Tricia Price Joins Family Service Agency Board

Family Service Agency is pleased to announce that Tricia Thorsell Price, former superintendent of Cold Springs School District, has joined its Board of Directors.

Price served for six years as the Superintendent/Principal of the Cold Spring School District before retiring in 2017. In addition to the FSA Board, she currently sits on the Village Properties Teacher’s Fund Board.

“With years of educational and community service experience, Tricia will be a strong asset to our board” said Executive Director Lisa Brabo.

Price began her career as a teacher at Montecito Union, Crane and later Canalino schools. She served as Curriculum Coordinator for Carpinteria Unified School District before becoming principal at Aliso and Summerland Schools. She also started the Carpinteria Family School and served as principal there for two years.

Born and raised in Santa Barbara, Price earned her B.A. and multiple subject teaching credential at Westmont College. She completed her M.A. in education administration at California State Channel Islands and her Ed.D. at Fielding University.

“I’m grateful to have been supported by the Santa Barbara community over the years,” said Price. “I feel fortunate to be able to be able to continue to serve the community that has given so much to me.”


Family Service Agency (FSA) is a nonprofit social service organization that has served Santa Barbara County since 1899, continually improving the health and well-being of the community’s most vulnerable children, families and seniors through their transformative and essential programs: Big Brothers Big Sisters, Senior Services, Family Support Services, Youth & Family Behavioral Health and School Counseling Services. All services are provided free or on a sliding fee/donation scale and no one is denied assistance because of an inability to pay. Visit or call (805) 965-1001 for more information.

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