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PathPoint Welcomes New CFO Juliette Ugartechea

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(November 7, 2017)  PathPoint announced the appointment of Juliette Ugartechea as Chief Financial Officer, responsible for the fiscal health and management of the nonprofit's $26 million annual operating budget. Juliette will oversee finance, accounting, and information technology. Founded in 1964, PathPoint is dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities or vulnerabilities live successful, independent lives. The organization employs nearly 500 full-time and part-time staff, operates in 24 sites incl... Read More

PathPoint Presents Kaiser Permanente with Excellence in Employment Award from the California Disability Services Association

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(November 1, 2017)  PathPoint presented Kaiser Permanente-Los Angeles Medical Center with an Excellence in Employment Award from the California Disability Services Association in recognition of its strong record of employing persons with developmental disabilities. Kaiser Permanente has worked with PathPoint's Project SEARCH internship program for young adults with development disabilities for two years, and hired eight PathPoint participants at the conclusion of the program into permanent jobs in the Cent... Read More

PathPoint Celebrates CFO Patricia Enger’s 40th Work Anniversary

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(September 12, 2017)   PathPoint celebrated the 40th work anniversary of Patricia Enger, Chief Financial Officer.  Patty joined PathPoint as a volunteer in 1977 after receiving a master's degree in Social Work from California Polytechnic State University. She moved on to working with participants with disabilities in achieving independence as a staff member, in a variety of roles including instructor, behavior analyst, and case manager. In 1986, after receiving her MBA, she transitioned to an administr... Read More

PathPoint Celebrates Project SEARCH Graduates: Class of 2017

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(September 6, 2017)  PathPoint celebrated the graduation of 41 interns from its Project SEARCH work-immersion programs in Bakersfield, Los Angeles, Camarillo, and Oxnard.  Partnering with Dignity Health, Kaiser Permanente, and UCLA Health, the one-year program combines daily work experience at local hospitals and PathPoint classroom instruction on skills such as interviewing and first aid. Adults with disabilities often have difficulty securing steady employment, with 84% unemployed due to their disab... Read More

PathPoint Announces New President and CEO Harry Bruell

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(August 1, 2017) PathPoint announced the selection of Harry Bruell as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Harry begins his leadership role at PathPoint on August 1, 2017, succeeding Cynthia S. Burton who is retiring after 30 years of exceptional service. "The Board of Directors and I are very excited and pleased to announce the appointment of Harry Bruell as the new CEO of PathPoint," says Gerald Pelton, PathPoint's Board Chair. "Harry, with 25 years of experience in leadership roles, brings to our... Read More

PathPoint Honors YMCA with Outstanding Partner Award

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Santa Barbara, CA – PathPoint honored the YMCA’s Montecito & Santa Barbara branches with the Outstanding Community & Employer Partner awards at PathPoint’s 1st Thursday event in April 2017. PathPoint has awarded the YMCA’s Montecito Branch with the Employment Partnership award for their employment of PathPoint’s crew and individuals with disabilities for over ten years. At this branch, PathPoint has had a work crew employed there since 2005 and celebrated their 12 year mark... Read More

PathPoint Named Housing Authority’s Community Partner of the Year

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Santa Barbara, CA – The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara honored PathPoint - Behavioral Health as their 2016 Community Partner of the Year. PathPoint began its partnership with the Housing Authority of the City Santa Barbara in 1980 as their mutual clients live in HUD subsidized housing while PathPoint provides in home services. This relationship continues today as the two organizations serve almost 300 clients in common. In the mid-90s, PathPoint then joined with HACSB in providing Shelter ... Read More

Behavioral Health Employee Retires after 28 Years with PathPoint

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Santa Barbara, CA - After twenty-eight years working with PathPoint, Behavioral Health Case Manager Steve Luick is retiring. Steve received a Bachelor’s Degree from University of California Santa Barbara in History and later earned a teaching credential. His background in education served him well when he began his career with PathPoint in 1989 as a Consumer Instructor for the Day Program at PathPoint’s Santa Barbara Division. Within this position, he taught life skills to adults living with dev... Read More
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