About Katrina

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A Dedicated Volunteer

EUSD Volunteer:

  • El Camino Creek PTA

PTA President

PTA Executive Vice President

PTA VP Volunteers

PTA VP Programs

  • Program Chair: Everyone-A-Reader, Earth Day, Read Across America Day

  • School Committee: Red Ribbon Week, Teacher Appreciation Week, Reading Challenge, Talent Show, Art Show, Green Team.

  • Accomplishments: Championed and helped launch School Garden, Robotics Club, Green Team, Student Art Show, National Read Across America Day,  Let’s Move Initiative. 

SDUHSD Volunteer:

  • District Boundary Task Force Committee Member

  • Oak Crest Middle School Foundation Communication Consultant

  • La Costa Canyon High School

Foundation Office Volunteer Coordinator

Board of Directors

VP of Business Development and Grants

Foundation Grant Committee

Speech and Debate Team Volunteer and Judge

Parent Volunteer: Business Day, Schedule Distribution, School Dance

Community Volunteer:

  • Court Appointed Special Advocate for Foster Children 

  • LCYO Champions League Volunteer

  • Girl Scout Leader

  • AYSO Team Mom 

  • LCYO Team Mom

  • San Dieguito United Methodist Pre-School Classroom Helper

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation:

  • Board Chair of San Diego Chapter

  • National Co-Chair  Volunteer Leadership Conference

  • National Volunteer Engagement Committee

  • National Volunteer Leadership Committee

  • National Advocacy Team Leader

  • San Diego Congressional Captain

  • San Diego Volunteer Leadership Leader

  • San Diego Great Strides Chair

  • Leader of Largest Great Strides Team in San Diego 

  • Top Ten Largest National Team  

 

National Charity League:

  • Mother-Daughter Award - All eight years

  • Board of Directors - Four years

  • VP of Philanthropy - Two years

  • Recording Secretary - Two years

  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Philanthropy Liaison - Two Years

  • LCYO Champions Philanthropy Liaison - Two Years

  • 3Strands Philanthropy Liaison - One Year

  • Community Resource Center Philanthropy Liaison - One Year

  • La Posada de Guadalupe Philanthropy Liaison - One Year

  • Earned Domestic Violence Training Certificate as a requirement to work at the Therapeutic Children's Center

  • Sustainer Liaison - Current

Community Awards and Distinctions:

  • CFF "Women Who Take Our Breath Away" Award

  • CFF 65 Roses Award

  • CFF Gala Honoree 

  • CFF Ladies Luncheon Honoree 

  • CFF  "Top Team" Distinction 

  • ECC Golden Apple Volunteer Award

  • NCL Mother-Daughter Award

  • Over 1,500 NCL Community Service Hours Served

  • County Proclamation "Sean Young and Family Day" 

  • Over 70 Congressional Meetings 

  • Invited by White House to attend President Obama's 2016 Precision Medicine Initiative Summit and Healthcare Roundtable.

An Experienced Leader

A graduate of UCLA, from a family of five teachers spanning three generations, I have used my degree in English to promote education and the welfare of children within our community. As PTA President of El Camino Creek, I championed a wide variety of enrichment programs -- everything from science, technology, and literacy to health, wellness and the arts -- promoting a culture of cooperation and academic engagement. Within SDUHSD, I served on LCC's Board of Directors as well as volunteered for the Foundation as the Office Volunteer Coordinator and a member of the Grants Committee. In 2015, I was a member of the SDUHSD Boundary Task Force. 

 

Within our community, I have volunteered as a Classroom Volunteer, Girl Scout Leader, Team Parent, and member of the Surf Cities Chapter of National Charity League. In addition to supporting local charities such as LCYO Champions Baseball, La Posada de Guadalupe Homeless Shelter, Meals on Wheels, and the Community Resource Center, I served four years on the NCL Board of Directors as VP of Philanthropies and Recording Secretary. While I have graduated from the program along with my daughters, I've continued my involvement by hosting a panel series on raising teenagers and currently serve as the Sustainer Liaison. I wholeheartedly believe in empowering the next generation and will always work hard to give them the resources and encouragement they need to succeed.

 

An equal supporter of children's health, I’ve held over 70 meetings with members of Congress in Washington D.C., Sacramento, and San Diego to discuss the importance of medical research. In 2016, my son and I were invited by the White House to attend President Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative Summit. Attending a follow-up roundtable with the White House Senior Advisor and Director of Science and Technology, I spoke about the everyday impacts science and technology have on all lives. Currently, I serve as the President of the San Diego Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and volunteer as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for foster children in San Diego County. I understand the importance of lending my voice to help others, as well as the need to listen and learn from those around me.


While I grew up in Orange County, I consider North County San Diego to be my home. I've shown my appreciation for this remarkable community by volunteering within our schools and community for the past 16 years. I firmly believe in the physical, emotional, and academic well-being of all children. As Trustee, I intend to make sure ALL of our children have every opportunity to achieve their goals.

A Grateful Mother

My husband Robert (San Dieguito High School Class of 1989) and I have been married for 24 years and are the proud parents of three children: Sean (22), Carolyn (21), and Allison (19). After Robert completed his residency in Emergency Medicine, we moved back to his hometown so that our children could benefit from the same award-winning education. As an Emergency Physician, Robert worked in San Diego at Sharp Chula Vista and Rancho Springs Medical Center for nearly 15 years. He currently works as a travel doctor, providing staff support for Emergency Rooms across California and the U.S.

Before starting a family, I worked for a local literary agency editing manuscripts. When my husband was in medical school, I worked for HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Inc.) in Chicago, drafting, editing, and publishing their quarterly newsletter. I am used to fast-paced environments with constantly evolving deadlines, managing (and oftentimes predicting) the needs of a diverse clientele. Both positions clearly reinforced the power and purpose of words. I hope to bring my ability to communicate effectively to the board as it is something that I have definitely infused in past organizations and even worked hard to instill within my own children.

My son Sean (LCC Class of 2016) recently graduated from Southern Methodist University and is taking a gap year while applying to dental school. My daughter Carolyn (LCC Class of 2017) also just graduated from U.C. Berkeley and started her first year at USC Gould School of Law. My youngest daughter Allison (LCC Class of 2019) is a pre-med student at San Diego State University and works at Palomar Medical Center as a Pathmaker Intern.

One of the biggest lessons I have learned as a parent and volunteer is that we do not raise our children alone. I definitely credit the countless teachers, administrators, and community leaders who have guided and inspired my children over the years. As Trustee, I will continue to serve the community I love by helping to shape the future goals of all our students - just as so many others have done for three generations of my family. 

Katrina Young

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