Team and Partners

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Yolanda McGlinchey - Board Chair, Emergency Services Manager at City of Santa Barbara Office of Emergency Services

Sergio Castellanos - Co-Chair, School Counselor

Jacqueline Inda - Treasurer, Community Activist

Alejandra Cortez –Secretary, Youth Specialist SB Unified School District

EXECUTIVE TEAM:

Anthony Rodriguez - Outreach Coordinator and Trainer

Jina Carvalho - Executive Director and Communications Director, Fund Development and Outreach 

Samantha Reitz – UCSB Intern and Administration

CONSULTING TEAM:

Christopher Gandin Le - area of expertise includes public health, suicide prevention, social media use during his tenure at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, he established protocol for online suicide   prevention and partnerships with all of the major social networking websites. Mr. Le co-created the Lifeline Gallery, a powerful virtual space where suicide survivors, attempt survivors, and suicide prevention supporters share their stories 

Robert Macy and Dr Gil Reyes are founding members of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), they were primary developers of Psychological First Aid, (PFA). They have led numerous response and   behavioral health recovery teams during national and international disasters.

Dr Lisa Firestone /Glendon Association are leading national and international experts in the areas of suicide and violence. Their work has included research and training into the most effective treatment and prevention for suicide, violence and disturbed family relations 

PARTNERS AND STAKEHOLDERS (Partial List)

      

Santa Barbara Unified School District 

Sheriffs Department 

Santa Barbara Behavioral Wellness 

District  Attorney’s Office

Public Defenders Office

County of Santa Barbara Probation Department   

Santa Barbara Police Department

Santa Barbara Fire 

805HOPE   

Hospice of Santa Barbara 

Santa Barbara City College 

UCSB

Cottage Hospital

Jewish Federation

Santa Barbara County Psychological Association

Santa Barbara Association Marriage and Family Therapists

Santa Barbara Social Workers

Mental Wellness Center

CERT   

FUNDERS INCLUDE:

Santa Barbara Foundation 

Fund for Santa Barbara 

Bower Foundation 

Jack Johnson Foundation 

Private Donors 

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