Board of Directors




Nominate a New Board Member:  

California Humanities seeks board nominations on a revolving basis to serve three-year terms on its Board. For more information, please click for Board Committee Descriptions. If you would like to nominate a new board member please download the form below and email it to Candidates must be nominated by someone other than themselves.

Download the nomination form here

California Humanities Board Members

Board Chair, Tricia Wynne

Community Volunteer
Santa Cruz

Board Vice Chair, Alice Y. Hom

Los Angeles

Treasurer, Alex Espinoza

Professor, Department of Television, Film, and Media
California State University, Los Angeles

Jeff Adachi

San Francisco Public Defender

Brian Aguilar

Deputy Director, Center for California Studies, CSU Sacramento

Brenda Wong Aoki

Co-Founder & Artistic Director, First Voice
San Francisco 

Dr. Honora Chapman

Associate Dean, College of Arts & Humanities
CSU Fresno

Jacquelyn Crabtree

Co-Founder, Strands Salon

Santhosh Daniel

Creative Media Consultant
San Francisco

Wenda Fong

Co-Founder & Chairperson Emeritus, Coalition
of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE)
Los Angeles

Fritz Friedman

The Fritz Friedman Co., Los Angeles

Angie Kim

President & CEO, Center for Cultural Innovation
Los Angeles

Martin W. Morgenstern

Former Labor Secretary in Gov. Brown's Cabinet.





Carlin Naify

Community Volunteer

Bennett Peji

Sr. Director Marketing & Community Engagement, Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation
San Diego 

Cheryl Alethia Phelps

Communications Director
ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties

Nancy Riddle

Chief Financial Officer
WestEd, San Francisco

Oliver Rosales

Professor of History
Bakersfield College, Bakersfield

Judy Salter

President and CEO Emerita of Turtle Bay Exploration Park

Julie Su

California Labor Commissioner

John Szabo

City Librarian, Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles

Mary Valentine

Former College Professor, Photographer
Los Angeles

Jessica Weare

Civic Technology & Community Engagement Manager
Microsoft, Mountain View

Brenda Wright

SVP Community Relations Manager West Region
Wells Fargo, San Francisco