Community Supporters

Junior League of Santa Barbara thanks its generous community supporters- including our esteemed Council of Community Advisors and our generous Community Sponsors – throughout the years and into the future. 

2019-2020 Council of Community Advisors:

The council provides community feedback and as-needed professional guidance throughout our fiscal year so that JLSB can direct resources toward projects and programs that best address community needs. Areas of Advisorship include: Business, Education, Finance, Local City/County Agency, Government, Housing, Law Enforcement, Legal, Media, Medical/Healthcare, Non-profit, Technology, Youth/Teen Services, Data/Evaluation, and Other Community leaders. For more information about the JLSB Council of Advisors contact

    • Laura Battle, VP of Operations, Pensionmark Financial Group
    • Sylvia Barnard, Executive Director, Good Samaritan
    • Hal Conklin, former mayor of SB
    • Dr. Emily Engel, Scholar, JLSB Top Supporter & Sustainer
    • Beth Farnsworth, Anchor, KEYT
    • Matthew Fenske, Sergeant, SB County Sheriff’s Office
    • Rob Fredericks, Executive Director., Housing Authority of the City of SB
    • Geoff Green, CEO, SBCC Foundation
    • Heather Hambleton, Hambleton Family Foundation
    • Alisse Harris, Rotary Club of Solvang
    • Cynthia Hughes, Principle of Missions Venture Partners, JLSB Top Supporter
    • Jim Hughes, Owner, Hughes Construction & Development, JLSB Top Supporter
    • Valerie Kissel, Executive Director, Noah’s Anchorage (part of Channel Islands YMCA)
    • Paula Johnson, Starfish Housing Committee
    • Jennifer Karapetian, Deputy DA, SB County District Attorney’s Office
    • Asm. Monique Limón, CA State Assembly Member, 37th Assembly District
    • Joan Lindsey, President & Founder, Lindsey Communications & JLSB Top Supporter
    • Vianey Lopez, District Director, Office of CA State Asm. Monique Limón
    • Bill Macfadyen, Founder & Publisher, Noozhawk
    • Rita McGaw, Victim Witness Program, SB County District Attorney’s Office
    • Dr. Kathryn (Kary) O’Brien Research & Evaluation Consultant, O’Brien Research
    • Brian Olmstead, Lieutenant, SB County Sheriff’s Office
    • Sanjay (Sonny) Palta, Founder, The Affiliati Network
    • Danielle Sandoval, Senior Project Manager, Procore
    • Jeff Shaffer, Director of Initiatives, SB ACT and Director of Community Engagement, United Way Home for Good
    • Dr. Jill Sharkey, Assoc. Dean, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, UCSB
    • John Thyne, Esq, Attorney, John Thyne Law