Group: Board

Dr. Kristen Sullivan, Trustee

Dr. Kristen Sullivan Trustee / Fideicomisaria Dr. Kristen Sullivan is the executive director of The Towbes Foundation and has worked with the Foundation since 2013. She holds a Master’s degree in Education from Stanford and a Ph.D. in Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology from UCSB. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and certified school psychologist. …

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Marlen Limón, MEd, Trustee

Marlen Limón, MEd Trustee / Fideicomisaria Marlen was born and raised in Santa Barbara. She resides in Santa Barbara with her husband and son. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Master’s Degree and Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from Antioch University, Santa Barbara. Marlen is currently …

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Teresa Romero, Trustee

Teresa Romero Trustee / Fideicomisaria Teresa Romero serves as the Environmental Director for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians; is an enrolled member of the Coastal Band of Chumash and is a member Syuxtun Plant Collective, a traditional plant collective focusing on tending, gathering and preparation of traditional plants. She has served on the …

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Devon Azzam, MEd, Trustee

Devon Azzam, MEd Trustee / Fideicomisaria Devon is overjoyed to be able to call Santa Barbara home after a long journey of finding her way back after graduating from UC Santa Barbara. Devon majored in environmental studies and cultural anthropology and stayed at UCSB to earn her multiple subject teaching credential and master of education. …

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Brook Eiler, Board Secretary

Brook Eiler Secretary / Secretario When Brook Eiler is playing outside with her two boys you might hear them say “Mom, stop planting invisible trees!” As a Landscape Architect who is passionate about the natural world she can’t help it — she is often contemplating opportunities to enhance the landscape we all share. And if …

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Chris Ragland, Trustee

Chris Ragland Trustee / Fideicomisaria Chris Ragland is on a mission to make coastal zones a safe space for every race. His project, The Sea League, aims to create opportunities for youth of all ethnicities and economic backgrounds by building community, character, and environmental awareness around the biggest playground on earth, the ocean. As a …

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Lena Morán-Acereto, MEd, Trustee

Lena Morán-Acereto, MEd Trustee / Fideicomisaria Lena Morán-Acereto is a native of Mexico City, Mexico and currently a resident of Ventura County, CA where she lives with her husband and her son. Lena holds a Master’s Degree in Education with an emphasis on Social Justice and Leadership from Antioch University Santa Barbara, where she did …

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April Price, M.S., Trustee

April Price, M.S. Trustee / Fideicomisaria April Price works for the Community Environmental Council (CEC) on renewable energy issues. In this role, she leads programs designed to help homeowners and nonprofits transition to solar energy, and is closely involved with local government energy initiatives. Prior to working with CEC, April worked in a variety of …

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Graciela Cabello, Trustee

Graciela Cabello Trustee / Fideicomisaria Graciela has a diverse background that includes over twelve years of combined experience in conservation, movement building, community engagement, and communications in the corporate and nonprofit sectors. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California State University, East Bay. Graciela is currently the director of youth …

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Carrie Kappel, PhD, Chair

Carrie Kappel, PhD, Chair Trustee / Fideicomisaria Dr. Carrie Kappel is a Research Scientist and Senior Fellow at UC Santa Barbara’s National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, and an independent facilitator of collaborative initiatives. A marine conservation biologist and community ecologist by training, she has worked in coral reefs, kelp forests and rocky intertidal …

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