Virginia Furmanski, President
Artist – Art Therapist/Educator Retired
Community Affiliations: Ink Spots, American Art Therapy Association, The American Association Gerontologist

Yvette Franklin, Secretary
Management Analyst, Dept. of the Navy, Retired
Community Affiliations: Past President of Ventura, County Potters’ Guild; Santa Barbara Museum of Art; Museum of Ventura County; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; American Ceramics Society, Southern CA; Ojai Art Center

Mary Ellen Herrera, Treasurer
Quint Payroll and Employee Services
Community Affiliations: Meditation Mount; Holy Cross School; Nourish America Foundation

Richard Franklin
Hospital Architect, Retired
Community Affiliations: American Institute of Architects; Ventura County Potters’ Guild; Ojai Art Center; Ojai Studio Artists

Martin Furmanski, MD
Pathologist, Retired
Community Affiliations: Sponsor, 643 Project Space; American Medical Association

Michael Rohde
Bio Chemist, Retired
Community Affiliations: Board Member Studio Channel Islands; Board Member, Textile Council of the Fowler Museum, UCLA; Co-director American Tapestry Alliance; Textile Art Council DeYoung Museum; Textile Society of America; American Crafts Council; Ventura County Handweavers and Spinners Guild; Santa Barbara Fiber Art Guild; Southern California Handweavers Guild, Los Angles; California Fibers, Oceanside; Designing Weavers, Manhattan Beach
Board of Directors & Staff – 2018 continued

Jorge Zambrano
Investment Advisor
Community Affiliations: New West Symphony Board Member

Gerald Zwers
Past President
Artist, Owner Northwind Studios & Public Art Services
Community Affiliations: Ventura Film Society; Ventura County Medical Center; The Coastal Community Cancer Center; Santa Paula Society of the Arts; Santa Clara Valley Hospice; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County; Santa Paula Museum; Ventura Hillsides Conservancy; Ventura County Arts Commission; United Way; Food Share; Buenaventura Art Assoc.; Ventura Botanical Gardens; California Lutheran University TRAC; Carnegie Art Museum.


Ventura County Community Foundation
Hilton Foundation
Passion Flowers
Reed Foundation for the Arts
Museum of Ventura County
Dennis Mitchell at i Cappelli Salon
Ventura Breeze
California Arts Council