Meet our Board of Directors

FROM THE BOARD PRESIDENT: On behalf of the Board of Directors of Walnut Avenue Family & Women’s Center, I am excited to share with you that it has been an exciting time!  As a unified organization, dedicated to providing quality services to the women, children and families of Santa Cruz County, we are proud of the hard work and dedication of all members of the Walnut Avenue community: board, staff, volunteers, participants, and loyal donors alike. We, as a team, will build upon these solid achievements toward ongoing growth and innovative collaborations with community partners in the coming year. If you are curious about ways to be involved with Walnut Avenue, please be in touch. We welcome you to our monthly public Board meetings and volunteer opportunities abound! It is through community support and our dedicated volunteers that we can achieve our mission of supporting families in need as they grow and thrive. 

Christine Brooks, Ph.D, President

Heather Heen, ESQ, Secretary

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Brenda Kring



Julie Schneider, 1994-2016

Pam Conelly
Amethyst Uchida
Adair Paterno
Michele Pomroy

Tracy Wood, Vice President

Robert Staub


Julie Murphy

Ken Vinson, Treasurer

Leticia Camacho

Robert Strickland