Leading From Within’s Newest Cohort of Emerging Leaders

At Leading From Within, we have a passion for investing in nonprofit and other social sector leaders. Thanks to the support of the Santa Barbara Foundation, we have launched our 2017 Emerging Leaders Program (ELP). Our goal is to empower, elevate, and connect the next generation of nonprofit leaders in Santa Barbara County.

The ELP is a 10-month (one full day each month) program that assembles a select cohort of emerging leaders from Santa Barbara County’s nonprofit organizations and guides them through a rigorous, relevant and applied curriculum.

We welcome:

Alejandra Gutierrez
Director Franklin Service Center
Santa Barbara Unified School District
Alison Wales
Associate Director
No. Co. Rape Crisis & Child Protection Center
Brittany Napier
Visionaries Circle Director
SBCC Foundation

Cameron Gray
Energy & Transportation Program Associate
Community Environmental Council


Clarissa Montenegro Uhl
Administrative Specialist/Property Manager
Housing Authority of the City of SB


Gloria Soto
Public Policy & Community Engagement Manager
Planned Parenthood CA Central Coast

Joanna Romo
Cal-SOAP Project Director

Jordan Killebrew
Communications Officer
Santa Barbara Foundation


Joshua Canada
Workplace Development Manager
United Way of Santa Barbara 


Kristina Webster
Director of Programs
Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara

Lauren Amundson
Annual Giving Officer
Santa Barbara Zoo

Lindsay Cortina

Director, Organizational Initiatives
Sansum Clinic

Mauricio Gomez
South Coast Habitat Restoration

Megan Turley

Senior Program Coordinator
Dream Foundation

Natalia Alarcon
Family Support Services Supervisor
Family Service Agency
Nonie Hamilton
Coordinator, Sara Miller McCune Endowed Internship and Public Service Program
Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion, and Public Life


Rachel Johnson
Grants Manager
Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Vicente Garcia, Jr.
Youth Coordinator
Future Leaders of America

ELP Cohort Picture

Leave a Reply