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Our Team

SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes (S4EA) was founded by a group of coaches, parents, volunteers, and community members who determined that there was a need for a community-based sports program for athletes with and without developmental disabilities in San Diego County. Many in this group have 10, 20, or more years of experience serving the needs of people with developmental disabilities.

Walter Jackson
Executive Director

Walter has over 50 years experience working in sports programs for persons with developmental disabilities. He helped found SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes 17 years ago.

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Clara Downes

Associate Director

Clara has over 50 years experience working with persons with developmental disabilities. She helped found SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes 17 years ago.

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Joe Castro
Administrative Assistant

Joe has over 10 years experience working in sports programs for persons with developmental disabilities.

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Luann Nguyen
Administrative Assistant

Luann has over 10 years experience working in sports programs for persons with developmental disabilities.

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S4EA Board of Directors (2024-25)

 

Executive Committee

President - Ron Choularton (Retired)

Vice President - Kathy Nelson (Residential Care Facilities Owner) 

Treasurer - Skip Covell (Retired)

Secretary - Diana Rathbun (Retired)

At-Large - Nicole Alvarez (San Diego Unified School District)

Members–At–Large

Joe Alvarez-Salas (Athlete)

Kelly Choularton (Athlete)

Martin Duarte (Special Ed Teacher, Chula Vista Elem School District)

Isaac Hernandez (Athlete)

Carissa Nelson Zink (Residential Care Facilities)

Matthew Rathbun (Athlete Council President)

Shay Thomas (Border Patrol)

Graphic Designer - Mary E. Cunningham

S4EA Athlete Council (2024-2025)

President - Matthew Rathbun

1st Vice President - Louis Flam

2nd Vice President - Eric Nelson

Treasurer - James Stolarek

Secretary - Aaron Rosenstein

Sergeant–At–Arms - Isaac Hernandez

S4EA Board Meetings

S4EA Board meetings & Executive Committee meetings are via Zoom.

 

The S4EA Board of Directors meets on the 2nd Thursday of every odd numbered month at 6pm on Zoom as follows in 2024: January 11, March 14, May 9, July 11, September 12, November 14.

The S4EA Executive Committee meets on the 2nd Thursday of every even numbered month at 6pm on Zoom as follows in 2024: February 8, April 11, June 13, August 8, October 10, December 12.

The following are S4EA Policies as approved by the S4EA Board of Directors:

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Athlete Council 2024-2025

Any Questions?

 8380 Vickers St., Suite E, San Diego, CA 92111
sds4ea@gmail.com  |   858-565-S4EA (7432)

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