Board Members

Meet the ACE NorCal Network Executive Board

Current Board

Juanita Cole, PhD

Juanita Cole, PhD

Board Chair

Senior Director for Learning and Development
Renewed Hope Counseling

Bianca Khanona, MBA

Bianca Khanona, MBA

Board Member and Treasurer

Associate Vice Chancellor, Financial Planning and Analysis
Division of Finance and Administration
University of California, Merced

Christina Armstrong

Christina Armstrong

Board member

Special Advisor and Director of Strategic Initiatives
University of California, Santa Cruz

Dena Bullard, MHS

Dena Bullard, MHS

Board member

Senior Director, Health Sciences and Workforce Innovation
University of California, Office of the President

Andrea Cohen

Andrea Cohen

Board member

Director of Strategy and Chief of Staff, Academic Affiars
University of California, Santa Cruz

Anika Green, MA

Anika Green, MA

Board member

Assistant Vice Provost for Graduate Education
Director of DARE (Diversifying Academia, Recruiting Excellence) Doctoral Fellowship Program
Stanford University

Nina Palomino-Rocha, EdD

Nina Palomino-Rocha, EdD

Board member

Organizational Development and HR Programs Generalist
California State University, Stanislaus

Tracy Pascua Dea, PhD

Board member

Academic Climate Program Director
University of California, Berkeley

Institutional Reps

Jomana Amara, PhD, PE

Jomana Amara, PhD, PE

Institutional Representative

Vice Provost for Academic Leadership, Professor of Economics
Naval Postgraduate School

Mary Elizabeth Anderson, PhD

Mary Elizabeth Anderson, PhD

Institutional Representative

Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Success
San Jose State University
Elizabeth M. Landgridge-Noti, PhD

Elizabeth M. Landgridge-Noti, PhD

Institutional Representative

Director of Faculty Engagement, Global Affairs
University of California, Davis

Hellen Lee, PhD

Hellen Lee, PhD

Institutional Representative

Professor and Chair, Department of English
Sacramento State University

Larissa Mercado-Lopez, PhD

Larissa Mercado-Lopez, PhD

Institutional Representative

Professor and Chair of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Fresno State University

Fanny Yeung, PhD

Fanny Yeung, PhD

Institutional Representative

Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Research
California State University East Bay

Emeritus Board

Susan Carlson

Susan Carlson

Emerita

Vice Provost
University of California

Josefina Castillo Baltodano, JD

Josefina Castillo Baltodano, JD

Emerita

Founder and Executive Director
Executive Leadership Academy
Center for Studies in Higher Education
University of California, Berkeley

Bernice Bass de Martinez

Bernice Bass de Martinez

Emerita

Chair, Department of Foreign Languages
Professor
California State University, Sacramento

Virginia Rondero Hernandez

Virginia Rondero Hernandez

Emerita, Past Board Chair

Executive Director
Emerita Professor of Social Work Education
California State University, Fresno

Luoluo Hong, PhD, MPH

Luoluo Hong, PhD, MPH

ACE Executive Council Liaison

Associate Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
California State University, Chancellor’s Office

Jenny Kao

Jenny Kao

Emerita

Executive Director, Issues Management, Policy Analysis & Coordination (IMPAC)
University of California Office of the President

Amy Levine

Amy Levine

Emerita

Adm./Instructor
University of California, Berkeley

Luanna K. Putney

Luanna K. Putney

Emerita

Associate Chancellor & Senior Advisor to The Chancellor
University of California, Merced

Mijiza Maláne Sanchez, MPA, EdD

Mijiza Maláne Sanchez, MPA, EdD

Board member, Past Board Chair

Associate Dean, Office of Medical Student Affairs (OMSA)
Stanford Medicine