September 11, 2017


San Diego, CA – Promises2Kids, one of San Diego’s foremost nonprofits, with a focus on foster care and children’s welfare, has announced the addition of three new members to its Board of Directors; Danielle C. Humphries, Lisa Costa Corbosiero and Merrilee Neal.

“Promises2Kids is truly honored to welcome Danielle, Lisa and Merrilee to our Board,” said Tonya Torosian, MSW, CFRE, the organization’s CEO.  “These individuals bring a wealth of expertise and leadership to our Board. We’re excited about their vision and enthusiasm for our mission.”

Promises2Kids annually provides over 3,300 current and former foster youth in San Diego County with the tools, opportunities and guidance they need to address the circumstances that brought them into foster care, overcome the difficulties of their past and grow into healthy, happy and successful adults. Promises2Kids supports these children through our four core programs: Polinsky Children's Center, Camp Connect, Guardian Scholars and Foster Funds.

New board member Danielle C. Humphries is a partner in the San Diego office of law firm Hahn Loeser & Parks. Ms. Humphries focuses her legal practice in the areas of trusts & estates. Her practice includes estate planning, wealth transfer and preservation, business succession planning, trust administration, probate and trust and estate litigation. She has extensive experience in representing fiduciaries and beneficiaries in complex trust and estate administration and litigation. Ms. Humphries is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association, the North County Estate Planning Council of San Diego, and the Lawyers Club of San Diego.  She is president of the Mother Attorney Mentoring Association of San Diego. 

New board member Lisa Costa Corbosiero is co-owner of Hi Tech Honeycomb (HTH), a leading manufacturer and supplier of honeycomb detail for gas turbine engine seals located in San Diego, CA. HTH was founded by entrepreneur Joao Costa in 1989.  Ms. Costa Corbosiero currently serves on the Board of Directors and the Advisory Board for HTH. The company now serves over 150 of the world’s top jet engine manufacturers. Ms. Costa Corbosiero graduated with a B.A. in Mass Media Communications and International Relations from the University of San Diego in 1990. She received her Human Resources Management certification in 1999. She is actively involved in the San Diego community, and participates in the San Diego Family Business Counsel and sits on the alumni board of Cathedral Catholic High School. She volunteers for various projects with her teenage sons and lends her time to spread the word about organizations that assist youth in the foster care system in the San Diego area.

New board member Merrilee Neal graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She is a highly-driven professional who has served on non-profit boards for several years.  Ms. Neal has more than 12 years of experience as a small business owner. She is a 2013 graduate of LEAD San Diego and has recently acquired certificates in both public speaking and non-profit management. A 35-year San Diego resident, she and her husband, Mike, have been active philanthropists, giving and supporting several local organizations throughout the years. Ms. Neal is a five-year breast cancer survivor who has become one of the top fundraisers for Susan G. Komen San Diego’s Race for the Cure.