About Us

Santa Cruz County County organizers


Rachel Williams
Rachel is a wife and mother of 2.  She has been living in Santa Cruz County for over 10 years.  She is an advocate for various community non-profits, and has served on a non-profit board serving children.  Professionally, she works with businesses in operations management.

Erica Aitken
Erica Aitken is a business owner, graphic designer, artist, and the mother of two young adult children. She's participated in many political campaigns and events, and volunteers for the Winter Warming Center to provide shelter for homeless people.

Maria Boutell
Maria Boutell has been a stay-at-home mom since 2003 raising two daughters along with volunteering and fundraising for their public schools. She is an advocate for women's rights and culinary awareness and nutrition.  

Maryanne Campbell
Maryanne Campbell is a mother of three boys, all in the public school system. She is co-president of Gault Elementary's Parent group, and office manager at a local international non-profit.





Amy Dahlen
Amy has lived, worked and volunteered in Santa Cruz for nearly 20 years. She and her husband are raising two lovely daughters. She works with people of all ages and abilities as an Instructor for Kidpower and a Physical Therapist Assistant.

Jenny Sarmiento
Jenny immigrated to Los Angeles, California from Bolivia at the age of twelve.  She has lived in Watsonville for the last 22 years. Jenny has spent most of her professional career working to improve outcomes for children, youth and families. She's worked in public health, education, employment and training, mental health and substance use prevention in private and public institutions.

Cynthia Hawthorne
Cynthia Hawthorne is a long time community leader who is committed to improving the lives of diverse families and their children in the Bay Area.