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COURAGE TO LEAD CURRENT PARTICIPANTS

Ali Cortes
A Different Point of View

Alice Villarreal Redit
Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara

Andrea Hodos
NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change

Anita Zamora
Venice Family Clinic

Carrie Kappel
University of California Santa Barbara

Christy Stillwell
What is LOVE

Clare Fox
Los Angeles Food Policy Council

Connie Alexander
Gateway Educational Services

Cynthia Sanchez
Proyecto Pastoral

Elaine K. Mah Best
Santa Barbara Zoo

Elizabeth Timme
LA-Más

Florene Bednersh
Children & Family Resource Services

Gabriela Dodson
Family Service Agency of Santa Barbara

Helen Leung
LA-Más

Jeff Schaffer
JMC Philanthropic Advisors

Jill Sarick Santos
The MERITO Foundation/RHEA Consulting

John “Abe” Powell
Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade

Karen Nielsen
Partners in Housing Solutions

Ken Ralph
Showers of Blessing

Kristin Runnels
Kristin Runnels | Grant Consulting

Lisa Bass
Lisa Bass, Evaluation and Planning for Social Impact

Maria Chesley
Carpinteria Children’s Project

Mark Wilson
Coalition for Responsible Community Development 

Michael Andrews
Boxtales Theatre Company

Paul Wilkins
Foodbank of Santa Barbara County

Raul Estrada
El Centro de Ayuda

Rick Boller
Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation 

Tammy Membreno
Barrio Action Youth & Family Center

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

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)
Sansum Diabetes Research Institute

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

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

Jerry Beckerman (13-14)
Segue Career Mentors

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

Kathy Wertheim (13-14) 
Werth-It

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)
Guide Dogs of the Desert

Cathy Friedman (14-15)
Peace Over Violence

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

Christina Miller (13-14) 
Mental Health America of Los Angeles

Cindy Chyr (17-18)
American Film Institute

Claire Knowlton (13-14)
Nonprofit Finance Fund

Colette Hadley (08-09)
National College Access Network

Cynthia Campoy Brophy (17-18)

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

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)

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)
gthx

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

Ruth Slaughter (11-12)
Nonprofit Consultant

Sally Fairman (10-11)
National Foster Youth Institute

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)
Weingart Foundation

Yvette Chappell-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)

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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