Business For Good San Diego Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors is dedicated to representing the values of the small businesses that make up Business For Good San Diego.
Mikey Knab, Chair – Ponce’s Mexican Restaurant
Business For Good San Diego has given me the opportunity to connect with other business owners and operators who believe in social justice and long-term investment in our community. We’re not driven by short-term profits, but a vibrant, healthy, diverse society where all can thrive.
Emily Wilkinson, Secretary – Wilkinson Mazzeo
Joining Business For Good San Diego has given me a voice as a socially responsible small business owner — creating opportunities to get involved in local policy-making, to connect with like-minded business owners, and to gain exposure for my business through local campaigns.
Alan Haghighi, Treasurer – Fruitcraft
Being a member of Business For Good San Diego is a direct extension of our business mission: to unleash the power of enterprise as a force for good. Being in a group of other like-minded businesses to accomplish real change feels great. Together, we can.
Vilavanh Sanginthirath – Powerhouse Business Solutions
I support Business For Good San Diego because I am a small business owner, a single mother, a woman, a minority and a woman of color. Entrepreneurship is on the rise, and San Diego is the perfect place for it as long as we take care of our own and are responsible policymakers and business owners. Being part of Business For Good San Diego helps drive essential discussions on policies that allow us to provide a better future for our children, families, friends, and neighbors.
Jamie Hampton – Mixte Communications, Inc.Business
For Good San Diego puts me front and center with other businesses that want to use our influence to change our communities. This mission-driven organization is exactly what I needed to channel my need to take action and make a real difference.
Juan Pablo Sanchez – Super Cocina
Business For Good San Diego provides me with a voice and collective power to pursue values and ideas, and policies that benefit my business and the social health of my community.
Brad Keiller – Nomad Donuts
Almost half of San Diego’s workforce is employed by small businesses with less than 50 employees, yet an individual company with 10,000 employees has a much greater voice than all small businesses combined. Business For Good San Diego brings us together and gives us a voice so we can take part in shaping policy – and support the communities that support us.
Natalie Gill – Native Poppy
I love being a part of Business For Good San Diego because it allows me to serve my community in more significant and meaningful ways. I feel immense satisfaction from knowing that we work hard to change policies that improve the lives of the people living in our communities.
Karim Bouris, Business for Good San Diego, Executive Director
Karim Bouris brings close to 20 years of experience in international business and community-based organizations, where he developed programs to address critical economic, workforce, community and education needs. Prior to launching Business For Good San Diego, he started his small business, Blues Scale Group, to support the growth and sustainability of cause-driven organizations.
Karim is committed to collaborative, evidence-based strategies and motivated by the potential of the nonprofit sector to be innovative, forward-thinking change agents for our community’s most pressing social challenges. He has a masters in business administration (University of Denver) and completed his undergraduate studies in psychology (University of Denver & University of Paris-X, France).