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Sylvia Barnard

Executive Director, Good Samaritan Shelter Leading For Community Impact Sylvia Barnard was a single mom living on welfare when she put herself through college. She believed that education was her ticket out of poverty and when she graduated from UCSB…

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Teresa Alvarez

Executive Director, Carpinteria Children’s Project Emerging Leaders, 2016 Teresa Alvarez knows firsthand how critical the services are that her organization, Carpinteria Children’s Project, provides. The nonprofit preschool prepares children for kindergarten and promotes access to a network of resources that help…

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Gloria Soto

Executive Director, Future Leaders of America Council Member, City of Santa Maria  Emerging Leaders, 2017 Cohort     When Gloria Soto’s 8th-grade guidance counselor encouraged her to apply to Future Leaders of America (FLA), she had no idea that that experience…

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Tyson Halseth

Development Director | Pacific Pride Foundation Katherine Harvey Fellows 2019-2020 Tyson Halseth has spent the better part of his career working for the Pacific Pride Foundation. He started fresh out of UCSB twelve years ago, as a part-time programs assistant,…

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Norbert K. Tan

Deputy Director | AAPI Equity Alliance Courage to Lead Participant The Tans were one of just two Asian American families at Norbert’s high school in Westchester County, just outside New York City. It was the Tans and the Lees. The…

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