ADL Adds Exceptional Community Leaders to its Santa Barbara/Tri-Counties Board

By Giving List Staff   |   February 15, 2021
Shannon Gaston
Mark A. Goldstein, Esq., Regional Board Chair
Jill Goldworn
Judi Koper, Esq.

ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) Santa Barbara/Tri-Counties is proud to announce the induction of five new leaders to its Regional Board.  

John Daly, a retired events industry veteran who founded “The Key Class” to teach life skills and etiquette to students from the eighth-grade level through college levels; Shannon Gaston, owner of Crushcakes & Café in Santa Barbara and founder of C2C (Crushcakes 2 Communities), which donates to local civil rights causes; Jill Goldworn, co-Founder/CRO of, a worldwide digital entertainment rewards platform, and member of the Board of Advisors for UCSB Customer Experience Program; Judi Koper, an attorney who serves on the Assessment Appeals Board and Civil Service Commission of Santa Barbara County; and Jeffrey Winter, a former hospital and health systems Chief Executive, Board Chairman of two home care organizations that also serve people with intellectual disabilities, and Board member for an Autism services organization; have all joined as ADL Regional Board Members.

John Daly
Jeffrey Winter

This impressive group joins a roster of 29 other community leaders, led by recently elected Regional Board Chair, Mark Goldstein, a partner and intellectual property attorney with SoCal IP Law Group LLP. 

Dan Meisel, ADL Santa Barbara/Tri-Counties Regional Director, shared, “This is the largest group of new board members we have inducted in my decade of involvement with the organization. We are tremendously proud of the group of change-makers selected to join our Board and look forward to their important input and guidance as we continue to expand our programs and work throughout the Tri-Counties.” 


Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Santa Barbara/Tri-Counties
Phone: (805) 564-6670
Regional Director: Dan Meisel


The Anti-Defamation League’s Santa Barbara/Tri-Counties Office serves Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo Counties. The office is located in Santa Barbara, California.
The Santa Barbara Tri-Counties region is dedicated, as is ADL nationally and internationally, to combating all forms of hatred and bigotry by investigating and exposing extremism, protecting as well as advocating for civil rights and religious freedom, educating on how to promote diversity and respect through our many programs and resources and by fostering interfaith relations. We handle victim complaints of all forms of discrimination. Our Educational Programs are well known and highly regarded throughout the Tri-Counties.

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Steve and Cindy Lyons – former Regional Board Chair and, with Cindy, among the Co-Founders of the Tri-Counties Officer

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A Board Standing Together

Brook Ashley
Ralph Baxter
Janice Brown
Julianna and Tom Dain
John Daly
Jason Saltoun-Ebin
Gayle Eidelson
David Edelman
Aaron Ettenberg
Andee Gaines
Mark Goldstein
Daniel Hochma
Shirley Ann Hurley
Judi Koper
Cindy and Steve Lyons
Joni Meisel
Natalie Myerson
Deborah Naish
Josh Narva
Susan Rose
Roz Rosin
Rob Skinner and Meghan White-Skinner
Marina Stephens
Sissy Taran
Leah Temkin
Gail Teton-Landis
Leslie White
Rachel Wilson