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
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.
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
Meagan Froemming Harmon
Meagan was born and raised in beautiful Santa Barbara County and joyfully returned with her husband, Nick, following the birth of their daughter, Maura. Meagan received her B.A. from Wellesley College (where both her commitment to feminism and her love of the political process truly took root), her Master’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University and her J.D. from New York University.
These days Meagan is a practicing real estate finance lawyer with the global law firm of Morrison & Foerster. Prior to joining her current firm, she spent a year as a Visiting Fellow at Harvard Law School’s Islamic Legal Studies Program, where her research focused on creative solutions to the challenges of efficient and effective deployment of international humanitarian aid. Meagan also spent a year in Afghanistan working with a German NGO to implement a large-scale humanitarian services project in villages across the country. Her work in Afghanistan was premised on connecting value-chain development initiatives and direct microfinance lending schemes to improvements in community housing, health and sanitation.
Meagan is very involved in Santa Barbara County civic life: she serves as a Supervisor-appointed Commissioner on the Board of the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara, where she works on issues of affordable housing and homelessness in the County. She is on the Board of Directors of the Santa Barbara County Bar Foundation, is active in Santa Barbara’s chapter of the League of Women Voters and she manages, every once in awhile, to read a book and cook a nice meal (two of her favorite things).”
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.