Our Leadership

Girls Inc. of Carpinteria is governed by a volunteer board of directors comprised of respected community and business leaders from Carpinteria, Santa Barbara, and Ventura County. The organization is run by a dedicated executive director, leadership team, facilitators, and volunteers. If you are interested in joining our team or serving on our board, please email Jamie Collins.

Board of Trustees

Katie Convoy

Katie Convoy, a native Angeleno, made the move up the coast to Ventura in 2018 to assume the role of Director of Annual Giving at Cate School in Carpinteria. …

Angelina Lane

Vice President
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 …

Peter Dugre

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. …

Orlando Hernandez

Orlando Hernandez 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 …

Caroline Alarcon

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 …

Terri Allison

Terri Allison is an early childhood education consultant for Transition House, the Santa Barbara Unified School District, and the Community Action Commission of of Santa Barbara. …

Hayley Fedders

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 …

Chris Jacobs

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 …

Lori Pearce

Lori Pearce is director of information technology and business operations at NuSil Technology, a global specialty silicone manufacturer. Since joining NuSil, Pearce has cultivated a small …

Diana Rigby

Diana Rigby is the current Carpinteria Unified School District (CUSD) Superintendent and a former Carpinteria resident with an extensive career in education administration in Ventura, …

Anu Sharma

Anu Sharma is a pediatrician at Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics. With more than 25 years of experience, she focuses on under-resourced and marginalized communities , at-promise youth, …

April Simpson

April Simpson is an executive producer and distributor of mainstream content in the digital realm of several high-profile talent podcasts and social media channels, …

Bianca Vega

Bianca Vega is the assistant head of school at Santa Barbara Middle School. A Santa Barbara native, she joined Teach for America in Los Angeles after college and later was awarded the …

Staff Leadership

Jamie Collins

Executive Director

Tess Ortega

Development Director

Kenya Rodriguez

Programs Director

Paola Vega

Data and Office Manager

Berenice Ramirez

Front Desk Receptionist

Melissa Cornejo

Campus Based Coordinator

Stevie Pell

College Access & Teen Coordinator

Stephanie Soicher

STEM/SMART Coordinator

Lei Talaro

Athletics Enrichment Coordinator

Aubry Watkins

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Aja Forner

Development Coordinator

Lauren Pieri

Gymnastics Coach

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