Santa Barbara, CA, November 4, 2014— Hospice of Santa Barbara (HSB) is pleased to announce the appointment of David Selberg as Chief Executive Officer. Selberg will assume his duties in mid-January 2015. Selberg comes to HSB with over 25 years of nonprofit experience in Santa Barbara County.
In early 2014, HSB began a nationwide search for a new CEO. HSB’s Board of Directors engaged Morris & Berger, a renowned executive search firm with a specialty practice that reaches across the nonprofit sector. For over seven months, HSB’s Board of Directors and Santa Barbara community philanthropic leaders narrowed a pool of over 300 qualified candidates to one candidate who possesses the experience and expertise in leadership, strategy development, financial management and community relationships needed to support HSB’s mission.
“We are pleased to announce David Selberg as our new CEO,” said Sam Capra, 2014 HSB Board President and Evie Vesper, 2015 HSB Board President. “Selberg, a seasoned, successful and highly sought after professional, brings a wealth of philanthropic and health care leadership to HSB. Selberg’s proven community collaborations and visionary focus assures HSB the skills essential to strengthen patient care services and growth. The board of HSB welcomes David with grace and support.”
For the last decade, Selberg has served as Executive Director of Pacific Pride Foundation, the Central Coast’s LGBT and HIV/AIDS organization. While serving in this capacity, Selberg led strategic development planning and donor engagement resulting in raising over $900,000 annually, and he demonstrated commitment to building collaborative, community relationship and partnerships.
“David leaves our organization with an outstanding record of service,” said Marco Silva, Pacific Pride Foundation Board Chair. “As the largest LGBT/HIV organization between Los Angeles and San Francisco, we are beginning this next chapter of our 35-year history in strong standing and reputation on the Central Coast and statewide. We wish David the best and will be calling upon him for input and wisdom as we find our next leader.”
Selberg is not new to Hospice of Santa Barbara. During his early years at Pacific Pride Foundation, Selberg worked closely with HSB on delivery of care to those dying of AIDS.
“I am humbled to be transitioning from the powerful work at Pacific Pride to Hospice of Santa Barbara where truly miraculous programs serve those impacted by a life-threatening illness of grieving the death of a loved one,” said Selberg. “The mission of Hospice of Santa Barbara has touched my life profoundly over the years, both professionally and personally.”
Selberg is a graduate of UCSB with a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts. With his many years of nonprofit human service experience, Selberg has built partnerships with schools, law enforcement, businesses, government and nonprofits. He currently serves on the Santa Barbara County HIV Care Council and the California Planning Group in Sacramento representing mid-size counties with human service funding priorities across the state. Selberg also volunteers for a variety of organizations in the community, with a commitment since 2000 as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) working with high needs children in the foster care system.
Hospice of Santa Barbara “volunteers” its free professional counseling and care management services to more than 700 children and adults every month who are experiencing the impact of a life-threatening illness, or grieving the death of a loved one. Hospice of Santa Barbara is also present on 11 local middle and high school campuses to work with children and teens who are grieving the loss of a loved one. For more information about Hospice of Santa Barbara, including volunteer opportunities, call (805) 563-8820 or visit www.hospiceofsantabarbara.org. Find Hospice of Santa Barbara on Facebook and Twitter.