Chula Vista
United States

Past District Governor Janice Kurth is a member of the Rotary Club of Del Mar in Rotary District 5340 in Southern California, USA.  She was a Group Study Exchange Team Leader to District 9200 (East Africa) leading a team of health care professionals in February, 2010 which began her journey to Rotary leadership and worldwide service.  She has served her club and district in many capacities, including club president, assistant governor, chair of several committees and events, and District Governor in 2015-2016.  She is the District Rotary Foundation Chairperson for 2016-2019.  She also serves on the Rotary District Strategic Planning, Finance and Leadership Committees.  She and her husband are members of the Bequest Society and Arch Klumph Society of The Rotary Foundation.  Her other service activities include the San Diego Women’s Foundation, mentoring teenage students, founding and/or serving on several educational foundations in her community and volunteering at local schools.

Janice was born in Berkeley, California but spent most of her youth in Houston, Texas.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Austin College, doctorate in human genetics at Stanford University, and her medical doctorate from University of Arizona, with post-graduate training in internal medicine.  Her professional career has included academic and industrial biomedical research, product and software development, research management, pharmaceutical medicine and consulting for biomedical and pharmaceutical companies.  She is now happily retired to a full time job of Rotary service and philanthropy in her community and worldwide.

Janice has been married to her Rotarian husband Matt for 30 years.  They have two daughters, ages 25 and 27 years, both of which are now Rotarians and serving on the Board of Directors of their respective Clubs. 

In their free time, Janice and Matt enjoy wine tasting, traveling, running, weight lifting, wine tasting, reading, hiking, biking, and snow skiing and….wine tasting.