BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Len Linton, Chairman of the Board of Directors & Acting Treasurer
Len Linton, CFO of ViaSource Solutions and Leads Mogul, LLC, and President of Guardian Insurance Services, has been elected chairman of the Board of Directors of the California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks (CMATO). Linton has served on the museum’s Board since 2013, most recently as Treasurer. He succeeds Tony Principe, president of Westcord Commercial Real Estate Services, who has served as the museum’s chair since 2016. Linton assumed his new role on June 1, 2019. Linton’s professional experience includes executive positions within the banking and financial services, manufacturing and information technology industries. Prior to ViaSource Solutions he was CEO of 1NW Contract, a contract management services company, and previously served as Director of California Oaks State Bank. His past board leadership service includes President of New West Symphony, President of the Rotary Club of Westlake Village Sunrise and President of the Wellness Community Valley of Ventura. “CMATO is an important cultural institution with a deep commitment to engage and inspire visitors from the region and beyond. I’m delighted and honored to continue my work with our dedicated Board, staff and supporters in this new leadership capacity,” said Linton. “I am grateful to Tony Principe for his extraordinary contributions to CMATO in overseeing an unprecedented period of growth at the museum in terms of expansion, programs and membership.” Linton’s election comes on the heels of record-level attendance for the museum, spurred by exhibitions featuring the iconic American photographer, Ansel Adams, and pioneering graffiti artist and illustrator, Kelly “Risk” Graval. Since moving to a 5,500-square foot commercial location at The Oaks Mall in November of 2018, CMATO has boosted its weekend attendance by nearly 5000%. Donations to the museum have increased nearly
Nancy Chappell, Vice Chair
Nancy Chappell is a financial advisor with Fidelity in Thousand Oaks, CA. Prior to becoming a financial advisor and returning to her hometown of Thousand Oaks, Nancy was a traveler, teacher and small business owner. In addition to starting and building a successful after school math and reading center while living in Springfield, Missouri, her varied experience includes positions at the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C., the State of Hawaii Department of Defense, and teaching at both U.S. and overseas schools. Nancy has always been actively involved in her community. While part of a diplomatic community in the Ivory Coast, she developed and ran a summer camp for expatriate kids. As a board member of an international school in Honduras, she helped oversee design and construction of a new school building. She has served on the boards of several children’s social service organizations, and is currently a board member of the Annapolis Parents Club of Southern California, the Red Door Vineyard and the advocacy group, Not One More. Nancy graduated from Westlake High School. She earned a bachelor of science from the University of California, San Diego, and a master’s degree at Old Dominion University in Virginia. Nancy’s interests include backpacking (she hiked 93 miles of the John Muir Trail with her oldest son) and encaustic painting, an ancient technique using beeswax, resin and pigment.
Susan Kelly, Secretary
Kelly is a longtime Conejo Valley resident who believes that art serves as a catalyst for bringing communities together. Receiving her degree in fine arts while studying in France, Kelly has kept her love for art alive through the lens of her camera and through various artistic mediums including painting and writing. Recently retired as Chief of Ventura County’s Behavioral Health Department Youth & Family Services, Kelly has developed art therapy programs for various organizations throughout Ventura County. She has served on the Ventura County Behavioral Health Board, Casa Pacifica Angels and is currently a trustee for Community Conscience. Kelly holds a teaching credential in art.
Gerhard Apfelthaler, Ph.D.
Richard T. Johnson
Mike Yee (2008 - 2017)
Albert "Bud" Marley, EdD (2008 - 2019)
SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Diane Milavetz, Finance