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.

Israel Alatriste

Gymnastics Head Coach

Tom Blabey

Chief Operating Officer

Kellye Bramel

Santa Barbara Center Director

Carol Brumberger

Board Member

April Chandler

Administrative Assistant

Ted Connaughton

Director of Facilities

Ann Daniel

Board Member

Mel Dase

Executive Assistant/Volunteer Coordinator

Coral De Alba

Gymnastics Director

Deana Hyde

Board Member At-Large

Tracy Jenkins


Patricia A. Jones

Board Member

Christy Kelso

Board Member

Nancy Leffert, PhD

Assistant Secretary

Joe MacPhee

Board Member

Betsy Manger

Board Member At-Large

Brenda Mendoza Alamo

Teen Programs Director

Karen Mims


Amber Ortiz

Vice President

Annabel Padilla

Assistant Director of Programs

Valeria Padilla

Goleta Valley Center Membership Coordinator

Connie Pearcy

Board Member

Claudette Roehrig

Board Member

Lois Rosen

Board Member

Annie Scott

Transportation Coordinator

Rosa Ruiz

Santa Barbara Center Assistant Director

Sudi Staub

Board Member

Sarah L. Stokes

Board Member

Christi R. Sulzbach


Leah Tabas

Goleta Valley Center Director

Caroline R. Thompson

Board Member

Meredith Tynes

Board Member

Kristen Weaver

Director of Communications

Kristina Webster

Director of Programs

Diane Zipperstein

Board Member