RSFDC Board and Contact Information


President - Michael Gelfand

Michael Gelfand is a founding member of the RSFDC, and President since 2008.  He has been a delegate to the State Democratic Party Convention and the 2012 National Convention.  Michael has served on the non-profit boards of The Old Globe Theater and The San Diego Natural History Museum, as a Commissioner of the California Travel and Tourism Commission, and as a Director of numerous other organizations.  Michael owns and operates Terra Vista Management, Inc., a real estate investment management firm specializing in high quality recreation vehicle parks including Campland On The Bay, mobile home communities, and marinas.  Michael has taken great pleasure in helping to turn San Diego county “blue” and in planting the progressive, liberal, Democratic flag represented by the RSF Democratic Club.

1st Vice President, V.P. Membership - Maria McEneany

Maria McEneany is a founding member of the Rancho Santa Fe Democratic Club. She has served on several Boards at local, state and national levels including The March of Dimes, The New York State PTA, The Children’s Tumor Foundation and Casa De Amparo, a shelter for abused children. Currently, Maria is a Commissioner on the Commission on the Status of Women for San Diego County, a Stewardship Commissioner for the Diocese of San Diego, Stewardship Coordinator at St. James-St. Leo Catholic Community and President of the Live Well San Diego Lions Club. Maria serves on the boards of Jubilee USA, San Diego, an organization building an economy that serves, protects, and promotes participation of the most vulnerable and the St. James Finance Council.  She is a member of the San Diego Lawyer’s Club Human Trafficking Task Force, San Diego County Regional Human Trafficking Council. Among many initiatives, Maria is focused on eradicating global poverty and human trafficking. Maria and her husband Paul have two grown children, a son (Bruce) and daughter (Sara). Maria believes each of us can make a difference, particularly in the lives of those less fortunate and that it is our obligation to do so.

V.P. Marketing and Communications - Bobby Edelman

Bobby has been a member of the RSFDC since 2008 and a board member since 2011. Professionally, Bobby has been involved in creating and managing internet based businesses since 1994. His innovative work has resulted in Honors and Awards including CIO Magazine- named one of top 50 information technologists to watch.CIO Magazine:one of the TOP 50 internet sites.Computer World/IDG Named ENEN NetSeminar the Best In Class Award for Education for two years. Arthur Andersen Best Practices Award 1999.Founding/ Voting member of Commercenet Consortium(1994) key player in development of commercial use of the internet.

V.P. Speakers and Programs - Gordon Clanton

Gordon teaches Sociology at San Diego State University and writes a column on politics and the environment for the Del Mar Times and sister papers in Solana Beach, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, and Carmel Valley.  Gordon grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  He earned a B.A. in Chemistry at LSU and a Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, where his mentor was Robert Bellah, author of Habits of the Heart.  Gordon lives in Del Mar, where he has been involved in local politics since the 1980s.  He is a progressive political activist, an unpaid advisor to numerous elected officials, candidates, and causes. 

Treasurer - Susan Wayo

Susan has been a member of the RSFDC since 2013 and a board member and treasurer since 2014.  She is also an associate member of the San Diego County Democratic Party, a member of the North County Caucus, our club's representative to Council of Clubs, and an active supporter of the CA Clean Money Campaign.  Professionally, Susan has been a partner since 2001 with The Gendreau Group, a growth and revenue strategy consultancy.  Prior to moving to California in 2000, Susan worked for Cincinnati-based Convergys Corporation where she held the roles of software developer, systems engineer, product manager, and director of accounts management. Susan holds a Master’s degree in opera performance, a Bachelor’s degree in music education, and has pursued software programming, accounting, and MBA and doctoral-level studies.

Secretary - Sheri Sachs

Sheri has been a member of the RSFDC since 2015 and is a life-long member of the Democratic Party.  Sheri is dedicated to public service in San Diego, and has served on many commissions including: Senior Commission for the City of Carlsbad, The Commission for Disabled Citizens and The Commission for the Status of Women both for the County of San Diego.  Sheri is a proud participant of the FBI Citizens Academy,  the Government Affairs Committee with the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce, and serves as an Alternate member of the Democratic Central Committee.  Her pursuit of knowledge in the area of government continues with her current participation in a Master's Program with Harvard University.  Professionally, Ms. Sachs enjoyed a long career in non-profit management serving children's programs throughout Southern California.  Sheri was the founding executive director of Conner's Cause for Children and was honored by the Points of Light and United Way organizations.  She is currently the CEO for Encinitas Internal Medicine in Encinitas, CA.   Sheri lives in Carlsbad with her husband of 30+ years, Dr. Bruce Sachs, has two magnificent sons and looks forward to being a grandmother in September 2016!

Member - Vishal Shah



Voter Outreach and Get Out The Vote - Marilee McLean

Hospitality - Vickie Riggs

Policy - Wayne Riggs

Political Action - Cess Resnick

College and University Outreach - Gordon Clanton

Fundraising - Jamie Carr