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.
Past President: Lisa Angle started in communications by creating computerized tutorials in 1990, moved on to writing, laying out and editing newsletters, then web design, and now is active in filmmaking and social media. As owner of Ninety Degrees Media her mission is to expand knowledge through creativity and technology. She has written articles for Montecito Journal, The Independent, and Examiner.com, has produced videos for the Santa Barbara chapter of NAWBO, the SB Zoo, the SB Writers Conference, and AWC-SB, and designed and edited the SB Film Weekly e-newsletter for the SB County Film Commission for several years. She co-produces over 200 episodes of an online television show called Literary Gumbo.
Women of Achievement Chair: Hilary S. Molina, MS is the alumni relations director for Fielding Graduate University. She also serves on the board for the Association of Fundraising Professionals-Santa Barbara/Ventura County chapter. Before joining Fielding, she successfully navigated the Orange County real estate market for the Fortune 500 Company Fidelity National Title as a top producing account executive in Newport Beach and Laguna Beach. Prior to her foyer into real estate, she obtained her master’s of science degree in kinesiology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Hilary was a national presenter specializing in corporate fitness for the International Health, Racquet, and Sportclub Association (IHRSA) and the American College of Sports Medicine for exercise testing and graduate study education.
Membership Chair: Sharon Cox, a financial professional for 30 years, her experience includes serving as a financial planner, socially responsible investment advisor, small business consultant, and national conference manager. An award-winning speaker and author of materials published by the National Endowment for Financial Education, Sharon offers private and small group money coaching, interactive workshops, and speaking engagements through her business, The Money Dance, www.themoneydance.com.
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.
Communications Chair: Elizabeth Gould, M.S., has a private practice helping stressed people excel at work, life, and test-taking while reconnecting to joy by blending neuroscience and ancient wisdom. She is the author of Your Best Health by Friday: How to Overcome Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Trauma, PTSD and Chronic Illness. She’s a graduate of UCSB, UW-Madison, and Marlboro College’s Graduate School. After specialized kinesiology helped her heal, she became an instructor for both Touch for Health and PanHarmonic Healing. She’s the mother of two sons who attend college in Washington D.C. and Scotland. Elizabeth lives in Santa Barbara with her partner, Michael.
Women of Achievement Co-Chair: Lisa Osborn is a longtime radio broadcaster and entrepreneur. Currently she serves as the news and public affairs director at KCSB 91.9 FM, the radio station at UCSB. Her business produces on-hold messages and narration services. Lisa is also the host of a weekly health/wellness and personal growth podcast called Lisa.FM Thrive!. Plus she does a weekday (recorded) music show in Southern New England.
Volunteer Coordinator: Nancy Seagal CCH, BWRT Keynote speaker specializes in Overcoming Fear of Public Speaking. With a background of over 23 years working as a therapist and as an advocate of science based, cutting edge coaching and learning technologies, Nancy enthusiastically continues to expand and share her knowledge. Nancy is a best-selling author where she defined her recovery from mercury poisoning by inspiring others to focus on their recovery. As founder of Rising Above It, Nancy produced personal development programs including an extensive audio collection addressing reduction of stress and working through anxiety. As a skilled communicator Nancy is versed in the nuances of promoting concepts and ideas on a broad range of subjects through a variety of modalities.
Social Media Coordinator: 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.