The Santa Barbara Education Foundation recently elected Wendy Sims-Moten to its Board of Directors. Sims-Moten is the Executive Director of First 5 Santa Barbara Country. She has worked for the County for 23 years and has been an active resident for 30 years.

Sims-Moten has dedicated a majority of her life to the progress and well-being of the community as she has been involved in several different organizations such as the original Santa Barbara County Employee University Governing Council, Gateway Educational Services, CAUSE Action Fund, African American Women of Santa Barbara County, United Way Women United, and Santa Barbara Women Political Committee.

Sim-Moten is also the current President, Board of Trustees for the Santa Barbara Unified School District. Her commitment to education and children make her a great addition to the board of the Santa Barbara Education Foundation.

When she is not making an impact in the community, she loves spending time with her husband and adult son, reading, watching tennis, acting and singing.