Shebreh Kalantari-Johnson currently provides professional grant writing, organizational development/strategic planning, facilitation, and program management services to agencies working in the areas of public health, education, and social services. Shebreh is also the co-founder of Impact Launch, a social enterprise made up of a collective of social impact professionals committed to supporting individuals, teams, and collaboratives to work more effectively for equitable and sustainable outcomes. Her work over the last two decades has brought multi-sector partnerships together to address complex social justice issues such as substance use, mental health, homelessness, youth development, immigration, and more. Shebreh was elected to the Santa Cruz City Council in November of 2020.

Shebreh received her B.A. in Psychology and French/Francophonie Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) and a Masters in Social Work from San Jose State University. She is a mother of two boys, is married, and lives in Santa Cruz California. Shebreh is a native of Iran and has lived in Santa Cruz, CA for over 20 years. She strives for equity and compassion in her work and in her every day.