Leadership Directory

The Region has many opportunities for membership involvement, including area representation and volunteer positions. Please contact any member of the Steering Committee for information regarding NACADA.

Region Chair & Steering Committee

  • Maria Grandone
    Maria Grandone Region Chair 2023-2025 University of California-Irvine Region 9
  • Josh Loudon Community College Coordinator 2024-2026 Mount San Antonio College
  • Raezheen Pascua
    Raezheen Pascua Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coordinator 2024-2026 University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Shannon Mark
    Shannon Mark Graduate Advising Coordinator 2023-2025 University of Hawai'i at Manoa
  • Marcedes Butler
    Marcedes Butler Membership and Awards Coordinator 2023-2025 University of Navada-Las Vegas
  • Kenny Ka'aiakamanu-Quibilan Social Media and Communications Coordinator 2024-2026 University of Hawai'i at Manoa
  • Michael Cersosimo
    Michael Cersosimo Professional Development Coordinator 2023-2025 Loyola Marymount University


  • Alejandra Garibay
    Alejandra Garibay California Liaison 2024-2026 University of California-Irvine
  • Derek Furukawa
    Derek Furukawa Pacific Area Liaison 2023-2025 University of Hawai'i at Manoa
  • Diana ElAlami
    Diana ElAlami Nevada Liaison 2023-2025 University of Nevada-Reno

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