Luz has over ten years of professional experience working in the fields of economic development, land use planning, community development and communications. She currently works as the Executive Director of Public Affairs and Communications for Santa Barbara City College (SBCC).
She is an active member of her community and serves as an elected Trustee on the Goleta Union School District Board. She is also an Executive Committee Member for the Santa Barbara Sierra Club and is on the Board of the Planned Parenthood Central Coast Action Fund.
She loves living in Goleta (the Goodland) with her husband, Diego, their children Sebastian and Aurora and two dogs.
Andria Martinez Cohen
Vice President - Policy
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.
Vice President – Organization
Chief Financial Officer
She is a former Fulbright Senior Scholar, among other honors and awards. Her many publications include the books Returning the Gaze: A Genealogy of Black Film Criticism, 1909-1949; Learning Race and Ethnicity: Youth and Digital Media (for the MacArthur Foundation’s series on Digital Media, Youth, and Learning), New Media: Theories and Practices of Digitextuality, AfroGeeks: Beyond the Digital Divide, Digital Diaspora: A Race for Cyberspace, and Pretty People: Movie Stars of the 1990s.
Since 2014, Dr. Everett has been a member of SBWPC and member of the Candidate Development Committee and later a member and subsequent co-chair of the Media Committee. Presently, she also serves as the Chair of the Santa Barbara County Commission for Women.
Charlotte A. Gullap-Moore
Wendy Eley Jackson
Sandy created and served as Executive Director of KYDS (Keep Youth Doing Something), nonprofit 501c3, which addressed the issue of providing positive after school and weekend activities for at-risk youth.
She assisted the LAPD in founding the San Fernando Coalition on Gangs to provide assistance, through service providers, in reducing gang violence. The organization gained national recognition and became a model for other cities. In addition to working together they implemented Children’s Day, a resource fair for parents, which drew 50,000 people per year for four years.
In the ten years of employment with the LA City Attorney’s Neighborhood Prosecutor Program, Sandy coordinated John School, a restorative justice program aimed at reducing prostitution by focusing on the men who hired prostitutes and resolved community problems that did not need to involve the attorneys and connected the attorneys with City, County and Community resources that could assist in resolving problems
Since her retirement and move to Santa Barbara, Sandy has been on the Board of SBWPC, as well as Jewish Federation and her homeowner organization. She has been an active member of Newcomers and is taking art classes
Paula worked as an Emmy Award winning broadcast journalist in the Los Angeles and Santa Barbara television markets for thirty years. While at KCAL in Los Angeles she anchored award-winning coverage of the Los Angeles Riots, the O.J. Simpson murder trial and the Northridge Earthquake. At KEYT Santa Barbara Paula anchored and reported for the evening broadcasts and produced and hosted the award-winning live town hall meetings on important community issues. She also emceed events for Old Spanish Days, and the Unity Telethon for decades.
Paula is the recipient of the Women of Achievement Award from Women in Communications, the Champion Award from the Santa Barbara Community Action Commission, the Community Hero Award from the Santa Barbara County Education Office the Influential Latino Award from Latino Today, and the Hispanic Achievement Award from the Santa Barbara Achievement Council.
Currently Paula is a realtor for Keller Williams Santa Barbara and the principal for Paula Lopez Productions.
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.