Casa Pacifica

Meet the Building New Foundations of Hope Leadership Team

Success Through Strong, Dedicated Leadership


The remarkable difference we make in the lives of children and families would not be possible
without the unwavering commitment, enthusiasm and persistence of our leadership team.
Their focus and drive will once again be an integral part of our success as we move forward with
Building New Foundations of Hope.

Sean A. Baker

Campaign Co-Chair

Sean A. Baker
Upside Investments Inc.

Honorary Committee

Honorary Committee

Edward Hogan • Co-chair
Hogan Family Foundation

Barbara S. Meister • Co-chair
Community Advocate

Michael Bradbury, Esq.
Law Office of Michael Bradbury

Bettina Chandler
Philanthropist

Noelle Claeyssens Burkey
Wood-Claeyssens Foundation

Geoff Dean
Sheriff, Ventura County

Honorable Joe Hadden
Superior Court Judge (retired)

John Hammer
Hammer-Hewson Investments

Myron Harrison
Harrison Industries

Carolyn Huntsinger
Marriage, Family & Child Counselor (retired)

Jacqui W. Irwin
Assembly Member, 44th District

Susan K. Lacey
Retired Supervisor, Ventura County

David Murdock
Dole Food Company

Helene Schneider
Mayor, Santa Barbara

Mary Tesoro
Philanthropist

Tony Tesoro
Philanthropist

Janet Van Huisen
Philanthropist

Casa Pacifica Leadership

Casa Pacifica Leadership

Steven Elson, Ph. D.
Chief Executive Officer

Vicki Murphy
Chief Advancement Officer
& Director of Transitional Youth Services


Carrie L. Hughes
Director of Development & Public Relations

Communications

Communications

Doug Mazza • Chair
Joni and Friends International Disability Center

Stephanie Carmi
Community Advocate

Michael Eaton
Entrepreneur

Frances Elson
Artist

James Freeman
Casa Pacifica Centers for Children & Families

Lorraine Mazza
Joni and Friends International Disability Center

Campaign Co-Chair

Campaign Co-Chair

Daniel F. Selleck
Selleck Development Group Inc.

Campaign Cabinet

Campaign Cabinet

Charles W. Cohen, Esq. • Co-chair
Cohen, Begun & Deck, LLP

William J. Kearney • Co-chair
Merrill Lynch

Sean A. Baker
Upside Investments Inc.

Kenneth W. Bauer
ValueClick (retired)

John S. Broome, Jr.
Broome Management LLC

Michael W. Case, Esq.
Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP

Keets Cassar
Community Advocate

Michael Eaton
Entrepreneur

Rebeca Elliott
Keller Williams Realty

Janet A. Garufis
Montecito Bank & Trust

Gary Gorian
Colton Lee Communities LLC

Richard J. Hernandez
California United Bank

Doug Mazza
Joni and Friends International Disability Center

Sheila Rakestraw
Community Advocate

Reza Razzaghipour
Community Advocate

Daniel F. Selleck
Selleck Development Group Inc.

David E. Wood, Esq.
Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Robert E. Wynner
Nevers, Palazzo, Packard, Wildermuth & Wynner PC

Finish the Job

Finish the Job

William H. Powell - Chair
Granite Construction Company

Brenda Allison
Coast General Insurance Brokers

Michael W. Case, Esq.
Ferguson Case Orr Paterson, LLP

Charles W. Cohen, Esq.
Cohen, Begun & Deck, LLP

Michael Eaton
Entrepreneur

William J. Kearney
Merrill Lynch

Rosalind C. Warner, M.D.
Physician-Private Practice

Heidi Whitcomb
Ventura Rental Center, Inc.

Robert E. Wynner
Nevers, Palazzo, Packard, Wildermuth & Wynner PC

William Powell

Campaign Co-Chair

William Powell
Chairman of the Board, Granite Construction Company

Leadership

Leadership & Board Giving

Sheila Rakestraw • Chair
Community Advocate

Sean A. Baker
Upside Investments Inc.

Keets Cassar
Community Advocate

Daniel F. Selleck
Selleck Development Group Inc.

David E. Wood, Esquire
Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Construction

Construction

Sean A. Baker
Upside Investments Inc.

John S. Broome, Jr.
Broome Management LLC

Keets Cassar
Community Advocate

Charles W. Cohen, Esq. • Co-chair
Cohen, Begun & Deck, LLP

Rebeca Elliott
Keller Williams Realty

Alan Fletcher
Oilfield Electric Company

William H. Powell
Granite Construction Company

Daniel F. Selleck
Selleck Development Group Inc.

Gregg Van Huisen
Philanthropist

Potential Partner Review

Potential Partner Review

Rebeca Elliott • Chair
Keller Williams Realty

Richard H. Goodrich
Coldwell Banker

Richard J. Hernandez
California United Bank

Timothy P. Wolfe
M. F. Daily Corporation

Major Gifts

Major Gifts

Michael W. Case, Esq. • Co-chair
Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP

Robert E. Wynner • Co-chair
Nevers, Palazzo, Packard, Wildermuth & Wynner PC

Carlo Brignardello
Metrospace/Cresa Los Angeles

Michael Eaton
Hammer Granite LLP

Richard J. Hernandez
California United Bank

William Kiefer, SIOR
NAI Capital

Jeffrey R. Munson
California United Bank

Patrick Walsh
Haas Automation Inc.

Grant Withers
First Foundation

What People Say

Barbara Meister
As an elementary school teacher, I was aware of the dire need for a home for abused, abandoned and neglected at-risk children. When asked if I would serve on the organizing board for Casa Pacifica, I did not hesitate to become involved in such a worthwhile project. I am very proud to be associated with this wonderful group of dedicated, caring, hard-working individuals who are truly interested in the welfare of Ventura County’s at-risk children who so desperately need our help.
Steve Elson Ph.D.
We meet children and families at the most challenging time of their lives. The needs have outgrown campus resources, and buildings and equipment require an upgrade and expansion. We are committed to continuing to care for and treat our region’s more vulnerable children with state-of-the-art services. Consequently, we are undertaking the largest and most important project since we opened.
Sean Baker
For me, this is an opportunity to pay it forward. Casa Pacifica changes lives for those who need a positive direction.
Dan Selleck
Our entire community benefits when we take care of our most vulnerable children.