Meet our new CEO

After a thorough and extensive search process, the Board of Directors at Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County (HFHVC) has named Darcy Taylor as its new Chief Executive Officer. Darcy will be taking over from Steve Dwyer, who has led as the Executive Director of HFHVC for over 5 years.

Darcy Taylor was born in Oxnard, California. He has over 30 years of executive leadership, fundraising, strategic planning, senior nonprofit leadership and development experience for health and
human service organizations. His diverse career started locally where Darcy pastored South Coast Fellowship in Ventura and went on to work at Raytheon Corporation in Goleta. From there, Darcy has served as Vice President of Constituent Relations for the National Parkinson Foundation in Miami, Florida; Director of Constituent Relations for the National Alliance of Mental Illness at their headquarters in Washington, DC and Senior Vice President of Development of the Model Cities Program for the National Coalition for the Protection of Children and Families. Most recently, Darcy was the Chief Development Officer for the David Lawrence Center in Naples, Florida.

Darcy earned his ministry and leadership credentials from Life Bible College and World Reaching Faith and is a Certificated Fundraising Executive. He is a board member of the Collier-Lee Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and a graduate of the Leadership Collier Class.

“We are confident that Darcy has the knowledge and passion to grow the already well-loved and thriving organization,” says HFHVC’s Board Chair, Scott Squires. “After meeting with numerous
high caliber candidates for this position, I believe Darcy is the right leader to help us continue our good work in providing affordable housing options for the people of Ventura County.”

Under Darcy’s new leadership starting July 9, Habitat aims to increase its homebuilding efforts and repair work in Ventura County and will be groundbreaking a new development in Camarillo
later this year.