Board of Directors

Stephen Pope, Santa Barbara Friends Meeting, was a conscientious objector at the end of the Vietnam war and has worked with Truth in Recruitment since 2012. He is also a workshop facilitator with the Alternatives to Violence Project and active prison clergy registered with the California Department of Corrections.

Robert Lane Clark, Santa Barbara Friends Meeting

Elizabeth Colon, Veterans for Peace

Joy Robledo, Veterans for Peace

Marge Schwartz

Rose Nadis, Al Williams, student liaisons

Web Design:

Mitra Cline, website designer, is a freelance artist and founder of Foreverbird Studio. She holds a MA in humanities with an emphasis in depth psychology from the Pacifica Graduate Institute and a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute with an emphasis in Painting.


Kate Connell, Coordinator, is a mother of 2 teenagers and a member of the Religious Society of Friends, Quakers. During the first gulf war in 1991, she organized a draft-counseling workshop with the War Resisters League in New York City that drew 450 people.  During the Memorial Day and Veterans Day weeks, with Santa Barbara High School students, Veterans for Peace and community members, she helped organize a cemetery display of 18 and 19 year olds killed in action in the recent Middle East wars. She is a resource for students, families and schools for information on alternatives to military careers, the opt out form to block release of student directory information to recruiters and school policies regulating recruiter access to students.

Aryeh Cohen, intern, is a Santa Barbara County local with a passion for pursuing social and environmental justice at the community level. He received his BA in cultural anthropology from UC Santa Cruz, and is currently seeking a graduate degree in environmental planning and urban design.