Habitat Advisory Council

The Habitat Advisory Council exists to contribute resources, expertise and high-level thinking to the current and future work of Habitat Ventura County. This group of 37 community leaders are recognized as Habitat partners in working to address the issue of affordable housing within our community. Some of the areas of interests within this group are:

1. Site identification and development.
2. Construction Projects
3. Resource Development
4. Home Repair and Fall Prevention
5. ADA Compliance Projects
6. Outcomes Based Program Evaluations
7. Advocacy, Policies and Procedures
8. Community Collaboration


Cynthia Azari President, Oxnard College

Will Berg Retired, Marketing Director, Port of Hueneme/City of Port Hueneme City Councilmember

Linda Braunschweiger CEO, Ventura County Housing Trust Fund

Marni Brook VP/Commercial Sales Manager, Regional Commercial Banking Office, Montecito Bank & Trust

Julia Brownley* U.S. Congresswoman, 26th District of California (* Honorary Habitat Advisory Council Member)

Kristin Decas CEO and Port Director, Port of Hueneme, Oxnard Harbor District

Nick Deitch Senior Principal, Mainstreet Architects & Planners

Steve Doll Vice President, NAI Capital

Steven Elson, Ph.D CEO, Casa Pacifica Center for Children and Families

Jennifer Felten, Principal, ReLaw, APC

Matthew Fienup Executive Director, Center for Economic Forecasting (CERF)

Brian Gilpatrick Regional Vice President, Union Bank

Rudy Gonzales Public Affairs Specialist, Southern California Edison

Scott Hansen Senior Vice President, Regional Managing Director at Wells Fargo Wealth Management Group

Jacqui Irwin Assemblymember, State of California, 44th District

Victoria Jump Director, Ventura County Area Agency on Aging

Darren Kettle, Executive Director, Ventura County Transportation Commission

Marcella Klein Williams, Ed.D Chief Education Officer at the California STEM Learning Network

Sean Leonard President and CEO, S.L. Leonard & Associates, Inc.

Monique Limon Assemblymember, State of California 37th District

Melissa Livingston Deputy Director, County of Ventura Human Services Agency

Andy Mack Director of Operations, The Arc of Ventura County

Christy Madden Senior Deputy Executive Officer, County of Ventura

Terry Marvin President, TBM Associates

Vaughan Miller Deputy Fire Chief, Ventura County Fire

Richard Nuttal, District Manager, HD Supply

Gerry Olsen- Retired, Professional Registered Parliamentarian

Kara Ralston CEO, Camarillo Healthcare District

C. Albert Reeves, MD Chief Medical Officer, Gold Coast Health Plan

April Remnant, Vice President, Delivery Systems, Ventura County Credit Union

Linda Rossi Chief Administrative Officer, Ventura County Credit Union

Cari Shore Vice President, Retail Market Manager

Michael Silacci Regional Vice President, AT&T

Sandy Smith Land Use Consultant, Sespe Consulting

Bart Stern President, Ventura Investment Company

Henry Stern Senator, State of California, 27th District

Jaime Torres, Vice President, Consumer Market Manager, Bank of America

Maria Ventura Public Affairs Manager, Southern California Gas Company

Douglass Wood General Manager, Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach