Program Director, Monarch Services she/her/hers
Leeann oversees the Crisis Intervention and Child & Youth Programs. She has been with the organization since 2009, beginning as a Crisis Intervention Advocate. She has worked within different departments of the agency besides direct services, including Human Resources, Grants and Contracts Management and Fund Development. Leeann was a member of the Next Generation Leaders of Color 2012 Cohort, served as the VALORUS (formerly California Coalition Against Sexual Assault) Regional Chair, and has also served as a Commissioner for the Santa Cruz County Women’s Commission. Leeann is an alumni of the Solis Policy Institute through the California Women’s Foundation, as she completed the fellowship in April 2022. Currently, she is a board member for Dientes Community Dental. Leeann earned her B.A. from California State University, Fresno in 2007. She lives in Salinas with her husband and two young daughters, Ryann and Brooklynn.