Meet the Board of Trustees

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

Trustees effective January 1, 2023


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

Vice President

photo of William LewisMr. William Lewis
Executive Vice President
Bolton & Company




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














Headshot of Bertha Haro  Ms. Bertha Haro
  Executive Director

  Great Minds in STEM




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



photo of Danielle Ares

Christopher Garlington
Director, Enterprise Compliance Programs
The Walt Disney Company



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




Headshot of Mina Nazemi

   Ms. Mina Pacheco Nazemi
   Co-head and Managing Director
   Barings, LLC



Headshot of Sally Zesut  Ms. Sally Zesut
  Vice President
  Avison Young

Headshot of Willie Zuniga   Mr. Willie Zuniga



Student Trustee

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



Faculty Representatives

photo of Danielle Ares   Dr. Manisha Javeri

   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. Brian Nguyen
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