Please join us to celebrate the day after Veteran’s Day and the job opportunities for vets in our local biotech industry. We’ll gather at the new Ventura Biotech Center in Newbury Park (near Amgen) and hear from two panels of experts on the jobs available and services to support the over 5,000 vets that return to our region each year and the 50,000+ already living here.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
5:30 to 6 Networking
6 to 7 Panel Discussions
7-8 More Networking
1176 Tourmaline Drive
Newbury Park, CA 91320 (off Wendy Drive exit of 101)
A Hire a Vet in Biotech Workshop with table top presentations begins at 4:30 for interested vets, active duty military, employers and training providers.
Suggested donationis $10 per person, includes wine and appetizers. Free for active duty military and veterans. For more information call (800) 600-7111 x 224
Register by Friday, Nov 8 to ensure we have a nametag for you!
Biotech Industry Panel – How Do I Get A Job in Biotech?
Ted Bagley, Vice President, Human Resources, Amgen, Vietnam vet
Barbara Burgess, Director of Staffing/Diversity & HR Planning, Amgen
Greg Cauchon, Director, Ventura BioCenter, President of Amethyst Life Sciences, Inc.
Ron Greenwood, CEO, Global Energy & Technology, Vietnam vet and Founder (with Lisa Greenwood) of Gold Coast Veterans Foundation
Veteran Services Panel -- As A Vet, How Do I Train to be a Vet in Biotech?
Debbie Gregory, CEO, MilitaryConnection.com, Founder, VAMBOA.org
Mike McManus, County of Ventura, Veteran Services Officer, Senior Master Sergeant (ret), USAF
JC Oberst, Executive Director, Gold Coast Veterans Foundation
Kendra Angier, Campus Vice President, University of Phoenix
Sponsorships -- inlcluding a table and your logo listed on all promotion materials -- are $500. Please indicate if you would like to be a sponsor for this event.
When & Where
Gold Coast Veterans Foundation
The mission of the Gold Coast Veterans Foundation is to improve the quality of life for veterans and their families in the tri-county areas of California’s Gold Coast. We accomplish this by developing new programs and services, as well as enhancing existing ones, for our veteran population.
In the short time since it started, the Gold Coast Veterans Foundation (GCVF) has had an impact in a number of areas. We provide support and funding for the Ventura County Veterans Home, campus Veterans Resource Centers such as at Cal State University Channel Islands, veterans programs such as Monty Roberts and Reins of H.O.P.E., and veterans memorials such as funding the flag poles for the Ventura County Veterans Memorial. We also support veterans events, such as the Military Expo at Naval Base Ventura County and the Reception for the Ventura County Stand Down. In addition, our advocacy was instrumental in establishing the Veterans Court in Ventura County. This Court is a forward-thinking program that gives our current warriors who have difficulty transitioning back into society an opportunity to be reintegrated rather than incarcerated. Not only does this help the veteran and their family, there are tremendous benefits for our community!
In 2013 the Foundation opened the GCVF Service Center. This one-stop-shop provides free space and support for nonprofit and/or volunteer veteran service providers in the tri-county areas, including over eighty-five (85) communitybased agencies that make up the Ventura County Military Collaborative. These service providers work closely together to ensure veterans and their families receive the assistance they need. The GCVF Service Center is supported by your gifts and provides a unique community-based environment that coordinates public and private sector services for veterans.
Only through your generous donations can the tasks that lie before us be completed. Thank you for supporting our veterans – they represent the best of who we are and hope to be as a nation!