Board of Directors
Muffy Walker was born and raised outside of Philadelphia, PA. She currently resides in Rancho Santa Fe with her husband John C. Reed and their three sons. In 1983, Walker graduated with a Master's of Science in Psychiatric Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania. She worked in the mental health field for over 18 years until she moved to California when she obtained her MBA with a focus in marketing from the University of California-Irvine.
Walker has owned several companies both for and not for profit and is the founder and President of International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF). After learning that her youngest son had Bipolar Disorder, Walker joined other mental health boards and ultimately started IBPF. She has served on a plethora of boards including Children's Hospital, Kids Korps USA, NeighborHelp, ChildHelp USA, and has dedicated the past 10 years of her life championing the education of the public about mental illness. Walker's interests include travel, tap dancing, community theatre, and Thai cooking.
Susan Berger has over twenty-five years of business expertise. She received her undergraduate degree in Finance from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and her graduate degree in Accounting from Bentley College. As a CPA with Ernst & Young for over twelve years, her practice focused on the health care and financial services sectors. She then owned and managed a real estate firm specializing in residential rehabs and management.
Susan was the co-founder and President of Blue Harbor Foundation, a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to funding promising clinical research with the potential to advance the diagnosis and treatment of mood disorders. Susan has been active as a board member of several not-for-profit organizations, including the Mental Health America in Marion County, Lupus Foundation of Houston (where she was co-founder and president of the board). At the Kentucky Day School she was a Board Member and member of the finance committee that was responsible for a highly successful ten million dollar capital campaign. At St. Richard's Episcopal school she served on the Development and Finance Committee. She also served on the Board of Midwest Academy in Indianapolis.
Currently, Susan resides in La Jolla with her husband Walter. They have two sons, one of whom has bipolar disorder. Their son was diagnosed thirteen years ago at the age of twelve. Since that time, Susan has been dedicated to eliminating the stigma of mental illness and the advancement of diagnosis and treatment of mood disorders.
As a Wealth Management Advisor with the Private Client Reserve at U.S. Bank, Joye Blount helps successful individuals and their families meet their unique financial needs. Her extensive experience enables her to build long-term relationships by offering insight and advice touching on all aspects of her client’s financial affairs. Joye coordinates a carefully selected team of specialists to ensure that her clients fully benefit from the comprehensive capabilities and solutions the Wealth Management Group has to offer.
Joye has more than 17 years of experience in banking including philanthropic management, strategic communications, personnel management, private wealth management, trust and investments. She holds a FINRA Series 7, 66 certifications in addition to a Six Sigma Green Belt certification. She has earned numerous national business and community awards and nominations including YWCA Twin Award, Women Who Mean Business Award and Women Who Move the City Award. She has served as a United Nations Official Observer for the Mexican presidential election in 2001 and 2006. She is also a graduate of the FBI Citizen’s Academy and earned a B.S. Degree in Education from Winthrop University and a Master’s Degree in Leadership from The University of North Carolina.
Active in the San Diego community, Joye serves on the boards of The Point Loma Nazarene University President’s Advisory Board, Point Loma Nazarene University School of Business Advisory Board, Voices for Children Advisory Board, Charter One Hundred, The International Bi-Polar Foundation, Junior Achievement, The United Way Women’s Leadership Council and Education Advisory Committee, and most recently was appointed by the Mayor to serve on the Balboa Park Conservancy Task Force. She is also an active volunteer with The San Diego Symphony, The San Diego Futures Foundation, The San Diego Symphony and The Zoological Society of San Diego.
Joye resides in San Diego with her husband, Jessie J. Knight, Jr.