Teressa Johnes Appointed to Family Service Agency Board of Directors

Source: Family Service Agency

Family Service Agency (FSA) of Santa Barbara County, also known as Santa Maria Valley Youth and Family Center and Guadalupe’s Little House By The Park, is pleased to announce the appointment of Teressa Johnes to its Board of Directors.

Johnes has worked for local community service organizations since 1998.  Johnes held previous positions at First 5 Santa Barbara County and CommUnify, and has served on many local and state committees.

Johnes’ passion for children and families is demonstrated by her service and commitment to improving the systems that support them.  Johnes has been recognized for her work locally and at the state level and is considered an expert in the field of family support.  Johnes was part of a state team that developed Standards of Quality for Family Support that have now gone nationally to over thirty states. She was instrumental in the development of the local and state recognized Network of Family Resource Centers of Santa Barbara County.  Johnes retired in 2018, and currently co-chairs the statewide California Family Support Network, which she helped develop and is now under the California Family Resource Association. 

 “We’re excited to welcome Teressa as a new trustee,” said Lisa Brabo, FSA Executive Director. “With her experience in community and family support services, she will bring valuable insights and pertinent skills to our board.”


Written by fsacares

Family Service Agency (FSA) has long been regarded as one of Santa Barbara County’s most reliable and effective nonprofit human service organizations. Established in 1899, FSA improves the health and well-being of our community’s most vulnerable children, families and seniors by ensuring access to food, shelter and other basic needs, as well as providing case management, advocacy, and mental health programs. Learn more at fsacares.org


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