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.
Is an Army veteran serving honorably for 14 years both active and as a reservist working up the ranks, starting as an enlisted private to the rank of a Commissioned Army Officer, Captain.
Dennis earned a B.A. from UCSB, an Accounting Certification from UCSB Extension and an MBA from the Texas A&M. He has recently retired from Yardi Systems, Inc. where he worked for 20 Years supporting various Accounting Software applications for hundreds of Property and Asset Management clients in both the U.S. and Canada. Prior to that, he worked as an Accountant for the City of Santa Barbara.
Dennis will celebrate 5 years sober on the 28th of January 2021.
Is the current President of the Board atthe 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.
Dennis Iden, CPA
Dennis is a local CPA that has been involved in non-profit recovery groups for many years, starting with the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission, and now as a board member for the Alano Club. He is an active participant in the downtown Santa Barbara community since 1976 when he started as a junior accountant at a local CPA firm.
Dennis has been in the south coast for 53 years, and has seen all the good and interesting changes take place over the years. He brings a wealyh of personal knowledge of our local area to the board. He is thankful to be able to assist where needed in the local community, as well as the Alano Board of Directors.
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.
Steve has lived in Santa Barbara for 47 years. He has been sober since 4/7/1999. Steve graduated the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission in 2000. He’s worked in treatment for many years.
He is the Director of Stalwart Clean & Sober Inc. A non profit 503 C transitional living facilities for men and women seeking permanent recovery.
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.