Community Action of Ventura County (CAVC), an organization dedicated to addressing the effects of poverty in Ventura County, CA, has selected Timothy Hockett as its new Executive Director.
Hockett holds a B.A. degree from Columbia Christian College, an M.A. equivalent from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel, and pursued doctoral studies at the Graduate Theological Union.
Formerly the executive director of Olympic Community Action Programs in Port Townsend, Washington, where he worked for over 22 years, he was known both for his innovation and for his fund-raising abilities. In his efforts to combat poverty in Washington, Hockett successfully won grant awards from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Washington Dental Service Foundation, the Ben B. Cheney Foundation, USDA Rural Development, and the Paul Allen Foundation, among others. He even oversaw a project that created a dental clinic for low-income, uninsured patients.
Hockett told his staff, “I look forward to working with this great team to help struggling people in Ventura County first to survive poverty and then to rise above it.”