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Now Accepting Applications for our
2017-18 Courage to Lead Retreat Series

COURAGE TO LEAD ALUMNI

141 nonprofit executive leaders have completed our year-long program to date, and the great majority of them continue to engage actively as part of the growing Courage to Lead alumni community.

Our alumni to date include:

Santa Barbara County

Barbara Andersen (10-11)
Santa Barbara Foundation

Owen Bailey (14-15)
Environmental Defense Center

Ana Becerra (16-17)
Just Communities

Carolyn Brown (11-12)

Cindy Burton (08-09)
Pathpoint

Annmarie Cameron (11-12)
Mental Wellness Center

Laura Camp (14-15)
Montecito Water District

Bonnie Campbell (10-11)

Kate Carter (10-11)
LifeChronicles

Linda Cole (10-11)
African Women Rising

Ada Conner (14-15)
Sansum Diabetes Research Institute

Sandra Copley (11-12)
Santa Barbara Public Health Dept.

Kim Davis (16-17)
CASA of Santa Barbara County

Jason Dominguez (14-15)
Santa Barbara City Council

Roger Durling (16-17)
Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Eryn Eckert (16-17)
UCP WORK, Inc.

Nancy Edmundson (08-09)
Courage & Renewal Facilitator

Barbara Finch (14-15)
Santa Barbara County Department of Social Services

Donna Fisher (16-17)
Storyteller Children’s Center

Chuck Flacks (16-17)
Central Coast Collaborative on Homelessness (C3H)

Dan Fontaine (16-17)
Wilderness Youth Project

Ed France (13-14)
Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition

Mattie Gadsby (14-15)
Community Action Commission

Miki Garcia (10-11)
Santa Barbara Museum of Contemporary Arts

Elizabeth Gaynes (16-17)
Congregation Bnai Brith

Stephanie Glatt (10-11)
La Casa de Maria

Lori Goodman (13-14)
Child Abuse Listening & Mediation (CALM)

Ellen Goodstein (13-14)
Sansum Diabetes Research Institute

Greg Gorga (11-12)
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

Michelle Graham (10-11)
Children’s Resource & Referral of Santa Barbara County

Angela Hacker (13-14)
County of Santa Barbara, Energy & Sustainability Initiatives

Judy Hawkins (08-09)
Ruby Road Leadership

Deborah Holmes (10-11)
Child Abuse Listening & Mediation (CALM)

Gracie Huerta (14-15)
Consultant

Frederick Janka (16-17)
Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara

Victoria Juarez (13-14)
Girls Inc. of Carpinteria

Jane Lindsey (11-12)
Foodbank of Santa Barbara County

Maria Long (08-09)
Doctors Without Walls

Raquel Lopez (14-15)
La Casa de la Raza

Julie Lopp (08-09)

Rosalina Macisco (13-14)
Santa Barbara Dance Institute (SBDI)

Brian McWilliams (13-14)
Santa Barbara Middle School

LuAnn Miller (13-14)
Isla Vista Youth Projects

Eileen Monahan (16-17)
First 5 of Santa Barbara County

Lorraine Neenan (16-17)
Community Action Commission

Jamie Nichols (14-15)
Foodbank of Santa Barbara County

Dawn O’Bar (16-17)

Carl Palmer (14-15)
LegacyWorks Group

Ernesto Paredes (08-09)
Easy Lift Transportation

Jenn Paul (14-15)
New Beginnings Counseling Center

William Peters (14-15)
Shared Crossing Research Initiative

Laurel Phillips (10-11)           
Santa Barbara Birth Center

Beth Pitton-August (10-11)
Environmental Defense Center

Kira Redmond (13-14)
Santa Barbara Channelkeeper

Josefa Rios (16-17)
SBC Promotores Network

Cecilia Rodriguez (08-09)

Hannah Rubalcava (11-12)
Santa Barbara County Arts Commission

Nicolasa (Niki) Sandoval (08-09)
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians

Jarrod Schwartz (08-09)
Just Communities

Tim Schwartz (10-11) 
UCSB – Cottage Translational Medicine Research Lab

David Selberg (16-17)
Hospice of Santa Barbara

Mary Sheridan (14-15)
Coast Caregiver Resource Center

Nancy Shobe (11-12)
Nonprofit consultant, writer & photographer

Josh Simmons (11-12)
Prosper Sustainably

Cynder Sinclair (13-14)
Community Action of Ventura County

Tamara Skov (10-11)

Raissa Smorol (16-17)
Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara

Sara Spataro (10-11)

Gwen Stauffer (10-11)
Ganna Walska Lotusland

Melinda Staveley (08-09)
Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital

Joyce Stone (14-15)
Santa Barbara County Education Office

Erik Talkin (10-11)
Foodbank of Santa Barbara County

Nancy Tillie (16-17)
Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics

Mark Tollefson (11-12)

Chris Tucker (16-17)
HACSB/Parsons Group

JT Turner (14-15)
Crescend Health

Carrie Wanek (13-14) 
Foodbank of Santa Barbara County

Sigrid Wright (08-09)
Community Environmental Council

Margie Yahyavi (11-12)
Santa Barbara Education Foundation

Ventura County

Jerry Beckerman (13-14)
Segue Career Mentors

Vicki Murphy (11-12)
Casa Pacifica Centers for Children & Families

Norbert Tan (14-15)
Ventura College Foundation

Kathy Wertheim (13-14) 
Werth-It

Los Angeles County

Varina Bleil (10-11)
American Youth Symphony

Gretchen Brickson (10-11)
LA Jewish Home for the Aging

Omar Brownson (16-17)
River LA

Elisa Callow (11-12)
Nonprofit Consultant

Yvette Chappel-Ingram (16-17)
African American Board Leadership Institute

Debbie Ching (11-12)
Nonprofit Consulting Group

Leigh Curran (08-09)

Maritza de Artan (14-15)
Immaculate Heart Community

Oscar De La O (13-14)
Bienestar Human Services

Vera deVera (13-14)
California Community Foundation

Alex Dorsey (11-12)
Courage & Renewal Facilitator

Sally Fairman (10-11)
The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company

Esther Feldman (08-09)
Community Conservancy Solutions

Cathy Friedman (14-15)
Peace Over Violence

Channa Grace (11-12)
Women Organizing Resources, Knowledge & Services (WORKS)

Colette Hadley (08-09)
National College Access Network

Debra Hammond (14-15)
University Student Union, CSUN

Asuka Hisa (16-17)
Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Hellen Hong (13-14)
Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice

Nancy Ibrahim (13-14)
Esperanza Community Housing Corporation

Dennis Keeley (13-14)
Art Center College of Design

Claire Knowlton (13-14)
Nonprofit Finance Fund

Manjusha Kulkarni (14-15)

Anita Landecker (16-17)
ExED

Isabelle Lutterodt (13-14)
City of Los Angeles Art Center Director

Christina Miller (13-14) 
Ocean Park Community Center (OPCC)

Dove Pressnall (13-14)
Survivor’s Truth

Luther Richert (14-15)  
Ocean Park Community Ctr. (OPCC)

Ben Schirmer (16-17)
A Window Between Worlds

Kazue Shibata (14-15)
Asian Pacific Health Care Venture

Ruth Slaughter (11-12)
Nonprofit Consultant

Janis Spire (13-14)
Alliance for Children’s Rights

Debra Suh (16-17)
Center for the Pacific Asian Family

Mary Beth Trautwein (13-14) 
reDiscover Center

Scott Ward (14-15)
Armory Center for the Arts

Connie Watson (13-14)

Lisa Watson (16-17)
Watson Consulting Group

Jan Williamson (14-15)
18th Street Arts Center

Shelby Williams-Gonzales (16-17)
artworxLA

Jonathan Zeichner (08-09)
A Place Called Home

San Francisco Bay Area

Lyra Ghose (10-11)
Stanford University

Kim Irish (16-17)
One Justice

Grainger Marburg (10-11)
Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT)

Armando Nieto (14-15)
Community Food and Justice Coalition

Monica Spear (08-09)
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League

Julia Wilson (11-12)
One Justice and LAAC

Orange County

Vivian Clecak (14-15)
Human Options

Je’Net Kreitner (16-17)
Grandma’s House of Hope

Palm Springs Area

Karen Lin (14-15)
Green Room Theatre Company

Daniela Ryan (13-14) 

Other

Larry Elsner (10-11)
Open Door Preschools

Beverly Engel (08-09)

Mary Golden (10-11)
LightBridge Medical Associates

Mary Morton  (11-12)
Nourish America

Michael Morton (11-12)
Nourish America

Shelley Noble-Letort (10-11)
Nordic Integrative Medicine

Janet Stanley (08-09)

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