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Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Yusuf A. Balogun, CPA/PFS, MST, President

 Partner, Walpole Financial Advisors LLC

Dr. Hilda Maldonado, Vice President
Superintendent, Santa Barbara Unified School District

Cara Williams, Secretary
Human Resources Vice President, Cottage Health

Erika Endrijonas, Ph.D., Treasurer

President, Santa Barbara City College

Anne Hubbard, Ed.D., Immediate Past President
Superintendent, Hope School District

Doug Ford
Partner, D. D. Ford Construction

Kirsten McLaughlin
Market Vice President, Cox Communications

Dave W. Odell
President, MedBridge Development

Juliana Ramirez
President & CEO, JR Bookkeeping

Dr. Susan Salcido
County Superintendent of Schools, Santa Barbara County Education Office

Jesus Terrazas
Partners in Education Program Alum, Project Management, Merryl Brown Events

Board Members

Gayle Beebe, Ph.D.
President, Westmont College

Marybeth Carty
Executive Director, Natalie Orfalea Foundation

Elizabeth Cholawsky
CEO, HG Insights

Neil Dayal
Senior Program Manager, Raytheon

Joe Howell
Partner, Howell Moore & Gough LLP

William M. Macfadyen
Publisher, Noozhawk

Jeffrey F. Milem, Ph.D.
Dean & Professor, The Gevirtz School, UC Santa Barbara

Carolyn Mitten, Ph.D.
Chair & Assistant Professor of Education, Westmont College

Alice Patino
Mayor, City of Santa Maria

Diana F. Rigby
Superintendent, Carpinteria Unified School District

Brian Robinson
Principal, Terrain Consulting
Chair, Computers for Families Committee

Randy Rowse
Mayor, City of Santa Barbara

Dr. Diana Roybal
Superintendent, Goleta Union School District

Molly Schiff
Director of Member & Community Engagement, Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce

Ron Werft
President & CEO, Cottage Health

Henry T. Yang, Ph.D.
Chancellor, UC Santa Barbara


Steven Ainsley
Marty Blum
William Cirone
Steve Cushman
Lawrence A. Fisher, Ed. D.
Betty Hatch
Ed Heron
James J. Keenan
Dr. Peter MacDougall
Dr. Mary P. Scopatz
David Spainhour
Dr. Ken Stokes
Mark Sylvester
Frank Umanzio

Evolving, exploring, & trying new ways to better support educators, family, and the community at large...ALWAYS.