Our Board

Board Meetings

Board Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month from 5:00pm to 7:30pm via Zoom. The public is welcome to attend the open session beginning at 6:00pm. Zoom meeting access can be found in the meeting agenda documents linked below. Meetings are held six months per year on dates noted below.

Meeting dates and agendas are as follows:
January 17, 2024
February 21, 2024

Meeting packets are below upon approval:
January 17, 2024
February 21, 2024
March 20, 2024
June 19, 2024
September 18, 2024
November 20, 2024

Board Members


Jack Jacobsen

As the longest tenured board member, Jack has been a part of overseeing the agency since its inception. He has a strong commitment to social justice and ensuring the most marginalized have access to services. He attributes his dedication to others from his family’s experience of surviving the holocaust.

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Ryan is a Sr. Administrative Analyst for the Santa Cruz County Administrative Office. He previously worked as a transit planner for the Santa Cruz METRO and a land use/transportation planner for AMBAG. With his deep knowledge in land use, transportation and economic development he hopes to help Community Bridges tackle a variety of challenges in the community including personal mobility, early childhood education and care, and health and nutrition.

Sara Siegel, Secretary
Sara previously worked at Community Bridges’ Mountain Community Resources Center as a probation youth advocate, teen program coordinator, parent education class coordinator and information and referral advocate. Sara has seen what resources and support can do for our community and she believes that Community Bridges is solving those needs. Sara has BA in Community Studies from UCSC and an MS from SJSU in Criminology-Concentration in Global Criminology.


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