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Peggy Blough, Amy Curti and Mike Gibson have been named to the Child Abuse Listening Mediation (CALM) board of trustees. The three will be instrumental to CALM and its mission to prevent childhood trauma, heal children and families and build resilient communities throughout Santa Barbara County, according to a statement from the organization.

“I am so pleased that these amazing community leaders have joined CALM’s board, CEO Alana Walczak, said. "Each brings passion and commitment to our work, as well as tremendous skills, expertise and community knowledge. As a countywide organization, we are looking forward to the insight and perspectives our new trustees from Santa Maria will bring, as they help us continue to understand the diverse needs of our families throughout the county.”

Peggy Blough is a native Californian who lives in Santa Maria with her husband, Dan. She is now semiretired and spends most of her time volunteering for nonprofits. In addition to joining CALM’s board, Blough also serves as chair of CALM’s North County Advisory Committee and co-chair of CALM’s Ladies Get Loud event.

Amy Curti was born and raised in Santa Barbara County. She lives in Santa Maria with her husband and four sons. She was first invited to serve on the board of the Orcutt Children's Arts Foundation and from there her work in the nonprofit community only grew. Curti is currently an elder at Orcutt Presbyterian Church.

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Mike Gibson has been active in numerous Santa Maria nonprofit organizations for nearly 30 years and has been a member of the Rotary Club of Santa Maria Breakfast since 1989. His wife, Marla, is nurse at Marian Regional Medical Center, and they have three adult children and six grandchildren.

CALM was founded in 1970 to reach stressed parents before they hurt their children. CALM continues to be the only nonprofit agency in the county focusing solely on protecting the most important relationship in the world by preventing childhood trauma, healing children and families and building resilient communities.

For more information about CALM, call 805-965-2376 or visit http://calm4kids.org.

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