Our Mission


The SDCEPD works to promote employment opportunities for persons with disabilities through community action, providing free training to businesses and collaboration with public and private organizations.

The membership of this organization is composed of volunteer representatives of businesses, agencies, organizations and persons within San Diego County that are interested in the employment of persons with disabilities.


The SDCEPD is a California non-profit recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)3 public charity.

Board of Directors


Board of Directors


Chairperson Charlene Autolino (Outreach Consulting) – chair@sdjobtoberfest.org


Vice Chairperson Stephen Faille (Episcopal Community Services) – vicechair@sdjobtoberfest.org


Executive Secretary Brenda Straley (The Arc) – secretary@sdjobtoberfest.org


Treasurer VACANT - treasurer@sdjobtoberfest.org


Comptroller  VACANT



Jobtoberfest Sub-Committees


Employers & Sponsors  – employers@sdjobtoberfest.org



Co-Chairs Maritza & Michelle – volunteer@sdjobtoberfest.org


Facilities Chair Brenda Straley - facilities@sdjobtoberfest.org



Disability Training Committee


Co-Chairs Charlene Autolino & Melissa Nickerson – chair@sdjobtoberfest.org



Kevin Stark Memorial

Scholarship Committee


Co-Chairs Chuck Anders (CA DOT) & Maria Beltran (EDD) – scholarship@sdjobtoberfest.org


Employment First Committee


Co-Chairs Michele Geving & John Filley (Regional Center)  – employmentfirst@sdjobtoberfest.org

The SDCEPD is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)3 public charity

whose donations are tax deductible as applicable to law.

Phone: (619) 737-2270    Fax: (619) 535-3941