Pacific Pride Foundation (PPF) has announced its two newest board members, Eric Bowers and Maria F. Melo, who will support PPF’s work to improve the lives of the LGBTQ+ community in Santa Barbara County. 

“We’re beyond excited to introduce two new board members who will bring a diverse set of insight and experience to our Board of Directors,” said Kristin Flickinger, PPF executive director. “These members embody a period of growth for the PPF board, bringing in new and different voices from the LGBTQ+ community, as well as specific skill sets in advocacy, governance, law and more.”

Bowers serves as director of legal at Sonos Inc., and former chair of the Board of Directors for Hospice of Santa Barbara. Melo serves as executive director at 805UndocuFund, and is the former deputy consul for Colombia in Los Angeles.

“I am pleased to welcome this strong group of new board members to PPF and look forward to working with them as we take our organization to the next level and continue to serve the community with our important programs and services,” said Lynn Cunningham Brown, board chair.

“I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank the rest of our board members for their hard work and dedication to the mission creating a thriving and visible LGBTQ+ community in Santa Barbara County,” Cunningham said.

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