The Leadership Team

The Santa Barbara County Veterans Collaborative leadership team is a group of committed members of the local veteran and non-veteran community. They provide strategic direction and support aligned activities.
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Marcee Davis

President

As a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, Marcee is passionate about advocating for...

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Lt. Col. Alvin A. Salge

Secretary

Lt. Col. Alvin A. Salge is a retired USAF F-4 Fighter Electronic Warfare Officer. He served in Vietnam with...

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Joe Fletcher

Director

Joe Fletcher was born and raised in Santa Barbara and is a third generation Santa Barbarian. After graduating from...

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Soledad Kennedy

Director

Soledad Kennedy retired as a United States Marine Corps First Sergeant/E-8 in December 2016. She joined the Marine Corps and was on...

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Michael St. Denis

Vice President

Michael is a graduate of UCLA (Bachelor of Arts: Double Major: Political Science & History); Loyola Law School (Juris Doctor); and...

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Victor Virgen

Treasurer

Victor Virgen was born and raised in the Santa Ynez Valley and after graduating high school went on to...

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Ben Johnson

Director

Ben served in the Army, Airborne Infantry, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg. He served...