Board of Directors - Executive Committee David Arroyo Board President READ BIO David Arroyo David, 31, born and raised in Ventura County. I joined Project Understanding to make a difference in my community to those who are unable to help themselves during their moments of need. Our mission, our goal, and our commitment to the community is one of the biggest reasons why I’m here. Being a father myself to a 2 year old, it’s a family organization striving to make a difference as best as we can. John Forrest Douglas Board Vice President READ BIO John Forrest Douglas The Rev. John Forrest Douglas is a graduate of Millsaps College and Wesley Theological Seminary. Prior to being called as the Pastor of Church of the Foothills, Rev. Douglas served as the Associate Minister of The First Congregational Church of Long Beach, United Church of Christ in Long Beach, CA. Prior to seminary, Rev. Douglas spent multiple years working as a caseworker for individuals experiencing homelessness in suburban Washington, DC. He is a participant in the Next Generation Leadership Initiative of the Pension Boards of the United Church of Christ, a ten-year continuing education program for pastors committed to ministry in the local church. Rev. Douglas lives in Ventura with his husband, Ben and their dog, Remy.! Jerry Jeffreys Board Secretary READ BIO Jerry Jeffreys Bio Coming Soon! Susan Martin Board Treasurer READ BIO Susan Martin Bio Coming Soon! Board of Directors Edgar Santos READ BIO Edgar Santos Edgar Santos studied Nursing Practice at Ventura College from 1987-1989. Then he studied at University of La Verne from 2001-2006 and obtained a Bachelor of Science – Healthcare Administration/ Management with a specialization in Leadership. Edgar served in the United States Peace Corps-Guatemala from 1992-1994 as a Community Health Educator on the need to develop life skills and knowledge for healthy lifestyles, including basic hygiene, prevention methods of communicable diseases (such as tuberculosis, viruses, gastrointestinal diseases). Edgar is currently an RN Case Manager for the Gold Coast Health Plan – Ventura County for the Medi-Cal population, helping with: understanding and managing benefits, communicating with doctors, learning about conditions, and learning about available community resources. Salena Bracamontes READ BIO Salena Bracamontes Cruz Garcia READ BIO Cruz Garcia Bio coming soon! Frank Maggio READ BIO Frank Maggio Retired, Texaco Marian Everest READ BIO Marian Powell Everest Alma Vargas READ BIO John Douglas Tom McClain READ BIO TBD READ BIO Programs First Step CenterHomeless PreventionFood PantryTutoring Centers Stay up to date Email Address Please enter a valid email address. SUBSCRIBE Thanks for subscribing! Please check your email for further instructions. Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.