Meet Our Board of Directors

LisaAngle2014President: 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 an online television show called Literary Gumbo. lisa@ninetydegreesmedia.com.

Past President: Dr. Minette Riordan is an award-winning entrepreneur, author, and speaker who’s passion is connection. Through her work as a trainer, coach, writer and speaker, she has educated thousands of people – helping MinetteRiordanthem to improve communication skills, relationship skills and build confidence in their creative abilities. Minette’s passion for connection is deeply rooted in her belief that it is our connections to Spirit, self and others that are the foundation of true happiness. You can find her blogging at MinetteRiordan.com and HeartWiseLife.com. Locally, she runs a Meetup for Women who love art and journaling and need more creative space in their lives. She also offers art and journaling workshops through the new Art Innovators Studio in Goleta. When she isn’t working, you will often find her about town enjoying a glass of red wine or walking at Haskell’s beach. She can be contacted at minette@minetteriordan.com.

President-Elect:  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. Contact: crjabs@aol.com.

Treasurer: [Vacant] 

 

JenniferBlaiseKramer-smlMembership Chair: Jennifer Blaise Kramer studied creative writing at the University of Arizona and received a masters degree in journalism at Boston University. She’s written about lifestyle, design, travel, family and food for publications including the Boston Globe, C Magazine, Coastal Living, Edible, Houzz, People, and Sky magazine. After living in New England and the Midwest—where she worked as a senior editor at Mpls.St.Paul Magazine and editor-in-chief of Mpls.St.Paul Home & Design—she’s returned to her home state of California, where she is now senior editor at Santa Barbara Magazine. Contact: jblaisekramer@gmail.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. Contact: monica@monicakunzdesign.com

 

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. Contact: nd@kcsb.org

 

Women of Achievement Co-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. Hilary continues to follow her passion for health and fitness with her husband in their business, Galaxy Cycling, which specializes in junior development and elite level professional cyclist training and coaching. Contact: hilarymolina@fielding.edu.

Programing Chair: 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. Nancy@RisingAboveIt.com

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