LEADERSHIP DIRECTORY- REGION 9

The Pacific Region consists of academic advising professionals from California, Hawaii, and Nevada. In October 2009, inaugural operating procedures were voted on and approved by region members. The Region 9 Steering Committee is the leadership team for the community. The team consists of the current and past region chair, the present and past conference chairs, 2 liaisons per state, a membership and awards coordinator, a communications coordinator, and a budget coordinator. The collective work of Region 9 is to promote the values of NACADA and accomplish progress for the academic advising profession in ways that benefit the 3 states as well as the region's success as a whole community.

2019 Region 9 Election Results

Congratulations to the following newly elected 2019-2021 Region 9 Steering Committee members:
California Liaison – Winnie Tang
Community College Liaison – Thomas McGraw
Social Media Coordinator – Tiffany Schmier
Diversity Coordinator – Anthea Yugawa


Region Chair & Steering Committee

Name Institution Position
Cheri Souza Kapi'olani Community College Region Chair (2019-2021)
Amber Dillon  University of California - Berkeley Past Region Chair (2017-2019)
Kristan Monique Venegas University of Southern California Graduate Student Coordinator (2018-2020)
Comfort Sumida University of Hawaii - Hilo Membership and Awards Coordinator (2018-2020)
Marian Gabra University of California - Los Angeles Professional Development Coordinator (2018-2020)
Kristy Yoshikawa Kapi'olani Community College Hawaii State Liaison (2018-2020)
Aldrin Santamaria University of Nevada - Reno Nevada State Liaison (2018-2020)
Avi Rosenzweig University of California - Berkeley California State Liaison (2017-2019)
Winnie Tang University of California - Santa Cruz Communications Coordinator (2017-2019)
Natasha Rudi University of Nevada - Reno Diversity Coordinator (2017-2019)
Lauren Prepose-Forsen University of Hawaii - Manoa Community College Liaison (2017-2019)
Kate Creveling University of California - Davis Past Conference Co-Chair (2017-2019)
Melissa Whaley University of California - Davis Past Conference Co-Chair (2017-2019)
Tiana Loo Leeward Community College 2019 Conference Co-Chair (2018-2020)
Cheri Souza Kapi'olani Community College 2019 Conference Co-Chair (2018-2020)
Elizabeth Tisdale University of California - Riverside 2020 Conference Chair (2019-2021)
Matt Markin California State University - San Bernardino 2020 Conference Chair (2019-2021)

Region Conference Committee - 2020


Name Institution Position
Elizabeth Tisdale University of California - Riverside 2020 Conference Chair
Matt Markin California State University - San Bernardino 2020 Conference Chair
Michael Cersosimo Loyola Marymount University Concurrent Session
Stefany Sigler Nevada State College Proposals
Jessica Davis California State University - San Bernardino Volunteer Committee
John Noriega California State University - San Bernardino Conference Program
Maria Domingo California State University - San Bernardino Poster Sessions
Michael Harrison California State University - San Bernardino Photographer
Brianne Gomez University of California - Riverside Registration
Lesley Davidson-Boyd California State University - San Bernardino Wellness
Nakita Renee Lea University of California - Riverside Donations and Exhibits
Alejandra Garibay University of California - Irvine Marketing and Promotion
Malcolm Manuel University of California - Riverside Keynote
Victoria Argot California State University - San Bernardino Location and Food
Daniel Gleason California State University - Long Beach Technology/Whova
Cara-Marie Pham California State University – San Bernardino  Hospitality