Board of Directors


CCCAOE welcomes all champions for education and workforce success. Without you, our vision of ensuring that education and careers are accessible to everyone at any time would not be realized. CCCAOE recognizes that it is our individual talents, skills, experiences, and stories which resonate with our students. It is through each of you that our students are given hope, encouragement, knowledge, and empowerment. With your support, our students obtain degrees and certificates which open new opportunities, new dreams, and new careers which can re-shape future generations. As members of CCCAOE, you already have a story to tell about your educational journey. CCCAOE wants to continue your story by offering networking, professional development, and advocacy opportunities to support your efforts as you work alongside our students, our partners, and our communities.

 – Eva Jimenez

Leaders Advocating for California’s Community Colleges

Executive Board

Eva Jimenez


Assistant Superintendent/Vice President, Economic & Workforce Development/Foundation Director at Shasta College

11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding, CA 96049

Robert Cabral


Interim Dean of Student Learning, Physical Sciences & Career Education at Moorpark College

7075 Campus Rd, Moorpark, CA 93021


Tina Recalde

President Elect

Dean, Health Sciences & Public Services at San Diego Mesa College
7250 Mesa College Drive, San Diego, CA 92111

Melody Graveen

Deputy Treasurer

Dean, CTE Instruction at Moreno Valley College

16230 Lasselle St., Moreno Valley, CA 92551

John Jaramillo

Immediate Past President

Dean, Economic and Workforce Development and Business Science at Saddleback College

2800 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, CA 92692

Blaine Smith

Communication Officer

Chair, North Far North Regional Consortium at Butte-Glenn Community College District

1410 Ethan Way, Sacramento, CA 95825

Amy Christianson

Executive Director

The California Community College Association for Occupational Education

1800 21st Street PMB #205, Sacramento, CA 95811

Kimberly Rachelle Ranalla

Executive Assistant

The California Community College Association for Occupational Education

1800 21st Street PMB #205, Sacramento, CA 95811

Regional Vice-Presidents

Angela Cordell

VP North/Far North Region

Regional Director, Employer Engagement Business & Entrepreneurship Sector at Shasta College
1409 Market Street, Redding, CA 96001

Maniphone Dickerson

VP San Francisco/Bay Region

Division Dean, Business and Workforce Development at Evergreen Valley College
3095 Yerba Buena Road, San Jose, CA 995135

Pedro Mendez

VP Central Region

Dean of Career Technical Education at Modesto Junior College
435 College Ave, Modesto, CA 95305

Harriet Happel

VP South Central Region

Dean, Career and Technical Education and Integrative Learning at College of the Canyons
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, San Clarita, CA 91355

Marla Uliana

VP Los Angeles/Orange County Region

Dean, Career & Workforce Education at Los Angeles Mission College

13356 Eldridge Avenue, Sylmar, CA 91342

Jennifer Patel

VP San Diego/Imperial Region

Regional Director, Employer Engagement, Business and Entrepreneurship at Mira Costa College

7250 Mesa College Drive, San Diego, CA 92111

Debra Mustain

VP Inland Empire/Desert Region

Dean, Community Partnerships & Workforce Development at Riverside Community College District

16230 Lasselle St., Moreno Valley, CA 92551

The Goals of this CCCAOE Board Fall Under 3 Broad Groups

Membership Engagement Goals

  1. Create attractive and easy to use technology tools and resources
    1. Content that is organized and easy to find
    2. Input processing is facilitated, develop a protocol for information sharing (reports, best practices, resource links, etc)
    3. Improve our Constant Contact and LinkedIn utilization
  2. Increase membership involvement for committee participation, local/regional/state leadership, and succession planning.
    1. Document/Develop a map of involvement opportunities (conference attendance, committee participation, committee chair, RAVP, RVP, Executive Board)
    2. Develop a presentation of CCCAOE Board participation (PPT on website, presented as slides to be delivered at Leadership Academy, conference, etc)
    3. Create a communication and implementation plan

Advocacy Goals

In 2021, CCCAOE will have developed a membership-vetted and approved, concrete platform which drives our activities on a grassroots, local, institutional, regional, state and federal level.

Professional Development Goals

For website to be used in outward facing communication.


Serve as the state wide leader in professional development for the CTE/EWD system, while continuously improving opportunities and increasing participation by 10% annually.


Watch this video to learn what Becoming a Board Member of CCCAOE takes. 


CCCAOE’s Call for Nominations is Closed for 21/22 Board of Director positions.


Stay tuned for the announcement of a Nominee Forum to learn about who is running for these positions. 

Elections will be held in February 2021


CCCAOE Board positions up for election are as follows:


3-Year Term as President-Elect, President, and Immediate Past President (Requires previous service on the CCCAOE Board in the past 10 yrs)



Communications Officer –

2-Year Term



3 Regional Vice-Presidents:

LA/Orange County, San Francisco Bay Area, South Central Coast


YOU can nominate yourself or other Colleagues/Members for Key CCCAOE Board Leadership Positions.


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