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Charles Anderson, Executive Director
phone: (805) 963-4458 x105
fax: (805) 963-1169
Mr. Charles Anderson is the Executive Director for Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County.
Mr. Anderson comes to DVS with the full spectrum of skills needed to understand and create positive working structures within our multi-layered programs and staff.
Mr. Anderson has over 20 years of management experience leading non-profits, start-ups, company turnarounds and high growth organizations. Mr. Anderson has decisive, progressive leadership abilities, demonstrated by his success in the past. He has worked at Matrix Institute since 2005. He oversaw the organization while also directing local, national, and international training services. He is an expert in identifying and capturing new business opportunities to build high-profit, high-growth organizations.
Mr. Anderson received his Master’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on finance from the University of Southern California. Mr. Anderson has extensive business and management experience having previously served as President and member of the Board of Directors for Xtranet Systems, Inc., and as President and CEO of RealtyOnline.Net and PageNet of Hawaii, Inc.
Laurie Barene, Development Director
phone: (805) 963-4458
fax: (805) 963-1169
Laurie Barene is the Development Director for Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County.
Laurie was born and raised in Santa Barbara and is proud to call herself a Santa Barbara Don and a UCSB Gaucho. She has a background in the financial industry and for the past 10 years in business development and marketing. She has earned national recognition in sales multiple times as well numerous awards for outstanding contributions to the community. She is excited to be part of Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County as their new Development Director.
For over 25 years Laurie has had the honor of serving on various non-profit boards such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Tri-Counties, PAL (Police Activities League), the Advertising Federation of America and Cox Cares Foundation. She has also served as the Publicity Chair for the Goleta Lemon Festival and the Event Committee for the United Boys & Girls Club, as well as PTA President for Kellogg Elementary School. She has been a team leader and top fundraiser for the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk, currently serves on the Executive Leadership Team for Go Red for Women and is a member of the Circle of Red committee.
In addition to being the Development Director for Domestic Violence Solutions and her volunteer work, Laurie is a mother to two children, Brandon and Ally, who are her pride and joy.
Richard Hibbs, Controller
phone: (805) 963-4458 x108
fax: (805) 963-1169
Rich graduated from Rider University (Lawrenceville, NJ) in 1979 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting. Following college he was an Internal Auditor for Associated Dry Goods Corp. before being promoted to Asst. Controller of J.W. Robinson’s department store. Other financial positons include Treasurer of Human Interaction Research Institute and Director of Finance for Matrix Institute on Addictions. Rich has been a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California since 1987. He is a past chair of the Culver City Chamber of Commerce, former member of the Culver City Council Finance Advisory Committee and is currently involved in numerous nonprofit boards, including Treasurer of both the Ballona Creek Renaissance Organization and the Culver City Education Foundation. Rich is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, California Society of Certified Public Accountants, California State Board of Accountancy, is a Certified QuickBooks Professional Advisor, and is a licensed Tax Practitioner with the Internal Revenue Service and the California Franchise Tax Board.
Rich and his wife Paula are the proud parents of a daughter Sydney who attends NYU and a son Rick who attends Culver City High School. In his spare time Rich enjoys fishing as well as volunteering with AYSO (American Youth Soccer Organization).
Rich brings a wealth of accounting experience to DVS to serve the community and further the mission of our organization.
Sandy Delos, Director of Grants and Evaluation
phone: (805) 963-4458 x101
fax: (805) 963-1169
Sandy Delos is the Director of Grants and Evaluation for Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County.
Sandy has worked in the nonprofit sector for 12 years and has funded millions of grant dollars for social service organizations in Minnesota and Pennsylvania. Among her accomplishments, she represented The Salvation Army Harbor Light, the largest homeless shelter in Minnesota, on the joint City-County Commission to End Homelessness, initiated major partnerships for job training and represented the agency to both state and local government agencies including the state legislature. In Lancaster, Pennsylvania, she successfully wrote capital applications to fund Tec Centro, a ground-breaking $4.5 million bilingual technology training center, created by the Spanish American Civic Association.
Sandy holds a BA from Southern Illinois University with a major in economics and minor in journalism and completed all course work and preliminary exams towards a PhD at the University of Minnesota with a primary program in psychology and secondary program in statistics. She is a member of the Association of Professional Fundraisers, the American Psychological Association and the Association for Women in Communications Santa Barbara Chapter where she serves on the Board of Directors.
Carolina Najera-Magana, Clinical Director
fax: (805) 925-2160
Carolina Najera-Magana is the Clinical Director for Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County.
Carolina Najera-Magana has worked for DVS for over 7 years over the last 13 years. She earned her B.A in Psychology from UCSB and her M.S in Psychology from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. She has worked with Domestic Violence victims since 2004, when she began with DVS as a trainee. She was hired on as an intern and became licensed in 2011. During her career she has worked with victims and perpetrators of domestic violence, persistent and severe mentally ill clients, dual diagnosis clients, and sexually offending teens. She is dedicated to her work with domestic violence victims.
Eloisa Patterson, Outreach and Program Development Coordinator
phone: (661) 477-7145
fax: (805) 925-2160
Eloisa Patterson is the Outreach and Program Development Coordinator for Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County.
Eloisa has over 15 years of non-profit experience, including nine in program development and community outreach. For “People Helping People” in Solvang, she provided mental health counseling for “at-risk” school-aged children. She established the first parent support group in Solvang and Los Alamos for Spanish speaking parents. Prior to her time at People Helping People, Eloisa worked at the Institute of Behavioral Analysis in Bakersfield, counseling at risk youth in anger management, communications, and conflict resolution skills.
Eloisa holds a Master’s degree in Psychology, a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor degree in Chicano studies, all from California State University, Bakersfield. She is fluent in Spanish and English. She also serves on several non-profits boards, and helped to establish the Los Alamos Community Group.
Eloisa says, “I believe domestic violence is preventable and with the help of the community I believe that we can change beliefs about resorting to violence between intimate partners and make it unacceptable. I look forward to engaging with community leaders and residents of Santa Barbara County and starting a conversation that focuses on solutions.”