Cohort Reflections

A Special Place in His Heart

Gopi Nadella LCDR Judge Advocate General’s Corps. – U.S. Navy This one has a special place in my heart! Through Ventura County Leadership Academy and the wonderful Pattie Braga, I had the opportunity…

We’re All One Tragedy Away

Tina Wang Program Management Analyst – County of Ventura It’s hard to believe we are halfway through our VCLA sessions. Each one has been incredibly impactful, and our most recent…

Shaping Tomorrow

Jay Doniaz Financial Inclusion & Education Manager – Ventura County Credit Union Participating in VCLA’s Housing and Transportation sessions was such an eye-opening experience that provided valuable insights into the challenges…

Uncomfortable Leadership

Meg Cipolla Accounting Manager – Food Share of Ventura County Where do I even start…this was, by far, my favorite session of the three we’ve had in the program. I…

Drum Circles, Dogs, and Making Waves

Aaron Ferguson Coordinator Of Distance Learning – Oxnard Union High School District Three instant takeaways from my first session as a VCLA Cohort: I’m not great in a drum circle…

Immersion at Community Memorial Hospital

Al Lowe President – Al Lowe Construction, Inc. For my VCLA Cohort XXIX immersion activity, I had the opportunity to spend a half day with the CEO and other members…