Nichelle Henderson

Nichelle Henderson is a college faculty and union organizer that advocates for and builds capacity around the issues of education, labor, women’s reproductive health and political empowerment. She is a former middle school classroom teacher. Currently employed at California State University Los Angeles, Nichelle is a Faculty Advisor and Clinical Field Supervisor with the Cal […]

Dr. Kelsey Iino

As a Los Angeles native and a California community college graduate herself, Dr. Kelsey Iino (iino) has dedicated her professional career to the community college system.  She hs worked for over 15 years as a counselor in various areas and currently counsels students in the areas of health science, athletics, creative arts, and MANA (an […]

Sara Hernandez

On November 8, 2022, Sara Hernandez was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles Community College District. As an LAUSD middle school teacher Sara founded a non-profit that identifies low-income students and provides them with exceptional educational opportunity and resources throughout their high school years to get them “to and through college”. […]

Andra Hoffman

Andra Hoffman was elected to the Board of Trustees in March of 2015. For nearly twenty years, Ms. Hoffman has been at Glendale Community College where she runs the Job Placement Center and is responsible for placing students in jobs and internships, both on and off campus. Previously she served as Director of Government and […]

Steve Veres

Steve Veres served the Los Angeles Community College District as a member of the board of Trustees from 2011–2015. After a 2-year hiatus, he returns to the board for a new 5 year term beginning July 2017. He has served as President and Vice President of the Board as well as chair of the Board’s […]

David Vela

A Los Angeles native, David Vela has had an extensive career in public service.  In 2002, David served as Senior Legislative Assistant to former Assemblymember Jackie Goldberg, handling Labor, Transportation and Economic Development. David also served as Senior Advisor to the Employment Development Department under the Gray Davis administration. After his time in Sacramento, David […]

Dr. Gabriel Buelna

Dr. Gabriel Buelna graduated from California State University Northridge (CSUN) with a Bachelor’s degree before completing a master’s program in Social Work at San Diego State University.  Dr. Buelna earned his Ph.D. from the School of Politics and Economics at the Claremont Graduate University.  In 1999, Gabriel joined CSUN as a faculty member where he […]