Emerging Leaders Circle Members

Emerging Leaders Circle Founders
Greg Lukina, David Lyng Real Estate - Co Chair
Morgan Lyng Lukina, David Lyng Real Estate

Laurie Egan, Coastal Watershed Council 
Liz Foster, Bay Federal Credit Union
Joe Foster, PG&E
Tim Galarneau, UC Santa Cruz
Ben Gesing, Plantronics
Alexis Koplen, 7Summits
Ben Kromnick, Plantronics
Mariah Tanner, Monterey Bay Economic Partnership
Matthew Payne, Plantronics 
Matthew Pfeifer, The Wedeen Hammer Group - Morgan Stanley 
Eric Summers, Comerica
Emerging Leaders Circle Steering Committee
  • Greg Lukina - Chair
  • Alexis Koplen - Vice President,  Membership 
  • Mariah Tanner - Vice President,  Marketing
  • Laurie Eagan - Vice President,  Youth Success
  • Natalie Oliver - Vice President, Health
  • Matthew Payne - Vice President, Family Financial Stability
  • Matthew Pfiefer - Vice President, Homelessness
  • Alexandra Sibille
  • Ben Gesing
Emerging Leaders Circle Members
  • Margaret Barnett, Santa Cruz County Bank
  • Buster Brown, Plantronics
  • Danielle Carighio, Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County
  • Janelle Carlotta, Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County
  • Manuel Escarcega, Bay Federal Credit Union
  • Keisha Frost, United Way of Santa Cruz County
  • Ben Gesing, Plantronics
  • Kristyn Glenn, Dientes Community Dental Care
  • Brenda Gonzalez, United Way of Santa Cruz County
  • Robyn McKeen, United Way of Santa Cruz County 
  • Indigo Prizm, Bay Federal Credit Union
  • Alexandra Sibille, Downtown Association of Santa Cruz 
  • Patty Winters, Bay Federal Credit Union                          

If you are an emerging professional in Santa Cruz County, we'd love to welcome you to ELC! A minimum annual donation of $100 to the United Way Community Investment Fund qualifies you for membership in ELC. Donations can be made through United Way campaign pledges, online, or by check. 

Questions or want to be a corporate sponsor of Emerging Leaders Circle? Email Keisha Frost, Director of Community Giving & Marketing at 831-465-2205.

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