Who Are We?
Hospice of Santa Barbara is able to provide services because of its dedicated and skilled staff, volunteers, and board members.
David Selberg, Chief Executive Officer
Melissa Axell, MFT, Counselor
Auralee Bunch, Administrative Assistant
Charles Caldwell, Director of Strategic Advancement
Noelle Clearwater, Registered Associate MFT, Counselor
Susan Colpitts, LCSW, Counselor
Michael Cruse, LCSW, Bereavement Services Manager
Zoe Echternacht, Development & Communications Coordinator
Fernanda Friden, Bilingual Care Coordinator
Marilyn Goldman, MFT, Counselor
Judy Goodbody, Planned Giving Officer
Nelson Hayashida, PhD, BCC, Spiritual Care Counselor
Poppy Jewett, Care Coordinator
Liz LaCasto, LMFT, Bereavement Counselor
Samantha Lockett, Director of Human Resources & Operations
Perie Longo, PhD, MFT, Counselor
Pattie Lorusso, Executive Assistant
Amara Maliszewski, MSW, Community Intake Coordinator
Adriana Marroquin, Patient Care Services Outreach Coordinator
Jeff Martinez, Director of Finance
Michele Mazzolini-Osborne, Administrative Assistant
Valerie Moore, LCSW, Bereavement Counselor
Virginia Moreno, MFT, Bilingual Counselor
Brian Ordoñez, Data Analyst
Eliana Preciado, MFT, Bilingual Counselor
Cheryll Puyot, Development & Marketing Coordinator
Ginny Reis, MFT, Patient Care Services Manager
Suzanne Retzinger, MFT, Counselor
Nicole Romasanta, Director of Volunteer Services
Tianna Swede, MSW, Patient Care Services Manager
Sally Turvey, Volunteer Services Coordinator
Alejandro Vasquez, Registered Associate MFT, Bilingual Counselor
Andrea Vazquez, Patient Care Services Manager
Ruben Venegas, Front Desk & Office Coordinator
Sharon Vineall, LCSW, Counselor
Mary Wagner, MFT, Counselor
Jeanne West, Community Engagement Manager
Board of Directors
Eric Bowers, Esq.
Lori A. Lewis, Esq.
Eric Trautwein, MD
Santa Barbara Hospice Foundation
Bruce McRoy, Esq., Chair
Donna Dawson, CPA
L. Andrew Gifford
Gamble Parks, Esq.
Rabbi Arthur Gross-Schaeffer
Joy Margolis, Esq.
Linda Seltzer Yawitz
Leigh Block, Deceased
J. Thomas Fly
Harold Hicks, Deceased
Peter Stalker, II
Outstanding Program Achievement Award from the California Hospice and Palliative Care Association.
Senior Planning Services Caregiver Champion of The Year, 2011
Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics Health Care Hero Award, E