Natalie is a Conejo Valley girl, born and raised. She was first introduced to ACTION when she volunteered with her family at the first-ever Serve Day in 2002 when she was 8 years old! Now she is serving with ACTION VC as the Executive Director. When she is not spending time with her ACTION VC family, she enjoys playing the guitar, helping out with her family’s vineyard business (i.e: drinking the wine), and playing pickleball!
Our staff and board have a big dream for Ventura County. Meet the hearts behind the work that we do!
Javaughn Fernanders is using her experience developing campaigns and programs to support ACTION VC’s as the Development Coordinator. When she is not finding ways to encourage generosity and uplift our communities through giving, she is flinging paint with her kids and anyone else willing to join in creativity.
Stephanie grew up in the bay area and relocated to Ventura County in 2006 with her husband. For the last 15 years, she has worked in a variety of nonprofit organizations in Ventura County. Stephanie joined ACTION VC in the Spring of 2021 and is excited to share her love of community and nonprofit work through ACTION VC’s mission of serving the most vulnerable. In her free time she enjoys going to the beach, reading, and spending time with her family.
Dora joined the ACTION VC team in 2021, to assist with grant writing and our accessibility program! Dora is a Conejo Valley native, and is currently pursuing her Masters in Social Work at Cal State Northridge! When not interning and attending school, Dora works as the resident manager at Casa Pacifica.
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Jason has spent years working with nonprofits, such as Cru, to build partnerships that positively impact communities worldwide. In 2018, Jason joined ACTION VC as a board member. Since then, he’s led Love VC projects, volunteered at Christmas Shoppe, and delivered meals during the pandemic. He is grateful for the opportunity to support this type of impact in his hometown, and provide his kids with a model of practical acts of service! Jason works as an Engagement Leader for Thrivent, a financial service organization that helps Christians see money as a tool, not a goal.
Terry works as a real estate agent for Berkshire Hathaway.
Veronica is a Conejo Valley local, attending local schools as a child and later attending CSU Channel Islands for her bachelor’s in Business. After working as an Event Coordinator for several years with The Bridge Church in Newbury Park, Veronica currently works as Executive Technology Assistant for Crescendo Interactive, Inc. in Camarillo. Veronica began volunteering with ACTION through the Conejo Valley Community Christmas Shoppe in 2007, and still serves in the capacity of Shoppe Chair! In her freetime, Veronica enjoys serving at her local church, curling up with a good book and coaching on a pool deck.
Bill has been a Conejo Valley resident for over 40 years having spent his entire professional career in the Telecommunications industry. Afterwards, he joined Calvary Community Church as a mission team leader which led to the founding of ACTION in 2004. He has been active as a board member ever since! He and his wife Sue are blessed with a large and wonderful blended Christian family which together with great friendships, travel, wine ventures, bucket “delisting” and ministry outreach consumes their spare time.
Larry was the president of Carignan Construction Company from 1975 until he retired in 2010. He joined the Board so that he could contribute his God-given talents to help fulfil ACTION VC’s missionary vision of serving the vulnerable in Ventura County. Larry’s heart led him to start the Accessibility Program, which he still volunteers with today! In his spare time, he stays busy volunteering, reading, traveling, and spending time with his family and grandkids.
Adam currently works as the EHS Manager for The Cheesecake Factory headquartered in Calabasas. He also serves as Community Liaison for Revive Community Church, Commissioner for the City of Oxnard sits on the Advisory Board for the Oxnard Chief of Police. He believes the ACTION VC mission statement aligns with his own- to love and serve the community. In his spare time, Adam loves to play baseball, swim, and raise his beautiful daughter!
Gene has lived and worked in the Conejo Valley since 1972, and was first introduced to ACTION over 15 years ago at its start! After serving as a volunteer for a few months and seeing the need in Ventura County for the Love of Jesus, Gene was called to be part of the ACTION leadership team. He has been part of the leadership since. When time allows, Gene and his wife Karen love to travel and hike America’s wonderful National Parks, create great memories with his 2 daughters and son-in-law and fish with fantastic friends!