Denise has been a member of the Women’s Fund since 2009. Her career as a development professional spans more than three decades and a variety of causes, from public television and education to family planning and the environment. A resident of the Santa Barbara area since 1986, she has served as Vice President for Development for Planned Parenthood, Channel Islands YMCA, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, and more recently as Development and Communications Director for Storyteller Children’s Center and Family Service Agency. She was a member of the Board of Directors and Marketing Committee Chair for the Nonprofit Support Center and member of the Women’s Fund Communications Committee. She holds a MBA from Northern Michigan University and bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in marketing from Western Michigan University. She lives with her husband and daughter in Mission Canyon.