About Beth Licha

Beth Licha,
Program Director

Beth Licha, Program Manager | The Butterfly ProjectBeth Licha is a long-time San Diegan with over 20 years of experience in non-profit management. Before joining The Butterfly Project, Beth served for 12 years as the Director of Enrollment at Soille San Diego Hebrew Day School. While at Soille, Beth led the school into tremendous growth, including 4 consecutive years of their highest enrollment ever. Prior to her time at Soille, Beth grew her skills and gained valuable experience while working at multiple non-profit organizations in the Jewish and healthcare sectors. She was the Outreach Director at Hillel of California State University Northridge, the Coordinator of Junior Volunteer Services at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, an Executive Assistant at Congregation Beth Am and the Coordinator of Volunteer Services at UC San Diego Health.

A consistent thread that has endured through the entirety of Beth’s career, has been her work within organizations which benefit others. She is inspired to collaborate with others who believe in the power of gratitude, kindness, and service. Beth is strongly drawn to the mission of The Butterfly Project as a Jew, a mother and a global citizen. She is an ardent supporter of TBP’s mission to teach children of all faiths about the Holocaust through survivors’ stories and hands-on programming. She wholeheartedly believes that such classroom lessons are the key to imparting the power of compassion and appreciation of our differences and in making sure that hate and intolerance never again lead to the horrors of genocide.

Beth is also a fellow artist, who knows firsthand the power and influence of engaging in the Arts. She received her Bachelor of Arts in 3-D Studio Arts (Sculpture), with a minor in Psychology from San Diego State University, earning her degree with the honors of Magna Cume Laude and distinction within the major. Beth’s preferred media for sculpture are clay, glass, plexiglass, wood and metal. One thing which all who know her can attest, is that Beth is a fervent admirer of Claude Monet water lily paintings and strives to surround herself with visual reminders, at home, in the office and everywhere else! Beth is such a Monet lover that she has often directed her world travel to locations where her favorite paintings are housed.

Beth is a devoted wife and mother. She and her husband Jeff have two sons, and she feels fortunate to have much of her family living locally.

To contact Beth, email her at beth@thebutterflyprojectnow.org.

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