About us

President's Welcome


What an honor to be President of the UNA-USA Santa Barbara & Tri-County Chapter. As the oldest UNA chapter in the United States, we have quite a legacy to carry forward. Following in the footsteps of Past President Catherine Dishion, I feel honored to continue the work she began. Thank you!


I have always been a supporter of the United Nations, visiting the UN when possible. To me, it was the place for global dialogue and new solutions to world problems. Little did I know, I would meet former UN Assistant Secretary-General, Dr. Robert Muller. His illustrious career spanned 40 years at the UN. We fell in love, married and for the next 17 years we traveled and spoke to many UNA chapters. I felt so close to the thousands of active UNA members whose educational programs were informing and helping their communities understand and participate in the work of the UN.

Barbara Gaughen-Muller

Board Members

Barbara Gaughen-Muller


Gail Gillies

Membership Chairperson


Advocacy Chairperson

Sharon Byrne

Communications Chairperson

GenUN Chairperson

Judith Muller

Spiritual Advisor

Nancy Martin

Education Chairperson

Debbie Cregan

Outreach Chairperson,

Ventura County

Imke Bomer

Board Member

Catherine Ross

Board Member

Denise Williams

Community Relations Chairperson

Douglas Gillies

Board Member

Kelly Fischer

Outreach Chairperson,

San Luis Obispo County