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Robert Badal, At Large

Community member and retired partner

Robert is an honors graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and a graduate of the Harvard Law School. Read More »

Tish Gainey, Vice-chair

Social Venture Partners
www. socialventurepartners.org/santa-barbara

Tish Gainey is a long-time resident of Santa Barbara. For many years she worked as a project director for a firm that produced children’s television programming and multimedia educational products. Read More »

Angela Antenore, At Large

Angela Antenore has lived in Santa Barbara since 1991 and combines her background in education and psychology to [...] Read More »

Glenn Bacheller, At Large & Homelessness Affinity Group Chair

Since moving to Santa Barbara in 2008, Glenn has generously worked with a number of non-profit organizations including: the Unitarian Society, the Freedom Warming Centers, Santa Barbara Foodbank, Transition House and SCORE. Read More »

Mary Becker, Secretary

Mary Becker worked as a certified financial planner and investment advisor in her own business from 1985-2000. She was affiliated with First Affirmative Financial Network, and specialized in socially responsible investment portfolios. Read More »

Michelle Bruner, At Large

Michelle Bruner is Vice Chair of Social Venture Partners Santa Barbara. Michelle's background in business and social work has inspired her dedication Read More »

Claude Case, At Large

Claude earned his A.B. from Princeton in 1964, and then served in the Peace Corps in Colombia for two years. Read More »

Susan Case, At Large

Claude & Susan Case have been Partners with SVP Arizona since April 2000. Both were lead partners for five years, he was liaison with Arizona Quest for Kids and she interfaced with Creciendos Unidos (Growing Together). Read More »


Das Williams

Das is a native Californian, growing up on the South Coast. He is a the Legislative Director for CAUSE, a Ventura based non-profit and currently serves as a Trustee of Peabody Charter School. Read More »

Elizabeth Thapliyal

Elizabeth is a user experience designer and social entrepreneur with experience in driving people-centered [...] Read More »

Gary Becker

Gary Becker retired in August 2004 from the practice of law. For the previous twenty years, Gary was founder and managing partner of the Becker Law Office, with locations in Louisville and Lexington Kentucky. Read More »

Neil Dipaola

Neil Dipaola is an accomplished real estate strategist with expertise in coastal land use, sustainable design and urban planning. Mr. Dipaola is the CEO of Mesa Lane Partners, Read More »

Paul Freeman, Education Affinity Group Chair

Paul is a local entrepreneur and philanthropist who is involved in a number of projects and activities in the community. He has a strong passion for arts education, creativity and entrepreneurship and those passions shine through in some of the projects that he is involved in around Santa Barbara. Read More »

Ron Gallo

Ronald V. Gallo, Ed.D., is President & CEO of the Santa Barbara Foundation, a community foundation established in 1928 that serves all of Santa Barbara County. Read More »

Seth Streeter

Seth Streeter is Co-Founder and President of Mission Wealth Management, LLC (MWM), a leading independent wealth advisory firm in the Santa Barbara, CA area. Read More »

Tom and Sue Richards

Tom Richards cares deeply about helping people caught in difficult life situations and positively influencing the environmental issues we face. He was catapulted into a great life thru the efforts and resources Read More »

Tom Sloan

Tom Sloan graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a degree in Electrical Engineering and received an MBA in finance from UCLA. Read More »

Zohar Ziv

Zohar has over 25 years of executive management experience and an excellent track record across a diverse set of [...] Read More »