Katie is currently the Director of Advancement at St. Matthew’s Parish School in Pacific Palisades. Prior to St. Matthew’s, Katie was the Associate Director of Advancement at Cate School in Carpinteria where she worked primarily on the School’s comprehensive $100 million dollar campaign. She has a dual bachelors degree in Women’s Studies and Communication from Loyola Marymount University and a Masters in Nonprofit and Corporate Communication from Johns Hopkins University. “Girls Inc. of Carpinteria’s mission to serve every single girl in Carpinteria demonstrates the impact and power of women in leadership and I could not be more proud to be a partner in this incredible organization.”
Katie Convoy is an educational and nonprofit fundraising professional with over 15 years of experience in strategic planning, capital and annual giving, communications, stewardship, and organizational leadership. She has been a trustee for Girls Inc. of Carpinteria for the last five years, serving as the board’s executive secretary and the chair of the Fund Development committee, where she supported efforts to establish and grow Girls Inc. of Carpinteria’s endowment and build a comprehensive major gifts and planned giving program. Katie is honored to serve as the board President for the 2023-2024 year.
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Angelina Lane is an attorney and partner at Lynn & O’Brien, LLP, where her focus has been in civil litigation and plaintiff cases for injury, including civil rights actions, appellate work and criminal law in both the State and Federal Courts. Angelina has also worked extensively with the California Appellate Project, undertaking criminal appeals to rectify potential abuses within the court system. She previously worked with the Santa Barbara District Attorney’s office as a deputy district attorney in Santa Maria.
Angelina holds a Juris Doctor degree from Chapman University and a bachelor’s degree in sociology and criminal justice from Cal State Long Beach. A Southern California native who was born in Santa Barbara with longtime family roots in the community, she currently lives in Carpinteria with her husband, Michael, their two children and one furry, four-legged child. She credits her mother and grandmothers for being role models of independent, strong women in her life, showing her that with hard work and determination, anything is possible.
Peter Dugre is co-owner of Two Trumpets Communications and previously spent ten years as a journalist, editor and director of print publications in the local media market. He specializes in messaging through written materials, long term publicity strategies and media relations.
Peter graduated with honors from UCSB with a degree in English literature. He served on the board of Parents for Carpinteria Family School and helped organize Kinderkirk Preschool’s annual auction for five years. He resides in La Conchita with his partner Lea Boyd and three children.
Orlando has worked as a tax auditor for the Internal Revenue Service since 1984, and is a certified instructor for the IRS. He obtained a bachelor of science in political science and sociology at Westmont College. Orlando lives in Carpinteria with his wife, Nancy Tillie, and is an avid golfer.
Orlando joined the board of Girls Inc. of Carpinteria in January 2018 and serves on its finance committee. He has volunteered with Girls Inc.’s Mariachi Encuentro committee for six years. For the past 26 years, Orlando has volunteered with VITA in Santa Barbara and Ventura. He is a former board president of the Carpinteria Boys & Girls Club, and a former board member of the United Boys and Girls Clubs. He is also a Diamond Star recipient with California 4H.
“Our girls are going to be the leaders of households in the future – and my goal as a board member is to ensure girls understand the long-term economic and social benefits of making healthy diet choices.”
Caroline Alarcon is the owner of Reliant Notary Services in Carpinteria. As a small business owner, Alarcon understands and values the importance of community and believes in giving back. She also brings prior experience in the Public Health Department and nonprofit sector, and has worked in leadership roles for areas including public engagement, fiscal responsibility, strategic planning and has policy writing for other governmental agencies.
Caroline currently serves on the Board of the Carpinteria Chamber of Commerce and the Latina Professional Alliance. She believes greatly in the importance of investing in the community’s youth.
Terri Allison is an early childhood education consultant for Transition House, the Santa Barbara Unified School District, and the Community Action Commission of Santa Barbara. Terri was a founder of Storyteller Children’s Center nearly 30 years ago and served as executive director from 2005 to 2015. She helped write the original grant asking for funds to provide care for homeless children while their parents looked for work — a grant that eventually led to the establishment of Storyteller Children’s Center.
Terri holds a multi-subject teaching credential, and received a post-graduate certificate in Infant-Parent Mental Health from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Terri is also the co-author of Moon Mother, Moon Daughter: Myths and Rituals that Celebrate a Girl’s Coming of Age.
“Girls Inc. provides quality programs the support the development of each girl’s unique sense of self — empowering them to discover their own voice and personal power.”
Hayley Fedders is the founder of Studio Seaside, a Carpinteria-based design agency specializing in branding and web design. Her trade skills are built around interactive digital media design and product design technology. Fedders holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial arts from San Francisco State University. Outside of her business, she spends most of her spare time outdoors and traveling with her husband and two young children.
Chris Jacobs is an attorney with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, where his practice revolves around complex real estate transactions, real estate finance, title insurance, development/construction and land use matters. Jacobs’ work includes representing clients in the purchase or sale of residential, development, commercial and industrial properties; representing clients before governmental agencies in development, construction, land use and environmental matters on the Southern and Central Coast of California. He has particular experience advising clients on coastal development and land use permitting, including flood zone and beachfront development, seawalls and related coastal protection regulations. He has served as special assistant and deputy counsel to various public agencies on the Central Coast of California.
Jacobs holds a J.D. from Loyola Marymount University and a B.A. from the University of California, Davis. He currently serves on the board of the James S. Bower Foundation, the Surf Happens Foundation and the Roosevelt School Site Council and has previously served on the boards of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, the Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara, La Casa de Maria, the Santa Barbara County Bar Association, and the Vestry of All Saints by the Sea Episcopal Church.