Richard Burke
Retirement Benefits Specialist

Richard has been employed with the County of Ventura for more than 23 years.  During his years with the County of Ventura, he has worked for the Assessor’s Office, Sheriff’s Department, and Air Pollution Control District prior to joining VCERA in July of 2013.  What he enjoys most about being a Benefit Specialist is meeting with members and guiding them through the retirement process.

Retired Members
(805) 650-5182

Donna Edwards
Retirement Benefits Specialist

Donna has worked for the County of Ventura since 2001.  She worked for the Clerk/Recorder’s Office and Human Services Agency before joining VCERA in October of 2003. She has worked with Active Employee Members and Retired Members, and currently enjoys guiding members through the Retirement Disability Process.

(805) 339-4259

Jackie Pineda
Office Assistant

Jackie has been working for the County of Ventura since 2013. Before working for VCERA, she worked for the Department of Child Support. She enjoys working at VCERA due to the positive, encouraging, and happy attitude feel in the office. She also enjoys helping members with their questions and concerns.

(805) 339-4250

Josiah Vencel
Communications Officer

Josiah is responsible for the development and execution of VCERA’s communications program. He joined the agency in 2018 following an 11-year tenure as the communications officer at the Kern County Employees’ Retirement Association. Earlier in his career, Josiah filled various communications roles in the healthcare, financial services and high-tech industries. He earned a B.A. in Communication Studies (Public Relations) from Biola University and an M.S. in Holistic Nutrition from Hawthorn University.

(805) 339-4260

Christina Stephens
Retirement Benefits Specialist

Christina has worked for the County of Ventura since 2002. Before starting with VCERA in 2012, she worked for Public Heath Fiscal, and the Farm Advisor Agency. Her favorite thing about working at VCERA is educating members about their pension benefit.

Active Members
(805) 339-4256