Meet the Board of Trustees

President 

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

Treasurer 

photo of Mae SantosMs. Mae Santos 
Associate VP for Administration and Finance 
Cal State LA 

Faculty Representatives

photo of Leila RicciDr. Leila A. Ricci 
Division of Special Education and Counseling
Cal State LA 

photo of Andre Avramchuk

Dr. Andre Avramchuk 
Department of Management 
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 

photo of Kayla Stamps

Associated Students, Inc. President
Ms. Kayla Stamps 
Cal State LA 

photo of Lisa Chavez

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

Trustees 

photo of Larry AdamsonMr. Larry Adamson
Retired President/CEO (The Midnight Mission) 

photo of Danielle Ares

Ms. Danielle Ares 
Account Services Executive 
Los Angeles Clippers 

photo of Lorraine Bradley

Ms. Lorraine Bradley 
Retired Educator (LAUSD) 

photo of Yoshiko Fong

Ms. Yoshiko Fong 
Retired Controller (LAUSD) 

photo of Sergio Gonzalez

Mr. Sergio Gonzalez 
City Manager 
City of South Pasadena

photo of Alev Lewis

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

photo of William Lewis

Mr. William Lewis 
Executive Vice President 
Bolton & Company 

photo of Rosario Marin

Ms. Rosario Marin 
Owner/Principal 
Marin & Marin, LLC 

photo of Jorge Ramirez

Mr. Jorge Ramirez 
President/CEO 
Heateflex Corporation 

photo of Barry Rondinella

Mr. Barry Rondinella 
Director 
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 
Commissioner 
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