Meet the Jodi House Staff
Ashley Salvador, Director of Strategic Planning
The daughter of a stroke survivor and our newest staff, Ashley comes to us with a broad experience in business and administration. She is a member of the SB Young Professionals Club, Partnership for Excellence and the SB Human Resources membership committee.
Susan Cass, Program Director
A Santa Barbara native, Susan graduated from the Cate School and continued her education at Parsons School of Design and The University of Texas at Austin, where she graduated with a B.F.A. in Visual Art Studies in 2002. After living in several cities around the United States, Susan returned to her hometown in 2012. Her experience working in the field of education led her to Jodi House, where she spent her first year as Program Specialist and the last two as Program Director. Susan is proud to be a part of the Jodi House organization and hopes to continue to be a part of its growth for years to come.
Tanner Hendershot, Development Coordinator
Having an older brother born with Down syndrome, Tanner comes to Jodi House with a lifetime of experience working with people with disabilities. Tanner interned at Jodi House for two months as an Administrative and Social Media Intern before becoming an Administrative Assistant and now moving into a Development Coordinator role in May 2016. Tanner recently graduated from Westmont College with a B.A. in Political Science Pre Law and a minor in Communication Studies.
Brianna Hardt, Case Manager
Beginning as a research intern at Jodi House for two years, Brianna joined Jodi House staff as the program specialist, then moving on to create and lead the Case Management Program. She graduated from Westmont College in 2015 with a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. She hopes to continue her education by obtaining a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Neuropsychology.
Nadia Ratkowski, Program Specialist
Nadia Ratkowski recently began as our new Program Specialist. She is a graduate of UCSB with a major in Psychology and minor in Applied Psychology. Her interests include bringing awareness to the realm of mental health, as well as using music for therapeutic purposes. She is excited to be at Jodi House and help the program grow.
Jennifer Martinez and Miguel Marquez, Ventura County Case Managers
Jennifer Martinez and Miguel Marquez serve as Jodi House’s case managers in Ventura County, contracted through the Independent Living Resource Center. We are very thankful for their help in expanding our services to brain injury survivors outside of Santa Barbara County. You can contact them at [email protected] and [email protected].
Stephanie Boumediene, MPH
Vice President of Development
Private Wealth Management
Gayle Cummings, MA
Retired School Psychologist
American Riviera Bank
Founder and CEO, Home Savi
Adam Harcourt, DC
Imagine X Functional Neurology
Jim Marston, PhD
Smith Kettlewell Eye Research Institute
Ruth Ann Bowe
Mullen & Henzell, LLP
Santa Barbara Independent