Vice President, Organization
Leslie has served on several education and business boards, including the national Board of Directors of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN). Currently, in addition to the SBWPC Board of Directors, she also serves on the Board of a local business. As co-chair of the SBWPC Legislation and Advocacy Committee, she enjoys pursuing her interest in the legislative processes of both the state of California and of the federal Government.
Vice President, Policy
Chief Financial Officer
After her two sons were grown she moved to Colorado and served on the board of the Eagle Valley Land Trust and Walking Mountains, a non-profit environmental learning center providing natural science curriculum and activities to the public and to the Eagle Valley School System. She also ran a successful open space campaign authorizing by referendum a small property tax increase to allow the county to purchase important, rapidly disappearing parcels in the Eagle Valley near Vail. Finally she ran 3 successful county supervisor campaigns, electing Democrats to a traditionally Republican Board of Supervisors. A recent Santa Barbara resident, she joined the Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee and has enjoyed working with the Legislative Committee.
Andria Martinez Cohen
Andria’s community involvement in Santa Barbara includes volunteer work with the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara providing free income tax preparation services to low income families and teaching financial literacy in Spanish. Andria was a candidate for City Council in Santa Barbara’s district elections in 2015 and, although she lost the election, in 2016 she was appointed to a four-year term with the City of Santa Barbara Parks & Recreation Commission. In addition, Andria is a member of the following local organizations: Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee, Democratic Women of Santa Barbara, SB Channel Keeper, Sierra Club, Planned Parenthood Young Advocates, Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition, and Friends of Los Banos. Born and raised in Long Beach, CA, Andria moved to Santa Barbara in 2005. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics with minors in Spanish and Portuguese from the University of California Los Angeles. She resides on the eastside of Santa Barbara with her husband, Eric Cohen, her daughter, Aya Flores Cohen, and dog, Chico.
Danielle De Smeth
Charlotte A. Gullap-Moore
She is a social justice advocate speaking on behalf of the most voiceless in the community including fighting against the gang injunction and leading the fight for voting rights with district elections in Santa Barbara.
Ms. Pizarro received her Bachelor’s degree from University of California, Berkeley and earned a Master’s in Public Administration and Public Policy from the University of Southern California’s Sol Price School of Public Policy. She enjoys volunteering, taking lengthy trips abroad, interacting with people from all walks of life, and expanding her cultural competency.
She has degrees in home economics education, community education and curriculum. She worked in the fields of vocational rehabilitation, mental health and developmental disabilities as a counselor and administrator.
She moved to Goleta 23 years ago and is married to David Tambo. She enjoys traveling around the globe since retiring from Hillside House in 2012. At home she serves on the Hillside House board as well as SBWPC and is involved with the League of Women Voters and the Association for Women in Communications. In the evening she likes to knit and do needlework.