United Way Board of Directors Welcomes Suzanne Birch

Suzanne Birch joins United Way’s Board of Directors.

United Way of Santa Barbara County (UWSBC) Board of Directors welcomes Suzanne Birch. She and her husband, Ed Birch, have a long history with UWSBC. Sue was previously involved in advising the original launch of UWSBC’s United Learning Center and Ed previously served as UWSBC’s Board chairman.

Sue Birch holds BS and MS degrees from State University of New York and the Ohio State University as well as Educational Computer Certification from UCSB. She has had a long career in Education as a teacher, counselor, computer director and administrator.

Birch also served as Head of the Lower School at Laguna Blanca School, Supervisor of Student Teachers at UCSB, Educational Instructional Specialist for IBM, and Technology Instructor for Santa Barbara County Schools teachers. She has served on the Boards of the Cancer Foundation, Mosher Foundation, Laguna Blanca School, Marymount School, All Saints Parish Preschool, UCSB Cheadle Center for Biodiversity, Johns Hopkins University Wilmer Institute, Non-Profit Support Center, and Opera Santa Barbara as well as an advisor and volunteer for other nonprofits.



About United Way of Santa Barbara County

Since 1923, United Way of Santa Barbara County (UWSBC) has been a key leader in local efforts to empower children, families, and communities through its own unique collaborative programs and initiatives, partnership convening efforts, volunteer development, and funding. UWSBC’s mission is to enrich the lives of children and families and build resilient communities by leading local programs and partnerships that improve school readiness and academic achievement, financial empowerment, and crisis response and recovery. To learn more, please visit


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