press release Katherine Harvey Fellows New Class of Heavy Hitters

Santa Barbara, CA — A new flock of diverse and committed citizens from Santa Barbara County have started their 18-month Leading From Within (LFW) journey. Run with the support of the Santa Barbara Foundation, the Katherine Harvey Fellows community education program provides participants the skills, connections, and confidence to effectively engage on issues important to them and the Santa Barbara County community as a whole. Through this program, Fellows become part of the dynamic and valuable network of social change leaders making our communities a better place to live.

These 18 Fellows comprise the most diverse LFW cohort yet. Participants span the finance, faith, corporate, health & wellness, government and education sectors:

Brianna Aguilar - Montecito Bank & Trust Heather Childress - All Saints By The Sea Brennan de Raad - ShipHawk
David Duron – Toad&Co.

Nadra Ehrman - The Towbes Group
Ryan Emmons - Waiakea Springs, Inc
Kiah Jordan - Jordan Advisors
Perry Leiber - The Workplace & Foundwellness Jessica McLernon - County of Santa Barbara

Dawn Mitcham - Pacific Capital Resources, LLC Jorge Morales - Montecito Bank & Trust Ashley Newman - Perfect Plan
Nohemy Ornelas - Allan Hancock College Sujana Patel - Sonos

Danielle Quiñones-Ortega - UCSB Molly Seguel - Marymount School Maritza Wilson - UCSB
Tracy York - HG Data

“We are delighted to partner with Leading From Within to support this innovative fellowship program says Ron Gallo, President of the Santa Barbara Foundation. “The Katherine Harvey Fellows program is the crown jewel of the Foundation’s leadership development offerings, and we consistently see tangible results from the participating Fellows.”

Founded in 2008, Leading From Within invests in social sector leaders to make meaningful change on complex issues. Working with individuals in retreats, workshops, and peer circles, the Leading From Within 10 to 18 month programs stimulate personal growth, improve effectiveness, expand networks and increase leaders’ capacity to be collaborators for the common good. Learn more at http://www.leading-


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