LEADERSHIP DIRECTORY- REGION 9

The Pacific Region consists of academic advising professionals from California, Hawaii, and Nevada. In October 2009, inaugural operating procedures were voted on and approved by region members. The Region 9 Steering Committee is the leadership team for the community. The team consists of the current and past region chair, the present and past conference chairs, 2 liaisons per state, a membership and awards coordinator, a communications coordinator, and a budget coordinator. The collective work of Region 9 is to promote the values of NACADA and accomplish progress for the academic advising profession in ways that benefit the 3 states as well as the region's success as a whole community.

Region Chair

Amber Dillon, University of California- Berkeley, 510-664-7243

Conference Co-Chairs - 2018 

Kate Creveling, University of California- Davis, 530- 752-0897
Melissa Whaley, University of California- Davis, 530- 752-7183

Steering Committee (2017-2019)

Julian Ledesma, University of California- Berkeley, Past Region Chair (2017-2019)
Eva Wong-Moy, University of California- San Francisco, Graduate Student Coordinator (2016-2018)
Donna Vivar, University of California- Davis, Membership and Awards Coordinator (2016-2018)
Elizabeth Wilcox, University of California- Berkeley, Professional Development Coordinator (2016-2018)
Comfort Sumida, University of Hawaii- Hilo, Hawaii State Liaison (2016-2018)
Gregrette Perry-Simmons, University of Nevada- Reno, Nevada State Liaison (2016-2018)
Avi Rosenzweig, University of California- Berkeley, California State Liaison (2017-2019)
Winnie Tang, University of Hawaii- Manoa, Communications Coordinator (2017-2019)
Natasha Rudi, University of Nevada- Reno, Diversity Coordinator (2017-2019)
Lauren Prepose-Forsen, University of Hawaii- Manoa, Community College Liaison (2017-2019)
Derek Furukawa, University of Nevada- Reno, Past Conference Chair (2016-2018)
Kate Creveling, University of California- Davis, 2018 Conference Co-Chair (2017-2019)
Melissa Whaley, University of California- Davis, 2018 Conference Co-Chair (2017-2019)
Tiana Loo, Leeward Community College, 2019 Conference Co-Chair (2018-2020)
Cheri Souza, Kapi'olani Community College, 2019 Conference Co-Chair (2018-2020)

Conference Steering Committee - 2018

Lisa Laughter, University of California- Davis, Logistics
Lauren Worrell, University of California- Davis, Programming
Vanessa Bascherini, Sonoma State University, Hospitality
Jamie Zamjahn, Sonoma State University, Hospitality


Region 9 Operating Principles

Mission and Purpose

NACADA Mission: NACADA promotes student success by advancing the field of academic advising globally. We provide opportunities for professional development, networking and leadership for our diverse membership.

The Purpose of the Region: The Region’s purpose is to support NACADA’s mission by facilitating professional development activities, networking opportunities, leadership development, and member recruitment and service for the membership within their geographic area.

The regions propose activities to support academic advisors, faculty advisors and advising administrators within their geographic regions. Region members conduct annual region conferences, state, province or area drive-ins, promote NACADA membership and develop programs which fit the needs of their specific region.

Region Chairs, working with their steering committees, lead the functions of the regions. The following operating principles outline the responsibilities of the Region Steering Committee in accomplishing the work of the region and supporting NACADA’s mission.  

Here is a complete set of the Region 9 Operating Principles