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Nancy Walters

Executive Director

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. 

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Deborah Miller, 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, playing co-ed softball, attending sporting events (Go Padres!), and exploring San Diego with her husband, Tim and Westie, Scotty.

Deborah Miller

Front Desk Administrative Assistant

Barbara Burton Graf

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. 

Director of Marketing