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Volunteer Engagement Chair

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.