grounding and balance required to stay energized and centred as she helps elevate business through people, purpose, planet, and passion.

Michael Valenzano


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A creative, concise, and thoughtful communicator, Michael Valenzano has spent the last 15 years refining a unique and fresh approach toward helping organizations solve cultural and operational pain points. Currently, Michael is the co-founder of Equal Parts, a San Diego based firm focused on providing fractional HR services in support of helping companies align business goals with organizational culture.

Michael holds a Master of Professional Studies in human resources and employment relations with an emphasis in employment and labor law from Pennsylvania State University. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from the University of North Florida and he is PHR® certified.

A native Floridian, Michael spent years entrenched in the North Florida artistic community as a working artist and believer in the power of local economy. Michael also donated time and energy to several nonprofits servicing the homeless population. Michael resides inSan Diego with his wife Emily, and their daughter Winter.

Steven Bellach


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Over his 30-year senior marketing and general management career, Steve has profitably built brands at companies ranging from start-up to Fortune 100. Steve is currently the co-founder and Principal with BottomLine Marketing, a business and brand consultancy that helps organizations drive profitable growth by focusing on the right target market segments with the right brand messaging strategy and marketing plans.

Prior to BottomLine Marketing, Steve served as Vice President, Marketing for Jenny Craig. Before Jenny Craig, he served as Chief Marketing Officer for Proflowers.com, with general management responsibilities for the consumer division of this highly successful internet company. Earlier in his career, he held a number of senior level marketing positions with Tropicana, Kraft, Cadbury and Pillsbury.

Steve is an Instructor at the UCSD Rady School of Management Executive Development Program where he runs a variety of Social Media workshops.

Steve earned his MBA with distinction from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and his B.S. in Economics from SUNY Albany.

Steve’s Favorite Quote: If it ain’t broke, break it!

Linda Burritt


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Linda has a passion to connect people with conscious businesses that care about their needs and values. As the Co-founder of a San Diego based mobile app company, her mission is to use the latest technology to create a more inclusive society, using the business community as the platform. She believes — through conscious capitalism and informed consumers we can be assured that our purchasing power is making a positive impact. When we work as a collective group, both businesses and consumers win–and our communities thrive!

After years as a teacher, national consultant and Regional VP for Houghton Mifflin, her work changed to her passion for a world of inclusion.

As the mother of a child with multiple disabilities, she is actively involved in educating the community and facilitating support groups for families dealing with epilepsy and autism. While you will see Linda volunteering with Girl Scouts to refugee tutoring, most of her free time is spent enjoying time with her family and hosting parties.

Amber Gough


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Amber Gough is the Founder of Talent Fusion Point, a San Diego based purpose-driven executive staffing firm. As a social impact entrepreneur, Amber is passionate about “Connecting People & Making a Difference.” For over 17 years, she has helped business leaders secure top talent and build winning teams with a united purpose. She believes that cultivating teams with a common goal and driven by a higher purpose, uniquely positions organizations for greater long-term success.

As a military spouse, she is actively involved in serving the veteran and military family community through volunteering with such organizations as, The Rosie Network, SDMAC, Fleet Week San Diego, NSW Sisterhood, and The Honor Foundation. Amber has always been driven by a higher purpose of connecting and serving others in her personal and professional life.

While she enjoys many activities such as kick-boxing, lounging on the beach, traveling, and socializing with friends and family; most of Amber’s free time is spent serving and enjoying her large blended family of five children, two dogs, and an active duty Navy husband.

Del Lewis


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Del Lewis is a Ventrepreneur and Founder of TriClare Business Holdings. His professional career has included founding and operating profitable businesses, structuring and negotiating multi-million dollar transactions, and raising debt and equity capital. He has specialized in several areas, including: Business Management, Strategic Planning, Financial Analysis, and Corporate Finance.

He either currently owns, or has owned, businesses in the maritime industry, the food service industry, business consulting, and residential real estate.

Del spent several years as an investment banker with a major money center bank in New York, leading syndicated finance deal teams. He continues to be active in various religious and civic activities and sits on the corporate boards of many of his portfolio companies.

Del is a graduate of The United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA – Kings Point). He also holds an U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner’s license as a Second Assistant Engineer and held the rank of Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve before honorably resigning his commission.

Kori Joneson


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Kori believes business has the power to create transformational change in the world when its strategy, systems, and people are in alignment with a higher purpose. At the core of this potential is people. Leaders, at all levels of the organization, are the connective tissue that can make or break the success of the organization. It is her purpose to ensure that this interdependent relationship thrives by keeping people’s well-being integrated into their work, and ultimately their lives. 

She has the privilege of living her purpose by co-leading a team of human strategy advisors at Symbio Strategies. Symbio partners with organizations to develop purpose-driven models and tools to intentionally build human-centered systems that achieve their desired outcomes. 

Kori’s well-being is boosted by the creative and challenging work she does with clients, serving as the current Board President of Conscious Capitalism San Diego, time traveling with her husband and friends, continuous learning through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and those simple moments of being a couch potato with her retired racing greyhound.

Malcolm Avner


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Conscious Capitalism believes in the power of capitalism to elevate humanity. Malcolm’s work gives life to these principles by increasing organizational leaders’ self-awareness and skills. “I love when clients experience how higher-purpose-driven decision-making results in long-term value creation, while improving the quality of work and life for all stakeholders!”

Malcolm empowers evolving or dissatisfied business leaders to perform to their potential. In the process of coaching hundreds of business owners and senior leaders, he has developed a coaching system that transforms lives, builds businesses, and facilitates the emergence of a more conscious organization.

These days, Malcolm helps leaders via several approaches: (1) working 1-to-1 with senior leaders, (2) providing training/unifying programs for management teams, (3) group coaching of high-potential leaders, and (4) facilitating transformational retreats for strategic alignment and personal growth.

As an insatiable student of human nature and the interrelationships between meaningful living, money and spirituality, Malcolm founded the San Diego chapter of Conscious Capitalism, where he currently serves as Chairman of the Board. More on Malcolm at www.LifeAndBusinessOnPurpose.com.