Board of Directors

Deb Willems

Board Chair
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Biography

  • Mission Assurance Manager, Aerospace and Defense Industry
  • Veteran- US Army National Guard Helicopter Mechanic
  • BS: Technical Management
  • Executive MBA: University of Nevada, Reno
  • 20-year member of Society of Women Engineers (various leadership roles, recipient SBE Distinguished New Engineer Award)
  • Industrial Advisory Board Member, Cal Poly: San Luis Obispo, Women in Engineering Program

Perisa Brown

Board Member
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Biography

  • Family Member Representative
  • USC Dean’s List
  • USC B.S., Business Administration
  • Pilot License: Airplane Single Engine Land
  • Mensa SIGHT Program Coordinator
  • Bilingual: English and Farsi

Lisa Morales

Board Member
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Biography

  • Local Business Owner
  • Santa Maria Community Member
  • BS Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Hank Gallina

Board Member
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Biography

  • Lompoc Community Member
  • Boston University – Bachelor’s degree, Education
  • University of Southern California – Master’s degree, School Administration and Organizational Development
  • University of London – Diploma, Psychology of Learning, emphasis in Early Childhood Education
  • Nova University – doctoral course work
  • Lompoc Unified School District -School Administrator (retired), Former Member Board of Education
  • Developed two California Distinguished Schools
  • Franklin Covey Leadership Center National Facilitator of the Year for Education
  • Trained Facilitator in Design Thinking for Educators (K-12 Lab Stanford University)
  • Cambridge College – Senior Instructor
  • University of LaVerne & Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo – Teaching Staff
  • Allan Hancock Community College – Instructor
  • United States Air Force – Former Member
  • Local YMCA – Board Member
  • Santa Barbara County Community Action Commission Youth Corp. – Chairperson, Education Committee
  • Little League Coach

Jackie Heidt

Board Member
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Biography

  • Lompoc Community Member
  • Engineering and Management, Aerospace and Defense Industry (retired)
  • Bachelor’s degree, Business Administration
  • Enjoys spending time with family and friends, entertaining, cooking,
    gardening, travel, and volunteering at the local cat shelter, VIVA