LEADERSHIP DIRECTORY- REGION 9

The Pacific Region consists of academic advising professionals from American Samoa, California, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, and Northern Mariana Islands. In October 2009, inaugural operating procedures were voted on and approved by region members. The Region 9 Steering Committee helps set regional direction by establishing goals and outcomes, providing assistance in establishing the budget, and providing carry-over historical perspective during transitions of regional leadership. The Steering Committee typically meets on a monthly basis and then in person at the Annual and Regional Conferences. The Region 9 Steering Committee is made up of 14-17 members from the Region and truly represents the diversity of the Region, as well as represents each state and territory within the Region. 


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)
Thomas McGraw University of California - Riverside Community College Liaison (2019-2021)
Anthea Yugawa University of California - Berkeley Diversity Coordinator (2019-2021)
Michael Cersosimo Loyola Marymount University Graduate Student Coordinator (2020-2022)
Arline Leon Guerrero University of Guam Membership and Awards Coordinator (2020-2022)
Tiffany Schmier University of Nevada - Las Vegas Social Media and Communications Coordinator (2019-2021)
Maria Domingo California State University - San Bernardino  Professional Development Coordinator (2020-2022)
Winnie Tang University of California - Santa Cruz California State Liaison (2019-2021)
Kristy Yoshikawa Kapi'olani Community College Hawaii State Liaison (2018-2022)
Mercedes Butler University of Nevada - Las Vegas Nevada State Liaison (2018-2022)
Matt Markin California State University - San Bernardino 2020 Conference Chair (2019-2021)
Elizabeth Tisdale University of California - Riverside 2020 Conference Chair (2019-2021)
Jesse Poole
Nevada State College 2021 Conference Chair (2020-2022)
Nicole Stella
University of Nevada - Las Vegas 2021 Conference Chair (2020-2022)

2021 Region 9 Conference Committee

Name Institution Position
Jesse Poole Nevada State College 2021 Conference Co-Chair
Nicole Stella University of Nevada - Las Vegas 2021 Conference Co-Chair
Stefany Sigler Nevada State College Proposals and Evaluations Coordinator
John Starkey University of Nevada - Las Vegas Engagement Coordinator
Kevin McVay University of Nevada - Las Vegas Event Game Coordinator
Sam Goodrich Nevada State College Awards and Scholarships Co-Coordinator
Arline Leon-Guerrero University of Guam Awards and Scholarships Co-Coordinator
Esther Herrera University of Nevada - Las Vegas Communication Coordinator
Nancy Esposito University of Nevada - Las Vegas Orientation Coordinator
Megan Hullinger University of Nevada - Las Vegas Evaluations and Best of Region Coordinator
Maria Domingo University of Nevada - Las Vegas Networking Session Coordinator
Maria Aladjova University of Nevada - Las Vegas Wellness Coordinator
Chante Derella College of Southern Nevada Community College Engagement Coordinator