Meet the Board of Trustees

Fiscal Year 2018-2019 (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 Larry AdamsonMr. Larry Adamson
President & CEO, Emeritus, Board of Directors
The Midnight Mission




                      Joyce Williams
                      Associate Vice President

                      Financial Services
                      Cal State LA













                       Mr. Nelson Algaze
                       Shlemmer Algaze Associates (SAA)


photo of Danielle Ares

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

photo of Lorraine Bradley

Ms. Lorraine Bradley 
Retired Educator (LAUSD) 

photo of Sergio GonzalezMr. Sergio Gonzalez 
City Manager 
City of Azusa

                       Ms. Lina Hu
                       Founder, Chairman & CEO
                       Clipper Corporation


photo of Alev Lewis

Ms. Alev Lewis 
Managing Director, Partner 
Acacia Wealth Advisors at HighTower 

photo of Rosario MarinMs. Rosario Marin 
Marin & Marin, LLC 



photo of Barry RondinellaMr. Barry Rondinella 
John Wayne Airport 




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

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

Faculty Representative

                      Dr. Leila Ricci
                      Associate Professor

                      Special Education and Counseling
                      Cal State LA


                      Dr. Robert Nissen
                      Professor and Chair

                      Department of Biological Sciences
                      Cal 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. Designee
                       Mr. Christopher Koo
                       Cal State LA

photo of Lisa ChavezVP for Administration and Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Lisa M. Chavez 
Cal State LA

photo of President Covino

University President
Dr. William A. Covino 
Cal State LA 

photo of Janet Dial

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