President & CEO
Paul Didier has been President and CEO of United Way of Santa Barbara County since 1976. 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.
Executive Vice President & COO
Since 2005, Steve has spearheaded United Way of Santa Barbara County's corporate, workplace and residential 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 earned his MBA at Cal Lutheran University. Before joining United Way, Steve was the Financial Manager for the Devereux Foundation, California Operations.
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.
Michelle Alferez - United for Literacy Associate - x115
Nicole Blair - Finance & Administration Manager - 882-0509
Melinda Cabrera - Community Impact Officer - 965-8592
Joshua Canada - Workplace Development Manager - 882-0512
Luis Chaidez - Fun in the Sun Project Manager - 965-8593
Suzanne Danielson - Development Executive - 882-0514
Paul Didier - President & CEO - 965-8591 x123
Ina Frank - Philanthropic Services Officer - 882-0518
Brandi Freeman - United Learning Center Tutor - x131
Katie Higgins - Communications & Grants Coordinator - 965-0473
Manpreet Kaur - Community Impact Assistant/Database Administrator - x103
Tina Nelson - Development Manager - 965-8591
Steve Ortiz - Executive Vice President & COO - 882-0511
Jasmine Rara - Development Executive - x113
Lindsay Rorick - Administrative Assistant / Events Manager - 965-8594
Penny Rowan - Gift Planning Services Assistant - 882-0517
Jennifer Salcido - Development Executive - 882-0516
Shanna Wasson Taylor - Gift Planning Services Officer - 882-0502