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Michael Tantleff Joins CADA Board of Directors

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SANTA BARBARA, CA (January 25, 2022) – The Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (CADA) is pleased to announce that long-time Santa Barbara resident Michael Tantleff has joined its Board of Directors.

Mr. Tantleff retired in 2016 from a distinguished 40-year career in financial services, most recently as Senior Vice President of Investments for Wells Fargo. He began his career as an investment advisor at Paine Webber in Santa Barbara.

“We are very pleased to welcome such a seasoned financial services professional to our board,” said Dr. Scott Whiteley, CADA’s Executive Director. “We continue to strive to round out the expertise providing critical oversight to our agency. Michael brings new experience and perspective that will be very valuable to us as we continue to chart our course on behalf of the many clients who depend on our services.”

“As a fatherless boy myself, and having lost a brother to a drug overdose, I have a particular affinity to the mission of CADA” Mr. Tantleff said.

Born in Brooklyn, Mr. Tantleff earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management in 1975 from the State University of New York at Binghamton, New York’s top-ranked public university.

Following his retirement, he became dedicated to helping at-risk youth improve their lives and be the role model he wished he had growing up. He began as a mentor for Family Service Agency’s Big Brothers Big Sisters Program before it merged with CADA’s Mentor Program in 2018. Mr. Tantleff also served on the Santa Barbara Film Festival Board for 15 years and was a volunteer with the Organic Soup Kitchen.

He and his wife Christina share four children and four granddaughters and enjoy yoga, hiking, rowing, biking and travel.

 

About the Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse (CADA)

Since 1949, CADA has delivered programs and services focused on educating, preventing, and treating substance abuse and co-occurring conditions affecting youth, adults, and families in Santa Barbara County. The agency works in close partnership with local schools, law enforcement, health care organizations, businesses, other nonprofits, and the media. CADA services are available to anyone impacted by alcohol, drugs, and/or mental health concerns, without regard to gender, gender preference, age, race, ethnicity, or national origin. For more information, visit www.cadasb.org.

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