AHA! is delighted to welcome new Board of Directors Co-Presidents Kerrilee Gore and Justine Roddick

Justine Roddick has deftly consulted in both the commercial sector and the philanthropy worlds in Europe and the United States for over twenty years, leveraging and linking major players across multiple platforms in support of intersecting causes. Her passion is to bring content to its most marketable level and to connect key stakeholders in socially conscious and visionary enterprises. As CEO of an international brand, Ms. Roddick brings management mastery, creativity, and key negotiating talent to promoting AHA!’s mission and vision.

Justine is known for joie de vivre, creativity, and incisive decision-making. She is a sheer delight to be around, even as she brings unquestionable gravitas to the table.

Justine sits on the Board of The Roddick Foundation, a family-run, independent and progressive organization dedicated to the support of visionary organizations and individuals who show leadership and results in making this a more just and kind world.

Kerrilee Gore, a performer and creative artist formerly based in Los Angeles, has worked internationally alongside acclaimed artists, including comedian John Cleese. As former dance director and performer for the Los Angeles based cirque troupe Zen Arts (2008-2010), she built vast experience in creative performance and events including casting, curating acts, costuming, and choreography. In 2010, she relocated to Santa Barbara to serve as entertainment director of a local theatre, Savoy, where she curated performance acts and created a house cirque show, Gypzy Suite. Kerrilee is the creator, writer, and executive producer of an immersive theatrical piece, When The Lights Go Out, which has been in production since 2014. Eager to continue bringing the creative performance arts to the Santa Barbara community, Kerrilee founded local boutique performance and dance theatre The Black Box in 2019.

Since arriving in Santa Barbara, Kerrilee has been immersed in local philanthropy and mentorship, becoming a certified court appointed special advocate for local nonprofit, CASA, and serving as talent director for Teen Dance Star. She sat on the board of the Arts Mentorship Program for five years, serving as President in 2020. She is an active board member of AHA!, having served there since 2019.

Kerrilee is a mama bear to two littles and is about to launch the 2024 season of immersive theatrical performances at The Black Box.

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