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Tariq Khamisa Foundation Board

Azim Khamisa
Board of Trustee

Azim Khamisa is an author, peace activist, thought leader, and inspirational speaker. He was born in Kenya, Africa and educated in England in mathematics, economics and international finance. He has over 45 years of experience as a successful international investment banker. Azim provides an external business perspective to the governance and operations of TKF. He has committed his life to halting the continuing cycle of violence among youth.

Ples Felix
Board of Trustee

Ples Felix’s life is a living testament to the journey and struggles it takes to be a man committed to a life of nonviolence, peace, and cooperation. Currently Mr. Felix applies his knowledge and experience to serve as an educator and activist in teaching our youth the skills and values needed to be community peacemakers. As a social advocate and international trainer, Ples uses his story and the plight of his grandson Tony Hicks to teach the principles and merits of healthy decision-making and forgiveness. His inspirational and restorative work with the Tariq Khamisa Foundation (TKF) demonstrates his commitment to a vision of a world free of violence. 

Brent Arteaga-Biggs
Board of Trustee
(Chairman of the Board)

Brent Arteaga-Biggs is a Partner at Innovative Capital Corporation, a commercial finance brokerage.  He started his career in finance as a banker in 2004, earning top sales and analysis designations. As a self-motived and highly competitive person, Brent built the foundation of his career in sales before turning his individual production towards leading sales teams.  After many years processing and underwriting business loans, Brent found his next calling in bridging financial disciplines with institutional lenders and private capital to find innovative finance solutions for his clients and business partners.

Salim Janmohamed
Board of Trustee

Salim (Sal) Janmohamed is a Managing Partner and co-founder of CSJ Capital with more than 30 years of experience in financial services. Prior to co-founding CSJ, Sal was a Managing Director and Private Banker with Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management’s Orange County and Los Angeles offices.  Sal earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering & M.B.A. in Finance at San Diego State University.  He also did graduate work in engineering at UCLA.  Sal started his career in International Banking with Bank of America and has had leadership positions at Bank of America, Northern Trust and Deutsche Bank.  Prior to his tenor as MD at Deutsche Bank, Sal was the Region President for Northern Trust in San Diego.  Sal was also a CFO for a domestic and international company.

John LeBrun
Board of Trustee
(Corporate Secretary)

John LeBrun is the Executive Account Director at NPS Media Group, the premier magazine circulation consulting firm in the U.S.  John also serves as a Circulation and Marketing Consultant, and is a veteran direct marketer, strategist, entrepreneur and creative thinker.  John holds a Masters of Science Degree in Advertising from Northwestern University.

Dr. Ana Laura Arteaga-Biggs
Board of Trustee

Dr. Ana Arteaga-Biggs is a bilingual, licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in San Diego, California and is credentialed as a National Register Health Service Psychologist.  She completed a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium in Palo Alto, California, receiving training at both Stanford University School of Medicine and Palo Alto University, and obtained an M.A. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University’s GSEP.

Marilyn Daniels
Board of Trustee

Marilyn Daniels is a real estate investor, and an active member and current President of the La Mesa/ El Cajon American Association of University Women (AAUW) Foundation Board. Marilyn has served as Fiduciary Trustee for several family members and is a retired classroom teachers of thirty-two years.  Marilyn earned an undergraduate degree from San Diego State and a Master of Arts in Education at United States International University.

Sean Elo, J.D.
Board of Trustee

Sean Elo serves as the Executive Director of Youth Will, a San Diego non-profit aiming to build youth power, improve youth development, and demand youth prioritization.  In 2018, Sean was elected to the San Diego Community College District Board of Trustees.  Sean earned a Juris Doctor (J.D.) at the California Western School of Law and passed the bar examination in 2015.

Sean Horrigan, Ph.D
Board of Trustee

Sean Horrigan, PhD, is a university administrator, leadership educator, and restorative justice trainer and facilitator. Currently he leads a grant-funded initiative to promote awareness and implementation of restorative practices in Catholic higher education through the Center for Restorative Justice at the University of San Diego. Sean also teaches as an adjunct professor at National University and University of San Diego. He earned his BA in Education at the University of Northern Iowa and a doctorate in Leadership Studies at the University of San Diego.

Roxanne Kymaani, Ph.D
Board of Trustee

Roxanne J. Kymaani, Ph.D. is a Life Coach, Speaker, Facilitator, and Leadership Development Consultant at Kymaani Catalyst Consulting, a self-owned coaching and consulting business, emphasizing in authenticity creativity, and discovery.  Roxanne serves as a Faculty Coach and Leadership Development Consultant at RISE San Diego, a non-profit focused on elevating and advancing urban leadership.  Roxanne also teaches as an adjunct professor at National University and Goucher College.  Roxanne received a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Leadership Studies at the University of San Diego.

Pete Morimoto
Board of Trustee

Peter Morimoto is a Managing Director and Wealth Manager at First Republic Investment Management.  Prior to joining First Republic, Pete was a Senior Vice President at Wells Fargo Advisors.  Pete earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of California San Diego.

Pete has over twenty years of experience in wealth management.

Vikas Srivastava
Board of Trustee

Vikas Srivastava, M.Ed. has been professional educator for over 20 years.  Vikas is currently serves as the Director of Mindfulness at Legacy Early College in Greenville, South Carolina.  Vikas also works as an independent educational consultant and Mindfulness coach to a variety of businesses and organizations.  Vikas completed a Master of Education (M.Ed.) with an emphasis Curriculum, Culture and Philosophy at Harvard University Graduation School of Education, and a B.A. in Sociology with an emphasis on Ethnic Identity, Urban Studies and Post-modernity at UCSD.

Eric Morrison-Smith
Board of Trustee

Eric Morrison-Smith, Project Manager, provides project management, operational, and policy support for the Alliance for Boys and Men of Color (ABMoC) team at PolicyLink. Before joining PolicyLink, Eric worked in workforce development and led a regional initiative to lower youth disconnection rates in San Diego County. He focused on strategy and communications to mobilize key partners, elected officials, and the private sector. As part of this work, Eric planned and executed successful convenings for up to 850 attendees, including two summits for 750 Black youth to help them transition successfully to higher education or employment. Eric sat on the Steering Committee for San Diego County’s Restorative Justice Program and is a 2019 SDLA Fellow.