Jennifer Duston serves as the President of the Board. She works as as Education Consultant with Franklin Covey and the Leader In Me program. She serves on various state boards for educational organizations, speaks around the country on current educational trends, and is a member of the local chapter of the National Charity League Juniors. Jen lives in Ventura with her husband and two daughters.
Debbie Simpson serves as the Vice President and has been a long time board member. Co-owner of AAA Propane Services, Inc., Debbie is an active member of many non-profit organizations including Case Pacifica, where she serves as President. Debbie lives in Ventura with her husband, daughter, and son.
Debbie Golden manages the Events Committee for the Foundation. A strong supporter of the Buena High School Football Team, Deb helped raise the funds for the current football stadium. She is a member of the East Ventura Optimist Club, lives in Ventura with her husband, and spend her free time with her grandkids.
Margarida Eidson serves as our Treasurer and is active in volunteering for numerous non-profit organizations. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Ventura East where she previously served as the President and is currently active as the Assistance Governor for the Group 7 of our District 5240.
Margarida owns Eidson Management, Inc., a business management company. She is a mother of four boys and currently lives in Ventura with her husband.
Sarah Abrams supports her husband's business, American Pacific Mortgage, as the Director of Marketing. Having been previously employed in the non-profit sector, she continues to find herself volunteering for various local non-profits. In addition to the Ventura Police Community Foundation, she serves on the board for the Camarillo YMCA and is active with the Ventura Chamber of Commerce. She lives in Oxnard with her husband and two daughters.
Sal Flores serves as our Youth Programs Committee Lead.
Sal knows first-hand what it's like being a troubled teen, turned his life around, and now dedicated his free time to at-risk youth, especially on the westside, and mentors locals kids at the Westpark Community Center. He owns Ideal Upholstery and is passionate about giving back.
Roni Grande currently serves as our secretary. When not handling Foundation projects, she works for Sager Electronics in Field Sales. Roni has previously served as the secretary for the Ventura Chapter of the CDTOA and as the Communications Chair for the local Chapter of the National Charity League.
She lives in Ventura with her husband and daughter.
Cal Remington serves as a long time board member and recently served as our previous President.
He has over 45 years of experience in law enforcement, serving as Chief Probation Officer for various southern California counties. He's also served as a consultant for the National Institute of Corrections, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, and the Federal Office of Juvenile and Delinquency Prevention. Cal is now retired and lives in Ventura.
Sam Arroyo is a Watch Commander with the Ventura Police Department overseeing scheduling, fleet, and the Peer Support/Chaplain Programs. Commander Arroyo previously served as the president of the Ventura Police Activities League (PAL) and served for six years on the Ventura Police Officer's Association Board of Directors. Sam lives in Ventura with his wife and two children.