Ventura County Community Foundation Celebrates the Service of Outgoing Board Chair, Scott Hansen, and Announces Board Leadership Changes

After six years as the chair of the Board of Directors for the Ventura County Community Foundation (VCCF), Scott Hansen is passing the baton to VCCF’s incoming board chair, Sean Leonard. Hansen is regional managing director for the Valley Market of Wells Fargo Private Wealth Management.

During his tenure as VCCF chair, Hansen has overseen close to $100 million in grantmaking to the Ventura County community, including VCCF’s disaster response efforts to help those impacted by the Thomas, Hill and Woolsey wildfires, and Borderline mass shooting, as well as its COVID-19 relief efforts.

Hansen has also championed the community foundation’s 2020 Census outreach efforts, Caregiving Initiative, Farmworker Household Assistance Program, Vaccine Outreach & Education, scholarships to some 1,000 students, and grants to more than 500 local nonprofit organizations.

“As my home for over 20 years, it is truly an honor to give back and serve the Ventura County community,” said Hansen. “I look forward to continuing on VCCF’s Board of Directors, working closely with Sean, to advance our mission of connecting people, resources, and solutions to create lasting impact in our shared world.”

Leonard joined VCCF’s Board of Directors in 2019 and is passionate about increasing access to affordable housing and supporting the local nonprofit sector. Leonard is president/CEO of S.L. Leonard & Associates, Inc., which he founded in 2004.

His firm is a certified Minority Business Enterprise that provides Owner’s Representation, Project, and Construction management for nonprofits, public agencies, developers, businesses and investors. Leonard serves on the boards of A Community of Friends, Casa Pacifica Centers for Children & Families.

Veronica Quintana will remain as VCCF’s treasurer, and Leah Lacayo will serve a secretary.

Quintana is a senior manager at CBIZ and Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. She specializes in providing services to companies in the agricultural, construction, manufacturing, restaurant,, and professional service industries. She serves on the board of the Oxnard and Port of Hueneme Boys and Girls Club.

Lacayo, a 35-year resident of Ventura County, is highly regarded for her community activism. She serves on the Ventura County Fair Board as vice chair, CSU Channel Islands Alumni & Friends Association as immediate past co-president, Ventura County Women’s Political Council, and Congress of California Seniors Education & Research Fund.

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