Sara Zepeda (Chair) is a licensed clinical social worker with a pupil personnel services credential in school social work. She has worked in the human services field for the last 12 years as a court social worker for Child Welfare Services, a clinician for County Behavioral Health and currently as the SAFE Systems Coordinator overseeing three family resource centers serving at risk students and families. Sara has served as a trainer on topics such as Safety Organized Practice, Trauma Informed Care, and Mental Health First Aid. She is passionate about SCYC and enjoys her roles overseeing the need-based scholarship fund and Parent Education Program.
Daniela Garcia (Vice Chair) has a bachelor’s degree in Child Development. She has worked for the Boys and Girls Club of South San Luis Obispo County for eight years in the after school programs and camps. She worked for the Lucia Mar Unified School District with the Families in Transition Program for four years as the support coordinator and currently is the Family Resource Center Supervisor for three family resource centers: Nipomo, Arroyo Grande, and Oceano which serve at risk families. She enjoys being able to see the positive impact the Family Resource Centers have with each family they work with first hand.
Nicola Glanville (Treasurer)
Margaret Kensinger-Klopfer (Secretary) has a bachelor's degree in English from Saint Mary's College, South Bend and a Master's in Library and Information Science from the University of Maryland, College Park. She has worked in various libraries for the last 20 years, including the National Archives, Montgomery County Public Schools, University of Maryland, and the Maret School in Washington, D.C. She is currently Coordinating Librarian of Youth Services for the County of San Luis Obispo Public Libraries. A resident of South County, Margaret cares deeply about giving local families resources for success and enjoys her roles on the SCYC Board.
Shannon Fissori has a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in sociology from University of California San Diego and has worked in the field of social services for over 13 years. She is a case manager for Department of Social Services with the County of San Luis Obispo. Shannon previously worked for CAPSLO with their child care program and currently partners with Family Care Network, Inc. in support of housing programs for homeless families. Shannon is proud to represent SCYC as Board Chair because of SCYC’s commitment to building a stronger community by providing invaluable resources and services to underprivileged youth.
Stacy Meko holds a bachelor’s degree in French from Georgetown University. With her husband Mike, she relocated to the South County in 1986 where they raised their three children. Stacy has a small business assisting local wineries and other organizations with website development, marketing and graphic design. Passionate about supporting kids, Stacy has devoted thousands of volunteer hours to students at Lucia Mar schools, and has served on numerous District committees. She is on the Core Scholarship Committee at the Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County and is District 4 Commissioner for SLO County Commission on the Status of Women.
Lynette Robertshas an extensive background working with at-risk youth. She is a retired special education teacher. She taught for twenty-two years in Lucia Mar Unified School District and eight years in Fresno Unified. She feels fortunate to be part of the South County Youth Coalition because she often advocated for her students through S.C.Y.C and now can be found serving on the board. Now that she is retired she has more time to spend with her three daughters and four granddaughters- Girls Rule in the Roberts household!
Mary Squellati feels blessed to be a long-standing board member of South County Youth Coalition. She recently retired from 46 years of very rewarding work as a teacher, counselor, social worker, supervisor, and administrator working with youth and families in our community. She believes every young person deserves the opportunity to participate in community enrichment activities regardless of family income. Given this opportunity youth are able to develop interests, hobbies, talents, and positive connections to their community. Through relationships with coaches, tutors, instructors, and mentors, youth have opportunities to develop their potential. It is Mary's pleasure and honor to serve on the SCYC board.
Liaisons to the Board
Jessica Baza SAFE Family Advocate
Jessie Lopez Administrative Support to the Board
Serving Youth and Families in Southern San Luis Obispo County Since 1995