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Jacki Belt

Position
Volunteer Engagement Chair
2020-2021
Biography

Jacki Belt has been a member of the Women’s Fund since 2013. She received her BA from the University of Colorado with a major in English Literature and a minor in Philosophy. She further received both an MA and a PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. As a licensed psychologist in private practice, she treated individuals, couples and families as well as providing group therapy. She volunteered her time to present many programs to groups, schools and church organizations on topics such as Eating Disorder Prevention, Healthy Parenting and Raising Resilient Children. She was also a member of the Eating Disorders Consortium, the Christy Heinrich Foundation, Planned Parenthood and various local and national professional organizations. She enjoyed consulting and acting in an advisory capacity on team-building and communication skills. Having raised a family and lived in Kansas City for nearly 40 years, Jacki retired her private practice and moved to Santa Barbara. The Women’s Fund attracted her interest as a way to become involved in the community and to meet/ work with interesting women committed to making positive change. Jacki served on the Research Committee from 2014 to 2016.  Currently, she acts as the Chair of the Volunteer Engagement Committee and participates on the Board of Directors.

Kathy Dunlap

Position
Finance Chair
2021-22
Year Joined
2015
Biography

Kathy has been a member of the Women’s Fund since 2015, joining the Finance Committee in 2019. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Montclair State University and a master’s degree from Stanford. Kathy began her career as a CPA with Ernst & Young, specializing in corporate tax and financial accounting for income taxes. She became a partner in the San Jose office in 1989. She has also managed her own corporate financial and tax consulting practice. Kathy has been active in volunteer work for over 20 years; she has served on the boards of the Catholic Foundation of Santa Clara County, Summit League, San Jose Repertory Theatre and Archbishop Mitty High School. She and her husband split their time between Santa Barbara and Saratoga.

Kerry Parker

Position
Co-Chair/Media Relations
2022-23
Year Joined
2019
Biography

Kerry joined the Women’s Fund in 2019. Until her retirement in 2019, she was the owner of HollandParlette, an Association Management Company (AMC) headquartered in San Francisco. The company specializes in providing strategic direction and management to nonprofit organizations. Throughout her 30+ year career, she served as Executive Director for a wide range of regional, state, and national membership organizations where she was responsible for financial management, board leadership, conferences, grant writing, membership development, communications, advocacy, and public relations. She became a Certified Association Executive (CAE) in 1991 and a Lifetime Member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) in 2005. Kerry holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Iowa and a master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA) from Iowa State University. Kerry has been married for over 40 years to James Parker who is Director, Patient Financial Services at Cottage Health in Santa Barbara. They have one son, Reid, who lives in Seattle.

Lauren Trujillo

Position
Membership Chair
2020-2021
Year Joined
2019
Biography

Lauren Trujillo first came to Santa Barbara to attend UCSB where she received a B.A. in History. She is a UCLA MLIS graduate and is the Foundation Director of the Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation. Lauren is also a member of the Junior League, Santa Barbara Northside Optimist Club, Santa Barbara Young Professionals, and sits on the board of the Women’s Literary Festival of Santa Barbara. She is thrilled to join the membership team and give back to our community as a member of the Women’s Fund.

Laurie Tumbler

Position
Information Technology Chair
2022-23
Year Joined
2008
Biography

Laurie has been a member of the Women's Fund since 2008. She has previously served as Research Committee Co-Chair, Grantee Liaison, and Steering Committee chair. From 2018 to 2020, she was Board Chair of the newly incorporated Women’s Fund. Currently, she chairs the Information Technology committee and continues to serve on the Board of Directors. After earning a B.A. from University of Illinois, Laurie pursued a career in financial services and in 1982 she founded her own financial research company. She was a member of several nonprofit boards across the country focused on the welfare of families and children. Since moving to Santa Barbara in 2000, she has chaired the Newcomers Club community service committee, led the United Way's "Lunch Bunch" program, and served as a board member and interim Executive Director of the Nonprofit Support Center. She has also served on the Ensemble Theatre, Social Venture Partners and Transition House boards.

Linda Stafford Burrows

Position
EEC Chair; GIA Lead
2022-23
Year Joined
2011
Biography

A member of the Women’s Fund since 2011, Linda has a Masters in Law & Social Policy and a Masters in Social Services from Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work & Social Research. Linda’s work has focused primarily on Child Advocacy, advocating for and establishing Music & Arts Education programs, and strengthening communities. She has served as president on many hard-working boards including The Children & Families Action Network (Alameda County, CA), Solvang School Education Foundation (“SAM”), Valley Community Theatre, Santa Barbara Strings, and The Santa Ynez Valley Foundation. It is an honor to be part of accomplishing the work of The Women’s Fund directing the collective philanthropy of women to help other women and children and families to transform lives for the better.

Lynn Karlson

Position
Board Chair
2021-22
Year Joined
2018
Biography

Lynn rejoined the Women’s Fund in 2018, participating with both the Membership Committee and a Special Projects workgroup. She grew up in Colorado and has a Master’s Degree in Agricultural and Resource Economics from Colorado State University. Before moving to Santa Barbara in 1989, she worked in both the Research and Public Affairs Departments of the Kansas City Federal Reserve. She has served in various nonprofit leadership roles in Santa Barbara, including as Board Chair for the Channel Islands YMCA, the Nonprofit Support Center, and The Arts Fund. She was the Vice President for Family Education Services at Independent Means Inc. before taking on the role of Executive Director for the Youth and Family Services YMCA from 2008-2016.

Marita Hawryluk

Position
Research Co-Chair
2021-22
Biography

Marita joined the Women’s Fund and its Research Committee in 2019. After moving to California to pursue her Master’s Degree in Human Development, Marita’s initial career pursuits were in the non-profit world. She worked directly with children and families developing and managing programs that included teaching independent living skills to developmentally disabled individuals and providing play therapy for children with chronic illnesses. Marita continued working within the health care industry, focusing on the delivery method of health care. She held various senior management positions with both insurers and providers, helping to develop the coordinated managed health care delivery model that emerged in California during the late 1980’s. For the last 15 years of her career, Marita transferred her skill set to the public sector, working for Alameda County’s Community Development Agency, redeveloping blighted communities through building projects that included community centers, libraries, commercial street beautification and affordable housing. Having retired to Santa Barbara, Marita is looking forward to the opportunity to work within the Women’s Fund learning about and researching the various non-profit organizations that benefit women, children and families in Santa Barbara and its surrounding communities.

Mary Luthy

Position
Co-Chair/Newsletter Editor
2022-23
Year Joined
2019
Biography

Mary joined the Women's Fund in early 2019. She grew up in an Air Force family, moving frequently until settling in central Illinois. A graduate of the University of Illinois, Champagne Urbana, Mary has a BFA in Painting. During her 40-year career in communications, Mary worked in a variety of industries, including small ad agencies, not-for-profit homes for the aging, not-for-profit publishing, engineering services, as well as Southern California Edison and Beckman Coulter, a subsidiary of Danaher. She was also active in the International Association of Business Communicators, serving on local, regional and global boards. Mary and husband Curt moved to Santa Barbara in 2018 when they retired. Since then, she has also served as VP Communications for the local chapter of Newcomers.

Michele Neely Saltoun

Position
Researcher
2022-23
Year Joined
2014
Biography

Michele was born in Central New York State in 1962, and attended Georgetown University to pursue Intl. Economics and German and rec’d a Fulbright to study and teach in Vienna, Austria for 2 years. Subsequently, she worked in NYC, where she earned an MBA from New York University and eventually became a Vice President for Citigroup’s Private Bank. Michele transferred to San Francisco with Citigroup in 1992 and moved to Santa Barbara in 2005 with her husband, Andre, who passed away recently. Michele maintains her status as a Certified Financial Planner and does some work for friends and family. She is a board member of the Community Arts Music Association; a sustainer in the Junior League; and a Daughter of the American Revolution. The 2021/22 research cycle will be her sixth year serving on this Women’s Fund committee. Michele also enjoy tennis, baking, reading and loving her Havanese, Brody.

 
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