The Ventura County Community Foundation Board of Directors understands that participating at the leadership level of a community foundation affords a special and unique opportunity to address the most serious challenges facing our community today, as well as shape the future for a better tomorrow.

Our Board members think strategically, looking at the interconnectedness of pressing societal issues. They serve as fiduciaries and focus on upholding donor intent. They advocate for the advancement of philanthropy in our community and leverage their personal and professional relationships to further the efforts of the foundation.

Scott P. Hansen

Chair

BIO

Scott Hansen is a Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director for the Westlake Village and Santa Barbara region of Wells Fargo Private Bank. He has been in the banking and financial services industry for 28 years. Mr. Hansen earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from University of California, Santa Barbara.

Scott resides in Ventura with his wife of 17 years and their 3 children. He volunteers in the community with various organizations including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County, Ventura County CPA Law Society, California State University Channel Islands, as well as coaching with Ventura Foothill Little League Baseball and the Ventura Youth Basketball Association.

Mike Silacci

Treasurer

BIO

Mike Silacci has been a Ventura County resident for 19 years residing in Newbury Park with his family. He has been actively involved over the years in a number of community, business, and civic organizations including United Way of Ventura County, El Concilio Family Services, Ventura County Economic Development Association (VCEDA), Economic Development Collaborative of Ventura County (EDCVC), CSU Channel Islands Alumni & Friends Association, and the Ventura County Civic Alliance. He continues to enjoy an over 30 year career in the telecommunications industry. He was born and raised in San Luis Obispo and is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University-SLO.

Tim Gallagher

 Secretary

BIO

Tim Gallagher is a partner in The 20/20 Network, a Southern California-based public relations and strategic communications firm. Over the past two decades, Tim has built a vast network of contacts and resources in the county that he utilizes to the advantage of his clients. Born in Brooklyn, he majored in journalism and English at the University of New Mexico. He was editor and publisher of the Ventura County Star from 1995 through 2007.

Tim believes VCCF fills a crucial need in the county because of its abilities to give donors a trustworthy, reliable institution where they can place their money, and it gives non-profit agencies and students a resource to help them reach their dreams.

Stan Mantooth

 

BIO

Stan Mantooth has served as Ventura County Superintendent of Schools since September 2008, and has over 40 years of experience in K-12 school districts and the County Office of Education. Mr. Mantooth has a Bachelor’s degree from California State University Northridge and a Master’s degree in School Business Administration from Pepperdine University, and also holds a California Teaching Credential and a California Administrative Services Credential. He values the strong bond between public education and the Ventura County Community Foundation (VCCF) and states that,

“the more than one million dollars in scholarships provided by the VCCF each year to Ventura County’s students is a continuing source of inspiration and serves as both a clear and compelling investment in our future”.

Charles Maxey, Ph.D.

 

BIO

Charles Maxey, Ph. D., is Professor of Management at California Lutheran University, where he also served 22 years as Dean of the School of Management. He held prior academic appointments at Northwestern University, The University of Southern California and the Sassin Graduate School of Management, Bangkok, Thailand. He is also an author, management consultant, and labor arbitrator and has served on numerous non-profit organizations boards in Ventura County including the Ventura County Civic Alliance and the Museum of Ventura County. He is especially interested in the unique role the Ventura County Community Foundation plays in assisting local philanthropists to invest their charitable contributions for the benefit of local organizations, scholarships and programs.

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