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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Friday, September 27, 2013

CALM Welcomes New Board of Trustees President Jenny Kearns

CALM (Child Abuse Listening Mediation) is proud to announce their new Board of Trustees President, Jenny Kearns.


CALM (Child Abuse Listening Mediation) is proud to announce their new Board of Trustees President, Jenny Kearns. Jenny has served on the CALM Board of Trustees for three years, most recently as their Vice President. CALM is also pleased to welcome the following officers to their Board: Vice President Nancy Bollay, Financial Vice President Ray Olmstead, and Secretary Mary Hanson.

“Child abuse and neglect is a tragedy that sadly continues in our community,” said Jenny Kearns. ”Thanks to organizations like CALM, we know that it can be prevented and children can be healed to break the cycle of abuse. Through CALM’s important programs, they give parents and families the tools and parenting skills they need to do the best job they can. Personally, I know that parenting is one of the most difficult jobs there is, no matter what your circumstances are, and I’m proud to be part of the Board of Trustees for an organization helping parents and families be the best they can be.”

CALM’s new President, Jenny Kearns, is actively involved in the Santa Barbara nonprofit community, and has also served on the Board of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and the Santa Barbara Conference & Visitors Bureau and Film Commission. Professionally, Jenny was formerly the Chief Operating Officer at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and the Director of the Ty Warner Sea Center. Before moving to Santa Barbara, Jenny worked as a Senior Mammalogist then the Director of Development at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. Prior to that, she worked for the Waikiki Aquarium as an Aquarium Biologist and Manager of the Hawaiian Monk Seal Program. Jenny received her Bachelor of Arts from UC Berkeley, her Masters of Science in Zoology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and her Master of Business Administration from California State University at Long Beach.

CALM was founded in 1970 to reach stressed parents before they hurt their children. CALM continues to be the only non-profit agency in Santa Barbara County focusing solely on preventing, assessing, and treating child abuse and family violence through comprehensive, cutting-edge programs. CALM offers children, families, and adults a safe, non-judgmental, caring, and strength-based environment to heal and increase family well being. For more information about all of CALM’s services, please call 805-965-2376, or visit www.calm4kids.org.

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