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Board of Directors

CALIFORNIA HUMANITIES BOARD MEMBERS

OLIVER ROSALES, BOARD CHAIR
Professor of History
Bakersfield College
Bakersfield

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

MINA PARA MATLON, TREASURER
Cultural Worker
Davis

NEHA BALRAM, SECRETARY
Program Analyst—Cultural Affairs
City of Oakland
Oakland

*ROBERT MAILER ANDERSON
CEO
UpCal Entertainment
San Francisco

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

GENEVIEVE CARPIO
Associate 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
Chief Operating Officer
Institute for the Future
Redding

SKYE PATRICK
Library Director/CEO
Los Angeles County Library

*JENNIFER STEELE
Retired Real Estate Professional
Social Worker
Long Beach

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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