Kristin Gaspar - Interim Vice President, Philanthropy, Palomar Health Foundation

Kristin Gaspar is an accomplished small business owner, elected leader, and media professional who serves as the Interim Vice President of Philanthropy and Senior Director of Government Affairs for the Palomar Health Foundation and Palomar Health.


Kristin and her husband, Paul, built a successful physical therapy practice that now employs 150 San Diegans. Kristin was an elected official for a decade most recently managing a $6 billion dollar budget and representing 650,000 people as a Supervisor for the County of San Diego, where she was also the youngest woman ever elected. Kristin was the first elected Mayor of the City of Encinitas and served as a councilwoman. She is a prolific fundraiser and shattered records in each of her races. As a result of her leadership, Kristin is a sought-after public speaker and frequent contributor to local and national media outlets.

In addition to her public service, Kristin has been active in her community where she has served as Rotary President and Board Member for several non-profit organizations including: Workshops for Warriors, Lifesharing, and the Hospice of North Coast.

Kristin is a graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. She and Paul are proud parents of Carson, Payton, and Addie. In addition to running daily carpools to various activities, Kristin also serves as the head cheerleading coach for her two girls at La Costa Canyon Pop Warner and has won numerous national titles.

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