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Transition Advisory Team Members

The 54-member Transition Advisory Team is made up of a bipartisan group of educators, labor, and business leaders.

Transition Advisory Team Co-Chairs

  • Linda Darling Hammond, the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education at Stanford University.
  • David Rattray, Senior Vice President of Education & Workforce Development for the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and President of UNITE LA.

Transition Advisory Team Members

  • Catherine Atkin, President, Preschool California.
  • William Barr, Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Education; former Monterey County Superintendent of Schools.
  • Cruz Bustamante, Former Lt. Governor, State of California.
  • Dennis Cima, Senior Vice President, Education & Public Policy, Silicon Valley Leadership Group.
  • Liane Cismowski, Vice Principal and Teacher, Mt. Diablo High School, Concord.
  • Yvonne de la Peña, Program Director, California Fire Fighter Joint Apprenticeship Committee.
  • Arturo Delgado, Superintendent, San Bernardino City Unified School District.
  • Cesar Diaz, Legislative Director, State Building and Construction Trades Council of California.
  • Jim Dierke, Principal, Visitacion Valley Middle School, San Francisco Unified School District.
  • Ted Dutton, President and Co-Founder, School Facility Advisors.
  • Martha Fluor, President, California School Boards Association.
  • Linda Galliher Vice President, Education and Healthcare, Bay Area Council.
  • Patricia Gándara, Professor, UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Sciences and Co-Director, UCLA Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles.
  • Abigail Garcia, Teacher, Animo Leadership Charter High School, Inglewood.
  • Donald Gill, Superintendent, Antioch Unified School District.
  • Jay Hansen, Chief Strategy Officer, California Medical Association.
  • Michael Hanson, Superintendent, Fresno Unified School District.
  • Marty Hittelman, President, California Federation of Teachers.
  • Adam Hodess, Commissioner, California Apprenticeship Council, Division of Apprenticeship Standards. Business Manager, UA Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 159.
  • Mat Holton, Superintendent, Chaffey Joint Union High School District.
  • Richard Jackson, Professor, UCLA School of Public Health and former California State Public Health Officer.
  • Ann Johnston, Mayor of Stockton.
  • Maureen Kindel, Chair of the Board of Visitors, Loyola Marymount University School of Education.
  • Michael Kirst, Chair, California State Board of Education; Emeritus Professor of Education and Business Administration, Stanford University.
  • Ted Lempert, President, Children Now.
  • Diane Levitt, Executive Director, Safe Cities Foundation.
  • Bob Linscheid, Vice Chair, California State University Board of Trustees and President, The Linscheid Company.
  • Bill Lloyd, President, SEIU California State Council.
  • Dave Long, Former California Secretary of Education.
  • Sonia Martin-Solis, Teacher, Hillcrest Drive Elementary School, Los Angeles Unified School District.
  • Charles McMinn, Co-Founder and Former CEO, Covad Communications.
  • Hydra Mendoza, School Board Member, San Francisco Unified School District.
  • Molly Munger, Co-Director, Advancement Project Los Angeles.
  • Barbara Nemko, Superintendent of Schools, Napa County.
  • Jeff Patterson, Teacher, Antelope Valley High School.
  • Jennifer Peck, Executive Director, Partnership for Children and Youth.
  • Willie Pelote, Assistant Director, Political Action Department, AFSCME International.
  • Jose Pérez, Chair, California Utilities Diversity Council and Publisher, Latino Journal.
  • Chet Pipkin, Chairman of the Board, Belkin International, Inc.
  • James Ramos, Chairman, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and Board Member, San Bernardino Community College District.
  • Diana Rodriguez, Board Member, Sacramento City Unified School District.
  • Alex Rooker, Government Affairs Director, Communications Workers of America Local 9400.
  • Russ Rumberger, Vice Provost for Education Partnerships at the UC Office of the President (on leave from UCSB as an Educational Leadership Professor).
  • David Sanchez, President, California Teachers Association.
  • Tim Sbranti, Mayor, City of Dublin and Teacher, Dublin High School.
  • Barry Schuler, Former Chairman and CEO, America Online.
  • Jack Scott, Chancellor, California Community Colleges.
  • Gregg Solkovits, Secondary Vice President, United Teachers of Los Angeles.
  • Suzan Solomon, Board Member, Newhall School District and Vice President for Education, California State PTA.
  • Jai Sookprasert, Assistant Director, Governmental Relations, California School Employees Association.
  • Shelly Spiegel-Coleman, Executive Director, Californians Together.
  • Chris Steinhauser, Superintendent, Long Beach Unified School District.
  • Lillian Taiz, Professor of History at CSU Los Angeles and President of the California Faculty Association.
  • Diane Watson, Former Member of Congress, California's 33rd District.
  • Carl Wong, Former Superintendent of Schools, Sonoma County.
  • Kristin Wright, Chair, California Advisory Commission on Special Education.
  • Antronette Yancey, Professor, UCLA School of Public Health.

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Last Reviewed: Monday, February 8, 2021