Board Leadership Institute Graduates
The Board Leadership Institute provides local nonprofit leaders with skills and tools to internally strengthen their organization and to build business longevity in the communities they serve. On average, over 30 leaders graduate from this intensive six-month program each year. At the culmination ceremony, each participant is awarded with a certificate for having completed the course of training.
Congratulations 2019 Cohort:
- California Lutheran University, Bachelor's Degree for Professionals
Lisa Buono, Ed.D., Director
- Central Ventura County Fire Safe Council
Luis Espinosa, Executive Director; Jim Roth, Vice President; and Charlotte Crocker, Secretary.
- CFROG - Climate First: Replacing Oil & Gas
Merrill Berge, Board Member; Robin Gerber, Board Member; and Tomas Rebecchi, Board Member.
- Los Padres ForestWatch
Jeff Kuyper, Executive Director; Anna DeLaski, Board Member; Terri Laine, Board Member; and Sam Thomas, Board Member.
- Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties
Pattie Mullins, Executive Director; and Tim Dadik, Secretary.
- Secure Beginnings
Lisa Griffiths, President; Tami Winbury, Executive Director; Liz Fish, Board Member; and Renee Mandala, Board Member.
- New West Symphony
Natalia Staneva, Executive Director; Stephanie Wilson, Deputy Director; Kim Woods, Board Chair; and Jim Nagy, Board Vice-Chair.
- Oak Park Education Foundation
Vicki Raven, Executive Director; Brandon McFadden; Board Chair, Carmela Barbieri, Board of Directors; and Theresa Loos, Board Member.
- Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture, Inc.
Mary Maranville, Executive Director; and Courtney Catalano, Board Member.
- Ventura Land Trust
Derek Poultney, Executive Director; Annette Baldwin, Deputy Director; Adrienne Stephens, Development Director; and Jane Montague, Trustee.
Congratulations 2018 Cohort:
- ARC of Ventura County
Julie Duran, Director of Development; Mary Platt, Board Member; Tad Endicott, Board Member
- Camarillo Ranch Foundation
Marissa Lopez Elkins, Executive Director; Charles Devlin, President; Martin Daly, Treasurer
- Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara
Andrea Roschke, Finance Chair & 1st Vice Chair; Phil Dipaola, Board Member; John Ray, Board Member
- Coalition for Family Harmony
Caroline Prijatel-Sutton, Executive Director; Christine Van Nuys, Board Chair
- El Centrito Family Learning Centers
Teresa Segovia, Executive Director; Catherine Awsumb Nelson, Board Member
- Community Conscience
Robin Britt, Executive Director; Fran Brough, President; Margaret Fieweger, 1st Vice President; Larry Marquart, Assistant Treasurer; Cara Cohen, Board Member
- Kids & Families Together
David Friedlander, CEO; Sharon Watts Woolley, Board Chair; Sharon Cromartie, VP, Administration; Stephanie Caldwell, Board Member
- Ventura County Arts Council
Margaret Travers, Executive Director; Friday Gretchen, Board President; Fernando Albert Salinas, Board Member; Brian Bemel, Board Member
- Ventura Land Trust
Derek Poultney, Executive Director; John Hankins, Secretary; Susan LeFevre, Board Member; Dennis Kulzer, Board Member; Ed Wehan, Board Member; Don Wood, Board Member