MISSION: UCP WORK, Inc. is dedicated to providing services to residents of the Tri-Counties with mental and/or physical disabilities, so that they may work and live independently as contributing citizens within the community of their choice.

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UCP WORK, Inc. Board of Directors: 2018 -2019

Gary Clancy & Edward W. Emerson –

Julie Sorenson – Secretary

Julie Sorenson
Julie has lived in Santa Barbara for 24 years and was raised up the coast in San Luis Obispo.  She graduated from Cal Poly and has a Bachelor's Degree in Human Development/Family Studies with a minor in Psychology.  Her work experience began with direct care and management in group homes.  She worked at Devereux for ten years, working primarily as a medical Case Manager.  She also worked for sbparent.com/Parentclick.com doing Marketing/Sales for seven years.  She currently does customer service for Sprigeo, an online bullying reporting software used in schools across the country and also with Leading From Within managing social media.  Julie is also the Katherine Harvey Fellows Alumni Coordinator and also volunteers as a captain for the Women's Fund of Santa Barbara and Board Co-Chair for Angels Bearing Gifts. 

Cynthia Steffen - Treasurer

Cynthia Steffen

Cindy joined the UCP WORK, Inc. Board of Directors in 2013.  Cindy has over 30 years of financial management experience in both public and private healthcare, construction and technology companies as well as several non-profits. She has held a variety of financial executive level positions. Most recently she provides consulting/management services on finance, information technology, budget and forecast functions as well as streamlining of processes for top-line growth.

Early in her career, Cindy held roles of increasing responsibility at KPMG LLP. Her public accounting experience focused primarily on managing mid to large cap engagements in the insurance and health care industry. Cindy is a Certified Public Accountant and received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.


Board of Directors

Jarice S. Butterfield, Ph.D.

Jeffrey Cowen

David Fainer, Jr., Esq.

Rebecca S. Koch

Tadd McKenzie

Richard Rosin

Joe Salcedo

Tony Vallejo