BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dr. Robert Arce, Chair of the Board of Directors, Chair of the Building and Grounds Committee
Robert was a professor at Ventura College for 40 years. He and his wife Suzanne have six children. They reside in Ojai.
Dr. Karin Best '76, Development Committee
Karin, a 1976 graduate of Villanova, is an administrator and faculty member at UCLA’s Semel Institute. She specializes in working with children and families. She and her husband Ronald have two children. They reside in Los Angeles.
Ms. Kimberly Booth '89, Chair of the Development Committee
Kimberly, a 1989 graduate of Villanova, works as a consultant to the biotechnology industry. She previously served as associate director of development at Stanford University's School of Medicine. She resides in San Francisco.
Mrs. Heidi Bradbury, Building and Grounds Committee
Heidi has a degree in Art. She and her husband Michael, former Ventura County District Attorney, own a ranch in Ojai. Their son Michael '14 is an alumnus of Villanova and their son Sean '16 currently attends Villanova. They reside in Ojai and are very active in the local community.
Mr. David Brubaker, Chair of the Finance Committee
David is the President and CEO of Ojai Community Bank. He has 26 years of banking experience mainly in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. He and his wife Karen have two children. They reside in Ventura.
Br. Michael Bube, O.S.A., Chair of the Augustinian Mission Effectiveness Committee
Br. Michael has been an Augustinian since 1982 and at Villanova since 2004. He has worked in parish ministry, low-income housing, and Resident Life at Villanova.
Rev. John Keller, O.S.A., Chair of the Membership and Board Development Committee
Fr. Keller is a former Assistant Headmaster and President of Villanova Preparatory School and Provincial of the Augustinians in the West. He was ordained in 1964. He has also served as teacher, administrator, and chaplain at St. John's Seminary, St. Augustine High School, and the University of San Diego.
Very Rev. Kevin Mullins, O.S.A., Prior Provincial
Fr. Mullins joined the Order of St. Augustine in 1984. He was ordained in 1990 and spent his first six years in the priesthood at the parish of Our Lady of Good Counsel in Los Angeles. Fr. Kevin served as pastor of Our Lady of Grace for eleven years. In 2014, he was elected Provincial of the Augustinians of the West.
Ms. Nancy O'Sullivan, Headmaster
Ms. O’Sullivan has twenty-seven years of experience as an educator and administrator. She has twenty-two years of experience in Catholic education, including positions at Bishop Montgomery High School, Notre Dame Academy, Santa Clara High School, and most recently as Principal of Holy Family High School. This is her second year at Villanova and first year as headmaster.
Mrs. Kyla Van Wingerden Rightmer '00, Instruction and Student Life Committee
Kyla is an 8th grade teacher at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School in Montecito and an alumna of Villanova's Class of 2000. She holds a bachelor's degree from Loyola Marymount University, California Teaching Credential, and master's degree in Educational Leadership from Antioch University. She and her husband Brett reside in Carpentaria with their son, Theo.
Mr. Richard Taylor, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, Development Committee
Richard is a family law attorney practicing in Ventura County. He is the past board chair of the Ventura College Foundation and has extensive fundraising experience. He and his wife Kristin reside in Ventura and are the parents of twin boys who are Villanova alumni, Michael '86 and Robert '86.
Rev. Thomas Verber, O.S.A., Augustinian Mission Effectiveness Committee
Fr. Verber has been with the Augustinians since 1995. He served at St. Thomas Aquinas parish in Ojai as Associate Pastor in 1999. Fr. Verber also served at Our Lady of Grace parish in Castro Valley, CA for several years before returning to us to serve as Pastor at St. Thomas Aquinas parish in Ojai.
Dr. James Walker '54, Instruction and Student Life Committee
Dr. Walker is an alumnus of the Villanova Class of 1954 and previously served on the board for more than 10 years, including one term as chair. Having retired as president of Moorpark College in 2002, he currently teaches at California Lutheran University and operates Community College Search Services. He and his wife Nancy live in Westlake Village and have two children.
Mrs. Dianna Adams Wilke '88, Development Committee
Dianna is an Estate Planning attorney in private practice and alumna of the Villanova Class of 1988. Dianna holds a bachelor's degree from Arizona State University, law degree from Southwestern University School of Law, and master of laws degree in Estate Planning from the University Of Miami School Of Law. She is currently completing a master of laws degree in Taxation from the University of Alabama. She and her husband David have two children. They reside in the Sacramento area.
Sr. Rachel Yourgules, I.H.M., Instruction & Student Life Committee
Sr. Rachel holds a bachelor's degree from California State University, Dominguez Hills and master's degree from the University of San Francisco. Sr. Rachel has 40 years of teaching and school administrative experience and this is her 7th year at Villanova. She resides in Ojai.