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Committee Chairs and Council Presidents


Updated June 9,  2022



Adult Education Council  

Natalie Hamilton, Coordinator Alt Ed

Irvine Unified School District

5050 Barranca Parkway

Irvine, CA 92604

Phone: (949) 936-7406

[email protected]                


Business Services Council

Tim McLellan, Ed.D., Asst. Supt., Business Services

Cypress School District

9470 Moody Street

Cypress, CA 90630

Phone: (714) 220-6941

[email protected]   


Career Technical Education Council

Casey Riggs, Coordinator, Curriculum& Assessment 

North Orange County ROP

385 N. Muller Street

Anaheim, CA 92801

Phone: (714) 502-5800

[email protected]


Classified Educational Leaders Council   

Victoria Webber, Executive Assistant

Laguna Beach Unified School District

550 Blumont St.

Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Phone: (949) 497-7700

[email protected]


Co-Administration Committee Co-Chairs

Esther Cho, Ed. D., Assistant Principal

Anaheim Union High School District

Oxford Academy

5172 Orange Ave.

Cypress, CA 90630

Phone: (714) 220-3055

[email protected]


Troy Fresch, Assistant Principal

Tustin Unified School District

Hewes Middle School

13232 Hewes Ave.

Santa Ana, CA 92705

Phone: (714) 730-7344 ext. 82244

[email protected]


State ACSA Curriculum, Instruction & Accountability 


Tandy Taylor, Director, Instructional Services

Cypress School District

9470 Moody St. 

Cypress, CA 90630

Phone: (714) 220-6920

[email protected]


Curriculum, Instruction & Accountability 


Dr. Yvette Cantu, Chief Academic Officer

Buena Park School District

6885 Orangethorpe Ave.

Buena Park, CA 90620


[email protected]


Educational Options Council (Region Chair)

Michael Wagner, Principal                 

Newport-Mesa Unified School District

Monte Vista High School 

390 Monte Vista Ave.

Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Phone: (949) 515-3390

[email protected]    


Elementary Education Council  



Equity Committee  

Rebecca Pianta, Ed.D., PPS Coordinator, College and Career Readiness

Santa Ana Unified Scholl District

1601 East Chestnut Ave.

Santa Ana, CA 92701

[email protected]


Human Resources 

Eamonn O’Donovan, Assistant Superintendent of HR

Irvine Unified School District

5050 Barranca Pkwy

Irvine, CA 92604

Phone: (949) 936-5135

[email protected] 


Legislative Policy Committee

Jason Ross, Assistant Principal

Huntington Beach Union High School District

Huntington Beach Adult Ed

17231 Gothard Street

Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Phone: (714) 842-4227 x 4404

[email protected]                                 


Member Services Committee

David Appling, Ed.D., Asst. Supt., Human Resources

Magnolia School District

2705 W. Orange Avenue

Anaheim, CA 92804

Work: (714) 761-5533 x 1015

[email protected]


Middle Grades Education Council 

Eugene Kwong, Ed.D.,  Principal

Newport -Mesa Unified School District

Costa Mesa Middle School

2650 Fairview

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

(949) 424-8700

[email protected]


Retirement Committee 

Greg Rankin (Region Chair)

26351 Santa Rosa Avenue

Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Phone: (949) 643-0602

[email protected]       


Bob Silva (State Committee Representative)

4281 Margarita

Irvine, CA 92604

Phone: (949) 552-4050 

[email protected]


Secondary Education Council Jennifer Graves, Principal

Huntington Beach Union High School District

Edison High School

21400 Magnolia

Huntington Beach, CA 92646

Phone: (714) 962-1356

[email protected]


Student Services & Special Education Council    

Leslie Hansen, Director of Pupil Services

Anaheim Elementary School District

1001 S. East Street

Anaheim, CA 92805

Phone: (714) 264-8484

[email protected]


State ACSA Member Recruiter 

Anne Welsh-Treglia, Ed.D.

Bassett Unified School District

18581 Amalia Lane

Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Phone: (714) 306-2245

[email protected]


Educational Options Council (State President)

Elsie Briseño Simonovski, Ph.D., Director, Student and Community Services

Buena Park School District

6885 Orangethorpe

Buena Park, CA 90620

Phone: (714) 522-8412

[email protected]        


Superintendency Council (Region Representative)

Dr. Bob Pletka, Superintendent

Fullerton Elementary School District

1401 W. Valencia Dr.

Fullerton, CA 92833

Phone: (714) 447-7400

[email protected]