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 : Associate Director

Kalyne Foster

Associate Director

Leeann Luna : Fund Development Manager

Leeann Luna

Fund Development Manager

Maria Barranco : Program Manager

Maria Barranco

Program Manager

Lindsay Lauver : Program Manager

Lindsay Lauver

Program 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:

Linda Gold : Co-Chair | M3iworks

Linda Gold

Co-Chair | M3iworks

Linda Gold is CEO of M3iworks, a web design & development company founded in Silicon Valley but now located in Capitola. Passionate around women’s and girls’ issues, Linda has served on the YWCA Silicon Valley Board of Directors, along with the YW’s Advisory Board and Strategic Planning, Fund Development, and Operations committees. She has also served as a coach with Girls For A Change, coaching at-risk high school girls in an Aptos group home, and travels to Guatemala each summer to volunteer with Faces of Hope, a cleft-lip and cleft-palate surgery mission sponsored by various Rotary Clubs. Linda is also involved with the Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce, and serves on the Women’s Leadership Forum planning committee.

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Angela Cline : Treasurer

Angela Cline

Treasurer

Bob Katz : Secretary | Attorney

Bob Katz

Secretary | Attorney

A local attorney, has been on the Board since 1986. He is passionate about making Monarch's mission a reality.

Ana Ventura Phares : Board Member

Ana Ventura Phares

Board Member

Ana began her career as an attorney representing farmworkers on housing and environmental justice issues. Seeing local government’s potential for community building, Ana went on to serve on Planning and Library commissions before serving on the Watsonville City Council for 8 years. She is the first woman of Mexican American descent to have become the Mayor. As a former migrant student, she enjoys sharing her story with high school students to encourage them that they can pursue their college dreams. Also, for 20 years+, she worked in the Equal Employment Opportunity Office for the County of Santa Cruz to help ensure non-discrimination and diversity, and provided training on preventing sexual harassment in the workplace.  Ana has served on many boards, including the United Way, the Metro Transit Agency, Action Pajaro Valley, and Catholic Charities.  Currently she is on the Board of Directors for the Dignity Health Dominican Hospital. Ana graduated from Santa Clara University and received her law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. She is married to Joe and they have two children in college.  Currently, Ana is a consultant for a law firm in the bay area.

Cesar De Santos :

Cesar De Santos

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 : Associate Director

Kalyne Foster

Associate Director

Leeann Luna : Fund Development Manager

Leeann Luna

Fund Development Manager

Maria Barranco : Program Manager

Maria Barranco

Program Manager

Lindsay Lauver : Program Manager

Lindsay Lauver

Program Manager

Briana Longoria :  Human Resources-Development Associate

Briana Longoria

Human Resources-Development Associate

Nancy Arroyo : Office Manager - Watsonville Office

Nancy Arroyo

Office Manager - Watsonville Office

Alexandra Rincon : Administrative Coordinator - Santa Cruz Office

Alexandra Rincon

Administrative Coordinator - Santa Cruz Office

Jose Hernandez : Prevention Specialist

Jose Hernandez

Prevention Specialist

Ruben Garcia : Prevention Specialist

Ruben Garcia

Prevention Specialist

Esmeralda Rivas : Case Manager

Esmeralda Rivas

Case Manager

Laura Garcia : Crisis Intervention Advocate

Laura Garcia

Crisis Intervention Advocate

Josephine Salgado : Paralegal

Josephine Salgado

Paralegal

Marisol Lopez : Family Support Specialist

Marisol Lopez

Family Support Specialist

Alma Mendoza : Shelter Case Manager

Alma Mendoza

Shelter Case Manager

Maria Campos : Shelter Advocate

Maria Campos

Shelter Advocate

Susana Valerio : Shelter Advocate

Susana Valerio

Shelter Advocate