Foundation Gets New Vice President

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The Ventura County Community Foundation recently announced that Phylene Wiggins will serve as its vice president of programs and grants.

In her new role at VCCF, Wiggins, a native of Ventura County, will work directly with nonprofits, businesses and public agencies as well as individuals, families and other types of organizations.

Prior to joining VCCF, she served on the staff of the Santa Barbara Foundation for nearly 14 years. She has knowledge and expertise in the fields of health and social services and has worked with organizations addressing a range of community issues.

Most recently, Wiggins led the Community Caregiving Initiative, a nationally-recognized, countywide effort to bolster care for an aging population by strengthening family caregivers through integrated health and community-based supports.

In addition to her work at the foundation, Wiggins has been involved with a variety of nonprofit organizations for over 30 years in board, staff and volunteer roles.

VCCF was established in 1987 to build philanthropy in the region through scholarships, grant-making and partnerships.

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