Elected Officers

Jonathan Schuppert, AICP
Jonathan Schuppert, AICP
  • Represents the Board at official events
  • Works with Treasurer to prepare and submit annual budget
  • Serves on the APA California Board
  • Manages affairs, policies and programs established by the Board
Florentina Craciun, AICP
Florentina Craciun, AICP
  • Presides over meetings and acts as Director in their absence
  • Organizes annual board retreat
  • Maintains organization’s Bylaws
  • Appoints Nomination Committee and organizes elections
Veronica Flores
Veronica Flores
  • Responsible for all records and correspondence of the Section
  • Helps to publicize professional development events
  • Prepares with Communications Director content for eNews
Michael Cass
Michael Cass
  • Prepares annual Budget
  • Manages all Section accounts and funds
  • Prepares and submits financial reports

Appointed Officers

Sharon Grewal, AICP
Sharon Grewal, AICP
  • Supports the Director and Director-Elect
Destiny Preston
Destiny Preston
  • Manages advertisements for Section newsletter and eNews
  • Reviews and posts job listings
Don Bradley
Don Bradley
  • Organizes Section AICP Program and AICP Exam
  • Act as liaison between Board and Planning Commissioners
  • Increases awareness of membership and represents Board at Planning Commission events
Florentina Craciun, AICP
Florentina Craciun, AICP
  • Publicizes the Section’s annual awards program and solicit nominations
  • Arrange judging and selection of winners
  • Organizes annual awards banquet
Vacant
Vacant
  • Publicizes the Section’s annual awards program and solicit nominations
  • Arrange judging and selection of winners
  • Organizes annual awards banquet
Gregory Holisko, AICP
Gregory Holisko, AICP
  • Develop and oversee communications via the newsletter, website, and social media
  • Assist board members in promoting events and activities
  • Prepare and edit the eNews and assist the Newsletter editors
Edgar Maravilla
Edgar Maravilla
  • Promote CA Planning Foundation workshops, activities and events
  • Promote CA Planning Foundation scholarship program and solicit donations for annual auction
Libby Tyler, FAICP
Libby Tyler, FAICP
  • Promote the AICP Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
  • Advice planners how to negotiate ethical or moral issues
Hing Wong, AICP
Hing Wong, AICP
  • Coordinate activities with visiting planners
  • Arrange education trips abroad for members
  • Promote programs to advance the understanding of international planning issues and projects
Alex Hinds
Alex Hinds
  • Coordinate activities with visiting planners
  • Arrange education trips abroad for members
  • Promote programs to advance the understanding of international planning issues and projects
Stephen Velyvis
Stephen Velyvis
  • Review proposed and adopted local, state and national legislation and judicial decisions that affect the planning profession
  • Publicize legislation and judicial actions to members
Sandra Hamlat
  • Develop and oversee initiatives to retain and increase membership
  • Conduct and develop surveys to solicit member feedback
  • Serve as Section liaison to California Chapter
Naphtali Knox
Naphtali Knox
  • Oversee the preparation, editing, and publishing of the Section newsletter
  • Work with Webmaster to publish newsletter to website
Sajuti Rahman
Sajuti Rahman
  • Oversee the preparation, editing, and publishing of the Section newsletter
  • Work with Webmaster to publish newsletter to website
Andrea Mardesich
Andrea Mardesich
  • Oversee the preparation, editing, and publishing of the Section newsletter
  • Work with Webmaster to publish newsletter to website
Richard Davis
Richard Davis
  • Oversee the preparation, editing, and publishing of the Section newsletter
  • Work with Webmaster to publish newsletter to website
Ellen Yau
Ellen Yau
  • Develop and oversee initiatives to retain and increase membership
  • Conduct and develop surveys to solicit member feedback
  • Serve as Section liaison to California Chapter
Cherise D. Orange
Cherise D. Orange
  • Increase diversity in Section membership
  • Educate members to better serve diverse communities
  • Coordinate activities to promote diversity in the profession
Cindy Ma, AICP
Cindy Ma, AICP
  • Increase diversity in Section membership
  • Educate members to better serve diverse communities
  • Coordinate activities to promote diversity in the profession
Diana Benitez
Diana Benitez
  • Increase awareness on the intersection of health and planning
  • Create and support professional development opportunities for planners and public health professionals to integrate more health and planning into their work
  • Serve as a liaison between the state and national Planning for Health initiatives
Afshan Hamid
Afshan Hamid
  • Organize and develop Section program for continuing education
  • Promote Certification Maintenance events for members
Juan Borelli, AICP
Juan Borelli, AICP
  • Maintains the Section’s Archives
  • Helps coordinate the annual Planner Emeritus Network honor award nomination for the Section
Carolyn Neer
Carolyn Neer
  • Organize and provide a forum for students and young planners to develop career building programs, social events, and mentoring opportunities
  • Maintain social networking platforms and publicize events
Danae Hall
Danae Hall
  • Organize and provide a forum for students and young planners to develop career building programs, social events, and mentoring opportunities
  • Maintain social networking platforms and publicize events
Miroo Desai, AICP
Miroo Desai, AICP
  • Organize and provide a forum for mid-career planners to develop career building programs, social events, and mentoring opportunities
  • Maintain social networking platforms and publicize events
Matt Kawashima
Matt Kawashima
  • Updates the Section’s online social media channels
  • Responds to member’s inquires sent via social media channels
  • Assists the Communications Director in providing updates.
Andrew Hatt
Andrew Hatt
  • Promote APA to colleges/universities with planning programs
  • Coordinate Student Planning Conferences
Izanie Love
Izanie Love
  • Advise Section on student affairs
  • Maintain relationships with planning schools and encourage student membership
Rafael Velazquez
Rafael Velazquez
  • Advise Section on student affairs
  • Maintain relationships with planning schools and encourage student membership
Tom Holub
Tom Holub
  • Update Section website and social networking sites with upcoming events and announcements
  • Coordinate with board members to publish events, news, job postings, and board information

Regional Activity Coordinators

Regional Activity Coordinators work to provide input to the Board on the needs of members in their region. In addition, they organize meetings, events, and workshops for members in their regions to assist the Professional Development Director in carrying out programs.

Emily Carroll
Emily Carroll
Sarah Allen
Sarah Allen
Mark Young
Mark Young
Justin Meek, AICP
Justin Meek, AICP
Amy Lyle
Amy Lyle
Della Acosta
Della Acosta, AICP
Laura Russell, AICP
Laura Russell, AICP
Stephen Avis, AICP
Stephen Avis, AICP
Megan Porter
Megan Porter
Yosef Yip
Yosef Yip
  • 2018 – 2020
    James Casteñeda, AICP
  • 2017 – 2018
    Sharon Grewal, AICP
  • 2015 – 2016:
    Andrea Ouse, AICP
  • 2013 – 2014:
    Jeff Baker
  • 2011 – 2012:
    Hanson Hom, AICP
  • 2009 – 2010:
    Darcy G. Kremin, AICP
  • 2007 – 2008:
    Juan F. Borrelli, AICP
  • 2005 – 2006:
    Hing Wong, AICP
  • 2003 – 2004:
    Hing Wong, AICP
  • 2001 – 2002:
    Jeri Ram, AICP
  • 1999 – 2000:
    Mark Rhoades, AICP
  • 1997 – 1998:
    Wendy Cosin, AICP
  • 1995 – 1996:
    Wendy Cosin, AICP
  • 1993 – 1995:
    Steve Noack, AICP
  • 1991 – 1993:
    Don Steiger
  • 1990 – 1991:
    Ann Bogush Millican
  • 1987 – 1989:
    Marlene Stevenson
  • 1986 – 1987:
    Steven C. Orlick
  • 1983 – 1985:
    Steven C. Orlick
  • 1981 – 1983:
    Myrna Valdez
  • 1980 – 1981:
    Charles Q. Forester
  • 1979 – 1980:
    Thomas O. Merle
  • 1978 – 1979:
    Walter Rask, AICP
  • 1977 – 1978:
    Gordon Jacoby, AIP
  • 1976 – 1977:
    Ted Kreines, AIP
  • 1974 – 1975:
    Frank Ehrhardt, AIP