Tammy I. Glenn
Executive Director, Caregivers, Ventura, California

As an informal caregiver, author and professional fundraiser, Tammy I. Glenn has counseled numerous family members and friends in short and long-term care issues.  She is the founder of the national website,, author of “The Carefree Caregiver: A Short Course to Peace of Mind,” and was recently invited to serve as the Executive Director for Ventura County’s CAREGIVERS: Volunteers Assisting the Elderly.

She contributes a monthly column to Disabled Dealer Magazine and continues to serve in an advisory capacity to the KCET on elder care and aging as well as to the National Senior Citizens Bureau. 

“While seniors represent one of the largest growing populations of people in need of care in our country, it’s important to understand that other populations have an equally important need,” Glenn said.  “Developing models for both volunteer care and respite care for all caregivers is critical to our cultural and societal health.” 

Glenn was first exposed to informal caregiving at the age of 8 when her mother suffered an accident that left her bedbound for the next 17 years.  As one of her mother’s primary caregivers, Glenn understands the challenges of home healthcare first-hand. 

In her leadership roles, Glenn brings close to 20 years of experience in public relations, management, strategy, major gift fund raising, planned giving, and business operations.  She earned a Masters in Business Administration from Pepperdine University’s George L. Graziadio School of Business at the same time she was honored for “People Who Make a Difference” by Disabled Dealer Magazine.  As a major gift officer at California State University, Northridge, she helped to grow the endowment for the College of Engineering and Computer Science, one of California’s top-ranked public, Hispanic-serving engineering schools, to more than $6.5 million while securing other significant sources of public and private funding for the university.