Board of Directors

Congratulations to SBSS Board Member, Hank Lacayo!

St. Barnabas Senior Services Board Member, Hank Lacayo will be celebrating his birthday by receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from the United Way of Ventura County on August 25th, 2016.

Hank has been on the SBSS Board since 2009, and has had an illustrious career as a union rep. and has served in many presidential administrations. He is the first Latino political director of a national union, and is a pioneer for Latinos in labor movements and politics. Hank has spent more than 45 years as a union rep for the United Auto Workers and encouraged the UAW to aid farm workers. He worked as an adviser to the U.S. Department of Labor under the Kennedy and Johnson administration, as a member of President Jimmy Carter’s presidential transition team and as President Bill Clinton’s California deputy campaign director. In August 1963, Hank led a delegation from Los Angeles to join Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Washington to join a civil rights march.

We are honored to have Hank serve on our Board and are forever grateful for his dedication and work to improve our communities.

Introducing SBSS' new Board Member: Dr. Maria Aranda

St. Barnabas Senior Services is proud to welcome Dr. Maria Aranda to the SBSS family! 

Maria Aranda, Ph.D., MSW, MPA, LCSW - Dr. Aranda is an Associate Professor at the University of Southern California (USC) School of Social Work. She is a psychotherapist with 30 years of experience providing mental health services to middle-aged older adults and their families.

Her research and teaching specializations address the unique needs of middle-age and older adults with co-occurring medical and psychiatric illnesses. Dr. Aranda focuses on psychosocial intervention development, and evaluation of bilingual, evidence-based interventions on behalf of adults with chronic medical conditions and disabilities in the United States.

Dr. Aranda has served on three consensus committees sponsored by the National Academy of Medicine on the geriatric workforce in mental health and substance use service sectors, family caregiving to older adults with functional limitations, and financial capacity determination among social security beneficiaries.