Leadership

Overview

Leadership

CWDA’s Executive Committee guides the association toward its mission, with oversight from the Board of Directors. The Executive Committee is composed of six annually elected officers, who serve along with two representatives from Los Angeles County, two representatives from California’s 20 small counties, the chairs of the Fiscal and Legislative Committees, and the immediate past president. The current CWDA President chairs the Executive Committee.

Executive Committee San Francisco

Trent Rhorer
President

Executive Committee Colusa

Elizabeth Kelly
Executive Officer

Executive Committee Merced

Yvonnia Brown
Secretary/Treasurer

Executive Committee Santa Barbara

Daniel Nielson
Vice President of Administration

Executive Committee Mendocino

Bekkie Emery
Vice President of Services

Executive Committee Fresno

Sanja Bugay
Vice President of Program

Executive Committee Los Angeles

Dr. Jackie Contreras
Los Angeles County Representative, DPSS

Executive Committee Los Angeles

Brandon Nichols
Los Angeles County Representative, DCFS

Executive Committee Lake

Crystal Markytan
20 Small Counties Representative

Executive Committee Mono

Kathy Peterson
20 Small Counties Representative

Executive Committee Lassen

Jenna Ducasse
Fiscal Committee Co-Chair

Executive Committee Monterey

Lori Medina
Fiscal Committee Co-Chair

Executive Committee Fresno

Sanja Bugay
Legislative Co-Chair

Executive Committee Butte

Shelby Boston
Legislative Co-Chair