Meet the Board of Trustees

Fiscal Year 2022-2023 (July 1 - June 30)

President 

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
Alumni Trustee
California State University Foundation

 

 

Treasurer  

photo of Danielle AresMr. John Tcheng
Director, Budget Administration
Cal State LA

 

 

Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duran headshot cropped Danielle Ares-Duran
Membership Coordinator

Petersen Automotive Museum

 

 

Trustees 

Nelson Algaze headshot   Mr. Nelson Algaze
   CEO
   Shlemmer Algaze Associates (SAA)

 

Lorraine

   Ms. Lorraine Bradley 
   Retired Educator (LAUSD)

 

 

photo of Danielle AresChristopher Garlington
Director, Enterprise Compliance Programs
The Walt Disney Company

 

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

 

 

 

photo of Alev Lewis

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

 

 

photo of Rosario Marin

Mr. William Lewis 
Executive Vice President
Bolton Company, Inc. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

photo of Rosario Marin

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

photo of Dwight NakataMr. Dwight Nakata, CPA, CFP 
Financial Advisor 
Investment Adviser Representative 
Cetera Financial Specialists LLC 

 

Rondinella

  Mr. Barry Rondinella 
  Director 
  John Wayne Airport

 

 

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. 

 

 

 

 

Student Trustee

photo of Danielle Ares Andrew Klein
Vice President for Finance, A.S.I.

 

 

Faculty Representatives

photo of Danielle Ares   Dr. Manisha Javeri
   Professor

   Applied and Advanced Studies in Edu
   Cal State LA

 

Hazra Headshot   Dr. Devika Hazra
   Assistant Professor

   Department of Economics
   Cal State LA 

 

 

Ex-Officio Trustees 

photo of Danielle Ares Academic Senate Chair
 Dr. Kristine Bezdecny
 Assistant Professor
 Geosciences and Environment
 Cal State LA

photo of Danielle AresAlumni Association President
Ms. Bertha Haro
Director of Business Development
Great Minds in STEM

photo of Danielle Ares Associated Students, Inc. President
Mr. Jaime Arellano
Cal State LA

Joyce Williams  VP for Administration and CFO
  Ms. Joyce Williams
  Cal State LA

photo of President Covino

University President
Dr. William A. Covino 
Cal State LA 
 

photo of Danielle AresVP for University Advancement
Mr. Robert Avalos
Cal State LA