About CAB

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Mission

CAB’s mission is to partner with the community to eliminate poverty and create social change though advocacy and essential services.

Vision

CAB’s vision is  thriving, equitable and diverse community free from poverty and injustice.

Values

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Equity: We are committed to economic, political and social justice.

Dignity and Diversity: We believe every person have value and is worthy of dignity and respect.

Service: Compassion, humility and partnership are the hallmarks of our work with one another.

Community Action: Collective action and advocacy empower the community and create change.

Inclusion: The community shall be a voice in shaping our work.

 

Board of Directors

Low Income Representatives

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Santa Cruz Westside and North Coast
Simba Kenyatta, Community Advocate

San Lorenzo Valley and Scotts Valley
Don Heading

Aptos, La Selva Beach and Freedom
Claudia Cortes, Family Resource Specialist

Live Oak, Capitola and Soquel
Emelia Leon, Health Program
Specialist and Board Secretary

Alt: Silvia Austerlic, Community Advocate

Watsonville
Rachael Ellis, Recovery Community Worker

Public Sector Representatives

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County Official
Ryan Coonerty, County Supervisor,
County of Santa Cruz

Alt: Mark Halfmoon, Photographer

County at Large
Thomas Batley, Educator

Santa Cruz City Official
Eva Bertram, University Professor, UCSC

Capitola City Official
Kristen Petersen, Congressional Aide,
Sam Farr’s Office and Board Vice Chair

Alt: Tanya Allen

Watsonville City Official
Paz Padilla, Immigration Coordinator

Alt: Trina Coffman-Gomez, City Council
Member, City of Watsonville

Private Sector Representatives

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Women’s International League for
Peace and Freedom, Santa Cruz Branch
Lynda Francis, Board Treasurer

Alt: Jane Doyle, Community Advocate

Financial Sector
Elizabeth Carr, CEO

Low-Income Workers
In active recruitment

Farm Worker Community
Lizette Bedolla

Low-Income County Residents Affected
by the Criminal Justice System
Leo Moreno, Detective

 

Agency Annual Reports