Meet Sylvia Barron and Aiden Miner, Newest VCCF Staff
We would like to welcome our newest VCCF staff members, Sylvia Barron and Aiden Miner!
Sylvia Barron serves as the Director of Accounting for the Ventura County Community Foundation. Her responsibilities include oversight of VCCF’s accounting and finance functions of the organization, reporting to the CFO, ensuring compliance with all applicable tax and accounting regulations, and managing more than 600 funds in compliance with laws and best practices.
Prior to joining VCCF in January 2024, Sylvia served as the Financial Controller at ShelterBox USA, an international disaster nonprofit where she oversaw and managed financial, forecasting, budget, audit, and accounting aspects for this organization for over four years. Prior to ShelterBox USA, she served as the CFO for Generation Rescue where she played a key role in overseeing financial, audit, budget, HR, and accounting matters for this autism nonprofit organization for 12 years. Prior to Generation Rescue, she was an accountant at the International Myeloma Foundation where she oversaw the day-to-day financial, budget, forecasting, audit, and accounting responsibilities.
Beyond her professional roles, Sylvia has actively contributed to nonprofit governance as a Board Member for Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County. She served on the Board of Directors as the Treasurer and participated in the Risk Management, Executive, and Finance & Audit Committees. She also served as a Board Member for Community Outreach Alliance (COA) where she held positions as the CFO and Treasurer.
Sylvia’s educational background includes a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, specializing in Accounting and Finance. Additionally, she has lectured part-time at National University, sharing her expertise in the School of Business and Economics (SOBE) and the Department of Finance, Economics, Marketing, and Accounting (FEMA).
“Working at VCCF provides me an excellent opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the community by taking small steps contributing to the large goal of positive change.”
Aidan Miner is the Marketing and Communication Intern at VCCF. Raised in Thousand Oaks, Aidan got involved in community service at a young age through Cub Scouts and Boys Scouts of America. His passion to help others only grew as he progressed through the ranks and eventually achieve Eagle Scout.
As a current student of California State University, Channel Islands, he is pursuing a degree in communication studies. Through Channel Islands, he worked with VCCF on the Isabella Project. After the project, he realized all the good he could continue doing through VCCF. He is looking to graduate in the fall of 2024 while continuing his work at VCCF.