San Diego County Grand Jury Members
|Brown, Ken||5||Carlsbad||Retired-Research Chemist|
|Caroccia, Deborah||2||Spring Valley||Elementary Reading Mentor|
|Castro, Richard||4||San Diego||Retired-U.S. Postal Service|
|DePhilipps, Lillian||1||Coronado||Retired-Dept. of Motor Vehicles|
|Devan, Gary||3||San Diego||Retired-Chief Information Officer|
|Hall, Christinna||5||Carlsbad||Retired Educator|
|Haythe, John H. M.||1||San Diego||Retired Merchandising Consultant|
|Hoech, Cheryl||2||La Mesa||Caterer|
|Jacoby, John||2||La Mesa||Retired Attorney at Law|
|Kruszona, Raymond||3||San Diego||Retired Facilities Manager|
|Levine, Barry||2||La Mesa||Retired-U.S. Army, Technical Consulting Firm|
|Lind, Bradley||3||Encinitas||Retired Program Manager|
|Mattson, Chris||4||San Diego||Retired Continuing Medical Education Rep|
|McPherson, Ann||1||San Diego||Retired Career Transition Specialist|
|Newlands, 111, Edward||5||Carlsbad||Retired-Director of Supply Chain|
|Robison, Jenifer||3||Escondido||Retired-Policy Analyst|
|Garcia, Vicki||2||Spring Valley||Marketing Consultant|
|Shames, Michael||4||San Diego||Director-San Diego Consumers' Action Network|
|Wolfing, Nancy||2||San Diego||Real Estate Broker|
Foreperson: Edward Newlands, III
Edward Newlands, III, a former medical technology company director, has accepted the task of guiding this year's San Diego County Grand Jury.
"I have always valued and wanted to work in civic/public service which is why I earned a Master's Degree in Public Administration. In addition, being retired, I feel an extra responsibility to do something to give back to the community from which I have derived so many benefits," says Newlands.
Newlands, along with eight women and 10 men will investigate citizen complaints and serve as a resident "watchdog" over government agencies. The Grand Jury will additionally make recommendations to improve government operations.
"California is only one of two states that provides for a civil investigative County Grand Jury. We are fortunate that California provides this mechanism to ensure the citizens have the ability to inquire into and investigate local-government activities. This process helps in keeping these government entities efficient, effective and ethical. It is a great privilege to serve"' says Newlands.