The Clara Barton Awards

Sherwood Country Club, Thousand Oaks

Michael Adams Photography


n October 10, the American Red Cross of Ventura County honored three exceptional women for their contributions to the community at the 6th Annual Clara Barton Awards and Gala, held at the Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks. Dr. Priscilla L. Partridge de Garcia of Camarillo received the award for Humanitarian of the Year; Ventura’s Kathy Hartley was awarded Philanthropist of the Year; and Lesley Whitehouse, a Thousand Oaks emergency room nurse, received the award for Lifesaver of the Year. Hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, dinner, dancing, and entertainment provided by the New West Symphony, the Harry Selvin Orchestra, and magician Andrew Goldenhersh, rounded out the evening. Local singer, songwriter, and philanthropist Richard Carpenter presented the awards.

The American Red Cross is the world’s leading humanitarian organization, and since 1917 the Ventura County chapter has been meeting the needs of our neighbors. All of their disaster relief services are free of charge, and are made possible through generous contributions of time and money from those who live and work right here in Ventura County. For more information, visit

Magician Andrew Goldenhersh entertains guests.

Ed Hogan and Thousand Oaks City Councilperson Jacqui Irwin.

(L. to R.) Chris Johnson, CEO Red Cross; Steven Guzzo, Director of IT VC Star; Kathy Long, Ventura County Supervisor; Kathy Hartley, Philanthropist of the Year.

(L. to R.) Greg Totten, Ventura County DA; Kathy Long, Ventura County Supervisor; Keith Mitchell, CFO Dole Fresh Foods/Boardmember Red Cross of Ventura County; Priscilla Partridge de Garcia, Humanitarian of the Year; Richard Carpenter, singer, songwriter, philanthropist, and host of the Clara Barton Awards.

Lesley Whitehouse, Lifesaver of the Year, and Joe Ruiz, Anthem/Blue Cross.

Jaimie and Roy Hastings.


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