July 7, 2016 – Family Service Agency (FSA) announced its elected officers for the 2016-2017 Board of Directors, naming Roberta Heter and Katya Armistead, Ed.D. co-presidents. Current board member Molly Carrillo-Walker was appointed secretary.

“We’re excited about our new leadership,” said Lisa Brabo, Ph.D., Executive Director of Family Service Agency. “These new board appointments bring years of experience in education and community service that will be instrumental in guiding FSA to new heights.”

Katya Armistead, Ed.D. Appointed Co-President, KatyaFamily Service Agency Board of Directors

Katya Armistead has been employed by the University of California, Santa Barbara for over 25 years. She currently serves as Dean of Student Life and brings over 30 years of experience in community leadership, including co-founding Youth Making Change, a Santa Barbara County non-profit organization for teens.

Armistead has served on FSA’s Board of Directors since 2007.

Roberta Heter Named Co-President, Family Service Agency Board of Directors Heter

Roberta Heter worked for the Lompoc School District for 30 years in various capacities as teacher and administrator, most recently as principal of Lompoc High School. She is a current board member and past president of the Region XIII of the Association of California School Administrators and a member of the Santa Barbara County Board of Education.

Heter joined the FSA Board of Directors in 2014.

Molly Carrillo-Walker Named Secretary, Family Service Agency Board of Directors

Carrillo-WalkerMolly Carrillo-Walker has worked for the City of Santa Barbara for 16 years holding several positions, such as, Community Services Supervisor, Management Analyst, and Assistant Parks and Recreation Director. She also serves on the executive committee of the County of Santa Barbara School Boards Association and is a trustee for the College School District, Santa Ynez Valley.

Carrillo-Walker has been a member of FSA’s Board of Directors since 2014.

About Family Service Agency

Family Service Agency has long been regarded as one of Santa Barbara County’s most reliable and effective nonprofit organizations. Established in 1899, FSA continues to improve the health and well-being of the community’s most vulnerable children, families and seniors through their transformative and essential programs: Big Brothers Big Sisters, Senior Services, Family Support Services, Youth & Family Behavioral Health and School Counseling Services. Their programs combine clinical expertise, bilingual and bicultural staff, and close collaboration with other agencies. At FSA, all services are provided free or on a sliding fee/donation scale and no one is denied assistance because of an inability to pay. For more information, please visit or call (805) 965-1001..




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