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Meet the Board

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Spencer Brandt

UCSB Alum, Spencer Brandt has been a member of the IVCSD’s Board of Directors since its inception and is now the Board’s President. Brandt is passionate about improving public safety and community-police relations in Isla Vista.




Catherine Flaherty, Vice President 


Robert Geis

Former County of Santa Barbara Auditor-Controller, Bob Geis has a long history of public service in Santa Barbara. With a total of 35 years of experience working in the County, Geis has provided an abundance of expertise to the Board. Geis is passionate about improving public safety in Isla Vista.


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Ethan Bertrand

Ethan Bertrand, student at UCSB studying Political Science, has served on the IVCSD Board of Directors since 2017. With previous roles as a member of the IVRPD Board of Directors, a I.V. community representative for the student government at SBCC, and Board President of the IVCSD, Bertrand is no stranger to public leadership positions. Bertrand is passionate about promoting community activism and equitable representation in Isla Vista.




Jay Freeman

Long-time resident of Isla Vista and celebrated business man, Jay Freeman has been working to improve conditions in for decades Isla Vista. Freeman is the founder of Cydia, a marketplace app for jailbroken iPhones, and co-founder of the Isla Vista Business Association. Freeman is passionate about improving community policing and infrastructure in Isla Vista.

Marcos Aguilar 

Kirsten Deshler