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Board of Trustees

About the Trustees

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Pamela Haynes was appointed to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors by Gov. Jerry Brown in 2016. Haynes served on the Los Rios Community College District Board of Trustees for more tha...

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Amy Costa was chief deputy director for budget at the California Department of Finance from 2016 to 2018, where she served as advisor to the director on higher education from 2014 to 2016. She was an ...

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Tom Epstein recently retired after 15 years as vice president of public affairs of Blue Shield of California, where he led government relations, corporate communications, philanthropy and corporate so...

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Darius Anderson is founder and CEO of Kenwood Investments, LLC, a California Real Estate Development and Opportunity Fund, and founder and managing member of Sonoma Media Investments, LLC. He is also ...

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Hildegarde Aguinaldo currently serves as director, Corporate Counsel for DaVita Inc. Ms. Aguinaldo has a well-established history in both health care and government that uniquely positions her to addr...

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Felicia Escobar Carrillo, 42, of Los Angeles, has been director of immigration for the Beacon Fund since 2017. She was a consultant for the implementation of the Los Angeles Justice Fund for the Calif...

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Colm Fitzgerald, 19, of Stockton, has been a student at San Joaquin Delta College since 2018 and vice chair of communications for the Student Senate for California Community Colleges since 2019. ...

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Jolena M. Grande is a licensed funeral service practitioner with Service Corporation International and current director of the Mortuary Science Program at Cypress College. She is a longtime faculty me...

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Kevin J. Holl is a partner at the San Francisco/Oakland -based law firm of Gordon-Creed, Kelley, Holl & Sugerman, LLP. With more than 30 years of litigation and trial experience, he has received a...

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Eleni Kounalakis is the 50th lieutenant governor of California and the first woman elected to the position. From 2010 to 2013, Kounalakis served as President Barack Obama’s Ambassador to the Republi...

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Jennifer Perry has been executive director at the Children’s Action Network since 1990, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the North American Council on Adoptable Children. She was di...

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Bill Rawlings has been a coordinator in the Academic Technology & Infrastructure department at Mt. San Antonio College since 1999, after beginning his career in education in 1993. He is a member o...

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Valerie Shaw was a commissioner at the Los Angeles City Board of Public Works from 1996 to 2013, where she was president from 2001 to 2005 and was an adjunct professor at the University of Southern Ca...

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Dr. Blas Villalobos currently serves as the Veterans Affairs director at Chapman University, where he provides resources and services for the student veteran population and their families. Previous to...

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Williams has been public affairs manager at Southern California Edison since 2019. Williams is the founder and served as chief executive officer at Youth Action Project from 2006 to 2018. Williams he...

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Tarasova has served as student trustee caucus secretary for Student Senate for California Community Colleges from 2019 to 2020. Tarasova was a student trustee of the Sierra College District Board of T...

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