Past Presidents

Overview

Past Presidents

The CWDA Board of Directors annually elects an association president who serves a one-year term. During this time the president presides over the Executive Committee and Board of Directors meetings, guiding the organization in the fulfillment of its mission. Generally this county human services department director also serves as vice president at large in the previous year and will serve as the executive officer in the following year.

  • 2016 Trent Rhorer, San Francisco
  • 2015 Barry Zimmerman, Ventura
  • 2014 Susan von Zabern, Riverside
  • 2013 Charlene Reid, Tehama
  • 2012 Bruce Wagstaff, Santa Clara
  • 2011 Elliott Robinson, Monterey
  • 2010 Linda Haugan, San Bernardino
  • 2009 Cathi Grams, Butte
  • 2008 Chris Applegate, Stanislaus
  • 2007 Hub Walsh, Madera
  • 2006 Trent Rhorer, San Francisco
  • 2005 Lee Collins, San Luis Obispo
  • 2004 Will Lightbourne, Santa Clara
  • 2003 Cecilia Espinola, Santa Cruz
  • 2002 John Cullen, Contra Costa
  • 2001 Larry Leaman, Orange
  • 2000 Dianne Edwards, Sonoma

1980-1990s

  • 1999 Jeff Jue, Stanislaus
  • 1998 Dennis Boyle, Riverside
  • 1997 Penni Clark, Sacramento
  • 1996 John Michaelson, San Bernardino
  • 1995 Del Skillman, Tehama
  • 1994 Dick O’Neil, Santa Clara
  • 1993 Bill Gundacker, Kings
  • 1992 Charlene Chase, Santa Barbara
  • 1991 Marsena Buck, Stanislaus
  • 1990 John Cullen, Merced
  • 1989 Ray Merz, Placer
  • 1988 James Fare, San Bernardino
  • 1987 Dick O’Neil, Santa Clara
  • 1986 Larry Leaman, Orange
  • 1985 Don Currey, Solano
  • 1984 Ernest Hirose, San Mateo & Librado Perez, Alameda
  • 1983 Dennis Hart, Sacramento
  • 1982 Paul Allen, JR., Sonoma
  • 1981 Dennis Hart, Sacramento
  • 1980 Peter Breen, Marin

1960-1970s

  • 1979 Paul Wiley, Riverside
  • 1978 Ben J. Kelly, Fresno & William Redmond, Sacramento
  • 1977 Marian Babiarz, Shasta
  • 1976 Robert Whittacker, Merced
  • 1975 George Jeffery, San Bernardino
  • 1974 Paul Allen, JR., Sonoma
  • 1973 Paul Wiley, Riverside
  • 1972 Wesley Jones, Yuba
  • 1971 Arthur Nelson, Santa Barbara
  • 1970 Hryar Terzian, Alameda
  • 1969 O.C. Sills, Kern
  • 1968 Betty Presley, Marin
  • 1967 Donald Quisenberry, Stanislaus
  • 1966 David Echols, Placer
  • 1965 Ellis Murphy, Los Angeles
  • 1964 Howard Rourke, Ventura
  • 1963 John Corey, Sacramento
  • 1962 Granville Peoples, Stanislaus
  • 1961 Russell Gray, Solano
  • 1960 Homer Detrich, San Diego

1940-1950s

  • 1959 Ralph Wilson, San Luis Obispo
  • 1958 Thomas Bell, Kern
  • 1957 Reed Clegg, Fresno
  • 1956 William Golden, Contra Costa
  • 1955 John McIntyre, Riverside
  • 1954 William Leach, Monterey
  • 1953 William Barr, Los Angeles
  • 1952 Adrian Ward, San Mateo
  • 1951 Albert Wilbur, Kern
  • 1950 Donald Jensen, Fresno
  • 1949 Donald Jensen, Fresno
  • 1948 George Wyman, San Bernardino
  • 1947 Charles Ingram, Marin
  • 1946 Thomas Douglas, Orange
  • 1945 Ronald Born, San Francisco
  • 1944 Charles Stuart, San Joaquin
  • 1943 Charles Stuart, San Joaquin
  • 1942 Harrison Scott, Madera
  • 1941 Lawrence Schreiber, Los Angeles
  • 1940 William Heck, Ventura

1920-1930s

  • 1939 Lawrence Schreiber, Los Angeles
  • 1938 M.W. Skelton, Kern
  • 1937 Julius Rainwater, San Diego
  • 1936 S.H. Thompson, Alameda
  • 1935 S.H. Thompson, Alameda
  • 1934 William Leach, Monterey
  • 1933 Harrison Scott, Madera
  • 1932 A.C. Price, Los Angeles
  • 1931 Jerome Pendleton, San Diego
  • 1930 Ruth McCord, Contra Costa
  • 1929 Maude Bell, San Bernardino
  • 1928 Arthur Louch, Fresno
  • 1927 Roscoe Miller, Los Angeles