Montecito Family YMCA Welcomes Catherine Stoll and Gretchen Horn to its Board of Managers






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Catherine Stoll 

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Gretchen Horn

The Montecito Family YMCA, a branch of the Channel Islands YMCA, is proud to announce the election of Catherine (Cate) Stoll and Gretchen Horn to its Board of Managers.

Originally from New Hampshire, Stoll has been a California resident for 14 years, six of those in Montecito. She has three young children. For two years, she served as treasurer of the Parent Council and has been involved with the annual auctions at All Saints by the Sea Preschool. Prior to having children, she had a small business management firm in Los Angeles. When she has free time, Cate loves to be outdoors swimming, hiking and skiing.

Horn joined the Santa Barbara community in 2001, moving from the San Diego area.  She received her B.A. from Smith College and her M.A. from the University of California, San Diego. Horn is the Manager of Prospect Research at Cottage Health. She has served on the Development Committee at Santa Barbara Children’s Museum, is a former board member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and is the President of Smith College Club of Santa Barbara. Gretchen enjoys reading, travel, spending time with her family and volunteering at her children’s school.

Cate and Gretchen join other Montecito Family YMCA Board members Mike Denver (Chair), James Cleland, PJ Williams, Rob Adams, Tim Werner, Lindsay Whitworth, Roland Messori, Darren Caesar, Dan O’Keefe, George Armstrong, Andy Grant, Clas Lensander, Valerie Kissell, Cynthia Boller, Lee Ohanian, Sally Jo Murren and Rhett Hedrick, Lisa Jackson and Josie Root.

 About the Channel Islands YMCA

Established in 1887, the Channel Islands YMCA is a charitable organization of seven YMCA branches serving Santa Barbara and Ventura counties including: Camarillo Family YMCA, Lompoc Family YMCA, Montecito Family YMCA, Santa Barbara Family YMCA, Stuart C. Gildred Family YMCA in Santa Ynez, Ventura Family YMCA, and Youth and Family Services YMCA which operates Noah’s Anchorage Youth Crisis Shelter, the St. George Family Youth Center and My Home.

The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.  The Channel Islands YMCA serves over 46,000 individuals and provides over $1.3 million in financial assistance to families in need for child care, YMCA memberships, away and day camps, youth sports, and teen after-school programs. For more information about the Montecito Family YMCA, visit or call (805) 969-3288.



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