Meet our staff

Charles Davis, COO

Chuck brings over five decades of project and administrative management experience to the Foundation having worked in both for and not for profit organizations. Most recently Chuck worked at the San Diego Regional Center as their Facilities Operations Manager before moving on to take on the role as COO at the Foundation.

Sitara Sethi, Director of Programs and Development

Sitara provides direction on grant funding, evaluation and community relations. She brings over 10 years of experience leading non-profit program development and evaluation. Her impact at former organizations including Family Health Centers, Relief International and UCSD resulted in successful programs that not only raised awareness, but also directly improved lives.


Outside of work, Sitara enjoys sci-fi fiction novels and traveling the world – which of course includes simply exploring the beautiful communities of San Diego with her loving husband and two young boisterous boys.

Josie Pena, Administrative Support Specialist

Josie has over 19 years of experience working with adults with disabilities. Prior to joining the Foundation for Developmental Disabilities, she worked at The Arc of San Diego from 2001-2019 as the Administrative Assistant. During her time at The Arc of San Diego she provided administrative support to the Sulpizio Family Center and assisted the Arc’s City Chapter Advisory Board with numerous events. She is passionate about improving the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities, in order for them to become more independent, and achieve their life goals.


Josie is active in her community with the Lemon Grove Little League Baseball and the Lemon Grove Foursquare Church.  In her spare time, she spends time with her four grand kids, two dogs and husband.