Meet the Board of Trustees

Fiscal Year 2020-2021 (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
President & CEO, Emeritus, Board of Directors
The Midnight Mission

 

 

Treasurer  

photo of Danielle Ares

Ms. Joyce Williams
Associate Vice President for Financial Services

Cal State LA

 

Secretary

 

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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)

 

 

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Christopher Garlington
Director, Enterprise Compliance Programs
The Walt Disney Company

 

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

 

 

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Ms. Lina Hu
Founder, Chairman and CEO
Clipper Corporation

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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. 

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
   Owner
   Emilio Campos Consulting

ASI - Chavez   Associated Students, Inc. President
   Ms. Diana Chavez
   Cal State LA

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