2016 Celebration Luncheon: Women in Leadership Honorary Committee

Women in Leadership Honorary Event Committee

Over 100 female leaders from the Santa Barbara community have graciously lent their names to our Women in Leadership Honorary Committee. They hold appointed and elected positions, own businesses with 50+ employees, are nonprofit and educatio executives, and are former Girls Inc. leaders. They represent the impressive number of females leaders in our community who serve as powerful role models for girls. Did we miss you? Please let us know.

  •                 Amy Ackerman, President, NAWBO Santa Barbara
  •                 Ruth Ackerman, Ph.D., LCSW                     
  •                 Mary Andrulaitis, Architect/Partner, NMA Architects
  •                 Pamela Antil, Assistant City Administrator, City of Santa Barbara
  •                 Michelle Apodaca, Director, Deckers Brands, C-Suite & Deckers Gives
  •                 Bernadette Bagley, President, Rotary Club of Montecito
  •                 Marsha  Bailey, Founder and CEO, Women’s Economic Ventures
  •                 Tracy Beard, Chair Commission for Women, Santa Barbara County
  •                 Helene Beaver, Former City Councilmember, City of Santa Barbara
  •                 Barbara Ben-Horin, Chief Executive Officer, Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara
  •                 Kum-Kum Bhavnani, Ph.D., Immediate Past Chair Academic Senate, UCSB
  •                 Rebecca Bjork, Public Works Director, City of Santa Barbara
  •                 Marty Blum, Trustee, Santa Barbara City College
  •                 Jayne Brechwald, President, Soroptimist
  •                 Merryl Brown, President, Merryl Brown Events
  •                 Barbara Burger, Marketing Director, Santa Barbara Symphony
  •                 Jessica  Cadiente, Director, Santa Barbara Library
  •                 Jan Campbell, Chief Philanthropic Officer/Senior Vice President, Santa Barbara Foundation
  •                 Keri Canady, Branch Manager, First Bank
  •                 Laura Capps, Commissioner, Commission for Women, Santa Barbara County
  •                 The Honorable  Lois Capps, U.S. House of Representatives, 24th District
  •                 Julie Capritto, President, Board of Directors, Domestic Violence Solutions
  •                 Marybeth Carty, President, Santa Barbara County Board of Education
  •                 Susan Christol-Deacon, Board Member, Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy Foundation
  •                 Marsha  Croninger, Board of Trustees President, Santa Barbara City College
  •                 Charity  Dean, MD, MPH, President, Central Coast Medical Association
  •                 Yvonne DeGraw, Board Member, Goleta Union School District
  •                 Anna Dinter, President, Tierra Adorada District California Federation of Women’s Clubs
  •                 Joyce Dudley, District Attorney, Santa Barbara County
  •                 Gayle Eidelson, Trustee, Santa Barbara Unified School District
  •                 Cassandra Ensberg, FAIA, Fellow American Institute of Architecture
  •                 Susan Epstein, President, Goleta Union School District
  •                 Carin Ezal, Board Member, Goleta Union School District
  •                 Jaclyn Fabre, Board Member, Carpinteria Unified School District
  •                Supervisor Doreen Farr, Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, 3rd District
  •                 Mickey Flacks, Housing Activist, Santa Barbara
  •                 Lisette Fraser, Executive Director, Casa Serena
  •                 Joanne Funari, Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, American Riviera Bank
  •                 Veronica Gallardo, Trustee, Santa Barbara City College
  •                 Miki Garcia, Executive Director, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara
  •                 Elvia Garcia, Esq., President, Santa Barbara Women Lawyers
  •                 Janet Garufis, Chief Executive Officer, Montecito Bank & Trust
  •                 Lori Gaskin, Ph.D., Retired Superintendent/President, Santa Barbara City College
  •                 Dana Goba, Executive Director, Central Coast Medical Association
  •                 Elyse Gonzales, Acting Director  Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB
  •                 Elsa Granados, Executive Director, Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center
  •                 Michelle Greene, City Manager, City of Goleta
  •                 Lauren  Hanson, Board President, Goleta Water District
  •                 Nancy Harter, Co-Chair, Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara
  •                 Stefanie Herrington, President, Girls Inc. of Carpinteria Board of Directors
  •                 Patsy Hicks, Director of Education, Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  •                 Judith Hill, Chief Executive Officer, Channel City Club & Committee on Foreign Relations
  •                 Jane  Honikman, Founder, Postoartum Support International
  •                 Judith Hopkinson, Board Member, Cottage Health Systems
  •                 Lynn Houston, Pilot and Founder, A Different Point of View
  •                The Honorable Hannah-Beth Jackson, California Legislature, District 19
  •                 Madeleine Jacobson, Past President, SBCC Foundation Board
  •                 Hazel Johns, Airport Director, City of Santa Barbara
  •                 Pat Jones, CPA, Chair, Santa Barbara County Assessment Appeals Board #1
  •                 Victoria Juarez, Executive Director, Girls Inc. of Carpinteria
  •                 Julie Kessler Solomon, Commissioner, Human Services Commission of Santa Barbara, 3rd District
  •                 Jill Kingdon, President, Santa Barbara-Goleta Valley AAUW
  •                 Margaret Klawunn, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs, UCSB
  •                 Judi Koper, Commissioner, Civil Service Commission
  •                 Jaime Kuczkowski, CPA, Balance Financial Management
  •                 Marianne Kugler, Trustee, Santa Barbara City College
  •                 Dorothy Largay, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, Linked Foundation
  •                 Nancy Leffert, Ph.D., President Emerita, Antioch University Santa Barbara
  •                 Barbara Goss Levi, Contributing Editor, Physics Today
  •                 Pam Lewis, Chief Operation Officer, Hutton Parker Foundation
  •                 Monique Limón, Board Member, Santa Barbara Unified School District
  •                 Barbara Lindemann, Professor Emerita, Santa Barbara City College
  •                 Sheila Lodge,  Planning Commissioner City of Santa Barbara
  •                 Lori Luhnow, Chief of Police, City of Santa Barbara
  •                 Gwyn Lurie, Board Member, Montecito Union School District
  •                 Elizabeth Majestic, Vice President for Population, Health Cottage Health Systems
  •                 Michelle Martinich, Chief Financial Officer, American Riviera Bank
  •                 Kirsten  McLaughlin, Public Affairs Manager, Cox Communications
  •                 Michele Mickiewicz, Chair, Human Services Commission of Santa Barbara, 2nd District
  •                 Micheline Miglis, Superintendent of Schools, Carpinteria Unified School District
  •                 Kristen  Miller, President and CEO, Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce
  •                 Lois Mitchell, Philanthropic Consultant, LAUNCH
  •                 Mona Miyasato                               
  •                 Lynda Nahra, President, Central Coast Region, Pacific Western Bank
  •                 Dr. Nancy O’Reilly, Founder and President, Women Connect4Good Foundation
  •                 Natalie  Orfalea, Founder and President, Natalie Orfalea Foundation
  •                 Penelope Paine, Retired Director/Trainer Region 1, Girls Inc. National
  •                 Kate Parker, Board Member, Santa Barbara Unified School District
  •                 Marianne Partridge, Editor in Chief, Santa Barbara Independent
  •                 Suzanne Peck, Commissioner, Commission for Women, Santa Barbara County
  •                 Diana Pereira, Esq., Founder, Balance Financial Management
  •                 Paula Perotte, Councilmember, City of Goleta
  •                 Lois Phillips, Ph.D., Communication Consultant, Strategic Change Associates
  •                 Anne Ready Gersh, President and CEO, Ready for Media, Inc.
  •                 Luz Reyes-Martin, Vice President, Goleta Union School District
  •                 Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree, CEO and President, Pacific Air Industries
  •                 Minette Riordan, Ph.D. CEO, Path to Profit Academy
  •                 Jan Roberta, Retired Chief Development Officer, Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara
  •                 Katrina  Rogers, Ph.D., President & CEO, Fielding Graduate University
  •                 Susan Rose, Former Member, Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors
  •                 The Honorable Helene Schneider, Mayor, City of Santa Barbara
  •                 Suzi Schomer, Vice President-Wealth Management, Montecito Bank & Trust
  •                 Cyndi Silverman, Regional Director, Anti-Defamation League
  •                 Catherine Swysen, President, Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee
  •                 Jenna Tosh, Ph.D., President & CEO, Planned Parenthood California Central Coast
  •                 Laurie Tumbler, Co-Chair, Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara
  •                 Alana Walczak, Chief Executive Officer, CALM
  •                 Lynda Weinman                              
  •                 Pat Wheatley, Consultant, Pat Wheatley Consulting
  •                Janet Wolf, Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, 2nd District       
  •                Sigrid Wright, Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director, Community Environmental Council         
  •                Heidi Zetzer, Ph.D., President-Elect, Association of Psychology Training Clinics