Family Services Agency Elects New Co-Chairs and Leaders | Good for Santa Barbara

Posted on July 19, 2022
| 09:00

The Santa Barbara County Family Services Agency (FSA) has voted for a new slate of leaders for its 2022-23 Board of Directors.

Molly Carrillo-Walker and Tricia Price replace outgoing co-chairs Terri Zuniga and Robin Doell-Sawaske, who served extended terms during the pandemic. Linda Sessler and Robert Janeway become co-treasurers. Teressa Johnes becomes secretary.

Ed Tran and Rod Durham will serve as co-vice presidents of programs. Maria McCall assumes the role of Vice President of Development.

“We are grateful for the support of former officers and are delighted to welcome our new officers,” said Lisa Brabo, CEO of FSA. “Their experience and expertise, in combination with the rest of the FSA Board, will guide us effectively as we enter the new financial year.”

Carrillo-Walker has been a member of the FSA Board of Directors since 2014. She worked for the City of Santa Barbara for 16 years, holding several positions, including community services supervisor, management analyst and assistant director of parks and recreation .

Price joined the board in 2018. She served as superintendent/principal of the Cold Spring School District for six years before retiring in 2017. Price was previously a teacher and then curriculum coordinator for the Carpinteria Unified School District before becoming principal Aliso and Summerland schools. and the Carpinteria Family School.

Janeway has been a board member since 2018. He has spent fifteen years working in the private and public health sectors, supporting local health and environmental organizations, and serving on the City of Santa Barbara. He is currently responsible for the provider network operations contract for the San Francisco Health Plan.

Sessler is an independent consultant with some 25 years of experience administering and negotiating contracts for companies such as Hughes/Santa Barbara Research Center, Superconductor Technologies and UCSB. She has resided in Goleta for over 30 years.

Johnes joined the board in 2020. She has worked for local community service organizations since 1998 and held previous positions with First 5 Santa Barbara County and CommUnify. Johnes retired in 2018 and stepped down in June after four years as co-chair of the California Family Resource Association’s networks committee.

Jones is considered an expert in family support and continues to be a champion for children and families at the local and state level.

Tran, a registered nurse, has some 20 years of nursing and public health experience. He has worked in the private and public health sectors. Previously, he was Senior Director of Public Health Nursing Operations for the Public Health Company (Goleta), where he provided public health consulting services and helped launch an algorithm-based dashboard for communicable diseases.

Prior to joining the Public Health Society, Tran served as Assistant Deputy Director for Community Health at the Santa Barbara County Department of Public Health, where he provided leadership and oversight of health programs such as the Maternal and Child and Adolescent Health, Women, Infants and Children, Health Education/Promotion, Epidemiology and Vital Statistics.

Durham has lived in Santa Barbara for about 50 years and has served on the FSA board for seven years. Since retiring from Raytheon/SBRC in 2005, he has served numerous Santa Barbara nonprofit agencies. He has been a reader for Learning Ally, a classroom volunteer at Monte Vista School, supported mock job interviews for Partners in Education, and was a mentor for the Hospice of Santa Barbara’s I Have a Friend program.

McCall, has served on the FSA Senior Program Advisory Board since 2017 and has a long association with senior programming at Santa Barbara. She began her career with the City of Santa Barbara Senior Recreation Services, co-founded the Santa Barbara Senior Expo in 1988, and is a member of the Senior Programs of Santa Barbara Committee Advised Fund.

McCall serves as Vice President of Montecito Bank & Trust and remains active in several community and non-profit organizations, such as the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation, Art Foundation of Santa Barbara, Pearl Chase Society, and Wilding Art Museum.

To learn more about the Santa Barbara County Family Services Agency, visit or call 805-965-1001.

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