Established in 2014, HCFVC is a public benefit non-profit corporation, dedicated to strengthening the capacity of Ventura County Health Care Agency (HCA) to provide quality health care for all, especially its’ hospitals, Ventura County Medical Center and Santa Paula Hospital, with cost-effective and compassionate care for our diverse community.   HCFVC focuses on the needs of our county’s constituency and are called upon to generate revenue to create or enhance vital programs and purchase state of the art medical equipment that augment service lines for Ventura County Medical Center, Santa Paula Hospital and all Ambulatory Clinics.


Our goal is to support Ventura County Health Care Agency in helping Ventura becoming the healthiest county in the world with shared values of top health care and wellness for everyone in our community.

Our History of Investment Philanthropy

HCFVC Major Accomplishments:

  • HCFVC supports Ventura County Medical Center, an award-winning Level lll Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the first and only Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in Ventura County, creating a Women’s & Children’s hospital within a hospital.
  • HCFVC supports Ventura County Medical Center’s Level II Trauma Department, the West County’s designated trauma department, known for its extraordinary team of skilled surgeons covering neurology, orthopedic and general surgery cases.
  • HCFVC supports Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Ventura County Medical Center to provide comprehensive Pediatric Hematology/Oncology services to detect, diagnose and treat children and adolescents with cancer and blood disorders. Along with full scope of care, the center includes psycho-social support for patients and their families to keep the spirit alive and happy.
  • HCFVC supports Santa Paula Hospital, a Baby Friendly Hospital, which features options for labor and delivery to augment the mother’s journey by providing alternative birthing aids and personal experiences.
  • HCFVC collaborated to create the third Ronald McDonald Family Room in the State of California. Located at Ventura County Medical Center, where we can care for children’s illness and keep families close to home, while giving them hope during their time of need, regardless of ability to pay

Meet HCFVC Board of Directors and CEO

Meet the team of professional dedicated to the growth and enhancement of Ventura County Health Care Agency.

Chief Executive Officer

Vice Chair

Secretary/Planned Giving


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Board Member Leo Bunnin

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Head of Operations, Strategic Planning, Risk, and Analytics for Amgen

Meet HCFVC Employees and Contractors

Meet the team of talented employees and contractors dedicated to the growth and enhancement of Ventura County Health Care Agency.

Executive Assistant

Comptroller Shalene Hayman


Administrative Assistant Crisol Guerrero

Administrative Assistant

Grant Writer

Meet HCFVC’s Women of Business

From left: Amy Towner – CEO, Jennifer Bamieh – Grant Writer, Crisol Guerrero –Administrative Assistant., Victoria “Tori” Franco – Executive Assistant,
HCFVC’s Women of Business