Board of Directors
The Alano Club Board of Directors consists of up to 15 people. Two-thirds being “Member Directors” and one third being Community/Member Directors.” Board meetings are held on the last Tuesday of every month.
J. Scott Lewis
Is the current President on the Board of Directors of the Alano Club Santa Barbara. David has been working and supporting the Alano Club nearing three decades. He has worked at New House as the manager from 1991-93, worked in alcohol and drug treatment at the Klein Bottle youth program. David also designed and implemented a treatment program in the Santa Barbara county jail, which was one of the most successful treatment programs in the country.
Is a Real estate developer and entrepreneur, that has been a supporter of the Alano Club for many years. Bill is acting Vice President and Treasurer on the Board of Directors, as well as taking a lead on the construction committee for the future renovation project of the Alano Club. Bill has been actively involved with recovery in the Santa Barbara community for many years. He currently resides out of state (Nevada) but he always makes himself available regarding the Alano Club and its members.
Is the current recording Secretary of the Alano Club. Ellen’s commitment to recovery in the Santa Barbara community and her wealth of information and organization has been invaluable to the success of the Alano Club. Ellen networks with women’s sober livings in Santa Barbara, to help provide a safe and healthy environment for women in recovery.
Walter has been a staple at the Alano Club for over 30 years. He was instrumental in keeping the doors open in 2017 when the club was closed, due to mismanagement. He was also instrumental in obtaining the funding to pay off the clubs mortgage. Walter’s knowledge about the history of the Alano Club, being a Santa Barbara native has been immeasurable. Drop by the Alano Club any time and you will most likely see his smiling face.
Is a great addition to the Board of Directors of the Alano Club. Angela brings a wealth of knowledge from her professional experience. She has worked as an executive assistant to high end Real Estate Brokers, as well as being a private and personal assistant at companies in the Santa Barbara area. Her eye for detail as well as her organizational skills have been and will be a great contribution to the Board. Angela is very active in supporting the Alano Club & the Santa Barbara community. She is a mentor and positive leader to many women in recovery.
Darrell recently moved back to Santa Barbara. He was involved in the Santa Barbara recovery community in the 1990’s and early 2000’s. He is a retired Physician Assistant (PA-C) and an American Academy of HIV Medicine certified specialist.
Darrell founded and was the CEO of a non-profit free medical clinic, the Bartz-Altadonna Community Health Center, which served the homeless, uninsured and
those afflicted with HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C. He has knowledge and experience of non-profit finance, operations and management.
All board members are volunteers. Committee chair positions are held by board members. Committees can consist of club members and community supporters. The committees are the action groups that oversee and implement the approved direction from the board to achieve strategic goals and objectives of the Alano Club.
These people, in addition to their regular jobs, work many more hours to ensure the Alano Club is there for the recovery community of Santa Barbara.