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President & CEO
Paul Didier has been President and CEO of United Way of Santa Barbara County since 1978. A Certified Financial Planner, a UCSB and Harvard MBA graduate, and a former real estate broker and syndicate with his own firm, he has applied for-profit, market driven innovations to United Way and other non-profit organizations.
Director of Workplace Development
Since 2005, Steve has spearheaded United Way of Santa Barbara County's corporate and workplace development, marketing, strategic planning, volunteer management and the launch of the Young Leaders Society. Steve completed his bachelor degrees at the University of California Santa Barbara and is currently pursuing an MBA at Cal Lutheran University. Before joining United Way, Steve was the Financial Manager for the Devereux Foundation, California Operations.
Director for Financial Services
Jerry has been with United Way of Santa Barbara County since 1994. A native of Santa Barbara, he has nearly 40 years of experience in the finance/accounting field. Jerry worked as an auditor/tax preparer for a local CPA firm in the 1960s, and later became the finance director of a local television station. He has also managed his own accounting practice in Phoenix, Arizona before returning to Santa Barbara.
Gift Planning Services Officer
Judy has been with United Way of Santa Barbara County since 2000. Judy is a Registered Investment Principal and a licensed tax consultant. She was a credit union investment advisor prior to joining the staff at United Way, where she oversees endowment and gift planning programs and assists donors and their professional advisors with complex charitable giving.
All staff members may be reached by dialing 805-965-8591 and their extension number, or by their direct dial number listed below. Staff members can also receive email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fun in the Sun Coordinator
|Bobby Blessing||Database Coordinator||
|Suzanne Danielson||Development Executive||
|Paul Didier||President & CEO||
|Laura Finlay||Community Impact
Reading Plus Specialist
Lexia Educational Consultant
|Ina Frank||Leadership Services Representative||
|Narit Gessler||Campaign Executive||
|Judy Goodbody||Gift Planning Services Officer||
|Jerry Newton||Director for Financial Services||
|Steve Ortiz||Director of Workplace Development||
Events and Marketing Coordinator
Day of Caring Coordinator
|Penny Rowan||Gift Planning Services Assistant||