Advisory Council Members

Name

City

Affiliation/Profession

Board Position

Yrs. of Service

Karsen Lee Gould Santa Barbara Creative/Executive Director Arts for Humanity! (AH!) President 16 years
Frank Palmieri Santa Barbara Independent Financial Consultant and local Notary Public Member/Development Associate 16 years
Jeanne Mohle Santa Barbara Program Executive for “New Directions, travel for people with Disabilities” Member 14 years
Paul Nguyen Montecito Engineer, Professional Artist, Dancer, Chef Member 8 years
Bonnie Rupert Carpinteria Parent of person with Developmental Disability Member 8 years
Mitra Cline Santa Barbara Artist, Business Consultant, Community Advocate Member 4 years
Natalie Conneely Los Angeles Development Consultant, Humanitarian, Actress Member 3 years

Honorary Council Members

Dee Duncan

Executive Director of New Directions, Quality Travel Vacations for People with Developmental Disabilities, and involved with creating programs and services for people with developmental disabilities for over 25 years.

Mary MacRae

Former Executive Director of Center Stage Theater, Current Alumni Services Director at UCSB and a long-time supporter of Arts for Humanity!.

Joseph Velasco

Involved with the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission for many years, Joseph is one of the founders of Box Tails. He is an actor, writer and most currently a High School teacher.

Magda Arroyo

Assistant Vice President and Business Client Manager at Union Bank, Magda is the sister of a person with a developmental disability, who performs with Arts for Humanity!’s theatre troupe.

Karin De la Pena

Founder of Speaking of Stories, actor, writer, director, Karin also has utilized the arts with at-risk youth and people living with mental illness.

Dr. Glenn Miller

An active supporter of local arts and educational institutions, Dr. Miller is a psychiatrist specializing in individuals with developmental disabilities. He served the clients and staff of Devereux for 10 years and has consulted Arts for Humanity! on programmatic, business and community affairs since it’s inception.

Bernie Schaeffer

Former director of education for Tri-Counties Regional Center for 25 years, Bernie has been a wonderful and influential support for people with Developmental Disabilities in the tri-counties area.