Meet Our Team

Andre Simpson

Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer

An Air Force veteran, Mr. Simpson was previously Director of Community Reintegration for VVSD, and has been associated with VVSD since 1996 when he was hired in the capacity of counselor and employment case manager.

He has developed many new and exciting initiatives for VVSD, including the development of the monthly Homeless Court Program, a 150-bed Veteran Winter Shelter, and a Non-Custodial Parent Program in collaboration with San Diego County Department of Child Support Services.

Darren Tune

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Tune served in the U.S. Navy from 1991-1995. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, a Master’s of Business Administration, and a PhD in Leadership Studies with an emphasis in nonprofit management.

His career in the nonprofit sector began in 1996 when he obtained employment at VVSD as a work study and accounting clerk. Since that time, he has gained over 20 years of accounting and leadership experience at several different nonprofit organizations. Mr. Tune returned to become the Chief Financial Officer of VVSD in 2016.

David Siegler

Vice President of Grants and Special Projects

Mr. Siegler has risen from Grant Writer to Operations Manager to Vice President of Grants and Special Projects. Over the years, he has raised more than $100 million for the agency. Mr. Siegler oversees the grant applications for more than 14 separate programs at VVSD.

Shivonne Ayala

Executive Assistant to the President & COO

Lisa Record

Vice President of Development