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Linda E. Cole

Co-Founder, President

Linda Eckerbom Cole is the co-founder and executive director of African Women Rising, a non-profit organization working to empower women…

Thomas Cole

Co-Founder, Vice President

For more than 25 years, Thomas has worked in sustainable agriculture, livelihoods, community development, and humanitarian response work in both…

Josiah Hamilton

Co-Founder, Board Member

Josiah Hamilton's great great-grandfather, Hezekiah Chase, came to Santa Barbara in 1900 and was the first president of the Board…

Abe Powell

Co-Founder, Executive Director

John Abraham Powell was born in Stanford and raised in Santa Barbara. As an infant, his parents called him Abie-Baby,…

Jessica Powell

Co-Founder, Secretary

Jessica Powell¬†received her B.A. in International Studies from Vassar College, her M.A. in Latin-American Studies from Stanford University, and completed…

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