The FOVM has a voting Board of Directors and a nonvoting Advisory Board. The FOVM Board meets at 10:00 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month except during August and December, unless there is the need for official business during those months. The Annual Meeting is in April. In 2017 the Annual Meeting will be April 8 at 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at the Sherman Heights Community Center, 2258 Island Avenue, San Diego. All FOVM members and donors are invited to attend.




The goals of the FOVM are

  1. to raise funds for the preservation and operation of the Villa Montezuma Museum;

  2. to enhance public education about this historic, architectural, and cultural resource; and

  3. to operate the Villa in compliance with the American Alliance of Museum standards.


Subcommittees include

  1. Restoration

  2. Education/Outreach/Events

  3. Finance/Business/Fundraising


The FOVM Board understands the joys and challenges of operating a museum within a historic inner city neighborhood.  We thank all the great support we have from the many downtown organizations and from the area residents. Since the Villa opened in 1972 it has always been more than a house museum; it is part of the celebrations and fabric of the community. The FOVM’s joy will be when we can open the doors to the Villa and share this magnificent museum with the public when the City of San Diego grants us the operating agreement for the museum and Phase 3 restoration (repainting the museum) is complete.


The 2017 - 2018 Board

Chairperson:  Louise Torio

Vice Chair:  Charles Spratley

Treasurer:  Mike Ruth, PE

Secretary:  Alessandra Moctezuma, MFA

Membership Secretary: Barbara Busch

Pamela Bensoussan, ASA

Todd McKerrow, M.Arch.

Gabe Selak, MA (rest in peace, dear friend)




 

The FOVM Board of Directors

FOVM Advisory Board


Kathleen (Kay) Porter, Chair


Linda Canada

Historian & Past Interim SD Historical Society Executive Director


Vicki Estrada

Estrada Land Planning

Landscape Architecture


Nick Fintzelberg


Carol Hann

Research


John Henderson, FAIA


Phil Kern, P.E.


Klonnie Kunzel


Vonn Marie May

Architectural Landscape Historian


Jim Moss

Past SD Historical Society Executive Director


Tonnie Moss


Owen Sutton

Preservation Contractor

Home Restoration

& Remodeling

of San Diego


Bob Witty

Past SD Historical Society Executive Director


In Loving Memory

Gabe Selak

March 23, 1971 -

April 3, 2017


Dr. Clare Crane

June 16, 1926 -

June 17, 2011


Shep Wickham

January 21, 1947 -

March 18, 2012


Bob Wright

October 17, 1927 -

December 26, 2014

ember

Shep Wickham


John Wickham, better know as “Shep”  to all, was a longtime employee of the San Diego Historical Society (now the San Diego History Center) who was the live-in docent and caretaker at the Villa for over seven years. Shep passed in March 2012. He’s the one we quote when we say

“it’s not haunted,

it’s ENCHANTED.” 

In his final days, Shep offered to come back and REALLY haunt the Villa. We welcome his kind presence.


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Advisory Board Chair Kay Porter

and FOVM Board Chair Louise Torio