Staff & Board

Staff Members

Jennifer Adams, Chief Executive Officer.

Jennifer Adams

Chief Executive Officer
[email protected]

Karen Borges, Chief Operations Officer

Karen Borges

Chief Operations Officer
[email protected]

Jane Pomeroy, Chief Communication Officer

Jane Pomeroy

Chief Communications Officer
[email protected]

Susan Lamont, Chief Program Officer.

Susan Lamont

Chief Program Officer
[email protected]

Sam Gottlieb, Chief People & Culture Officer

Sam Gottlieb

Chief People & Culture Officer
[email protected]

Kristina Forrester, Chief Financial Officer

Kristina Forrester

Chief Financial Officer
[email protected]

Lumina Alliance Admin Team
Advocacy and Legal
Development and Communication
People and Culture/Finance/Technology
Volunteer and Prevention

Board of Directors

Lumina Alliance’s work is overseen by a board of directors who deeply believe that all people deserve to be treated with dignity and respect, and to live a life free from violence.

Lumina Alliance’s board is responsible for establishing policy and guiding Lumina Alliance’s work to support survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence throughout San Luis Obispo County.

Executive Committee

Dave Juhnke, Executive Committee - President

Dave Juhnke


[email protected]

Courtney Taylor, Executive Committee - Vice President

Courtney Taylor

Vice President
President, Law Office of Courtney E. Taylor

Joan Wenglikowski, Executive Committee - Treasurer

Joan Wenglikowski

Advisor/Partner, Wacker Wealth Partners

Jill LeMieux, Executive Committee - Secretary

Jill LeMieux

iPromote –Software Company

Debby Nicklas, Executive Committee - Immediate Past President

Debby Nicklas

Immediate Past President
V.P. of Philanthropy, French Hospital Medical Ctr. Found.


Michael Boyer, Board of Directors Member

Michael Boyer

CEO, Boys & Girls Club

Joel Conn, Board of Directors Member

Joel Conn

Owner, Pismo Beach Veterinary Clinic & Pet Hospital

Nancy DePue, Board of Directors Member

Nancy DePue

Community Member, Retired School Superintendent

Chelsea Dixon, Board of Directors Member

Chelsea Dixon

Community Member, Stay-at-Home Parent

Tessa Espinoza, Board of Directors Member

Tessa Espinoza

Sr. Dir. For Strategy & Engagement, Cal Poly Office of the Dean of Students - Student Affairs

Shawn Freeman, Board of Directors Member

Shawn Freeman

Community Member, Retired Kaiser Permanente – VP, CFO

Kara Samaniego, Board of Directors Member

Kara Samaniego

Assistant Director of Wellbeing, Cal Poly

Shan Thomas, Board of Directors Member

Shan Thomas, MD, FACOG

Dignity Health Care

Kathy Tompkins, Board of Directors Member

Kathy Tompkins

Community Member

Rick Scott, Board of Directors Member.

Rick Scott

Police Chief
San Luis Obispo Police Department

Kelli Briggs, Board of Directors Member.

Kelli Briggs

Senior Vice President, Chief Operations Officer
SESLOC Federal Credit Union

Malani Anderson, Lumina board of directors member.

Malani Anderson

Manager, Paso Robles Tasting Room
Turley Wine Cellars

Juan Ramirez

Loan Originator
Envoy Mortgage