Alumni & Friends

Founding Members

Suzanne Chadwick

Robert S Harrell

Marc & Marcia Charney

Connie Young

Michael Paule

Professor de la M, Ret.

Steven Elson, Ph.D.

Barton Stern

Brad "Brick" Conners

Pattie Braga

Drew & Pat West

Rudy Gonzales

Iris L Siegel

Members

Kevin Gillogly, Cohort XIV

Patti Blair, Cohort XXIV

James Forsythe, Cohort XXV

Deborah Meyer-Morris, Cohort XXV

Crystal Stratton, Cohort XXV

Margaret Ambrose, Cohort XIV

Susy Lopez-Garcia, Cohort XXVII

Carrie Hughes, Cohort XX

Linda Rossi, Cohort XX

Loredana Carson, XXII

Sharon Cromartie, Cohort XIX

Meridith Thompson, Cohort XXVII

PJ Gagajena, Cohort XXVII

Dhruv Pandya, Cohort XXVI

Tara Carruth, Cohort XXIII

Seleta Dobrosky, Cohort XXIII

Josh Damigo, Cohort XXV

Kristin Ockert, Cohort XXIV

Caitlin Barringer, Cohort XXV

Carolyn Triebold, Class 10

Become an Alumni and Friends member today!

The power of Ventura County Leadership Academy (VCLA) lies in YOU, our network of over 700 alumni and countless friends & supporters from across the county. You help make VCLA a powerful force for engagement in our community across the nonprofit, education, business, and public sectors.

Show your support of VCLA by becoming an Alumni & Friends member! Stay engaged with your fellow VCLA alumni & other community leaders throughout our community. Join us in continuing to live our mission & purpose of connecting people and issues to strengthen our county.

Benefits include:

  • Your name and cohort number listed on website
  • Your name listed on printed program at our annual Journey to Leadership Awards event
  • Early invitations and discounts to VCLA events

VCLA Alumni

Cohort XXVII
Jes Alaniz
Jim Beck
Laurie Bennett
Marcelo Bermudez
Edith Campa
Robert Canko
Gloria Martinez
Michelle Glueckert D'Anna
Bev Dransfeldt
Brian Fisher
PJ Gagajena
Monica Gibbs
Connie Marie Gutierrez
Richard Gutierrez
Jenn Harkey
Daniel Hulst
Linda Jordan
Kirk Lagerquist
Susy Lopez-Garcia
Murtaza Mogri
Robert O'Riley
Stuart Orlinsky
Darrin Peschka
Monica Phillippe
Atticus Ford Reyes
James Rosolek
Michael Shanklin
Kasey Sirody
Mark G. Stadler
Eric Starna
Vincent Stewart
Meridith Thompson
Jennelyn Tumalad
Beckie Willhite
Phin Xaypangna
Maya Zumaya

Cohort XXVI
Robert Albertson
Terri Anderson
Caitlin Brooks
Jeff Chism
Jennifer Duston
Matt Escobedo
Julia Fogg
Angel Garcia
Amber Hahn
Oscar Hernandez
Harry Mapanda
Alejandra Martinez
Teresa McAulay
Melissa Miller
Shari Mogridge
Nick Odenath
Dhruv Pandya
Rabiah Rahman
Susan Santangelo
Jeremey Shumaker
Katlyn Simber-Clickener
Erika Singletary
Julius Sokenu
Betsy Swanson Hollinger
Shant Taslakian
Eric Tennessen
Christina Tokatlian
Sarene Wallace
Jess Weihe

Cohort XXV
Inlakesh Amor
Sabrina Anderson
Annette Baldwin
Caitlin Barringer
Christopher Beck
Gavin Bradley
Joshua Damigo
Rob Davidson
Bryan Dodds
Brittney Elhard
Carlos Evans
James Forsythe
Emma Frawley
Mike Hartmann
Michael Kumazawa
Jesse Landry
Colleen Malone
Edwin Marinez
Deborah Meyer-Morris
Theresa Miller McKenrick
Rachel Olsen
Katie Pfeiffer Polen
Claudia Raiti
Michael Ramirez
Sofía Rubalcava
Jessica Ruiz
Crystal Stratton
Alejandra Tellez
Carolina Ugarte
Elena Waller
Drew West
Rachel Wintz
Trevor Zierhut

Cohort XXIV
Greg Amantia
Lauren Arzu
Ashley Bautista
Patti Blair
Danielle Borja
Robin Britt
Jessica Buckley
Robyn Daniels
Eric Dowd
Lisa Eklund
Jonathon (Jon) Gathman
Rudy Gonzales
Rosa Gonzalez
Darrell Gooden
Becky Haycox
Juliet Herman
Jennifer Ho
Bradley (Brad) Hughes
Danielle Keys
Eric Knight
Alma Medina
Kristin Ockert
Theresa Plante
Carol Ramirez
Kat Selm
Merrill Whatley
Monica White
Franki D Williams
Claudia Wilroy
Arturo Zaragoza

Cohort XXIII
Amanda R. Aaron
Liege O. Ayub
William J. Ayub
Tamalani (Tami) Barnett
Michael A. Blumenberg
Jennifer Caldwell
Tara Carruth
Anthony Cappuccino
Rodrigo A Cardenas
Kimberly Coley
Marika Collins
Greg A. Cooper
David Deutsch
Seleta I. Dobrosky
Amanda L. Fagan
Wendy Gerber
Alicia Gomez
Eva Gomez
Carlos O. Lopez
Christina Madaras Kendrick
Leslie E. Miranda
Joe Morelli
Jim R. Norris
Irene V. Ornelas
Banks Pecht
Patricia Quiroz
Edmond R. Sahakian
Jessica Silva
Sukran "Suki" Sir
Nerissa Stacey
Mary Victoria
Leslie J. Webster
Charles J. Woodruff

Cohort XXII
Cristian Arrieta
Chris Barrett
Michael Bourgeois
Jonnalyn Cabarles
Lorendana Carson
Niki Chopra Richardson
Oscar Cobian
Leisa Contreras
Michael Couchman
Neil Cribb
Neal Fisch
Megan Gately
Matt Guthrie
Rondi Guthrie
C.J. Keavney
Lauren Knutson
Jennifer Lopez
Myra Medina
Matt Miller
Suz Montgomery
Charlotte Parry
Kim Prillhart
Niki Richardson
Eric Rodriguez
Heather Sumagaysay
Peter Sheydayi
Jody Skenderian
Arthur Valenzuela
Raul Zapata

Cohort XXI
Gabriella Asamsama
Emily Barany
Aaron Bonfilio
Meagan Chiaramonte
Nicole Cozzi
Tara Diller
Cynthia Duque
Erick Elhard
Debra Erdmann
Fernando Estevez
Amanda Evans
Felipe Flores
Morris Franklin
Joshua Gallenberger
Dustin Gardner
Jenny Guy-Frankart
Georgina Guzman
Jessica Hasson
Hilary Howard
Gina Jaeger
Deanna Leslie
Jennifer Lobenhofer
John McNeil
Mike McReynolds
Emma Mosher
Joe Paul
Cecilia Perez
Tim Pompey
Patrick Stock
Alondra Suarez - Serna
Anne Thille
Maria M Ventura
Barbara Weir
Michele A. Wilson
Terri Yanez

Cohort XX
Daniel Amaro
Kristina Boero
Frank Bonner
Kevin Brannon
Amanda Burwick
Ashley Chelonis
Bradford Conroy
Sara Cook
Manuel Correia
Amisha De Young-Dominguez
Wendy Delgadillo
Stacie Galang
Daniel Goldberg
Shalene Hayman
Renee Higgins
Jessie Hochhalter
Carrie Hughes
Jacob Jenkins
Rachel Lindgren
Andy Mack
Evelyne Oros
Tracy Phillips
Dee Pupa
Melissa Remotti
Laura Romano
Linda Rossi
Selfa Saucedo
Cari Shore
Bill Stratton
AnnMarie Williams
Stephanie Young

Cohort XIX
Cynthia Alexander
David Anaya
Massoud Araghi
Thomas Bullers
Barbara Cavalli-Barratta
Cynthia Coler
Sharon Cromartie
Michele Dean
Joanne Ferguson-Wotawa
Mary Galvin
Brian Gilpatrick
Beau Godtel
Ashley Humes
Claire Johnson-Winegar
Joe Joyce
Kelsie Langley
James Mason
Pattie Mullins
Andrew Pattison
David Segraves
Ken Sherwood
Angus Simmons
John Tannaci
Ramona Truwe
Byron Ward
Derrick Wilson
Natalie Yanez
Alex Zaretsky

Cohort XVIII
Sheryl Abayon
Pamela Adams
Tiffany Allegro Cicolello
Kelly Baker
Bernard Bauer
Jeffrey Blum
Ruben J Clement
Olga Diaz
Terrance Dixon
Nicole Durr
Rick Eberst
Bob Harrell
Gary Kinsey
Jeff Landis
Linda Catherine Le
Julie Marquez Gift
Sergio Martinez
Scott Mastroianni
Mark Noble
Jennie Pittman
Christine Porter
Alvaro Pulido
Llewellyn Somers
Katie Stahl
Elizabeth Thasiah
Mike Thomas
Christine Thompson
Lili Tomen
Sharon Wiggins

Cohort XVII
Pamela Abbott-Mouchou
Melissa Baffa
Stephanie Boggins
Pattie Braga
Sue Bauer
Arnulfo Carbajal
Karen Carey
Armando Casillas
Tracylee Clarke
Robert Dennis
Karen M. Engelsen
Sam Hirschberg
Tracy Hudak
Keith Kowalski
James Joyce
Bola King-Rushing
Lisa Lopez
Christy Madden
Tiffany Morse
Chris Njunge
Bob Olson
Mike Paule
Sara Rivera
Mary Sawyer
Karen Schomaker
Catherine Svitek
Jennifer Wells

Cohort XVI
Meredith Benton
Merrill Berge
Gary Binas
Nikki Chairez
Marielle DeFazio
Genevieve Evans Taylor
Mark Franke
Yesenia Gonzales
Nina Higashi
Kristy Hirschberg
Bob Hussey
Heather Lacayo
Susan Lefevre
Marisa Lopez
Dave Lynn
John Maile
Cristina Miranda
Mary Moreno
Sharon Nelson
David Perez
Aracely Preciado
Ronnalee Riley
Keri Rushing King
Mar Stahlhuth
Diana Trinh
Wendy Vickers
Scott Zeller

Cohort XV
John Asuncion
Lorena Alvarez
Bob Babbitt
Susan Craig
Chris DeVan
Yvonne Duarte
Kim Foster
Joanna Iwata
Adam J Johnson
Shauntar Jones
Dave Morse
Ron Oatman
Rick Politte
Steve Ramirez
Rosa Rodriquez
Suzanne Scar
Margie Steigerwald
Sam Thomas

Cohort XIV
Margaret Ambrose
Vicki Boswell
Erin Brockus
Carmen Camarillo
Richard Carter
Danah DeVries Palmer
Susan Duenas
Julie Duran
Becky Erickson
Kevin Gillogly
Dalia Guerrero-Espinosa
Sher Heard
Tom Hoener
Effie Karacali
Tricia Keen
Catherine Lee
Cindy Leon
Lance Livermore
Eduardo Mendoza Miranda
Alex Rangel
Silvia Rodriquez
Andrew Salinas
Norbert Tan
Richard Torres
Tina Torres
Sunil Trevidi
Kay Wigton

Cohort XIII
Patty Brown
Margo Byrne
Kim Clarke
Sharon Daly
Maria de la luz Flores
Jarrod DeGonia
Caroline Doll
Lisa Fisher
Maria Flores
Ellis Green
Jill Haney
Eve Liebman
Chris Martinez
Frank Michel
Susie Pantoja
Chris Reeve
Su-lin Rubalcava
Diana Slias Washburn
Hoa Tran
Becki Walker
Charlene Williams
Laraine Yates
Les Ybarra

Class XII
Letitia Austin
Norman Beebe
Kathryn Benner
Meredith Catalini
Priscila Cisneros - Leon
Kevin Daly
Marisue Eastlake
Sonja Flores
Tom Froelich
Vanessa Garcia
Tom Givens
Keith Grim
Cynthia Hutchison
Heather Kaplan
Victory Kitamura
Elizabeth Larios
Randy Latimer
Jaime Lopez
Tiffany Lopez
Marilyn Miravete-Smith
Heather Santos
Marilyn Smith
Peter Tunis
Carolyn Whalen
Marina Zamarron

Class XI
Travis Carlsen
Robert Cox
Maria De Los Angeles Arroyo
Auggy Donlon
Cindy Eaves
Pam Eddinger
Angela Fentiman
Norman Griffaw
Dora Hartman
Dennis Hatland
Christopher Landavazo
Ken Nelson
Diana Ortuno
Rick Perez
Theodore Provencio
Elodia (Gloria) Roman
Kesa Ryono
Mitchel Sloan
Catherine Smith
Patricia Swisher-Schulz
Candace Webb
Katherine Wertheim
Joyce Wilde
Christopher Williams

Class X
Lorrie Brown
Russ Goodenough
Patrick King
Norma Maidel
Mike Marostica
David Migocki
Karin Quimby
Margaret Reyes
Marilyn Rios
Tom Ritch
Matt Rosenberg
Nikki Sloan
Steve Smith
Carolyn Triebold
David Villanueva
Veronica Vera-Vargas
Celeste Weingardt
Judith White

Class IX
Joan Allen
Lynn Anderson
Jessica Arciniega
Denice Atcheson
Christpher Espinosa
Rosalinda Figueroa
Evie Greene
Karen Hall
Ken Humphrey
Marcos Lupian
Terry Moran
Thomas Olson
Monica Orozco
Stacy Peterson
Mark Ripplinger
Barbara Santos
Brenda Skeate
Ramona Tovar
Warren Veasey
Scott Whitney
Barbara Wulf

Class VIII
Nabil Abu-Ghazaleh
Kenisha Batiste
Jay Berger
Maria Cobian
Paloma Garcia-Lopez
Efren Gorre
Yvonne Gutierrez
Michael Johnson
Suzanne Luce
Damaris Martinez-Warkentien
Cheryl Monzon
Connie Owens
Adriana Pulido
Lisa Ragone
Iris Siegel
James Waterbury

Class VII
Maria Aldana
Ruben Andrade
Shirley Cobb
Myrna Cook
Aurora de la Selva
Lin Holzinger
Janel Huff
Gregory Kuske
Guadalupe Martinez
Jack Miller
Brent Morris
Larry Rice
Laura Rocha
Sylvia Samano
Robert Schaefer
Leslie Skinner
Maria Vargas
Barbara Weinberg

Class VI
Stephanie Acosta
Eric Barragan
Paul Baskin
Terri Belkin
Kashka Bryson
Kenneth Cozzens
Sandra de Curiel
Jay Duncan
Ernesto Franco
Cary Gray
Michele Judd
Peter Karlan
Patty Kistler
Sandra Lozano
Judy Rivera
Linda Rubenstein
Ira Schoenwald
Karen Smith
Sue Tatangelo
Connie Young

Class V
David Aguirre
Susan Bricker
Cathy Brudnicki
Deborah Clark
Karen Draper
Robert Erickson
Nancy Feltman
Heather Frankle
Catherine Garnica
Ellen Gaynor
Jose Gonzalez
Mary Johnson
Angela Marquez
Jennifer Miller
Mark Pearson
Norma Perez-Stanford
Marty Rouse
Louanne Shahandeh
Bob Taylor
David Tennessen
Norman Weitzel
Eileen Welser
Jim White

Class IV
Raymond Abbott
Constance Baker
Robert Cabral
Michael Carney
Eva Conrad
Mary Galindo
Karen Gorback
Stan Hibdon
Peggy Hughes
Carrie Kim
Kenneth Kossoff
Virginia Lawson
Lisa Miranda
Dina Ontiveras
Kathy Raffaelli
Pattie Ridenour
Fred Robinson
Deborah Sutherland
Phillip Thackoorie
Beverly Viola

Class III
Terrie Andrade
Phyllis Boynton
Sharon Dwyer
Lori Franco
Ina Frank
Grace Gabaldon
Ray Gonzales
Mary Hurley
Suzanne Kitchens
Jimmy Lee
Lyn MacConnaire
Maricela Morales
Lori Norton
Deborah Pell
Daniel Seemiller
Mike Silacci

Class II
Evie Bystrom-Hererra
Elizabeth Callahan
Jackie Chang
Linda Ehrlich
Forrest Frields
Lynda Fulford
Rudy Gonzales
Tanya Gonzales
Melissa Grisales
Julie Helm
Joe Howry
Charles Kubasek
Margaret de la M
Ronald Merson
Monica Nolan
Michael Pilla
Anthoula Randopoulos
Kim Scott
Ernest Thurmond
Thomas Trigg
Alisa Washington

Class I
Michael Alexander
David Bury
Bryce Cahill
Patricia Cavanaugh
Sherry Cole
Thomas Cordova
Stephanie Dillon
Richard Elias
Steven Elson
Bertha Garcia
David Goldstein
Lisa Gordon
David Keith
Dinah Lockhart Palmer
Daniel Lyon
Reese Martin
Pamela Nishimoto
Rita O'Connor
Nancy Rapoport
Diane Scrivo
Rigoberto Vargas
James Williams