Jackie Higgins and Phillip Sammuli Step Up as Interim Co-CEOs

Advancing Change

This leadership transition ensures continuity and stability as we embark upon a nationwide search for our next CEO. Both Jackie and Phillip bring a wealth of experience, dedication, and passion to their new roles, making them the ideal leaders to guide Forever Balboa Park through this period.

Jackie Higgins and Phillip Sammuli Step Up as Interim Co-CEOs at Forever Balboa Park

With the recent departure of Forever Balboa Park’s President and CEO, the organization is pleased to announce that two esteemed members of our leadership team, Jackie Higgins and Phillip Sammuli, are stepping up as Interim Co-CEOs.

Jackie Higgins: Champion of Botanical Beauty and Urban Forestry

Jackie Higgins, who currently serves as VP of Planning, has been a vital force at Forever Balboa Park. Her visionary work on the Botanical Building and Gardens Revitalization project has transformed our gardens and urban forest, creating beautiful and sustainable green spaces for everyone to enjoy. Her leadership has been instrumental in numerous other projects aimed at enhancing the park’s natural beauty and environmental health.

Phillip Sammuli: Builder of Partnerships and Community Support

Joining Forever Balboa Park last summer as VP of Institutional Advancement, Phillip Sammuli has quickly become a key player in our mission. He has been pivotal in fostering partnerships and securing vital support for our initiatives, ensuring that our projects receive the necessary funding and community backing to succeed. Phillip’s efforts have strengthened our ties with local organizations and enhanced our outreach efforts.

A Call to the Community

During this transition, we are confident that our dedicated staff, volunteers, and community partners will continue to support our mission and help us thrive. Jackie and Phillip’s combined expertise and leadership will guide us as we continue to preserve and enhance the beauty and accessibility of Balboa Park for future generations.

We invite our community to join us in supporting Jackie Higgins and Phillip Sammuli as they step into their new roles. Together, let’s rally behind them and ensure that Forever Balboa Park remains a cherished space for all.

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For more updates on our current staff and leadership and to learn how you can get involved, please visit our website and follow us on social media.

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