About Us

Board of Directors

Michèle Pouget-Drum



Michèle moved to Santa Barbara in 2001 from Boston where she served on several boards including: The International Institute, The Massachusetts Coalition of Battered Women, and The City of Boston’s Homeless Planning Committee, during her tenure as Director of Operations for Casa Myrna Vazquez, New England’s largest organization for battered women and children. She also headed a national pilot project for the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention and actively participated in The Common Ground Project designed to develop viable evaluation processes for Community Based Non-Profit organizations in Boston.

Since, moving to Santa Barbara with her husband and their daughter, Michèle served on several committees and boards including Montessori Center School, the executive committee of San Marcos Royal Pride Foundation, the District Advisory Committee of SBUSD and the education committee of the Mental Wellness Center. Michele co-led CA HOPE 805, a crisis counseling team that supported people impacted by the Thomas Fire and 1/9 Debris Flow, currently teaches Youth Mental Health First Aid.

Michèle received a Master of Science in Developmental Psychology from “Université Paris X-Nanterre” in Paris, France and a Master of Science in Counseling from the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut.