Our Board

Board Meetings

Board Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month (except where otherwise noted) from 5 to 7pm via Zoom. The public is welcome to attend the open session beginning at 6pm. Zoom meeting access can be found in the meeting agenda documents linked below.

Meeting dates and agendas are as follows:
January 19, 2022
February 16, 2022
March 16, 2022
June 15, 2022
September 21, 2022
November 9, 2022
January 18, 2023
February 15, 2023
March 15, 2023
June 21, 2023

Meeting packets are found below: 

December is National Giving Month! Americans give twice as much in charitable donations in December than any other month! A report entitled "Why America Gives" said 53% of donors account for donations when planning their household budgets, and 39% made small changes in their daily lives to donate to causes they care about.We are so grateful to all the generous community members who make our work possible. We could not meet the needs of Santa Cruz County without people like you, but we know that together anything is possible!Happy National Giving Month!#NationalGivingMonth ... See MoreSee Less
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This holiday season give a gift that matters!Donations support all of our ten programs, but you can direct your donation towards the Early Education Division to directly support affordable childcare and get kids an excellent start to their education!Donate today at CommunityBridges.org/donate-Esta temporada de fiestas, ¡dé un regalo que realmente importa!¡Las donaciones apoyan todos nuestros 10 programas, pero usted puede dirigir su donación hacia la Early Education Division para apoyar directamente el cuidado de niños asequibles y conseguir que los niños tengan un buen comienzo en su educación!Done hoy en CommunityBridges.org/donate#CommunityBridges #holiday #donation #giving #holidayseason #gift #children #families ... See MoreSee Less
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Family Resource Centers are at Santa Cruz Gives!This project restores critical funding to support parents in gaining skills to help their children with school work. English classes are held in groups where parents support each other while learning together. Your donations at Santa Cruz Gives provide a welcoming space and child care for parents to attend classes while their older children are in school. Visit our project page and support lifelong learning. Give now at ow.ly/ekkC50LRnHG ... See MoreSee Less
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Community Bridges 2022 Annual Report is here! From volunteers to donors, advocates and supporters, board members and employees, we are incredibly grateful for everything you helped accomplish this past year. To read the full report and find ways to help, visit communitybridges.org/annual-reports ... See MoreSee Less
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Two years ago, 911 homes were lost in the CZU Lightning Complex Fire, and many affected families are still trying to recoup what they lost. Please help to rebuild some holiday cheer for the families by donating ornaments to the following locations below: -Mountain Community Resources, Felton-Boulder Creek Recreation Center, 1333 Middleton Avenue, Ben Lomond-Live Oak Community Resources, Live Oak-Nueva Vista Community Resources, Santa CruzOr, sign up for donation pick up (Santa Cruz, Bonny Doon and SLV) here: forms.gle/swrvTieSZrMFAuEs7 ... See MoreSee Less
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Board Members

Officers

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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Erich 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.

Members

Steven McKay (2)
Steven is an Associate Professor in Sociology at UCSC and Director of the UCSC Center for Labor Studies. He is a published author in the area of historical and multi-sited ethnographic research. He also works locally on a series of community-initiated, student-engaged research projects focusing on low-wage work, wage theft, immigration, and affordable housing. Steven holds a Ph.D. in Sociology and a M.A. in Southeast Asian Studies from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, as well as a B.A. in Political Economy of Industrial Societies, University of California – Berkeley. He is committed to social justice and ensuring we support policies that improve conditions for everyone.
Amy McEntee

Dr. Amy McEntee is a family medicine doctor and Chief Medical Officer at Salud Para La Gente in Watsonville. She received her medical degree from Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. She recently joined the board of Community Bridges and looks forward to improving the well-being of the thousands of people that we serve.

December is National Giving Month! Americans give twice as much in charitable donations in December than any other month! A report entitled "Why America Gives" said 53% of donors account for donations when planning their household budgets, and 39% made small changes in their daily lives to donate to causes they care about.We are so grateful to all the generous community members who make our work possible. We could not meet the needs of Santa Cruz County without people like you, but we know that together anything is possible!Happy National Giving Month!#NationalGivingMonth ... See MoreSee Less
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This holiday season give a gift that matters!Donations support all of our ten programs, but you can direct your donation towards the Early Education Division to directly support affordable childcare and get kids an excellent start to their education!Donate today at CommunityBridges.org/donate-Esta temporada de fiestas, ¡dé un regalo que realmente importa!¡Las donaciones apoyan todos nuestros 10 programas, pero usted puede dirigir su donación hacia la Early Education Division para apoyar directamente el cuidado de niños asequibles y conseguir que los niños tengan un buen comienzo en su educación!Done hoy en CommunityBridges.org/donate#CommunityBridges #holiday #donation #giving #holidayseason #gift #children #families ... See MoreSee Less
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Family Resource Centers are at Santa Cruz Gives!This project restores critical funding to support parents in gaining skills to help their children with school work. English classes are held in groups where parents support each other while learning together. Your donations at Santa Cruz Gives provide a welcoming space and child care for parents to attend classes while their older children are in school. Visit our project page and support lifelong learning. Give now at ow.ly/ekkC50LRnHG ... See MoreSee Less
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Community Bridges 2022 Annual Report is here! From volunteers to donors, advocates and supporters, board members and employees, we are incredibly grateful for everything you helped accomplish this past year. To read the full report and find ways to help, visit communitybridges.org/annual-reports ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Two years ago, 911 homes were lost in the CZU Lightning Complex Fire, and many affected families are still trying to recoup what they lost. Please help to rebuild some holiday cheer for the families by donating ornaments to the following locations below: -Mountain Community Resources, Felton-Boulder Creek Recreation Center, 1333 Middleton Avenue, Ben Lomond-Live Oak Community Resources, Live Oak-Nueva Vista Community Resources, Santa CruzOr, sign up for donation pick up (Santa Cruz, Bonny Doon and SLV) here: forms.gle/swrvTieSZrMFAuEs7 ... See MoreSee Less
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