Virginia Benson Wigle

Virginia Benson Wigle

Director of Education (retired)

[read more]For over twenty-five years, Virginia Benson Wigle worked in the Santa Barbara non-profit sector, most recently serving as Vice President of Education for Planned Parenthood of Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo. In her twenty year tenure with Planned Parenthood, Virginia served two terms on the California State legislative committee for Planned Parenthood affiliates, collaborated in writing and managing private, county, and federal grants, and developed and implemented health programs throughout the central coast. She participated and organized several local non-profit and school district steering committees including the Santa Barbara and Ventura County Public Health HIV/AIDS Taskforce, Central Coast Coalition for Responsible Parenting, Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo Teen Task Force. Prior to working for Planned Parenthood, Virginia worked for the Rape Crisis Center and volunteered at the Shelter Services for Women. She served as a board member for the Carpinteria Lou Grant Parent/Child Workshop and the Carpinteria Education Foundation.   

Virginia graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara with a degree in History and Art History. She currently lives in Santa Barbara with her husband John, and daughter, Ella.[/read]