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CALIFORNIA HUMANITIES BOARD MEMBERS

 

BENNETT PEJI, BOARD CHAIR
Community Impact Officer
San Diego

OLIVER ROSALES, BOARD VICE CHAIR
Professor of History
Bakersfield College
Bakersfield

NANCY RIDDLE, TREASURER
Chief Financial Officer
WestEd
San Francisco

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

BRIAN AGUILAR
Deputy Director
Center for California Studies
California State University, Sacramento

*ROBERT MAILER ANDERSON
CEO
UpCal Entertainment
San Francisco

THOMAS K. ARNOLD
Publisher and Editorial Director
Media Play News
Carlsbad

NEHA BALRAM
Program Analyst—Cultural Affairs
City of Oakland
Oakland

GENEVIEVE CARPIO
Assistant Professor
Department of Chicana/o and Central American Studies
University of California, Los Angeles

DR. HONORA CHAPMAN
Associate Dean
College of Arts & Humanities
California State University, Fresno

*SHIVA FARIVAR
Principal
SKF Consulting Services
Language Instructor
Irvine

*FRITZ FRIEDMAN
President
The Fritz Friedman Co.
San Diego

RACHEL HATCH
Program Officer—Community Vitality
The McConnell Foundation
Redding

PATSY HICKS
Director of Education
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Santa Barbara

MINA PARA MATLON
Managing Director
Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life
Davis

DR. BIDHAN CHANDRA ROY
Professor of English
California State University, Los Angeles
Founder of WordsUncaged
Los Angeles

DANIEL B. SUMMERHILL
Assistant Professor of Poetry/Social Action and Composition
California State University, Monterey Bay

JENNIFER MAYTORENA TAYLOR
Associate Professor
Department of Film and Digital Media and Social Documentation MFA Program
University of California, Santa Cruz

JESSICA WEARE
Vice President of Corporate Responsibility
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Mountain View

PENELOPE WONG
President
Penelope Wong & Associates
San Francisco

 

*Gubernatorial Appointees

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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 nominate@calhum.org. Candidates must be nominated by someone other than themselves. Download the Nomination Form

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