It’s not who you are, but what you do for others.
Noospheric executives volunteer in the community regularly. Below is a list of recent and active board positions in the community:
Board Member, 2007 – Present
Westmont Foundation Board – Westmont College
The Westmont Foundation builds relationships between Westmont and the business and social community. The foundation further provides valuable funding that enables gifted students to attend Westmont College.
Board Member, 2013- Present
SBCC Foundation Board – Santa Barbara City College
The SBCC Foundation supports Santa Barbara City College students through sustained philanthropy.
Board Member, 2007 – Present
MIT Central Coast Forum – MIT
The premier networking and educational forum for central coast entrepreneurs, angel investors, and venture capitalists. MIT Central Coast is a standard for innovation, business strategy, and mentor resources.
Leadership Council Board Member, 2008 – Present
Arthritis Foundation of the Central Coast
Co-founded Leadership Council in 2008 – led Council as Chair in 2008. Active member of Council focused on strategic fund raising and Taste of the Town sponsorship.
The Technology Management Program’s curriculum and outreach programs extend the University’s tradition, with cutting edge entrepreneurship lecture series, business plan competition, and leadership events as we build new educational programs for students and the Central Coast business community.
Santa Barbara City College Scheinfeld Center
The Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation hosts a two-tiered business plan competition for Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) entitled Scheinfeld Center New Venture Challenge for SBCC students, Antioch University students, and area high school students to promote youth entrepreneurship.
Judge & Moderator of Silicon Beach Fest
Welcome! Digital LA is the largest networking organization of professionals and friends who do digital entertainment for
movies, TV, web series, music, video games, VFX, marketing, and social media, reaching more than 30,000 professionals.
Startup Weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate, and empower individuals, teams and communities. Share ideas, form teams, and launch startups.
Former Board Member, Vice President, and Host
Catalyst for Thought
A Santa Barbara based 501.3.c non-profit that offers lectures by leading business and technology professionals and donates all proceeds to local non-profits. Jacques Habra helped launch the organization as part of the original team and acted as exclusive Catalyst for Thought host in 2007, 2008, and 2009. Habra coined the term “Invest in yourself, Invest in your community” – the original organization positioning statement. The organization has raised tens of thousands for area non-profits.
Former Board Member, 2006 – 2012
The Riviera Association
One of California’s first neighborhood associations focused on community awareness and emergency time communications. The Riviera Association fosters communication, beautifications, and preservation of the American Riviera.