Nancy is the executive director of La Jolla Community Center and has been instrumental in expanding and implementing new programs, classes, series and annual events. During her tenure during the last 9 years, membership has increased by approximately 50 percent per year, with accompanying revenue growth. Nancy has developed partnerships with a range of community and professional organizations, which has led to a surge in membership, corporate support and interest in the Center. She initiated and developed two successful concert series in 2012, The Fourth Friday Jazz Series and Opera Wednesday events, which continue today.
Nancy received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from San Diego State University, with a focus on management. In 2014, she received her certificate in Fund Raising Management from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University. She has always believed in the importance of philanthropy and volunteerism and throughout her educational process took time to volunteer as a girls’ basketball coach for several elementary and high school programs. Nancy participates in a range of volunteer activities and fundraising events in La Jolla and San Diego, including such organizations as the Kiwanis Club of La Jolla, La Jolla Art & Wine Festival, San Diego Opera and Diabetes Research Connection. She is an enthusiast of continuing education and spends her free time taking leadership and management courses and seminars. Nancy enjoys painting, visiting art museums, attending live music events and spending time with friends and family. She loves the community of La Jolla, not just for its physical beauty but for the great intellect and spirit of generosity that flows through the people.
Marge Niven, a New York City/New Jersey transplant, has been in San Diego since 1992. She first attended a class at La Jolla Community Center in 2010 which led to volunteering and in 2014, she joined the staff to coordinate the new transportation program. The "Senior Express" program is offered in the greater La Jolla area and has been helpful to many local residents.
Marge's interests are reading, traveling and photography. Recording family history through photos led to volunteering at the La Jolla Historical Society to compile photo books for their 2014 and 2015 Secret Garden Tours.
Front Desk Administrative Assistant
Deborah Cea, a California native, has been living in San Diego since 2015. She attended California State University San Marcos and received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. Deborah joined the LJCC team in early 2019.
Deborah's interests include participating in local pinball tournaments, attending sporting events (Go Padres!), and exploring through out San Diego with her Westie, Scotty.
Barbara Burton Graf
Director of Marketing
Barbara Burton Graf has held management positions in public relations and marketing for the past 20 years representing public, private and non-profit clients. She comes to the position with decades of PR agency and management experience. Barbara formed her own management consulting company, The Burton Company, in 2002. She has developed and launched numerous public relations and marketing campaigns resulting in revenue and customer/membership growth. A former Capitol Hill reporter, Barbara is a published author of numerous business and health-related articles and recently published a children’s book. She received her executive coaching certification in 2016, has facilitated corporate sustainability leadership and strategic planning sessions, and holds degrees in Nursing and Journalism.