Meet the Board of Trustees

Fiscal Year 2017-2018 (July 1 - June 30)


photo of Omel NievesMr. Omel A. Nieves 
Shareholder and COO
Hunt, Ortmann, Palffy, Nieves, Darling & Mah, Inc. 

Vice President

photo of Jorge Ramirez

Mr. Jorge Ramirez 
Heateflex Corporation








photo of Andre Avramchuk

Dr. Andre Avramchuk 
Department of Management 
Cal State LA
(Faculty Representative)



Faculty Representative

                      Dr. Kevin Baaske
                      Department of Communication
                      Ca State LA

Ex-Officio Trustees 

photo of Nancy Warter-PerezAcademic Senate Chair
Dr. Veena Prabhu 
Associate Professor
Department of Management
Cal State LA 

photo of Dwight Nakata

Alumni Association President
Mr. Dwight Nakata, CPA, CFP 
Financial Advisor 
Investment Adviser Representative 
Cetera Financial Specialists LLC 

                       Associated Students, Inc. President, Designee
                       Mr. Duy Nguyen
                       Cal State LA


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Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Lisa M. Chavez 
VP for Administration and Finance
Cal State LA

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University President
Dr. William A. Covino 
Cal State LA 

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VP for University Advancement
Dr. Janet S. Dial 
Cal State LA 



photo of Larry AdamsonMr. Larry Adamson
President & CEO, Emeritus,
Board of Directors, The Midnight Mission

                       Mr. Nelson Algaze
                       Shlemmer Algaze Associates (SAA)


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Ms. Danielle Ares-Duran
Account Services Executive 
Los Angeles Clippers 

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Ms. Lorraine Bradley 
Retired Educator (LAUSD) 

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Ms. Yoshiko Fong 
Retired Controller (LAUSD) 

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Mr. Sergio Gonzalez 
City Manager 
City of Hermosa Beach

                       Ms. Lina Hu
                       Founder, Chairman & CEO
                       Clipper Corporation


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Ms. Alev Lewis 
Managing Director/Partner 
Acacia Wealth Advisors – HighTower 

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Mr. William Lewis 
Executive Vice President 
Bolton & Company 

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Ms. Rosario Marin 
Marin & Marin, LLC 



photo of Barry RondinellaMr. Barry Rondinella 
John Wayne Airport 

photo of Frank Saito

Mr. Frank M. Saito 
Auditing and Accounting Principal 
Lee, Sperling, Hisamune Accountancy Corp. 

photo of Nilza SerranoMs. Nilza Serrano 
LA City Employees’ Retirement System

photo of Robert VelasquezMr. Robert Velasquez 
VP & Chief Accounting Officer 
Tejon Ranch Co. 

                       Ms. Mongwei Wee 
                       Advisory Services 
                       Ernst & Young LLP 

(Updates effective April 26, 2018)