Sonja Magdevski

Sonja Magdevski As winemaker/owner of Casa Dumetz, Clementine Carter and the Feminist Party wine brands, I am a tiny boutique producer mystified by Grenache and specializing exclusively in Santa Barbara County Rhone Varietals. I am also a journalist regularly contributing to Edible Santa Barbara magazine on our intricate and wonderful world of wine. I approach…

Nancy Gastelum

Nancy Gastelum Nancy is the Executive Director of the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum and has a B.S. in Business Management in addition to working toward a graduate degree in professional counseling.  With over 20 years in the non-profit management and development arena, as well as teaching at all grade levels from preschool through high…

Rachel Johnson, Ed.D

Rachel Johnson, Ed.D. Rachel is the Executive Director: Education to Vocation, and Director of Alumni Engagement at Azusa Pacific University.  She has over 20 years of experience in higher-education and has expertise in strategic planning, leadership development, and organizational behavior. Rachel has received thoughtful mentorship from strong leaders and loves to encourage young professional women…

Shari Wenker

Shari Wenker Shari is the Marketing & Communications Managing Director for Accenture Technology. Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services outsourcing company, with approximately 281,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. At Accenture, Shari leads a fantastic team in positioning…

Michelle Bilgh, PhD

Michelle Bilgh, PhD Michelle C. Bligh is Dean of the School of Social Science, Policy and Evaluation at Claremont Graduate University. Her research interests focus on organizational culture and the role of leaders in influencing and changing corporate cultures. In addition, her research interests include charismatic leadership, interpersonal trust, and gender and leadership. She received…

Raissa Smorol

Raissa Smorol Raissa is the Senior Director of Individual Philanthropy for the Foundation for SBCC.  She joined the Foundation in April 2016 after serving as Director of Development at the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara for nearly 5 years, and Direct Relief before that. Prior to moving to California in 2011, Raissa was a Senior…

Sarita Maybin

Sarita Maybin Sarita Maybin is an international speaker, communication expert and author whose audiences have fun learning how to stay positive, constructively confront tough communication situations and work together better. During her 20-year speaking career, Sarita has spoken in ALL 50 states as well as Puerto Rico, Mexico, Jamaica, Canada, England, Asia, Iceland…and on the prestigious…