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COURAGE TO LEAD CURRENT PARTICIPANTS

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COURAGE TO LEAD ALUMNI

167 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

Ada Conner (14-15)
Sansum Diabetes Research Institute

Ana Becerra (16-17)
Just Communities

Angela Hacker (13-14)
Prosper Sustainably

Annmarie Cameron (11-12)
Mental Wellness Center

Barbara Andersen (10-11)
Santa Barbara Foundation

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

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

Bonnie Campbell (10-11)

Brian McWilliams (13-14)
Santa Barbara Middle School

Carl Palmer (14-15)
LegacyWorks Group

Carolyn Brown (11-12)

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

Cecilia Rodriguez (08-09)

Cindy Burton (08-09)
Pathpoint

Cindy Chyr (17-18)
Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Chris Tucker (16-17)
HACSB/Parsons Group

Chuck Flacks (16-17)
People Assisting the Homeless (PATH)

Craig Olson (17-18)
Hillside House

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

Dan Fontaine (16-17)
Wilderness Youth Project

David Selberg (16-17)
Hospice of Santa Barbara

Dawn O’Bar (16-17)

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

Doug Flaker (17-18)
San Diego American Indian Health Center

Ed France (13-14)
Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition

Eileen Monahan (16-17)
Eileen Monahan Consulting

Elizabeth Gaynes (16-17)
Congregation Bnai Brith

Ellen Goodstein (13-14)
Sansum Diabetes Research Institute

Eloisa Chavez (17-18)
SEE International

Eric Cardenas (17-18)
LoaCom

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

Erika Lindemann (17-18)
Wilderness Youth Project

Ernesto Paredes (08-09)
Easy Lift Transportation

Eryn Shugart (16-17)
Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation

Frederick Janka (16-17)
Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation

Ginny Kuhn (17-18)
Prison Yoga Santa Barbara

Gracie Huerta (14-15)
UCSB Housing & Dining

Greg Gorga (11-12)
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

Gwen Stauffer (10-11)
Ganna Walska Lotusland

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

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

Jane Lindsey (11-12)
Nonprofit Management Consultant

Jarrod Schwartz (08-09)
Just Communities

Jason Dominguez (14-15)
Santa Barbara City Council

Jenn Paul (14-15)
New Beginnings Counseling Center

Josefa Rios (16-17)
SBC Promotores Network

Josh Simmons (11-12)
Prosper Sustainably

Joyce Stone (14-15)

Judy Hawkins (08-09)
Ruby Road Leadership

Julie Lopp (08-09)

JT Turner (14-15)
Crescend Health

Kate Carter (10-11)
LifeChronicles

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

Kira Redmond (13-14)
Santa Barbara Channelkeeper

Laura Camp (14-15)
Montecito Water District

Laurel Phillips (10-11)           
Santa Barbara Birth Center

Linda Cole (10-11)
African Women Rising

Lori Goodman (13-14)
Isla Vista Youth Projects

Lorraine Neenan (16-17)
Community Action Commission

LuAnn Miller (13-14)

Margie Yahyavi (11-12)
Santa Barbara Education Foundation

Maria Long (08-09)
Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics

Mark Tollefson (11-12)

Mary Sheridan (14-15)
Coast Caregiver Resource Center

Matthew Huff (17-18)
Cottage Health

Mattie Gadsby (14-15)
Community Action Commission

Melinda Staveley (08-09)

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

Michelle Robertson (17-18)
Santa Barbara Unified School District

Miki Garcia (10-11)
Arizona State University Art Museum

Nancy Edmundson (08-09)
Courage & Renewal Facilitator

Nancy Tillie (16-17)
Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics

Nancy Ranck (17-18)
Family Service Agency of Santa Barbara County

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

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

Owen Bailey (14-15)
Environmental Defense Center

Patricia Madrigal (17-18)
Santa Barbara Unified School District

Raissa Smorol (16-17)
Foundation for Santa Barbara City College

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

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

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

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

Sara Spataro (10-11)

Sarah Rubin (17-18)
Santa Barbara County Office of Arts & Culture

Sigrid Wright (08-09)
Community Environmental Council

Stephanie Glatt (10-11)
La Casa de Maria

Tamara Skov (10-11)

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

Timothy Bigelow (17-18)
CASA of Santa Barbara County

Victoria Juarez (13-14)
Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara

William Peters (14-15)
Shared Crossing Research Initiative

Ventura County

Jerry Beckerman (13-14)
Segue Career Mentors

Kathy Wertheim (13-14) 
Werth-It

Kate English (17-18)
One Step A La Vez

Norbert Tan (14-15)
Ventura College Foundation

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

Los Angeles County

Aziza Hasan (17-18)
NewGround: A Muslim Jewish Partnership For Change

Amy Eriksen (17-18)
Angels Gate Cultural Center

Alex Dorsey (11-12)
Courage & Renewal Facilitator

Anita Landecker (16-17)
ExED

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

Ben Schirmer (16-17)
A Window Between Worlds

Cathy Friedman (14-15)
Peace Over Violence

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

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

Claire Knowlton (13-14)
Nonprofit Finance Fund

Colette Hadley (08-09)
National College Access Network

Connie Watson (13-14)

Cynthia Campoy Brophy (17-18)
artworxLA

Debbie Ching (11-12)
Nonprofit Consulting Group

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

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

Dena Jenson (17-18)
California Lutheran University – Center for Nonprofit Leadership

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

Donald Strauss (17-18)
Antioch University Los Angeles

Dove Pressnall (13-14)
Survivor’s Truth

Eli Kaufman (17-18)
Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition

Elisa Callow (11-12)
Nonprofit Consultant

Esther Feldman (08-09)
Community Conservancy Solutions

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

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

Helmi Hisserich (17-18)
Los Angeles Research Library

Hilda Maldonado (17-18)
LAUSD

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

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

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

Jonathan Zeichner (08-09)
A Place Called Home

Kaile Shilling (17-18)
Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network

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

Kristen Pichler (17-18)
University Student Union at California State University, Northridge

Leigh Curran (08-09)

Lisa Watson (16-17)
Watson Consulting Group

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

Manjusha Kulkarni (14-15)

Maritza de Artan (14-15)
Immaculate Heart Community

Mary Beth Trautwein (13-14) 
reDiscover Center

Melinda Cordero-Barzaga (17-18)
Vision y Compromiso

Nancy Ibrahim (13-14)
Esperanza Community Housing Corporation

Omar Brownson (16-17)
River LA

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

Ruth Slaughter (11-12)
Nonprofit Consultant

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

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

Shelby Williams-Gonzales (16-17)
artworxLA

Tim Carpenter (17-18)
EngAGE

Varina Bleil (10-11)
American Youth Symphony

Vera deVera (13-14)
California Community Foundation

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

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

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

Vivian Clecak (14-15)
Human Options

Palm Springs Area

Daniela Ryan (13-14) 

Karen Lin (14-15)
Green Room Theatre Company

Other

Beverly Engel (08-09)

Janet Stanley (08-09)

Larry Elsner (10-11)
Open Door Preschools

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

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