Jim has been on the Board of Noah Homes since 2012 and took over as Chair November 2013. He is a financial advisor and estate planning attorney who provides investment, tax, and estate planning services to individuals. Jim is a 1981 graduate of the Pepperdine University School of Law, and received a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of California at San Diego.
Jim takes great pride in serving as a Board member with other dedicated individuals, and hopes to help the Board to maintain and enhance the lives' of Noah's residents. He and his wife Sue reside in Ramona, California with her son Ryan, who has Cerebral Palsy. Jim's daughter Jaclyn is a graduate of UC Irvine, and is the owner of Inspira Spanish Tutoring.
Marc is the President and Founder of Real Estate Capital Advisors and is responsible for growing the business through the sourcing of new debt and equity placement opportunities in San Diego and throughout California. In addition to operational management, Marc is responsible for deal origination and underwriting as well as relationship management with both clients and lenders. Marc has 25 years of banking and real estate finance experience, during which time he has originated and closed over $1 Billion in debt and equity real estate transactions. Most recently, he was a Director at HG Fenton Company, and managed its $100 million private equity real estate investment fund. He previously was a Vice President with the business banking group of Bank of America, as well as an Associate with the real estate investment banking group of Deutsche Bank in Los Angeles. Marc is a graduate of San Diego State University with a BS in Finance. He also holds Broker and Officer licenses with the California Department of Real Estate.
A Board Member since 2012, Adam is an accomplished finance and accounting professional. He has over 10 years’ experience in financial management.
Adam received his B.S.E from the University of Michigan and his M.B.A in Finance and M.S in Accountancy from San Diego State University. He also served as a Submarine Officer with the US Navy. Today Adam is the VP of Finance and Administration at TSG Solutions, Inc. Adam brings his financial expertise to Noah Homes.
Fr. Scott Burnia
A board member since 2006, Fr. Scott is the Pastor of Pius X Catholic parish in Jamul. He has welcomed the residents of Noah Homes warmly to his parish community and commits lots of his time to celebrating mass and special events with the residents and staff of Noah Homes.
Fr. Scott is formally from Michigan and graduated from St. Mary’s College in Michigan, and from St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park, California. He was ordained a priest in 1988. He has served four parishes in San Diego, and will move to St. Louise de Marrillac in Crest in July. Fr. Scott has been active in the Cursillo Community since 1991, and served as the Chaplain for the Girl Scouts while at Our Lady of Grace.
A board member since 2010, Philip brings a special connection to Noah Homes through his personal relationship with the staff and residents. For the past 11 years, Philip was the Business Development Director for a pharmacy servicing Noah Homes. He was impressed with the excellence of service and quality of staff, and was pleased to answer the call to serve on the board of directors!
Today Philip is Director of Development for RezCare Pharmacy, a business Philip started in 2010 to provide quality pharmacy services to long term care facilities throughout San Diego. Philip also has a passion for providing timely medical training for professionals in the industry and has been very hands on expanding the Noah Homes Annual Medical Symposium, as well as Chairing the Annual Golf Tournament. He is a graduate of San Diego State University and has a daughter Alicia attending Valhalla High School in East County.
A board member since 2006, Randy is a founding attorney and managing partner of Lincoln, Gustafson & Cercos with offices in San Diego, Las Vegas and Phoenix. Randy is married to his wife Alison and cherishes the opportunity to be a small part of the success and mission that is Noah Homes. Randy is uncle to twins with Down syndrome.
He is a graduate of the University of Arizona as well as the USD School of Law. His two daughters and Alison routinely share their musical talents with the residents of Noah Homes, helping with fund raisers or choreography for special events. Randy has served the board as Vice President.
Mary O'Connor, DDS
Although a new board member since September 2015, Mary is not new to Noah Homes. She has served some of the residents as their dentist for many years and has supported the fundraisers and the wonderful programs. She is excited to serve on the board of directors and hopes to be able to do more for Noah Homes in this capacity.
A graduate of the University of San Diego and Loyola University School of Dentistry in Chicago, she has maintained a private practice in Hillcrest for 26 years. Her practice includes the care of special needs adults and children. She serves on the USD Alumni Board, Rest Haven Children’s Fund Board and on the Development Committee at the Academy of Our Lady of Peace High School. Mary and her husband, John, support each other in their volunteer endeavors and have three children. Their twin sons are in college in New York and their daughter will attend college in Chicago this fall. Mary is especially proud that her sons chose to build a pair of outdoor patio benches at Noah Homes as their Eagle Scout projects.
Tom joined the Noah Homes team as a member of the Construction Committee, serving as an oversight task group for the Memory Care Facility. After spending time at Noah Homes and seeing the hard work and effort being put forth to improve so many lives, Tom joined the board of directors in 2015. Other boards that he serves include Mater Dei Catholic High School in Chula Vista and the National Concrete and Masonry Association. Tom has been married to his wife Andrea for 23 years and they have four children; Avery, Lindsey, Shelby and Jacob. Their family has lived in Jamul since 2001.
Tom is the Vice President of Sales & Marketing at RCP Block & Brick. He and his three siblings manage the family business that was started in 1947 by their father, Marvin. The company manufactures concrete block, segmental retaining wall products and concrete interlocking pavers in Otay Mesa. Additionally the company operates six retail stores in San Diego and Riverside counties.
Tom is a 1988 graduate of Cal Poly Pomona, earning his bachelor’s degree in business.
Peter Quinn, Chief Operating Officer at Sequoia Equity Partners, has 34 years of experience in commercial real estate brokerage, development, investment, and consulting. Peter began developing and investing in commercial real estate opportunities in 1985. Since then, Peter has been assisting his partners, investors, and clients on the development, acquisition, or repositioning of commercial properties. Joint venture development opportunities led to corporate real estate assignments with Eastman Kodak, Texaco USA, and Eli Lilly, as well as many additional firms.
Peter is deeply involved in the San Diego community. Peter is on the Board of Directors for Maritime Alliance, Kimera Orphanage, and NOAH Homes, and has participated as a mentor for Junior Achievement. Additionally, Peter is a member of Port Tenants Association, San Diego North Economic Development Council, Burnham-Moore Center for Real Estate at USD and the San Diego Chamber of Commerce.
Peter Quinn lives in Del Mar with his wife of 34 years, Jean, and together they have three children. Peter graduated from San Diego State University with a BA in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance.
Chief Executive Officer, Wave Crest Hotels & Resorts.
Born and raised in Rome, Italy, Renato graduated from the National Institute for Tourism before joining the Italian Artillery Officer Academy. He served with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant until the end of his term and then reset his career to pursue the world of Travel and Hospitality. Renato has extensive experience in luxury, high-end hospitality, cruise line, and senior housing environments. His background includes working for prestigious brands such as Cunard Cruise Line and Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts.
Prior to joining Wave Crest as CEO in March 2011, he worked for Àegis Senior Living for seven years where his final role was VP of Operations.
Renato is an executive committee and board of director member of San Diego North Economic Development Council, a member of the supervisory council of San Diego County Credit Union and as of recently a board member for Noah’s Homes.
An avid traveler, Renato has visited over 110 countries and speaks several languages. He lives in Carslbad with Christine, his wife of 20 years and their two teenage sons.
Wayne has worked in the development of Regional Shopping Centers for over thirty years. He joined TrizecHahn Development (formerly The Hahn Company) in 1975. Mr. Finley served as Director of Development. Over the course of his 25-year career with TrizecHahn, he was instrumental in the development of one of the most prominent portfolios in North America. In total these properties exceed over 40 million square feet of retail space. In 2001 he formed the Finley Group, LLC and joint ventured with Forest City Development and The Corti-Gilchrist Partnership to develop Simi Valley Town Center, Simi Valley California. Wayne retired in 2006 and has continued to contribute his time and efforts to various endeavors. He served as Co-Chair of the Architectural/Construction Committee and was responsible for the coordination of the planning and construction of Horizon Prep K-12 Christian School on a 15 acre site in Rancho Santa Fe. Wayne joined the Board of Directors of ACCO Engineering Systems, Glendale California in 2007. ACCO Engineering is one of the largest mechanical contractors in the U.S. He served as Chairman of the Board 2009-2012, currently he is a member of the Management and Succession and Compensation Committee, and the Audit Committee. Mr. Finley is a member of the Facilities, Planning and Construction Task Force for Rady Children’s Hospital Board of Trustees. As a task force member he has worked on a number of projects for Ray Children’s Hospital. Wayne has been married to his wonderful wife Charlotte for 41 years and they live in Carmel Valley. They have three children Veronica, James and Jonathon and five grandchildren. Veronica their oldest has Down syndrome and has recently moved into Noah Homes.