Our Team

Board of Directors


Victoria Greene, Chair

Melissa Rodezno-Patrino, Vice Chair

René Garcia Hernandez, Vice Chair

Ellen Willis-Conger, Secretary

Carey Harrington, Treasurer

Richard Solomon

Ron Perry

Alejandra Melgoza

Anahi Mendoza

Molly Kellogg



Julissa Peña, Executive Director

Maria Vega, Staff Attorney

Daira Ramos, Executive Assistant

Cristina Awadalla, Community Education Coordinator and Social Media 

Volunteer Attorneys

Amy Tobin

Mark Kirwin

Rory Moore

Jennifer Bryan

Ian Page

Kimberly Leefatt

We provide equal access to justice and due process to indigent immigrants so that no one should face immigration court alone.

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SBC ILDC is a 501 (c)(3). Our mailing address is 601 E Montecito St. Santa Barbara, CA 93103. Our Tax ID#32-0549576. 

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Office Locations:

Santa Maria Office

120 E. Jones St. #117

Santa Maria, CA 93454

Santa Barbara Office:

601 E. Montecito St. 

Santa Barbara, CA 93103

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