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2020-2021 UCP WORK, Inc. Board of Directors & Officers


Jeffrey Cowen

Board of Directors Jeffrey Cowen

I am a parent of an adult special needs daughter and have served for five years on the Tri-Counties Regional Center Board, with two of those years as President.  Additionally, I have served for about 16 years on the UCP WORK, Inc. Board, with approximately 8 of those years as Chair and currently serve as Co-Chair.

Tadd McKenzie


Cindy Steffen

Board of Directors Cindy 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.


Rebecca S. Koch

Board of Directors Rebecca Koch

Ms. Koch is a skilled and compassionate attorney who enjoys helping her clients to achieve their personal and business goals. Her practice focuses primarily on estate planning, probate, trust administration, business and real estate transactions.  Before opening her practice in 2014, Ms. Koch worked in a variety of sectors, including government and non-profit organizations, business, mental health, and fiduciary services. 

Ms. Koch is a Santa Barbara native, and returned to the area in 2013, following a decade in the San Francisco Bay Area followed by a short stint in Phoenix, Arizona. Ms. Koch earned her J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law and is a member of the State Bar of California and the State Bar of Arizona (inactive).  She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Community Studies from U.C. Santa Cruz.

Board of Directors

  • Gary J. Clancy
  • Ned Emerson
  • David Fainer, Jr., Esq.
  • Joe Salcedo
  • Julie Sorenson
  • Tony Vallejo