Growing Professionally: Uncovering Your Next Steps

When:  Sep 11, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (PT)


Please join us for a panel discussion with thoughtful musings on career development, how to smoothly make transitions in the field, the benefits of mentoring relationships, and all manner of things to help you take your development career to the next level!


Barbara Ben Horin, CEO, Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara
Jan Campbell, Executive Director, Domestic Violence Solutions
Pamela Perkins-Dwyer, Executive Director, Girls Inc. of Greater Los Angeles 

Speaker Bios:

Barbara Ben-Horin is the CEO of Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara.She moved to Santa Barbara in 1973, began her professional career in banking and was later employed by the local branch of IBM before refocusing her career to the nonprofit sector. From September 2005 through December 2010 she lead the Foundation for Santa Barbara City College as its CEO. She moved on from this position in January 2011 when she was recruited by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art to serve as Director of Development, including the oversight of a $50 million capital campaign. Barbara previous worked as the National Vice President for Planned Giving with American Friends of The Hebrew University in NYC and for the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) at both the regional and national levels.  For ADL national she managed a $100 million endowment fundraising campaign.Earlier work in Santa Barbara includes serving as the Executive Director of the SB Jewish Federation and Domestic Violence Solutions. She also worked for 7 years as the Assistant Administrator leading the School Business Advisory Services Division of the Santa Barbara Office of County Education.  Barbara has extensive experience in fiscal management; board, staff, and organizational development; strategic and long-term planning; fundraising, including capital campaigns, major gifts and deferred giving; program development; and in the areas of marketing, media and community relations. She married Yoav Ben-Horin in September 1996 and is the proud stepmother of Jonathan Ben-Horin, who lives in NYC.

Jan Campbell is the Executive Director for Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County. She has more than 30 years of experience in leadership and community engagement, with a background in fundraising, grant writing, marketing, and communications. She most recently served as the Chief Philanthropic Officer at the Santa Barbara Foundation. In that position, she oversaw the foundation’s community investment and donor services functions, and together with her team, raised and stewarded hundreds of millions of dollars for the foundation and its initiatives. Jan’s nonprofit experience includes work at the Page Youth Center and Heal the Ocean. She was a management consultant at Bartlett, Pringle and Wolf CPAs, the Vice President of Communications for an internet startup – WebAlg, and was the editor and publisher of the Valley Voice newspaper in Goleta. Jan has served on the boards of the UCSB Alumni Association, the UCSB Foundation, Montessori Center School and the Santa Barbara Education Foundation. Currently, she is a member of the Goleta Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the World Telehealth Initiative. She is a member of three women’s funds, the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee. A proud Gaucho, Jan holds a degree in English Literature from UC Santa Barbara and a certificate in accounting from UCLA. She lives in Santa Barbara with her husband Randy and is the mom of two daughters, Nora and Emma.

Pamela Perkins-Dwyer is a non-profit Development Officer with a broad range of more than 20 years of fundraising experience. Before joining Girls Inc. of Greater Los Angeles, she served as one of the Assistant Vice Presidents of Advancement at The Music Center in Los Angeles. Pamela's career has always been centered around the Arts and before The Music Center. She served as the interim deputy director of the New West Symphony in Thousand Oaks, where among other responsibilities I oversaw operations, marketing, database, and administrative staff. She served as the Director of Development at the Santa Barbara Symphony, where she spearheaded a succession of successful fundraising campaigns and oversaw the organization’s planned giving, corporate giving, and annual fund efforts. Pamela was a Regional Development Director for United Service Organizations in Arlington, Virginia where she was responsible for regional development and fundraising in 10 states, including managing and coaching a staff of 9 local directors. Pamela is currently serving on the International Board of Director for the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the President of the Channel Island Chapter of the Links, Inc. and the Immediate Past President of the Santa Barbara and Ventura chapters of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the American Association of University Women (Camarillo). My numerous other professional affiliations include the National Flute Association, and the League of American Orchestras.She earned a Bachelor’s degree at Howard University, and a Master’s degree at Boston University. Pamela received a  Certificate in Fundraising Management at Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and have completed development and executive management training at the Foundation Center in New York and the American Management Association, respectively.


Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara, La Cantina Ballroom
1111 E Cabrillo Blvd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
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