Alliance Welcomes New Board Members David Selberg and Dr. Eric Trautwein

Santa Barbara, CA (April 2015) – The Alliance for Living and Dying Well is pleased to welcome New Board Members, David Selberg & Dr. Eric Trautwein to their Board of Directors.

As the former Executive Director of Pacific Pride Foundation, David Selberg has devoted his life to helping people. After more than ten years at Pacific Pride, David recently was tapped to be CEO of Hospice of Santa Barbara. David brings a wealth of knowledge and over 25 years of non-profit experience in the Santa Barbara area. Over the last two decades David has developed a strong partnership with the community, building a collaborative environment committed to helping people. As the new CEO of Hospice of Santa Barbara, David will continue to provide advice, support, and care to those in need. David’s experience and expertise will be a great asset to the Alliance and we are delighted to welcome him as a new member of our board.

A graduate of Westmont College, Dr. Eric Trautwein studied medicine at Loma Linda University and has since spent his time practicing internal medicine in Santa Barbara. Eric is a partner in the Palliative Care Consultants of Santa Barbara, a non-profit whose mission is excellence in access, delivery, and patient/family experience in primary care, hospice, palliative care, and hospital settings. In addition, Eric is the Attending Physician in Palliative Care Services at Cottage Hospital, as well as the Associate Medical Director for VNHC. Eric now brings his vast experience in medicine and healthcare to the Alliance Board.

The Alliance for Living and Dying Well is a collaboration of Santa Barbara area agencies that seeks a seamless, compassionate continuum of end-of-life care. The Alliance fosters learning and healing through discussions of our mortality, and it promotes practical planning, such as advance health care directives. For information, please call 805-845-5314 or visit


Jennifer ZACHARIAS, (805) 845-4068

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