of Greater Santa Barbara

Paige Beard

Board Member

Barbara Ben-Horin is the CEO of Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara, one of 82 Girls Inc. affiliates in the United States and in Canada. Prior to joining Girls Inc. in 2016, Barbara – a long-time Santa Barbara resident – served as CEO of the Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) Foundation from 2005-2010 before moving to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art to serve as Director of Development to help oversee a $50 million capital campaign.

Barbara has previously worked as the National Vice President for Planned Giving with American Friends of The Hebrew University in New York City, and she worked for the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), where she managed a $100 million endowment fundraising campaign. She has also served as the Executive Director of both the Santa Barbara Jewish Federation and Domestic Violence Solutions.

The management team leads a staff of 50 people.

Tom Blabey

Chief Operating Officer

Kellye Bramel

Santa Barbara Center Director

Aaron Bright

Board Member

Carol Brumberger

Board Member

April Chandler

Administrative Assistant

Ted Connaughton

Director of Facilities

Ann Daniel

Board Member

Mel Dase

Executive Assistant/Volunteer Coordinator

Shelby Hallford

Gymnastics Assistant Center Director / Head Coach

Stina Hans

Board Member

Deana Hyde

Board Member

Tracy Jenkins

Board Member

Patricia A. Jones

Board Member

Christy Kelso

Board Member

Nancy Leffert, Ph.D.

Board Member

Brian D. Lloyd


Joe MacPhee


Betsy Manger

Board Member At-Large

Brenda Mendoza Alamo

Teen Center Director

Karen Mims


Amber Ortiz

Vice President

Annabel Padilla

Assistant Director of Programs

Valeria Padilla

Goleta Valley Center Membership Coordinator

Connie Pearcy

Board Member At-Large

Claudette Roehrig

Board Member

Lois Rosen

Board Member

Annie Scott

Transportation Coordinator

Rosa Ruiz

Santa Barbara Center Assistant Director

Samira Soto

Gymnastics Office Coordinator

Sudi Staub

Board Member

Sarah L. Stokes

Board Member

Christi R. Sulzbach

Immediate Past President

Leah Tabas

Goleta Valley Center Director

Sweets Underwood

Goleta Valley Center Assistant Director

Caroline R. Thompson

Board Member

Paige Van Tuyl

Development Officer

Meredith Tynes

Board Member

Kristen Weaver

Marketing and Communications Manager

Kristina Webster

Director of Programs

Diane Zipperstein

Board Member