Vickie is retired from the County of San Diego, Department of Environmental Health (1982-2009) as well as being retired from the U.S. Navy Reserve (1975-1999). She has served on several nonprofit boards, including the San Diego Public Library Foundation and the Friends of the San Diego Public Library.
She has an AAS in Environmental Health (SUNY Cobleskill), a BS in Environmental Health (SDSU), and a Masters in Public Administration (MPA -National University). Vickie enjoys travel, food, and learning from others. She believes everyone can be a philanthropist through gifts (large or small) of time, talent or treasure.