Board of Directors

District A: Shaaron Vogel

CCA - Headshot - Web Ready-17Butte College
Term: 2018-2020
Represents: Butte College EA, College of the Siskiyous CHEA CHPT, Lassen Community College Certified TA,
Los Rios (At-large), Mendocino CC P/T, Shasta Colleg FA

Shaaron Vogel is a registered nurse with 45 years of practice.  She has been teaching nursing at Butte College for 30 years with six of those years as a part timer.  Shaaron has served on many committees on her campus: Curriculum, Academic Senate, Professional Development, Instructional Skills Workshop, budget, enrollment management and Great Teachers, to name a few.  Shaaron served on her local part time union board first.  Now as a full timer she has served her union board as a CTE representative, Treasure, Vice President, Grievance and is now the president of BCEA.  She believes knowledge of how things work and knowing who really “has the power” allows a person to create change.

Statewide Shaaron has served on the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges and FACCC.  In both these organizations she served in multiple positions and on multiple committees.  She served on statewide committees in the areas of CTE, curriculum, policy, professional development, and legislation to name a few.  She is past President of FACCC.  At the Chancellor’s Office she represented faculty on CTE Workforce committees, Professional Development and CoFO and consultation Council.

In her spare time Shaaron like to read, kayak, and travel by train and trailer.  She is supported in all her endeavors by her husband, dog, cat, chickens and 2 geese.  Thank goodness her husband does all the cooking and gardening!

District B & CTA/ABC/PAC Director: Patrick Mitchell

CCA - Headshot - Web Ready-32Merced College
District B Term: 2018-2020
CTA/ABC/PAC Term: 2019-2022
Represents: Gavilan College FA, Hartnell College FA , Merced College FA, Monterey Peninsula College FA

Patrick Mitchell has been teaching mathematics at the college level for over 20 years. Originally from New Jersey, he spent the first decade of his career at colleges in Delaware and New Jersey before relocating to California in 2006. He has taught full-time at Merced College since 2008, and also teaches part-time at California State University, Stanislaus.

Patrick served for four years as the President of the Merced College Faculty Association. In CCA, he is a graduate of the Building Strong Locals Academy (class 7) and the inaugural class of the California Leadership Academy. He has served on the CCA Membership, Legislation & Advocacy, and Policy Committees, and currently serves as the chair of the Governance Committee.  In 2019, Patrick was elected by CTA State Council to represent Higher Ed. on the CTA/ABC committee, which is CTA’s political action committee.  Please contact Patrick if your chapter has endorsed a candidate in your local Board of Trustees election and you’d like to get help funding them.

Patrick and his partner live in Turlock with their menagerie of animals. He enjoys singing, traveling, politics, everything 1980s, and spending time with family and friends.

District C(1): Joel Beutel

Joel Beutel.JPGSan Joaquin Delta College
Term: 2019-2021
Represents: Lake Tahoe Community College FA, Napa Valley College FA, San Joaquin Delta College TA, Sierra College FA, Solano College CTA Chapter

Joel Beutel has a MA from UC Riverside in Economics and is currently finishing (not) a PhD in Social & Cognitive Science at UC Merced. He has put many a cocktail party compatriot to sleep with discussions on the policy implications of his research on college and community relations and economic development.  When he is not teaching, he is often to be found working with one of his six children on keeping his fleet of aging Volvo’ s alive. His children range in age from 11 to 23 years old and the cars range from 37-55 years old.

Joel looks forward to meeting and working with all of you and helping to make CCA a ‘cool’ and respectable place for our members to learn and grow.

District C(2): Eduardo Torres


San Joaquin Delta College
Term: 2019-2021
Represents: Lake Tahoe Community College FA, Napa Valley College FA, San Joaquin Delta College TA, Sierra College FA, Solano College CTA Chapter

Ed Torres is currently a full-time Professor of Economics at San Joaquin Delta College and has been in that position since 2008. He also serves as the local Treasurer for the SJDCTA local and has held that position since 2016. He is proud to be the C2 board representative fighting for better outcomes for our CCA members and the teaching profession.

Prior to becoming a college professor he worked in the private sector for 25 years primarily as a Private Banker (dealing with wealthy Silicon Valley entrepreneurs), a Series 63/65 Investment Advisor, Corporate Trainer, Loan Manager, and Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Economic Analyst. From 1987 to 2007, he and the teams managed by him were responsible for lending roughly $1 billion throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. The loans were for community redevelopment projects in low-income areas, small business, venture capital start-ups, commercial /residential mortgages, and some higher education financing. He never did any subprime mortgage loans because his personal ethics were against this form of lending. For 25 years he was a “Capitalist Warrior” proud to help business entrepreneurs, home buyers, investors, retirees, and students achieve their dreams.

He was also a “Road Warrior” or part-time educator from 1992 to 2007. He taught a wide variety of real estate, business, and economics classes at night throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Although he always had a full-time job, Ed did this activity because he always loved teaching and helping others achieve their goals.

He earned his Masters degree in Economics from San Francisco State in 1984 and he earned a double major in both Economics and Business Administration in 1981 from Saint Mary’s College of California. He was born and raised in the Bay Area and has lived in San Francisco, Moraga, San Bruno, and San Jose.

Given his business, banking, and educational background he should be a strong C2 representative. He looks forward to listening, understanding, and finding solutions to the issues faced by our CCA members. He can be reached by text at 408-705-0126 or by email at:

District D: Vincent Devlahovich

CCA - Headshot - Web Ready-23College of the Canyons
Term: 2018-2020
Represents: College of the Canyons FA, College of the Sequoias TA, Kern Community College Chapter, Taft College FA, West Hills College FA

Dr. Vincent Devlahovich has been a public school educator for 21 years. He is past president of the College of the Canyons Faculty Association in Santa Clarita, California, a large community college with over 20,000 students in northern Los Angeles County. Vincent is a Professor of Geology and in the Earth, Space, and Environmental Science department at the college and holds a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. He is a 2011 graduate of the California Community College Association (CTA/NEA) Building Strong Locals Academy and a 2012 graduate of the NEA Emerging Leaders Academy. He serves on CTA State Council and is a primary investigator for the NEA GPS grant, It Takes a Barrio (ITaB), which mentors minority/underrepresented students into college and the teaching profession. He has committed his professional career to teaching and mentoring, union organizing and advocacy, as well as fighting for human and civil rights.

District E(1): Jill Pfeiffer

CCA - Headshot - Web Ready-29Rio Hondo College
Term: 2018-2020
Represents: Barstow College FA, College of the Desert FA, College of the Desert AF, Copper Mountain CCD, Rio Hondo College FA, San Bernardino Community College District, Victor Valley College FA

Jill Pfeiffer has been a full-time Anthropology Professor at Rio Hondo College for over 12 years.  She teaches a variety of courses both online and face to face including Medical and Cultural Anthropology, Archaeology, and Religion.  Online education is a passion of hers and she is currently involved with the Online Exchange Initiative (OEI) through the pilot program at Rio offering her Cultural Anthropology class through the exchange.  She has served on the curriculum and online education committees as well as an advisor for AGS Honor Society students on campus.  Her involvement with the faculty association began over 10 years ago and she has helped with board of trustee elections and held positions as secretary, treasurer, negotiations team member, VP, and is currently serving as president.  Jill graduated from the CCA’s Building Strong Locals Academy in 2015 and recently graduated from the California Leadership Academy in 2018.

Prior to landing her full-time position at Rio, Jill was part-time at several community college districts in the Los Angeles area and remembers what it was like to be a freeway flyer.  Jill grew up on the pool deck of Citrus College where her father was a health science professor and water polo coach for 40 years.  She later attended Citrus for a year prior to transferring to UCLA where she earned her B.A. in cultural anthropology.  After working as a vocational counselor in the Worker’s Compensation system in LA and Orange for several years she went on to CSULA for master’s degrees in anthropology and psychology.  In her spare time, Jill plays beach volleyball, swims, hikes, and loves to travel the world.


District E(2): Michael Butros

Michael ButrosTerm: 2019-2021
Represents: Barstow College FA, College of the Desert FA, College of the Desert AF, Copper Mountain CCD, Rio Hondo College FA, San Bernardino Community College District, Victor Valley College FA

A product of the California Community College System, Michael completed an Associated degree in Math/Science from Victor Valley College in 1991.  He completed his undergraduate degree in applied mathematics from the University of California, Irvine in 1994, and his graduate degree in mathematics from Northern Arizona University in 2000.

Michael began teaching mathematics at Victor Valley College in 2000, and began teaching physics in 2008.  Michael served as the department chair of both the mathematics department and the physical sciences department.  Michael is an Area Representative on the Academic Senate and is the Faculty Representative on the Victor Valley College Foundation Board. Michael served as a Visiting Professor at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center between 2014 and 2019, and will return for another five years between 2020 and 2024.

Michael served his local chapter as the secretary, vice president, and president since 2004. Michael is serving as the President of his local chapter for the term (2019-2021). Statewide Michael was a member of the CCA Board, acted as the Board Parliamentarian, and was elected as CCA Secretary.  Michael is a graduate of the CCA Building Strong Locals Academy (Third Class


District F(1): Jonathan Ausubel

CCA - Headshot - Web Ready-14Chaffey College
Term: 2019-2021
Represents: Chaffey College FA, Chaffey Child Development, CHI Long Beach City College(part-time), Long Beach City College FA(full-time), UF North Orange County CCD

Jonathan has been a full-time English instructor at Chaffey College since 1998 teaching all levels of composition. He has served as Distance Education Coordinator for the district and as director of the Milliken Planetarium. For the Chaffey College Faculty Association, he has served as school rep, PAC chair, Membership chair, and chief negotiator, and continues to serve as grievance officer and president.  A 2013 graduate of NEA’s Emerging Leaders Academy, Jonathan is keenly interested in part-time issues and is devoting the latter part of his career to improving the working conditions of part-time faculty at Chaffey and state-wide.
Born and raised on Long Island, Jonathan is a graduate of John F. Kennedy High School, and earned the following degrees: Honors BA in English with minors in philosophy and astrophysics (U of Toronto 1987); MA in English (U or Toronto 1989); & Ph.D. in American Literature and Semiotics (U of Delaware 1996). When not teaching nor advocating, Jonathan enjoys being with  and traveling with his family, serving as Umpire-in-Chief for the Alta Loma Little League, and looking through his telescope, even from horribly light-polluted Rancho Cucamonga. A “public” bio is online at

District F(2):  Steven Estrada

Steven Estrada 2019Cypress College
Term: 2019-2021
Represents: Chaffey College FA, Chaffey Child Development, CHI Long Beach City College(part-time), Long Beach City College FA(full-time), UF North Orange County CCD

Steven is an Ethnic Studies faculty member at Cypress College with an M.A. in American Studies. He serves as a member of the Cypress College Professional Development Committee, Faculty Co-Chair of the Dual Enrollment Program, and Division Representative for Academic Senate and United Faculty. Steven also serves on the Governance Committee and Faculty Equity and Diversity Committee for CCA.  He is honored to serve as the District G (2) Director and looks forward to continue advocating for higher education.

District G: Justina Rivadeneyra

CCA - Headshot - Web Ready-59Citrus College
Term: 2019-2021
Represents: Citrus College FA, FA Rancho Santiago CCD, Rancho Santiago CEFA

Justina is the past president for her local at Citrus College and is a Career Counselor.  Justina currently serves on the Conference Committee and Faculty Equity and Diversity Committee for CCA.  She also serves as the Higher Ed representative for CTA.  Justina is honored to serve as the District G Director and looks forward to continue advocating for higher education.

District H(1): Susan Pynes

CCA - Headshot - Web Ready-62MiraCosta College
Term: 2018-2020
Represents: Coast Community College Assn, Imperial Valley College CCA/CTA/NEA, Imperial Valley College Part Time CCA/CTA/NEA, MiraCosta College TA, Mt. San Jacinto College FA, Palo Verde Community College Assn, Southwestern College EA

Susan Griffiths Pynes teaches a variety of English classes (from reading/study strategies to composition and information literacy) at MiraCosta College in Oceanside, California for the Adult High School Diploma Program.  Her students range between 17 and 70 years old and have the same wide range of life experiences and backgrounds.  She delights in watching the bonds that form between diverse students as they learn together.  On the MiraCosta College Academic Associate Faculty, her local CCA/CTA unit, Susan has served as secretary and negotiator. She is a graduate of CCA’s California Leadership Academy and attended the CTA Summer Institute Essential Bargaining strand.  She has advocated for part-time faculty for over twenty years.  Presently, she is one of the representatives on the MiraCosta College Academic Senate for over 600 part-time faculty members.

Susan is also an arts education advocate and spent ten years as a Commissioner on the City of Carlsbad’s Arts Commission, which included chairing the Arts Education Committee for the city and five school districts’ arts educators.  In “spare” time, she attempts to write poetry and enjoys sailing with her family.  She believes that every person deserves an opportunity for education which is the ultimate path to world peace.

District H(2): Krista Warren

CCA - Headshot - Web Ready-65MiraCosta College
Term: 2018-2020
Represents: Coast Community College Assn, Imperial Valley College CCA/CTA/NEA, Imperial Valley College Part Time CCA/CTA/NEA, MiraCosta College TA, Mt. San Jacinto College FA, Palo Verde Community College Assn, Southwestern College EA

Krista has taught and worked in various capacities at MiraCosta College for the past 25 years. Currently, as the interim Project Manager for the Coastal North County Adult Education Consortium(CNCAEC) /Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG), Krista works closely with the consortium leadership team assisting in planning the coordination of programs and services to be delivered to adult education students in the region. Krista also works as the Coordinator for Other Noncredit Programs, teaches a section of the Basic Skills class for learners with intellectual and developmental disabilities, represents Associate Faculty on the MiraCosta College Academic Senate and serves as the President of the MiraCosta College Academic Associate Faculty (MCCAAF)/CTA/NEA. Krista has a Master’s Degree in Education, a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies and is married and a mom of three children.

District I: Evangeline Matthews

Evangeline Matthews - District L - SOCCCDIrvine Valley College
Term: Complete Unexpired 2019-21
Represents: Cerritos (At-Large), Palomar (At-Large), South Orange County CCD FA

Evangeline Matthews was a full-time paralegal prior to discovering her love for teaching ESL.  Previously serving as a board member of the Orange County Paralegal Association (OCPA), she also chaired two major OCPA conferences successfully.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies and a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, as well as certificates in Paralegal, Teaching English as a Second Language, and Developing an Online Teaching Program.

Evangeline has taught all core integrated and specialty ESL classes at three different community college districts in Orange County. Her passion to serve both her students and her campus community is evident in her past and current leadership endeavors, including professional development presenter, student club advisor, AB 540 committee member, Safe Space Ally, Academic Senate representative, and Faculty Association representative. For these and other contributions, Evangeline was nominated for the Faculty Excellence award by her students and colleagues for four consecutive years.

As a leader, be it in the classroom or the boardroom, Evangeline’s primary goal is to create strong communities. Currently, she is a member of the CCA’s Governance Committee and the Active Shooter/Lock Down Task Force. Evangeline is also one of the CTA’s Higher Education State Council Representatives where she serves on the Legislative Sub-Committee of the Adult, Alternative, and Career Technical Education Committee.

Evangeline stated, “I love learning more about the various bills, legislations, state initiatives, and advocacies that affect community colleges in general and the districts I represent in particular.”

District J: Linda Chan

IMG_0080Mt. San Antonio College
Term: 2019-2020
Represents: Mt. San Antonio College FA

Linda is an adjunct professor in Mathematics, Physics, and Astronomy.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Physics and a B.S in Physics and Astronomy both from San Diego State University.  She also holds a Master’s Degree in Mathematics, emphasis on Statistics, from CalPoly Pomona. She has been at Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC) for 21 years and has taught at multiple campuses throughout her career, for a total of 35 years of teaching in the Southern California area.  She serves as the President for a Part-Time only local at Citrus College and has served on the Mt. SAC Faculty Association Executive Board and negotiations team for over a decade.  Prior to coming to Mt. SAC, Linda taught at Copper Mountain College and served as an EMT and volunteer firefighter in 29 Palms.  She is a graduate of the Building Strong Locals Academy and is a WHO Award recipient.  She has served as the Chair of School Safety/School Management for CTA State Council as well as a chair for the NEA Resolutions Committee.  Her goal in serving as a CCA Board Member for District J is to ensure the best working conditions for all faculty so that they can better serve their students and communities!  In her free time, she travels the world and does photography.

District K: Jan Muto

CCA - Headshot - Web Ready-53Norco College
Term: 2019-2021
Represents: Riverside CCD FA

As an associate professor of Communication Studies at Norco College, Dr. Muto teaches interpersonal communication, public speaking, gender and communication, and mass media. Along with other institutional commitments, she leads the volunteer Ally program in support of LGBTQ faculty, staff, and student; and is faculty adviser to the Gender Sexuality Awareness student club. Dr. Muto was honored in 2015 with the David A. Sanchez GLBT Award for Diversity by the CCA Faculty Equity and Diversity Committee, and named the RCCD Distinguished Faculty Lecturer in 2016. Jan Muto holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in communication from the University of Delaware, and a Ph.D. from University of Utah with emphases in organizational communication and instructional media. She has held faculty positions in communication at Ithaca College (New York), and two community colleges in Kentucky. Other positions held were Instructional Technologist at the University of Delaware, administrative positions at Northwest College in Wyoming, Madisonville Community College in Kentucky, and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System central office. She was Interim President at Maysville (Kentucky) Community and Technical College, and President of Riverside City College. She has served on accrediting teams for three regional agencies; conducted communication training workshops for private and public sector organizations; and presented at regional, national, and international conferences on communication, faculty professional development, and institutional planning.

Racial and Ethnic Minority Director : Dorothy Reina

CCA - Headshot - Web Ready-8Norco College – Riverside Community College District
Term: 2018-2020
Racial and Ethnic Minority Director

Once a “freeway flyer” who taught a variety of History courses at a number of Community Colleges, California State Universities and a private university in southern California, and as a professor of Sociology at Connors State College in Warner, Oklahoma, Dorothy “landed” at the Riverside Community College District (RCCD) in 2000, when she was hired as an Associate Instructor of History at the Moreno Valley campus. She has subsequently taught at all three of the colleges in the Riverside Community College District (RCCD) but now considers Norco College her “home base.” In addition to teaching at Norco College, Dorothy teaches at Victor Valley College where she also serves as a member of the AFT Part Time Executive Board.

Dorothy’s academic journey began at East Los Angeles College where she majored in Music. She eventually earned her B.A. and M.A. degrees in American Studies and Women’s Studies at CSU Fullerton before Advancing to Candidacy in the Doctoral program in History at UC Riverside.

Prior to entering the teaching profession, Dorothy worked in the corporate and non-profit arenas in such capacities as a Circuit Designer for Pacific Bell and the Assistant Program Director of the Ombudsman Program of Riverside County.

When she’s not in the classroom, Dorothy is active on the local, state, and national level as a higher education representative on the CTA State Council of Education and as a delegate to the NEA Representative Assembly. In her spare time, Dorothy enjoys networking on Social Media,  attending the theater, travelling, photography, and advocating for the rights of animals.

Resources of import:

Link to The Campaign for College Opportunity:  where you will find several publications that might be of interest, including the following:

The State of Higher Education for Black Californians

The State of Higher Education for Latinx in California

Higher Education Affordability for Undocumented Students in California

Link to the HRC Publication:

 2019 Black & African American LGBTQ Youth Report                      

             2019 LATINX LGBTQ Youth Report


Part-Time Faculty Director Northern Region (At Large): Josie Malik

CCA - Headshot - Web Ready-11San Joaquin Delta College
Term: 2019-2021
Represents: Northern California Part-Time Faculty members of the Community College Association/CTA/NEA

Josie has been a part-time School Psychologist, Learning Disability Specialist and Associate Professor at San Joaquin Delta College since 1989. At the same time Josie was employed as a School Psychologist by Lincoln Unified School District for 25 years and as a classroom teacher for 18 years at Stockton Unified.  Josie received her BA and MA from the University of the Pacific in Stockton where she also obtained her life Elementary and Secondary teaching credentials. She received her Pupil Personnel Credential from CSU Stanislaus and her School Psychologist Credential from CSU Sacramento. Josie also received her AA degree in 1968 from San Joaquin Delta College and is honored to have returned as an Associate Professor. She is currently serving her first term as CCA Northern Director Part-Time. In addition, she is Vice-President of Adjuncts at San Joaquin Delta College and serves as CTA Liaison to the California Association of School Psychologists. Josie strives to be the best advocate for Community College Part-Time Instructors.  Josie was previously C-1 CCA Director and a State Council representative.

Part-Time Faculty Director Southern Region (At Large): Josue Arredondo

JosueSouthwestern College
Term: 2018-2020
Represents: Southern California Part-Time Faculty members of the Community College Association/CTA/NEA

Josue Arredondo has taught English and Composition at Southwestern College since 2010. With the Southwestern College Education Association he has worked on the negotiation team. Through the CCA he has had attended the California Leadership Academy, Building Strong Academy and Negotiation Training. In addition to his work with the union, he serves on the academic senate and the labor council as a delegate.

Women’s Issues Director (At Large): Kristie A. Iwamoto

Kristie-Iwamoto2-4241259691-1565325636881.jpgNapa Valley College
Term: 2019-2021

Kristie A. Iwamoto is an English teacher at Napa Valley College. She is a fourth-generation Northern Californian who was born in Berkeley. She got her Bachelors and Masters degrees in English from California State University, East Bay (in 2002 and 2006, respectively).
Kristie started teaching in 2007 at Solano Community College in Fairfield, where she served in her local as Part-Time Representative, Organizing Chair and Membership Chair. She worked part time there as well as at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg and Napa Valley College. She started teaching full-time at Napa Valley College in 2012. She is currently President of the Napa Valley College Faculty Association.
In her spare time, Kristie likes long distance running, yoga, and volunteer work, particularly therapy dog visits.

CTA Director Q Higher Ed: DeWayne Shaeffer

DeWayne ShaefferTerm: Complete Unexpired Term 2019-2021

DeWayne Sheaffer has worked in higher education for over 30 years. DeWayne started his career at California State University at Stanislaus where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing in the Business Office and Admission & Records area. He moved to California State University, Los Angeles working in the Admissions and Records Office processing students for graduation. He subsequently moved to California State University. Dominguez Hills serving as the Supervisor of the Graduation Unit in the Records Office while completing his Master of Science Degree in Counseling with an Emphasis in Higher Education. DeWayne is currently working at Long Beach City College since 1996 in the Counseling and Student Development Department. While at LBCC, DeWayne has served in several leadership capacities such as Department Chair, Transfer Coordinator, Career Services Coordinator, and Association President at the college. DeWayne’s strong sense of advocacy came into existence at an early age when he participated in picketing at his father’s work place of Chevron Oil Refinery during a strike. He thought that was awesome that employees would do all they could including striking to ensure their voice was heard during the negotiation process. To date that event continues to remain his motivation in supporting and protecting the collective bargaining process.