In Old Town Camarillo

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2222 Ventura Blvd.

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2222 Ventura Blvd.

(805) 383-1368
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Board and Staff


Board Member Responsibilities

Here is the Studio Channel Islands 2014 Board of Directors, including each member’s community and professional affiliations:

Executive Board

President: F. Joseph Halcomb III, M.D., Camarillo
Business Advisor / Corporate Director

Private equity investor with distinguished career as an executive in the medical device and biotechnology sector. CEO at Phoenix Initiãre since 2011 and Partner at Telegraph Hill Partners since 2003. Served as Vice-President, Drug Product and Device Development at Amgen—and in other executive capacities from 1995 to 2010. Prior to joining Amgen, served as President, Hall Surgical Division of Zimmer—and in other capacities from 1980 to 1995.  Director, World Affairs Council and Camarillo Sustainable Growth; Author, Freelance MD; Member, Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Camarillo Ranch Foundation; and Elder, Trinity Presbyterian Church.

 

richardVice President: Richard Wagner, Camarillo
Financial Planner

Financial planner with Edward Jones Company; Board member Camarillo Chamber of Commerce and past board member of Camarillo Art & Jazz Festival; community representative to Cal State University Channel Islands, active in Camarillo Rotary Club and church organizations.

 

Secretary: Max Copenhagen, Camarillo
Forest Supervisor (ret.)

Max is a retired Deputy Forest Supervisor with degrees in science from the University of California and Humboldt State. While working at Forest Service headquarters in Washington D.C, he also served as a resource advisor with the White House Council on Environmental Quality and as a Brookings Fellow with the 106th Congress. For several years, he was a volunteer jazz DJ for KTOO public radio and served as a director on the board of the Alaska Folk Festival. Max recently served as President of the Camarillo Rotary. Although not claiming to be an artist, he enjoyed making zinc plate prints and is excited by the creative process.

 

 

Members at Large

 

Jerome R. Clifford, Ph.D., Camarillo – Board Liaison to Member Artists
Lecturer, Physics and Astronomy

Lecturer, California State University Channel Islands, Applied Physics and Astronomy, Camarillo, CA – 2004 – present; Adjunct Professor, Johns Hopkins University, Engineering, Baltimore, MD – 2005 – present; Lecturer, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, CSUCI, Camarillo, CA – 2005 – present
Dr. Clifford is an award-winning teacher at six universities and served as School Board member. Articulate communicator with outstanding writing and presentation skills to clearly explain complex information. Successful proposal / grant writer.  Experienced in foreign marketing of technical programs. Adept at analyzing problem situations and developing appropriate improvement measures. Self-motivated professional who collaborates as an effective team leader and member.

 

Bob De Yoe (Janice Wong, Alternate), Camarillo
Family Retirement Planners

Owners, Coastal Capital Management Corporation.  Specialize in helping people reduce risk and minimize their tax burdens during retirement, using financial and insurance products from some of the world’s largest and most stable institutions.  Bob and Janice have over thirty-five years of experience in this field and are considered by their clients to be extremely competent, trustworthy, and caring advisors.  They are very active in community and civic affairs and are especially proud of their activities in Rotary Club International.  Their creed is “Safe, Secure, & Stable.”

 

David EdsallDave Edsall

Attorney

A fourth-generation resident of Ventura County, Mr. Edsall received a degree in Agriculture Economics from UC Davis.  He received his law degree from Western State University of Law in San Diego in 1979 and was admitted to the California State Bar.  He served as President of the Camarillo Breakfast Rotary Club, Chairman of the Board for the Camarillo Family YMCA and currently serves as a Planning Commissioner for the City of Camarillo and is on the St. John’s Hospital Foundation Board.

 

rebecaRebeca Elliot, Camarillo
Real Estate

Casa Pacifica Board Director, Casa Pacifica Angels, Local schools and institutions, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Club, Padre Serra Parish. Interests: Philanthropy, travel and golf.

 

 

 

Sandy Galin, Thousand Oaks
Director of Development

Sandy Galin has over 25 years of experience in institutional advancement, including development, grant writing, public and community relations, marketing, alumni relations and special events.  As a development/marketing director/Community Engagement Director, she has worked for the non-profit New West Symphony, based in Thousand Oaks for six years.

Ms. Galin previously served as the Director of Advancement at Pacific Oaks College and Children’s School in Pasadena, the Director of Development for the Colleges of Humanities and Math and Science at California State University, Northridge (CSUN), Director of Development at the CHIME Institute in the San Fernando Valley, Assistant Director of the College of Social and Behavioral Science and the University Library at CSUN, Assistant Director of the Annual Fund at Occidental College in Los Angeles and assistant to the development and alumni directors at UCLA’s (former) School of Social Welfare.

Ms. Galin also worked in radio in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties as a news director, news anchor, talk show host, producer and voice-over announcer.  She has also had an extensive professional singing career as a mezzo soprano soloist and choral musician touring nationally and internationally with a number of professional choral groups.

 

S_Gerrard_01_72-2Susan Leeper Gerrard, Camarillo
Artist-in-Residence, Studio Channel Islands

Retired Marketing Director, Museum  of Ventura County; retired: Vice President for ABC Entertainment /Current Comedy  Series & Director of the Walt DisneyStudios/ABC TV Writing Fellowship; former Buenaventura Art Association Board Member 2010-12 ; former Board Member, Center for Studies of the Future (Elderhostel provider); former Museum Educator, Carnegie Art Museum.; Judging Panel Member, Tamima Al-Awar Scholarship Fund (Focus on the Masters/Ventura County Arts Council) 2008-13.

BFA Ceramics, Otis Art Institute/Parsons School of Design; BA Journalism, University of Southern California.

Maggie Kildee, Camarillo
Artist-in-Residence, Studio Channel Islands

Retired Ventura County Supervisor; former Elementary School teacher; served on Camarillo Art & Jazz Festival Board; Co-founder, past President, Executive Director and Parliamentarian of Studio Channel Islands

 

 

 

Sheila RakestrawSheila Rakestraw, Camarillo

Community Advocate

Retired as a Corporate Secretary, Sheila is a community volunteer with a lifelong interest in art and art history.  Sheila has supported Studio Channel Islands since its inception on the university campus and applauds its progress as an important part of our community.  She has served on the Boards of Casa Pacifica (past president); Rubicon Theatre Company;   Interface Women’s Golf Clinic Director/Chair; Casa Pacifica Angels past president;  Ventura County Symphony League, Camarillo Chapter (past president);  LPCC Women’s Golf Association, Hospitality Chair;  and St. Mary Magdalene Bereavement committee

 

Joyce Resnik, Camarillo – Board Liaison to Resident Artists

Business Owner / Community Service Leader

Volunteer for Ventura County Scholarship Foundation since 2004; Member United Women’s Leadership Council since 2007; Member of SCIART; board member of Studio Channel Islands; Served on the 1988-89 Ventura County Grand Jury; Senior member of Recipe Testing and Development Bon Appétit Magazine 1978-1990; Food writer for syndicate providing articles to small newspapers without test kitchens 1978-1990; Cooking teacher Ventura County 1978-1988;
Business owner since 1959: Somis Nut House, Somis California; Education: Dominican College of San Rafael 1956-1958, UCLA 1966-1970. Art interest: Book artist/binder with primary interest in historical models.

 

Rachel Resnik Miles

Business Owner

Rachel was born and raised in Camarillo.  She has a BS in Social Psychology from UC Santa Barbara and recently formed a partnership where she owns and manages mobile home parks and residential properties. She worked as a Branch Manager and VP/Area Manager for Sizzler International, Bank of America and Wells Fargo Bank where she was responsible for managing sales, production, service and personnel. She was hired to open three start-up businesses which were then sold to larger companies. Rachel’s strengths are communication skills, creating a positive work environment, team-building and conflict resolution. She especially enjoys building  and maintaining strong relationships with personnel, customers and local business owners. She is a past member of Rotary and a current member of the American Association of University Women. She volunteers for Hospice, Relay for Life and The Ventura County Scholarship Foundation. Not an artist herself, Rachel appreciates the opportunity to participate in art events and to be surrounded by talented artists and the people they attract to our community.  Rachel is married, has two dogs, loves the beach, running, reading, movies and live theatre.

 

Michael-RohdewebMichael F. Rohde, Westlake Village
Standards Committee Chair, Artist 

After pursuing dual careers in biochemistry and weaving, Michael left behind a job as director of an Amgen research lab in 1998 to devote full time to this work. Weaving has been a fervent activity since 1973. Formal training in drawing, color and design came from the Alfred Glassel School of the Houston Museum of Fine Arts.  Over the years, activities  included lectures, workshop teaching, juror, show organizer and exhibitor in many local, national and international juried and invited shows.

Recently his work has been included in the United States Department of State Art in Embassies Program, exhibits at the Textile Museum in Washington, DC, the American Craft Museum in New York, the invitational Triennial of Tapestry in Lodz, Poland, from Lausanne to Beijing (twice), Houses for Nomads (a solo exhibit at the Janina Monkute-Marks Museum in Lithuania), an exhibition at the Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park in San Diego and the permanent collections of the Mingei, the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, the Ventura County Musuem of Art and The Art Institute of Chicago.

 

Edy Santangelo, CamarilloEdy

Edy Santangelo is delighted to serve on the Board of Studio Channel Islands.  Over the past years, her association with many of the artists in residence impacted her life with their friendship and artistic talent.  She knows their presence in Camarillo is of tremendous value to our community.

Currently, Edy is in practice as a Marriage and Family Therapist.  She serves as Treasurer of the Board of Many Meals of Camarillo and is a Rubicon Theatre Grandes Dames.  In the past, she served on the Board of Camarillo Hospice and was their Executive Director for seven years.  She also volunteered with United Way, Casa Pacifica and the Ventura County Bereavement Council.  She is a former Microbiology instructor at Ventura and Oxnard Colleges and was a science teacher at Villanova Preparatory School.

Her interests include gardening, travel, skiing and enjoying time with family and friends.

 

DaggiDaggi Wallace, Moorpark
Artist in Residence,  Studio Channel Islands
Born and raised in Berlin, Germany, Daggi moved to the U.S. in 1979, to California in July 2012. A pastel painter specializing in contemporary portraits she is a Master Circle Member of the International Association of Pastel Societies, Master Pastelist of the Pastel Society of America and Signature Member of the Pastel Society of the Southwest, a juried member of the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club and Degas Pastel Society, and a member of the California Art Club and the Portrait Society of America.

Her work has been shown at the National Arts Club and the Salmagundi Club in NYC, the Butler Institute of American Art, and is in the permanent collection of the Wichita Center for the Arts. She has served on boards for various Parent Teacher Organizations and was workshop chair for the Pastel Society of the Southwest for three years. In 2010 she founded Moni’s Kids, a non-profit using her art to serve children in need. She has owned a mural business and has been an international flight attendant for almost 30 years, during which time she also taught recurrent emergency training.

 

Marion Wood
Artist in Residence, Studio Channel Islands
Artist Marion Wood was born and educated in England, immigrating to the United States in 1980.  She has a professional background as an independent real estate Broker and is currently retained as a consultant by Transpacific Real Estate Consultants.  She decided to pursue a career as a professional artist in 1998 and has since won awards and public commissions.  Marion is a member of the Oaks Camerata chamber vocal ensemble and currently an Artist in Residence at Studio Channel Islands Arts Center.


 Staff

Karin Geiger
Executive Director / Artist
Born and raised in Germany, Karin graduated from Ludwig Maximillian University in Munich and worked as a school teacher until she moved to the US in 1995.
Karin is an artist and owns a catering business. She teaches art and German classes. After serving as President of Studio Channel Islands Art Center from 2008 to 2009, she became Executive Director in 2010.

 

 

JodieJodie Henslee Soto
Bookkeeper / Artist

Jodie Henslee-Soto, Full Charge Bookkeeper, joined SCIART in March 2014. Jodie is currently continuing her education in Accounting and as a QuickBooks Pro Advisor. Prior to joining Studio Channel Islands Art Center, Jodie spent the last 10 years as a self-employed bookkeeper/accountant, providing a wide range of bookkeeping and administrative services to small businesses. Jodie has over 20 years of bookkeeping/accounting experience. Jodie has also served with PTA, Kiwanis, Optimist Club, American Legion, Education Foundation and other local organizations to serve the community she came from.

 

 

Katherine-picwebKatherine Cooksey
Executive Assistant/ Gallery Manager
Katherine graduated Cum Laude from California State University of Bakersfield with a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art, with an emphasis in painting and minor in marketing.  During her years in college she was President of the Art League, Miss Bakersfield 2010 and Voted Most Outstanding Arts Senior.  Her Gallery experience includes two internships, the first with MOKA Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery in Chicago and Kern County Arts Council and employment with Todd Madigan Gallery in Bakersfield.  Now, Katherine is working as executive assistent for Studio Channel Islands Art Center while actively pursuing graduate school.

 

 

 

LorrainwebLorraine Hall
Gift Store Manager and Development Associate

As the Gift Store manager Lorraine has an eye for design and comes with twelve years of experience in the retail area of furniture and Interior Design. She studied art at Ventura College and is active in the art community as an avid acrylic plein air and figurative painter. Lorraine also loves to connect and create artistically with children, having five years experience as an elementary and middle school art teacher having taught classes in Ojai, Oxnard and Ventura.