County of Ventura Chief Financial Officer
Catherine Rodriguez was appointed County Chief Financial Officer in January 2016, and is responsible for administering the County of Ventura’s $2.2 billion budget to ensure fiscal viability of county operations.
As County CFO, Ms. Rodriguez oversees the Budget & Finance Division, whose major responsibilities include budgeting and forecasting, debt analysis and administration, capital projects planning and administration, program operations analysis, and interdepartmental and program area coordination and liaison leadership on major policy/program issues & projects
Concurrently, Ms. Rodriguez acts as Interim CFO for the County’s Health Care Agency, where she oversees financial operations and is responsible for the preparation and management of the agency’s $854 million budget.
Ms. Rodriguez began her employment with County of Ventura in 2007 as the Health Care Agency’s CFO and has over 20 years of senior finance management experience, including as CFO for public and private hospitals.
Prior to her appointment as County CFO, Ms. Rodriguez was Assistant County Executive, Director of Labor Relations where she directed the development of negotiations strategy and was the County’s chief labor relations negotiator, responsible for the negotiation of all county labor contracts.
Ms. Rodriguez currently is a member of the Ventura County Medi-Cal Managed Care (VCMMCC) Commission, VCMMCC Executive/Finance Committee, Ventura County Medical Center’s Federally Qualified Health Centers Board Oversight, Ventura County Healthcare Foundation Advisory Board, chairs the County of Ventura’s Deferred Compensation Committee, and is a board member of the International Society of Filipinos in Finance and Accounting. She previously served as a member of the CALPELRA Advisory Board and was a past member of United Way of Ventura County’s United Women’s Leadership Council.
In 2009, Ms. Rodriguez was the recipient of the “Star in Healthcare Award” by the Ventura Medical Resource Foundation
Ms. Rodriguez holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics, with an emphasis in Accounting, from the University of California, Santa Barbara.