Here is the Studio Channel Islands 2013 Board of Directors, including each member’s community and professional affiliations:
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. Founder & CEO of 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-California Central Coast and Camarillo Sustainable Growth; Author and Mentor, Freelance MD; Member, Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Camarillo Ranch Foundation; and Elder, Trinity Presbyterian Church.
Vice President: Bill Robe, Camarillo
Real Estate Broker / Developer
Industrial/commercial real estate broker, commercial real estate developer; Vice Chair for University Glen Corporation (housing, food service and co-generation auxiliary for CSUCI); Vice President of TOLD Corporation, a developer and asset manager of portfolio of industrial and office properties. TOLD Corporation is a member of the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce; Sponsor of numerous Chamber events; Past Sponsor, Camarillo Art & Jazz Festival; Sponsor, CSUCI Performing Arts Center; and Member of VCEDA.
Treasurer: Patti Morgan, Camarillo
Certified Financial Planner
Patti Morgan is the Treasurer and Chairperson of Finance for Studio Channel Islands. Patti is a Certified Financial Planner and owner of LPL Financial in Camarillo and has been in this business since 1985. She is also a member of the Finance Commission of Trinity Presbyterian Church and a Casa Pacifica Angel and supporter of their programs. Patti hosts a foreign affairs discussion group each month at her home using the program from Great Decision and enjoys playing golf.
Secretary: Max Copenhagen, CamarilloForest Supervisor (ret.)
Max is a retired Deputy Forest Supervisor with science degrees from the University of California and Humboldt State University. Although not claiming to be an artist, he enjoyed making zink plate prints and is excited by the creative process. For several years, he was a volunteer jazz DJ for KTOO public radio and served as a director of the Alaska Folk Festival. Max recently served as President of the Camarillo Rotary.
Members at Large
Arlene Mead, Thousand Oaks — Standards Chair
Professional artist; Elementary School teacher; Business owner, Arlene Mead Hand Painted Finishes; Artist-in-Residence and Board Member, Studio Channel Islands; Art Instructor; Board Member, Thousand Oaks High School Band Boosters.
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.”
Pat Richards Dodds, Camarillo
Co-Founder of Studio Channel Islands; Member of Board of Directors of Pacific Agra Business Alliance; past Regional Vice President and Relationship Manager for First California Bank in Camarillo. Pat was awarded the Robert J. Lagomarsino Award at the 2005 CSUCI President’s Dinner. She served on the Board of the Camarillo Boys & Girls Club for over 10 years, receiving the Joel McCrae Award for Service.
Rebeca Elliot, Camarillo
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
Community Outreach & Development, New West Symphony
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.
Susan 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.
Brian P. Hassett, Simi Valley
Realtor, Century 21 Rolling Oaks
Partner, Beautified Spaces
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
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.
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.
Stephen A. Sciallo, Thousand Oaks
Employed at Amgen, Inc. as a Program Manager since 1998. Ambient music composer who has called Southern California home for the past 30 years. He earned a Master of Science in biotechnology from the University of Maryland University College. He also holds Bachelor of Arts in Music Composition and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of California Santa Barbara and Golden Gate University respectively. Project Management Professional (PMP)® certified.
Richard Wagner, Camarillo
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.
Daggi 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.
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.
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.
Bookkeeper / Artist
Since 2004, artist in residence, teacher, and weaver at Studio Channel Islands Art Center. Her activities include teaching fiber arts, creating and selling wearable art, giving lectures, and showing in local, regional, and national exhibits. Her work has been commissioned by many churches and is in many private collections. Deborah has a BA in Business, and worked as VP Operations for a national travel management company for over 10 years prior to pursuing a career in art.
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.
Gift Store Manager and Development Associate
Megan graduated with honors from California State University Channel Islands with a Bachelor of Arts in both Art History and Studio Art. While attending college she assisted in the installation and curation of student exhibitions, held a Visual Concepts and Display internship, and her writing was recognized by university staff for Excellence in Art History. Her student work in oil painting and printmaking has been shown in several exhibitions in Ventura and Placer counties.