Nicola Glanville (Chair) is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She has been a community-based therapist at the SAFE program working with youth and families for 21 years. In 2022, she became the SAFE Systems Coordinator, overseeing three family resource centers in South County that serve at-risk students and families. Nicola became an SCYC Board member in 2020 and was recently appointed as the board chair.
Stacy Meko (Treasurer/Digital Outreach) holds a bachelor’s degree in French from Georgetown University. With her husband Mike, she relocated to 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 the Scholarship Committee Chair at the Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County and previously served as District 4 Commissioner for SLO County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls.
Dawn Gardner (Secretary)
Jessie Lopez Jessie was born and rooted in Oceano, California, raised by two wonderful parents. Named after her dad, Jessie grew up with two older brothers. Surrounded by love, Jessie has been married for 6 years and has 3 amazing stepsons. Her greatest success is owed to her son, Dylan. Together, all four boys make her the ultimate “boy mom.” The Five Cities (South County) is where Jessie grew up and went to school, graduating from Arroyo Grande High School. Now, her children are being raised in the same tight-knit community alongside many amazing families. Jessie worked as the Administrative Assistant for South County SAFE and South County Youth Coalition for 3 years until recently changing jobs. The desire to continue SCYC’s mission of giving back to this community led her to join the SCYC board.
Roya Oakley Roya Oakley is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She completed advanced training at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital's Infant-Parent Program, providing community based services and infant-parent psychotherapy to infants and caregivers. She has worked with young people and vulnerable families in various community mental health settings in the Bay Area, including a group home for children who suffered from traumatic stress, the country's first-ever safe home for runaway teens, and providing in-home child-parent psychotherapy via the nonprofit A Better Way. These experiences inspired Roya to dedicate her career toward early intervention. She is thrilled to be a SCYC board member and to further the group's mission.
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.
Sara Zepeda is a pupil personnel service credentialed licensed clinical social worker. She has worked in the human services field for the last 15 years in various roles including court social worker, treatment court coordinator, outpatient therapist, coordinator for family resource centers, grant writer and trainer. In her current role as Department-wide Training Program Manager for SLO County Department of Social Services, Sara oversees the training development and implementation for an agency of nearly 550 employees. She is the past chair of SCYC and is passionate about serving youth and parents in our community.
Friends & Liaisons to the Board
Leonardo Diaz, Administrative Support Megan Cielatka, SCYC Parent Education Coordinator Sheridan Bohlken, City of Arroyo Grande Parks and Recreation Tiffany Morrison John Ozanich Maria Patino
Serving Youth and Families in Southern San Luis Obispo County Since 1995