Our Board

Jill Stassinos, President
Anna Kwong, Vice President
Peter Haslund, Director
Xiaoli Zhang-King, Director
Sara Wilcox, Director
Jessy Lee, Director
George Ayoub, Director
Eliesa Bollinger, Director
Roland Lewin, Director
Winston (Zai) Li, Director

Welcome New Member(s)

Welcome another new Santa Barbara/Weihai Sister Cities member, Whitney Rush.
Whitney grew up in Colorado around Sister City China connections as her parents helped establish the Boulder/Lhasa and Denver/Kunming Sister City. She first visited China when she was ten years old and has made 5 trips since then. She lived and taught in Wanzhou, Chongqing for a year. Many of her experiences are chronicled in ‘Yin Yang: American Perspectives on Living in China’ She is happy to have found connections in Santa Barbara through the Weihai group. While she now works in sustainable transportation for a local government agency, she is regularly day dreaming about China.