Leadership Team

Lisa Brabo, Ph.D.
Executive Director
(805) 965-1001 ext. 240

Having more than 20 years of experience with philanthropy and nonprofit organizations, Brabo holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of Massachusetts, along with a Master of Arts in Public Administration. Her most recent position was as Executive Director for the YWCA San Gabriel Valley, where she oversaw a budget of $6 million and staff of 125. She has also worked with First 5 and Beyond Shelter in Los Angeles and has served on numerous nonprofit boards serving the needs of low-income families, the homeless, seniors, domestic violence victims and others.

Steven DeLira
Deputy Executive Director
805.928-1707 ext. 100

DeLira’s commitment to at-risk youth is evidenced his 30-year career with the Santa Barbara County Probation Department, beginning in 1987 as Juvenile Institutions Officer and then 2009 as Deputy Chief Probation Officer. DeLira managed the Los Prietos Boys Camp and Boys Academy. He earned his BA in Public Sector Management from California State University Northridge in 2006. His professional credentials include membership in the California Probation Parole and Correctional Association (CPPCA), California Association Probation Institutions Administrators (CAPIA) and California Association of Probation Services Administrators (CAPSA).

Denise Cicourel, MAOM
Director of Operations
(805) 965-1001 ext. 230

Katie Jacobs
Director of Development & Communications
(805) 965-1001 ext. 267

Nancy A. Ranck, LMFT
Behavioral Health Program Director
(805) 965-1001 ext. 225

Ashleigh Erving, LCSW
Program Manager – Family Support Services
(805) 965-1001 ext. 227

Cynthia McNulty, LCSW
Program Manager – Senior Services
(805) 965-1001 ext. 226

Megan McClintock, MFT
Program Manager – School Counseling Services
(805) 965-1001 ext. 242

Sarah Rudd
Program Manager – Big Brothers Big Sisters
(805) 965-1001 ext. 243