Anita Perez Ferguson

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Anita Perez Ferguson

Anita Perez Ferguson


Ferguson has a B.A. in Communications from Westmont College (CA), an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Santa Clara (CA), and an M.A. in Management from the University of Redlands (CA).[1]

Worked for Gary K. Hart

From July 1985 - Dec. 1990, Ferguson worked as District Office Representative for the office of California State Senator Gary K. Hart. Here she was involved in Constituent services, public policy and community representation.[2]

White House Liaison

From Jan. 1994 - July 1996, Ferguson worked as a White House Liason at the U.S. Department of Transportation, representing Secretary Fedrico Pena to the White House on matters of Presidential appointments, professional boards and commissions and special projects.[2]

Democratic Party

Ferguson has served as Director of Training for the Democratic National Committee. She was the Democratic nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives from California in 1990 & 1992, for the 19th and 23rd Congressional Districts, respectively.[1]

Planned Parenthood

From 2000 - 2006, Anita Perez Ferguson, then based in Santa Barbara, CA, served on the Board of Directors for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion business in the U.S.A.[3][2]

Planned Parenthood PAC

From 2000 - 2001, Ferguson served on the board of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.[3]

National Women's Political Caucus

Ferguson has served in Washington, D.C. as president of the National Women's Political Caucus.[1]

Professional Experience

Ferguson has held positions at the following groups and corporations:[2]

  • Executive Director, THRIVE Santa Barbara County, June 2011 – Present (2013), Santa Barbara, California Area
  • Advisory Board Member, Inter American Foundation, January 2007 – Present (2013)
  • Researcher, Institute for Social Innovation (the research institute of Fielding Graduate University), 2005 – June 2011 (6 years)
  • Organizational Development: Research & Training, Luz Publications, July 2000 – June 2011
  • Member, Research Committee, Madrinas, 2008 – 2010
  • Latin American Trainer and Consultant, Vital Voices Global Partnership, 2000 – 2009


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Terrific Speakers: Anita Perez Ferguson (accessed on Feb. 19, 2013)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 LinkedIn: Anita Perez Ferguson (accessed on Feb. 19, 2013)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Planned Parenthood: Annual Report 2000 - 2001