MVC Adds Three New Members to its Esteemed Board of Directors

The Museum of Ventura County is pleased to announce the appointment of three distinguished individuals to its Board of Directors, each bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to contribute to the cultural enrichment and growth of the Museum and our county.

Dr. Sevet Johnson


Dr. Sevet Johnson, the County Executive Officer of Ventura County, brings extensive leadership experience to the Museum’s Board. With a background in clinical psychology, Dr. Johnson has overseen various county agencies and departments, managing an operating budget of $2.7 billion and nearly 10,000 staff members. Committed to diversity, equity, and amplifying the voices of underserved populations, Dr. Johnson’s passion for community well-being aligns seamlessly with the Museum’s mission.


Sarah McCarthy-Garcia


Sarah McCarthy-Garcia is a Partner and Chief Creative Officer at McCarthy Companies, a leading Ventura-based residential real estate development and construction company. With over 16 years of industry experience, Sarah leads the company’s sales, marketing, and business development strategies. Recognized as one of the Top 50 Women in business by the Pacific Coast Business Times, she currently serves on the boards of the Ventura County Housing Trust Fund and the Ventura Chamber of Commerce. Sarah brings a unique blend of professional acumen and local perspective to the Museum’s Board.

Julie Tumamait


Julie Tumamait, deeply rooted in her Chumash heritage, serves as a cultural resource consultant and is renowned for her cultural education programs throughout Ventura County. With ancestral ties to at least 11 Chumash villages, Julie is a respected board member of the Ojai Valley Museum and actively contributes to MVC’s accessions committee. Living in Ojai for most of her life, Julie, along with her husband and three children, is committed to preserving and sharing her cultural heritage. Her invaluable insights will play a crucial role in the Museum’s efforts to promote inclusivity and cultural diversity.


The Museum of Ventura County is thrilled to welcome Dr. Sevet Johnson, Sarah McCarthy-Garcia, and Julie Tumamait to its esteemed Board of Directors. Their diverse backgrounds and dedication to the community will undoubtedly enhance the Museum’s role as a cultural hub in Ventura County.

The Museum of Ventura County celebrates, preserves and interprets the art, history and culture of Ventura County, the California Channel Islands and the surrounding region through its collections, exhibitions, events, educational programs, publications and its research library, and serves as a gathering place for the community. The Museum has two locations – the main museum is located at 100 East Main Street, Ventura, California (805-653-0323). The Agriculture Museum is located at 926 Railroad Avenue, Santa Paula.

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