Leadership

Pattie Braga - Director

Former Board member – VCLA Board of Directors
Board of Directors – Ventura Family YMCA
Past Board member – Ventura Chamber of Commerce, Palmer Drug Abuse Program, Ventura Commerce & Education Foundation, CSUCI Business & Technology Advisory Council
Volunteer “big sister” – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County
Leader – Teacher of the Month program, Ventura Commerce and Education Foundation

PBraga@vcleadership.org

Board Of Directors

Brad "Brick" Conners, President

City Manager, City of Port Hueneme
President & CEO – Pharos Leadership
Captain – U.S. Navy (retired)
Past board member of Casa Pacifica, Red Cross, Camarillo Chamber of Commerce

Melissa Baffa

Steven E. Elson, Ph.D., Treasurer

CEO – Casa Pacifica Centers for Children & Families
Past President, Director – California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies
Past President, Director – California Alliance of Child & Family Services
Treasurer – California Mental Health Advocates for Children & Youth

Rudy Gonzales, Secretary

Government Relations Manager-Southern California Edison
Director-Ventura County Economic Development Association
Director-Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation
Past board member – Moorpark Chamber, Oxnard Chamber, Calabasas Chamber, El Concilio Family Services, Moorpark College Foundation

Jennifer Caldwell

Chief Development Officer – Food Share of Ventura County
Chair – Ventura Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Group
Director – Camarillo Chamber of Commerce

Bob Harrell

Financial Planner – Independent Capital Management
Past Chair & Director – Camarillo Rotary Club
Charter Member – Camarillo Young Professional Group

Community Advisory Member - Camarillo Healthcare District

Dr. Tiffany Morse

Superintendent – Ojai Unified School District
District 3 Representative – Ventura County Women’s Economic Roundtable
Past President – Moorpark Education Foundation
Priscilla Partridge

In Memoriam:
Dr. Priscilla Partridge de Garcia

Founder/director – VCLA Board of Directors
Olympic Torch Bearer for Ventura County, 1996
University of Southern California, Helen of Troy
President – AIM: Partridge Garcia Group, Inc.
Clinical psychologist, author, international speaker & workshop leader, educator, previous TV & radio host
Woman of the Year for both Conejo & Camarillo Chambers of Commerce

VCLA Advisory Council

Sue Chadwick – Retired, SBBT/Union Bank
Marc Charney – Law Office of Marc Charney
George Corbin – Adjunct Instructor, California Lutheran University
Don Facciano – Retired; Docent, Reagan Library
Dr. Pedro Garcia – USC, Professor, Clinical Education
Everette Garmon – Retired Senior Financial Analyst, City of Ventura
Jacqui Irwin – Assemblymember, 44th District
Dr. Chris Kimball – President, California Lutheran University
Flo Lamanno – Co-Founder, VCLA
Kathy Long – Former Supervisor, 3rd District, Co-Founder, VCLA
Margaret de la M – Educator Co-founder, VCLA
Michael Powers – CEO, County of Ventura
Kathy Rafaelli – Retired, United Way Ventura County
Jane Rozanski – Commissioner, CA Commission on Aging
Charles Sandlin – COO, Roadrunner Shuttle
Suzanne Scar – Owner, Central Coast Imaging Solutions
Mike Silacci – External Affairs, AT&T
Bart Stern – Ventura Investment Company
Ernie Villegas – Villegas Public Affairs
Connie Young – Pacific Western Bank