Board of Directors

Casa Pacifica’s volunteer Board of Directors is dedicated to providing the highest quality programs and care for the most vulnerable children and families in our community. The Board meets monthly and has an active committee structure to oversee all aspects of the corporation.



William H. Powell
Chairman of the Board
Granite Construction
Committees: Executive (Chair), Finance, Governance

Immediate Past President

Rosalind Warner, M.D.
Physician, Private Practice
Committees: Executive, Governance, Program Oversight

Vice President

Robert Wynner, Esq.
Nevers, Palazzo, Packard, Wildermuth & Wynner, PC
Committees: Executive, Risk Management


Marni Brook
Director of Lending
Women’s Economic Ventures
Committees: Finance

Assistant Treasurer

John Broome Jr.
General Manager
Broome Management, LLC
Committees: Executive, Governance, Investment (Chair)


Heidi Whitcomb
Ventura Rental Center, Inc.
Committees: Program Oversight


Brenda Allison
CEO & Broker
Coast General Insurance Brokers
Committees: Program Oversight

Keets Cassar
Community Advocate
Committees: Executive, Governance, Program Oversight

Charles W. Cohen, Esq.
Of Counsel
Cohen, Begun & Deck, LLP
Committees: Governance, Audit (Chair)

Brick Conners
Chief Executive Officer and Owner
Pharos Leadership

Steven Elson, Ph.D. - Ex Officio
Casa Pacifica
Committees: All

Daniel Friedlander, Esq.
Real Estate Attorney
The Law Offices of Daniel A. Friedlander
Committees: Program Oversight

Gary Gorian
Colton Lee Communities, LLC
Committees: Program Oversight

Narimon Honarpour, M.D., Ph.D.
Translational Medicine Head
Amgen, Inc.
Committees: Program Oversight


John Kearney
Resident Director & Vice President
Merrill Lynch - Kearney Group
Committees: Program Oversight

John Mallett
Mainstreet Mortgage
Committees: Program Oversight

Patrick A. Nygren
Regional President, Los Angeles and Central Coast
Union Bank

Terri Parks
Retired, Director IS
Amgen, Inc.
Committees: Human Resources, Program Oversight (Chair)

Eric Shain
VP Production Finance
Disney ABC Television Group
Committees: Program Oversight

Ellen F. Smith
Superintendent (Retired)
Moorpark Unified School District
Committees: Risk Management

Adam Thunell
Senior Vice President/COO
Community Memorial Health System
Committees: Program Oversight

David Wood, Esq.
Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Committees: Executive, Risk Management (Chair)



Carrie L. Hughes
Chief Development Officer

Anna Coulson
Special Events Manager

Kaylyn Cassar
Development and Events Coordinator

Karisa Lim
Development & Public Relations Manager


Morgan Piehn
Community Engagement Coordinator

Wendy Pierro
Social Media Manager

Maddy Sattler
Donor Relations Officer

Robin Steinberg
Grant Writer & Communications


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Casa Pacifica is a center for adolescent and youth, offering programs and services to treat the symptoms arising from abuse and neglect
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