ACTION Foundation is strengthening its staff and leadership by introducing a new role of Executive Director.
JIll Upson will be responsible for guiding the organization in all areas including strategic planning; programs; finance; support; relationship and volunteer development; and outreach training.
She led the Simi Valley ACTION Community Christmas Shoppe and StoneBridge Community Church participation in ACTION Serve Day for over 4 years.
Jill also assembled an outreach team of volunteers that found and developed ways to meet needs and show the love of Jesus to all. She knows ACTION well, is well qualified, and will substantially strengthen our team and outreach.
She has held positions of leadership throughout the community as president of the PTA, Soccer Booster, and Simi Valley Mother of Twins and Triplets club. She has also served on various boards as treasurer, fundraiser, editor and parliamentarian while chairing many program and hospitality committees. Indeed, her passion for serving others has continually been exhibited through her management and hands-on efforts aimed at meeting the needs of individuals and organizations.
Other experience has included extensive work with children, program management, retail purchasing, finance, and sales. Jill received her Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation Administration with a minor in sociology at the College of New Jersey.
She serves as an elder at StoneBridge Community Church and leads their Local Mission Team.
She resides in Simi Valley with her husband Mark and three children, Ryan, Kelly, and Sean.
Amazing things happened this December 8th and 15th at our 4 annual Community Christmas Shoppes!
At this year’s 2012 Community Christmas Shoppes, volunteers from over 55 area churches came together to serve more than 1500 under-resourced families by providing toys for Christmas in a God-filled, family-friendly atmosphere at our 9th annual Community Christmas Shoppes! It was amazing to see God’s love change lives across Ventura County! Click HERE to visit our 2012 Community Christmas Shoppe page.