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)- 642-9305

Conference Co-Chairs - 2018 

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

Steering Committee (2015-2017)

Valarie Burke, Past Region Chair, University of Nevada- Las Vegas (2015-2017)
Kiana Shiroma, Region Conference Co-Chair (2015), University of Hawaii- Manoa
Rayna Tagalicod, Region Conference Co-Chair (2015), University of Hawaii- Manoa
Jenny Cornet-Carrillo, Communication Coordinator, University of  California, Berkeley (2015-2017)
Donna Vivar, Membership and Awards Coordinator, University of California, Davis (2015-2017)
Julia Vergara, Community College Liaison, University of California, Berkeley (2015-2017)
Eva Wong-Moy, Graduate Student Coordinator, University of California, San Francisco (2015-2017)
Fabrizio Mejia, Diversity Coordinator, University of California, Berkeley (2015-2017)
Elizabeth Wilcox, Professional Development Coordinator, University of California, Berkeley (2015-2017)
Derek Furukama, 2017 Region Conference Chair, University of Nevada, Reno
Heather Foster, California State Liaison, San Diego State University (2015-2017)
Comfort Sumida, Hawaii State Liaison, University of Hawaii-Hilo (2015-2017)
Gregrette Perry, Nevada State Liaison, University of Nevada, Reno (2015-2017)
Sean Nemeth, Brandman University, 949-341-9895, (2016)
Donald Scott, Brandman University, 760-341-8051, (2016)

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