Meet Your Board Leaders

The CFA Board of Directors oversees the governance of CFA, carries out its policies, and acts on behalf of the membership and the Assembly in consultation with the Council of Presidents, Council of Lecturers, and Council for Racial & Social Justice subject to the limitations of the Articles of Incorporation, the Bylaws, the laws of the State of California, and policies and directives of the Assembly. The CFA Board is composed of 30 faculty members. CFA’s explicit commitment to racial and social justice is demonstrated throughout the organization, including representation of historically underrepresented groups within the Board of Directors.


Charles Toombs

Africana Studies, San Diego State

Diane Blair

Communication, Fresno State
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Margarita Berta-Ávila

Vice President
Teaching Credentials, Sacramento State
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Vang Vang

Library, Fresno State
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Dave Colnic

Associate Vice President, North
Political Science & Public Administration CSU Stanislaus
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Michelle Ramos-Pellicia

Associate Vice President, South
World Languages & Hispanic Literature, CSU San Marcos

Meghan O’Donnell

Associate Vice President, Lecturers, North
Humanities & Communication, CSU Monterey Bay
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Antonio Gallo

Associate Vice President, Lecturers, South
Chicana/o Studies, CSU Northridge

Chris Cox

Associate Vice President, Racial and Social Justice, North
Sociology, San Jose State

Sharon Elise

Associate Vice President, Racial and Social Justice, South
Sociology, CSU San Marcos

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Chapter President Representatives

La Tanya Skiffer

CFA Dominguez Hills President
Dominguez Hills
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Tim Sistrunk

CFA Chico President
History, Chico State
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Lisa Kawamura

CFA San Luis Obispo President
Communications, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

G. "Chris" Brown

CFA fullerton President
Criminal Justice, CSU Fullerton

 Lecturers’ Representatives

Wendy St. John

Lecturers’ Council Representative, CFA sonoma
Biology, Sonoma State
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Tad Walters

Lecturers’ Council Representative, CFA san luis obispo
Education, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
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Elaine Bernal

Lecturers’ Council Representative, CFA Long Beach
Chemistry and Biochemistry, CSU Long Beach
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Kevin Pina

Lecturers’ Council Representative, CFA East Bay
Communication, Cal State East Bay

Council for Racial & Social Justice Representatives

Dorothy Chen Maynard

CRSJ Representative
Health Science & Human Ecology, CSU San Bernardino
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Raquel Baker

CRSJ Representative
English, Channel Islands
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Aja LaDuke

CRSJ Representative
Education, Sonoma State


CRSJ Representative

Committee Chairs

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Coaches Committee Chair
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Lisa Kawamura

Contract Development/Bargaining Strategy Chair
Communication, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Melissa Cardenas-Dow

Librarians' Committee Chair
Library, Sacramento State
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membership & Organizing Committee Chair

Steven Filling

Political Action Legislative Committee Chair
Accounting, CSU Stanislaus
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Molly Talcott

Representation Committee Chair
Sociology, CSU Los Angeles
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Stacie Pham

Counselors’ Committee Chair
Counseling & Psychological Services, CSU San Bernardino
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Jonathan Karpf

Retired Faculty Committee Chair
Retired, San José State

Kevin Wehr

Sociology, Sacramento State
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Maureen Loughran

Staff Union Representative
CHESU Representative, CFA Staff
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