The Steering Committee

The diverse members of this advisory committee are among Ventura County’s leading experts and stakeholders in the STEM equation. They have generously agreed to share their time and expertise to help create an education pathway that educates, prepares, and polishes our talented STEM students, transforming them into STEM professionals and leaders. We thank them for their support and dedication.

Doug Askegard
IEEE Buenaventura Professional Activities Chair

Anne Jenks
Community Representative

Dr. Phil Hampton
Director of VC STEM; Professor of Chemistry and Interim Director of Educational Partnerships, CSU Channel Islands

Dr. Ramon Flores
STEM Coordinator, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Port Hueneme, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA)

Regan Bynder                            .                                                                                                                                 VCOE – Early Childhood Representative 

Nathan Inouye
Science Coordinator, Curriculum and Instruction, Ventura County Office of Education

Dr. Marcella Klein-Williams
Director, Project Acabado STEM, Oxnard College; President of Channel Islands Park Foundation

Jan Marholin
CEO, Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley

Carina Morgan
STEM Program Manager, Expeditionary Warfare Center (EXWC), Naval Facilities Engineering Command, (NAVFAC) 

Ron Solorzano
Ventura County Libraries – Ojai Branch Librarian 

Andrea Sanchez
WDB Administration Manager, Ventura County Workforce Development Board 

Dr. Bill Pratt
Vice-President Operations, Kinamed, Inc.

Colleen Tabor                                                                                                                                                                   VC STEM Network – Communications Consultant, Social Media/Web Master 

Lara Godbille
Director, U.S. Navy Seabee Museum (USNSM), Naval History and Heritage Command; President, Ventura County Museums