Del Mar, Carmel Valley residents join Voices for Children board

Nancy Banning Doyle of Del Mar and George Lai of Carmel Valley are among the new board members of Voices for Children (VFC), a private, nonprofit organization serving foster children with volunteer CASAs (Court Appointed Special Advocates).

Banning Doyle has extensive knowledge of the foster care system in San Diego and Los Angeles counties, having been a volunteer Case Assessment Program (CAP) File Reviewer at Voices for Children from 2008 to 2014 and a CASA in Los Angeles from 2005 to 2008. She also served as teacher at the San Diego Juvenile Court and Community Schools, as a commissioner on the San Diego Juvenile Justice Commission, and as a member of the San Diego County Grand Jury. Her board experience includes: Center for Plant Conservation, Midland Center for the Arts in Midland, Mich.; Green Cancer Center of Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation; Children’s Hospital Auxiliary where she co-chaired the Hospital Fair; the state of California Area Board XIII; and the San Diego County Commission on the Handicapped. She was also the president and founder of Scripps Clinic TSRI Charter Society. Her husband, David Doyle, is a partner with Morrison & Foerster, where he leads the company’s San Diego Intellectual Property Litigation Group.

Lai serves as the president of the Lily Lai Foundation — a private foundation in San Diego with a charitable mission to support cancer research, education, and nutrition for children, libraries, welfare of disadvantaged children, and empowerment of abused women. He served as director of information technology at eBioscience, Inc., a biotechnology company in San Diego. He earned a B.S. in electrical engineering and computer science from UC Berkeley as well as an M.S. in electrical engineering and a Ph.D. in engineering from UC Irvine.

Voices for Children’s Board is composed of community and business leaders responsible for financial oversight, goal-setting, policy development, and fundraising. Visit