Strategy Team Members

Strategy Team Members

Members of the strategy team act as an advisory body to provide leadership and guidance towards the implementation of our strategic work plan. The Strategy Team promptly addresses issues or potential issues of youth safety by engaging members of the Community Engagement Team. The team also assists partner agencies to seek funding sources to help implement programs and services to meet our strategic work plan goals.

City of Santa Barbara Parks and RecreationMichelle McDonnellRecreation Supervisor
City of Santa Barbara Police DepartmentShawn HillCriminal Investigations & Community Accountability
CommUnifyPat KeeleanChief Executive Officer
CommUnifySeth MillerFamily & Youth Services Director
Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, UCSBJill SharkeyAssociate Dean for Research and Outreach
Santa Barbara County Department of Behavioral WellnessSuzanne GrimmeseyChief Quality Care & Strategy Officer
Santa Barbara County Department of Behavioral WellnessShana BurnsForensics Services Manager
Santa Barbara County Community Services DepartmentLucille BossHousing Program Specialist
Santa Barbara County Executive OfficeBernard MelekianAssistant County Executive Officer Public Safety/ Criminal Justice
Santa Barbara County Probation DepartmentHolly BentonDeputy Chief Probation Officer
Santa Barbara County Department of Social ServicesBarbara FinchChildren and Adult Network Director
Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s DepartmentErik RaneySheriff Adjutant
Santa Barbara Unified School DistrictFrann WageneckAssistant Superintendent
Santa Barbara Unified School DistrictJennifer BalaishisCoordinator of School Climate and Safety
South Coast Youth Safety PartnershipSaul SerranoPartnership Coordinator

Support Staff

CommUnifyAlondra BroeffleFYS – Administrative Assistant
CommUnifyChristina GonzalezFYS – Program Support Manager