Profile

Richard Burke
Retirement Benefits Specialist

Richard has been employed with the County of Ventura for more than 23 years.  During his years with the County of Ventura, he has worked for the Assessor’s Office, Sheriff’s Department, and Air Pollution Control District prior to joining VCERA in July of 2013.  What he enjoys most about being a Benefit Specialist is meeting with members and guiding them through the retirement process.

Profile

Josiah Vencel
Communications Officer

Josiah is responsible for the development and execution of VCERA’s communications program. He joined the agency in 2018 following an 11-year tenure as the communications officer at the Kern County Employees’ Retirement Association. Earlier in his career, Josiah filled various communications roles in the healthcare, financial services and high-tech industries. He earned a B.A. in Communication Studies (Public Relations) from Biola University and an M.S. in Holistic Nutrition from Hawthorn University.