Rancho Santa Fe resident joins International Bipolar Foundation board


The International Bipolar Foundation recently welcomed three new members to its board of directors: Sandy Redman from Rancho Santa Fe, Wendy Abramson from the D.C. area, and Marc Kullman from New Orleans.

Sandy Redman

is a banker and a philanthropist, who is passionate about children, education and the arts. A resident of Rancho Santa Fe, Redman devotes much of her time to various charities throughout San Diego. Redman has a BS degree in finance from the University of Edinburgh. She has three grown children and five grandchildren.

For the past five years Redman has been actively helping a young family member grapple with a litany of behavioral symptoms, but who was never been formally diagnosed with bipolar. She has experienced first-hand the devastation and toll it took on her family.

“Finding the International Bipolar Foundation has opened our eyes that we are not alone; there is help and support. My hope is to become further educated about mental illness and reach out to others so they know there is somewhere to turn for help and not be in the situation my family has been in for so long.”

In addition to serving on the board of the International Bipolar Foundation, Redman is a board member of The Old Globe and Kids Korps, and is an ardent supporter of the Patrons of the Prado, Epilepsy Foundation San Diego, the Arc and Country Friends.

“I’m very concerned about the education system and how much is being taken from the children and what it will do to the next generation as we remove teachers, art and music from the schools.”

Her personal philosophy is: “Live every day as though it’s your last; surround yourself with good people, and remove the things from your life that are not positive.”

In addition to Redman making a significant personal contribution to these organizations, she is also able to support them on a corporate level with her position as the Senior Vice President/San Diego Private Banking Group Manager for California Bank & Trust, the largest community bank in San Diego.

Wendy Abramson

is a public health professional with over 25 years of experience in international and domestic public health. She has provided leadership and management of multi-country teams in developing countries in Latin America, Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe.

F. Marc Kullman

is a founding director of the National Bipolar Foundation. He holds a bachelor of science degree in hotel, restaurant, and tourism administration. He served as president of National Clothing Liquidators for over 12 years. He is a Mayoral Appointee, serving as Chairman of the Delgado College Commission, re-appointed by four consecutive city administrations, in New Orleans, La.

International Bipolar Foundation is a not-for-profit located in San Diego with a presence in over 25 countries. The mission of IBPF is to eliminate bipolar disorder through the advancement of research; to promote and enhance care & support services; and to erase associated stigma through public education. If you would like to get involved or get more information, please contact Ashley: