Meet the Board of Trustees

Fiscal Year 2020-2021 (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




photo of Danielle AresMs. Joyce Williams
Associate Vice President for Financial Services

Cal State LA













Duran headshot cropped Danielle Ares-Duran
Membership Coordinator

Petersen Automotive Museum




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



   Ms. Lorraine Bradley 
   Retired Educator (LAUSD)



photo of Danielle Ares

Christopher 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. Lina Hu
Founder, Chairman and CEO
Clipper Corporation



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 
Marin & Marin, LLC 

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





Jorge   Mr. Jorge Ramirez
   President and CEO
   SAFNA Engineering & Consulting




  Mr. 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 Representatives

Dr. Rachel Friedman    Dr. Rachel Friedman
    Associate Professor

    Technology Department
    Cal State LA


Hazra Headshot   Dr. Devika Hazra
   Assistant Professor

   Department of Economics
   Cal State LA 



Ex-Officio Trustees 

Bettcher headshot  Academic Senate Chair
  Dr. Talia Mae Bettcher
  Professor and Chair
  Department of Philosophy
  Cal State LA  

AA Board Pres - Campos   Alumni Association President
   Mr. Emilio Campos
   Emilio Campos Consulting

Ledi headshot cropped   Associated Students, Inc. President Designee
   Ms. Ledi Loot
   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