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Board
 

William W. Wilson, Vice-Chairman, Appointed Trustee
(805) 339-4261
VCERA.Info@ventura.org

 

Tracy Towner, Chairman, Alternate Safety Trustee
(805) 339-4261
tracy.towner@ventura.org

Elected by the safety members in 1998, Trustee Towner earned a BS degree from Cal Poly SLO and a MBA from the University of Southern California (USC). Mr. Towner is a graduate of the 2010 Fundamentals of Money Management of the Executive Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, and the 1999 Basic Principles of Pension Management sponsored by the California Association of Public Retirement Systems (CALAPRS) at the Stanford School of Law.

 

Judge Steven Hintz, Treasurer, Ex-officio Trustee
(805) 654-3728
steven.hintz@ventura.org

The Ventura County Treasurer-Tax Collector, and an Ex-officio Member of the Board, from 2011, Judge Hintz previously served as a Superior Court Judge from 1998 to 2009, a Municipal Court Judge from 1982 to 1998, a Ventura County Deputy District Attorney from 1975 to 1982, and a Lieutenant of the Judge Advocate General’s Corps of the United States Naval Reserve (USNR) from 1971 to 1975.

Judge Hintz earned a JD from the Boalt Hall School of Law from UC Berkeley in 1971 and a BS degree from San Diego State in 1968 majoring in Business Management and Political Science. Judge Hintz is a member of the California State Bar, is a Certified Public Funds Investment Manager, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the California State Railroad Museum Foundation.

 

Peter Foy, Appointed Trustee, County Supervisor
(805) 339-4261
VCERA.Info@ventura.org

 

Joseph Henderson, Appointed Trustee
(805) 339-4261
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Deanna (De) McCormick, General Member Trustee
(805) 339-4261
deanna.mccormick@ventura.org

Trustee McCormick was elected by the County's general members in 2013. She has a JD and a BSN in Nursing Science. She is a Certified Masters Forensic Nurse, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, and Transformative Mediator. Ms. McCormick has served on the Safe Harbor Multi-Disciplinary Interview Center (MDIC) Steering Committee and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Ojai Raptor Center. Trustee McCormick is a graduate of the 2013 Public Pension Investment Management Program of the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business sponsored by the State Association of County Retirement Systems (SACRS), and the 2013 Principles of Pension Management sponsored by the California Association of Public Retirement Systems (CALAPRS) at the Stanford School of Law.

Trustee McCormick has worked over 20 years for the County of Ventura as a nurse in the emergency room, intensive care, pediatrics, behavior health, and mental health.

 

Craig Winter, General Member Trustee
(805) 339-4261
VCERA.Info@ventura.org

Trustee Winter was elected by the County's general members effective January 1, 2015. He earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Southern California and has been a Clinical Pharmacist at Ventura County Medical Center (VCMC) since 2009.

Trustee Winter is on the SEIU Local 721 Contract Negotiating Committee; is on the County of Ventura Labor/Management Healthcare Committee and is certified with the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties, Commission for Certification in Generic Pharmacy, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. He often serves as an instructor for pharmacy students, pharmacists, physicians and nurses as a pain-specialist trainee and is on the VCMC Pharmacy Task Force.

 

Arthur (Art) Goulet, Retiree Trustee
(805) 339-4261
VCERA.Info@ventura.org

 

Chris Johnston, Safety Trustee
(805) 339-4261
VCERA.Info@ventura.org

 

Will Hoag, Retiree Alternate Trustee
(805) 339-4261
VCERA.Info@ventura.org

A Retiree Trustee since 2005, Trustee Hoag served as a Personnel Analyst for 31 years in the County Executive Office’s Human Resource Division before retiring.

Trustee Hoag earned a BA in Psychology at San Fernando Valley State College, now called California State University Northridge (CSUN) and a MPA in Public Administration from the University of Southern California (USC). Mr. Hoag graduated from the Basic Principles of Pension Management sponsored by the California Association of Public Retirement Systems (CALAPRS) at the Stanford School of Law and regularly attends State Association of County Retirement System (SACRS), Investment Manager Client, Investment Consultant, and Fiduciary Counsel conferences each year. Mr. Hoag is the Secretary for the Retired Employees Association of Ventura County (REAVC) and a committee chair for the California Retired County Employees Association (CRCEA).

 

Robert Bianchi, Retiree Alternate Trustee
(805) 339-4261
VCERA.Info@ventura.org

Appointed by the Board of Supervisors in May 2016, Trustee Bianchi has significant experience in finance and real estate including residential and commercial financial reviews, reviews of low income tax credit trust and note documents, and as founder of the London Funding Corporation. He holds both a Bachelor and a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Southern California and is a member of the California Association of Mortgage Brokers, and an advisory board member of Oxnard College Entrepreneur Program and a past Rotarian of the Year.

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