Girls Inc. of Carpinteria named Lori Pearce the organization’s new board president. Pearce is the director of information technology and business operations at NuSil Technology. Three new board members were also appointed: Caroline Alarcon, Peter Dugré and Angelina Lane. 

“We are delighted to welcome Lori as our new board president, along with a talented group of new members who are committed to advancing the mission of Girls Inc. in our community,” said Jamie Collins, executive director of Girls Inc. of Carpinteria.  

Pearce has served on the Girls Inc. of Carpinteria board for two years, and has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Indiana University East and an associate degree in computer science from Santa Barbara City College. She is an active volunteer in the community with local schools and organizations including Carpinteria Valley Girls Softball and the Girl Scouts, and previously served on the Carpinteria Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors.  

Incoming board member Caroline Alarcon is the owner of Reliant Notary Services in Carpinteria, and brings prior experience in the Public Health Department and nonprofit sector, having worked in leadership roles including public engagement, fiscal responsibility, strategic planning and policy writing for other governmental agencies. Alarcon currently serves on the Board of the Carpinteria Chamber of Commerce and the Latina Professional Alliance.  

Peter Dugré is also joining the board and is co-owner of Two Trumpets Communications, a Carpinteria-based agency specializing in outreach for organizations. Prior to that, Dugré spent 10 years as a journalist, editor and director of print publications in the local media market. He specializes in messaging through written materials, long term publicity strategies and media relations. 

Angelina Lane is an attorney and partner at Lynn & O’Brien, LLP, where her focus has been in civil litigation and plaintiff cases for injury, including civil rights actions, appellate work and criminal law in both the state and federal courts. Lane has also worked extensively with the California Appellate Project, undertaking criminal appeals to rectify potential abuses within the court system. She previously worked with the Santa Barbara District Attorney’s office as a deputy district attorney in Santa Maria.  

Additional new officers to Girls Inc. of Carpinteria’s Board of Trustees include: Jacquelyn Pawela-Crew, vice president; Katie Convoy, secretary; and John Franklin, treasurer. For a complete list of all of Girls Inc. of Carpinteria’s Board of Trustees, or to make a donation, visit

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