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

Vincent Caballero
Managing Director/Region Manager
Union Bank
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)

Henry Edward Elson, M.D.
Physician (Retired)
Committees: Program Oversight

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

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

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

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

Jeffrey Tillman
Director, Crowe Horwath, LLP
Committees: Program Oversight

Patrick Walsh, Esq.
General Counsel
Haas Automation, Inc.

Stefanie Wennes
Community Advocate
Committees: Program Oversight

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



Carrie L. Hughes
Director of Development and Public Relations

Anna Coulson
Special Events Manager

Kaylyn Cassar
Development and Events Assistant

Karisa Lim
Development & Public Relations Manager


Michelle Maye
Donor Database Administrator

Morgan Piehn
Community Engagement Coordinator

Wendy Pierro
Social Media Manager

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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