The Monarch Team

Monarch Services has a talented and diverse staff who are deeply committed to our mission of lives free of violence. To reach any of our staff, please email us at admin@monarchscc.org

Laura Segura : Executive Director

Laura Segura

Executive Director

Laura is a first generation immigrant with deep roots in the Pájaro Valley. She has dedicated her professional career  to issues of social justice and equity. Laura has served on numerous commissions, boards, and councils ranging in issues from land use to preschool access to gender equity.  She was a Fellow with the Women’s Policy Institute and is very active in legislative work across California. Laura graduated San José State and completed an Executive Program at Harvard Business School. She has worked for the Cities of San José and Watsonville, First 5 Santa Cruz County, and started at Monarch in 2006. She is a proud Watsonville girl who grew up in a large close-knit family and has two wonderful daughters. Laura loves to sew, play sports, and enjoys the beach life.

 

Kalyne Foster Renda : Acting Executive Director

Kalyne Foster Renda

Acting Executive Director

Jarrod Gibbons : Finance Manager

Jarrod Gibbons

Finance Manager

Leeann Luna : Program Manager

Leeann Luna

Program Manager

Maria Barranco : Program Manager

Maria Barranco

Program Manager

Alma Mendoza : Housing Manager

Alma Mendoza

Housing Manager

Sydney Rogers : Project Manager

Sydney Rogers

Project Manager

Briana Longoria :  Human Resources Manager

Briana Longoria

Human Resources Manager

Nancy Arroyo : Office Manager - Watsonville Office

Nancy Arroyo

Office Manager - Watsonville Office

Board of Directors

Board Login

Monarch Services Board of Directors guides the agency to fulfill its mission and purpose and provides financial oversight. The Board of Directors are committed volunteers who dedicate their time and resources to serve as ambassadors of Monarch Services and violence prevention work. Our current board members are the following:

Angela Cline : President

Angela Cline

President

Keisha Frost : Vice President

Keisha Frost

Vice President

Keisha Frost joined United Way of Santa Cruz County in 2012 and serves as the Associate Executive Director. Keisha brings an extensive background in fund development, communications/marketing, and organizational management. Keisha is responsible for the overall impact of United Way on the community, with emphasis on increasing its capacity to invest in youth success, family financial stability and access to health. Additional responsibilities include leading the digital strategy as well as statewide and local policy advocacy.

Keisha began her career with United Way in 2010 as the Resource Development Director for Trident United Way in South Carolina. Prior to her service with United Way, Keisha led fund development, communications and program development efforts for national nonprofit organizations such as Girl Scouts, YMCA as well as worked with a team to create the nation’s first citywide model for afterschool, the Providence After School Alliance in Rhode Island.

Keisha serves on several board of directors including Dignity Health Dominican Hospital Community Advisors, Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast, and Your Future Is Our Business (coalition with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education and local colleges). She has earned numerous awards such as, 2017 Mentor of the Year - Santa Cruz NEXTIES, Athena Awards – Nonprofit Leader with the McLean County, Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Top 30 Under Thirty, and Top 40 Under 40 for various cities throughout the nation.

Keisha is a native of Los Angeles and a graduate of University of Washington where she was a standout track & field student-athlete Keisha and her husband reside in Silicon Valley with their children, including a set of twins.

Amy Ivey : Board Member

Amy Ivey

Board Member

Amy Ivey is the Vice President, Marketing and Development at Bay Federal Credit Union. Amy joined the organization in 2005, and has over 20 years of experience in marketing financial services and medical industry. Amy’s areas of responsibility are marketing, public relations, corporate communications, events, employee education and development, financial education, and community development. Prior to joining Bay Federal, Amy was the Public Relations Coordinator for Mad River Community Hospital, where she handled the hospital’s marketing, public relations, and community outreach activities. Amy is a Certified Marketing Specialist (CMS) and a 2014 graduate of Western CUNA Management School. She is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Marketing from California Southern University. She is an Emeritus Trustee of Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz County, serves on the Board of Directors for the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County, is a past member of the Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and is a Committee Member for CalCPA Attorneys, Bankers and CPAs Santa Cruz.

Angela Chestnut : Board Member

Angela Chestnut

Board Member

Angela has lived in the community for over 20 years, and has served most recently as a prolific fundraiser and community organizer for a myriad of non-profit organizations. Helping most notably with the Tannery Arts Center, Save our Shores, and the Museum of Art and History (MAH). Angela also has an extensive public sector history serving with the Department of Justice combating human trafficking in Washington, DC and the mid-Atlantic as well as ensuring trust and safety for victims of cybercrime at eBay, Inc. in Silicon Valley.  She is able to further her collaborative work amongst the public and private sectors in our community by serving on Supervisor Leopold’s staff in the First Supervisorial District.

Sharon Kluger : Board Member

Sharon Kluger

Board Member

Sharon Kluger moved to Aptos in 2015 and works as a physician assistant at Dermatology Surgical and Medical Group in Santa Cruz.  She began her healthcare career at Planned Parenthood, where she worked as a clinic educator.  She has volunteered as an advocate for survivors of sexual assault at rape crisis intervention programs in New Mexico and Virginia. 

While working in Northern Virginia in a family medicine practice, she collaborated with local psychotherapists to ensure that their clients, many of whom were survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, received compassionate and supportive health care.  She transitioned to the field of dermatology in 2013. 

Sharon received her BA in French from UC Berkeley and her Master of Health Sciences and Physician Assistant Certificate at Duke University.  She is thrilled to have joined the board at Monarch Services and is excited to work to make a difference in her local community.

Jasmine Najera : Board Member

Jasmine Najera

Board Member

Katie Mayeda : Board Member

Katie Mayeda

Board Member

Katie Mayeda is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has over 15 years of clinical experience working with people struggling with severe mental health and co-occurring disorders. She currently manages the clinical aspects of specialty courts in Santa Cruz. Katie has an extensive clinical background in complex trauma, co-occurring services to persons of all ages and has experience in residential and outpatient levels of care. She has a private practice providing therapy and support for clients and non-profit agencies through training, coaching and consulting. Katie is experienced in clinical systems of care, quality improvement protocols and counselor supervision in best practices. In addition to her clinical background as both a therapist and a supervisor, Katie also provides professional development trainings in motivational interviewing, federal privacy protections laws, dual relationships and best practices in the treatment of substance use and co-occurring disorders. Katie has a passion to advocate for survivors of human trafficking and sexual assault through focusing services that address survivors needs and bring awareness to the magnitude of the problem.

Monarch Services has a talented and diverse staff who are deeply committed to our mission of lives free of violence. To reach any of our staff, please email us at admin@monarchscc.org

Laura Segura : Executive Director

Laura Segura

Executive Director

Laura is a first generation immigrant with deep roots in the Pájaro Valley. She has dedicated her professional career  to issues of social justice and equity. Laura has served on numerous commissions, boards, and councils ranging in issues from land use to preschool access to gender equity.  She was a Fellow with the Women’s Policy Institute and is very active in legislative work across California. Laura graduated San José State and completed an Executive Program at Harvard Business School. She has worked for the Cities of San José and Watsonville, First 5 Santa Cruz County, and started at Monarch in 2006. She is a proud Watsonville girl who grew up in a large close-knit family and has two wonderful daughters. Laura loves to sew, play sports, and enjoys the beach life.

 

Kalyne Foster Renda : Acting Executive Director

Kalyne Foster Renda

Acting Executive Director

Jarrod Gibbons : Finance Manager

Jarrod Gibbons

Finance Manager

Leeann Luna : Program Manager

Leeann Luna

Program Manager

Maria Barranco : Program Manager

Maria Barranco

Program Manager

Maria Luna Bjur : Case Manager

Maria Luna Bjur

Case Manager

Alma Mendoza : Housing Manager

Alma Mendoza

Housing Manager

Sydney Rogers : Project Manager

Sydney Rogers

Project Manager

Briana Longoria :  Human Resources Manager

Briana Longoria

Human Resources Manager

Nancy Arroyo : Office Manager - Watsonville Office

Nancy Arroyo

Office Manager - Watsonville Office

Alexandra Rincon : Office Manager- Santa Cruz Office

Alexandra Rincon

Office Manager- Santa Cruz Office

Esmeralda Torres : Senior Case Manager

Esmeralda Torres

Senior Case Manager

Marisol Lopez : Case Manager

Marisol Lopez

Case Manager

Josephine Salgado : Paralegal

Josephine Salgado

Paralegal

Laura Garcia : Advocate

Laura Garcia

Advocate

Connie Carillo : Advocate

Connie Carillo

Advocate

Maria Campa : Housing Case Manager

Maria Campa

Housing Case Manager

Dalia Ochoa-Navarro : Case Manager

Dalia Ochoa-Navarro

Case Manager

Alicia Gaytan : Advocate

Alicia Gaytan

Advocate

Angelica Perez : Advocate

Angelica Perez

Advocate

Maria Campos : Advocate

Maria Campos

Advocate

Gabriela Onesto : Family Support Specialist

Gabriela Onesto

Family Support Specialist