President: Lisa Osborn is a longtime radio broadcaster and entrepreneur. Currently she serves as news and public affairs director at KCSB FM 91.9, the radio station at UCSB, where she advises student leaders and trains volunteer reporters. She also has a business that produces on-hold messages and narration services. Lisa hosts a health/wellness and personal growth podcast calledLisa.FM Thrive! Prior to moving to Santa Barbara, Lisa was a radio news anchor in Los Angeles and an on-air host (deejay) at a national radio network, playing ‘classic hits’ and ‘oldies’ music on radio stations across the USA.
Membership Chair/Treasurer/Past-President: Carolyn Jabs has written about families, ethics, environmental issues and the Internet for almost four decades. In 1984 she published The Heirloom Gardener (Sierra Club Books), a book “often cited as a turning point in the pro-heirloom movement.” Hundreds of her articles have been published in magazines ranging from Readers Digest and Redbook to Self and Working Mother. Her opinion essays have appeared in Newsweek and the New York Times. Carolyn moved to Santa Barbara in 2013. She was an active AWC member when she lived in Toledo, Ohio, and won several Crystal Awards in their annual competition.
Programming Chair: Sharon Cox is an entrepreneur with decades-long careers in education (teaching, research, and teacher training with an emphasis on language arts) and finance for women (The Money Dance, individual and small-group coaching, workshops and webinar presentations). An award-winning speaker and author of materials published by the National Endowment for Financial Education, Sharon realized when joining AWC-SB that her professional endeavors have a common requirement—the continued refinement of communication skills. At this time of professional transition, she continues to explore the arts of language and is grateful the good company of the women of AWC-SB.
Marketing Chair: Monica Kunz is a Digital Marketing Communication Professional at Monica Kunz Design, a Hybrid marketing, designer-developer with a 20-Year graphic art-web-design digital marketing and technology career with private and nonprofit expertise. Served on two other nonprofit boards. Her experience includes a unique blend of technical knowledge, analytical creativity, and artistic talent.
Social Media Chair: Nancy Stueben demonstrates her passion for communication in the form of leveraging social media’s reach to foster an environment of collaboration and celebration among women. Additionally, she leads a team of communicators providing award-winning technical support at local software company, AppFolio. Nancy recently graduated from CSU Channel Islands having obtained a BA in Organizational Communication, and as she takes on the role of board member for the Santa Barbara chapter of the Association of Women in Communications, her mission is to bring awareness to the immense impact women communicators have in our community. She lives in Santa Barbara with her partner, Dr. Niko Hall and their beloved dog, Kopi.
Secretary: Lisa Danhi is passionate about collaborating on equitable, educational, and socially responsive grass-roots projects to improve access, understanding, and activities that serve our community, especially through AWC! At our board meetings, Lisa employs her desire to compassionately structure F2F and virtual discourse to maximize productive listening. She is honored to bring her 26+ years’ experience in business, education, content development, and creatively technical writing to her new role as Secretary. As a non-traditional returning student (read: mid-life), she earned her BA in Literature and then her MA in Education at UCSB while raising her three now-adult children; consequently, she is a persistent proponent of “everything in its own time”.
Website: Erica Schweitzer is a local media producer who is passionate about visual communication specifically the art of storytelling, documentary film making, and creating purpose driven media. Through her schooling at UCSB, Erica fell in love with the Santa Barbara community and since has worked as a producer for local access station TV Santa Barbara.