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ACSE Membership and Liaisons

Directory of the Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE), including Commissioner, liaison and staff contact information.

Commission Member Names, E-mail Address, Term, and Appointing Body

Commissioners Term Appointment
Stacey Adler
California State Board of Education
Marie Alvarado Gil 01/01/21-12/31/24 California State Board of Education
Christina N. Mills
01/01/16 -12/31/23
California State Board of Education
Sarah Notch
California State Board of Education
Christine Oyakawa
01/01/20-12/31/23 California State Board of Education

Elizabeth A. Estes


Governor's Office

April Lopez


Governor's Office

Kimberly Salomonson
Governor's Office
Steve Winlock
Governor's Office
Havaughnia Hayes-White
State Assembly

Jeannine Topalian


State Assembly

Dawn Hamilton
State Assembly

Michele J. Andrus


State Senate

Gloria Ruiz
10/13/20-12/31/23 State Senate
David M. Toston
State Senate

Student Commission Member Name


In accordance with the ACSE Bylaws, Article I, Section 4, Tenure, "Every Commissioner whose term has expired may continue to discharge the duties of his/her office until his/her successor has qualified."

Legislative Members:

State Senate Member
Richard Pan
916-651-4966 (fax)

State Assembly Member
Jim Frazier
916-319-2111 (fax)

Executive Secretary:
Heather Calomese
916-327-3706 (fax)

State Board Liaison:

Ilene Straus
State Board of Education Liaison
1430 N Street, Room 5111
Sacramento, CA 95814

Commission Staff Liaison:

Aaron Christensen
916-327-3706 (fax)

Venetia Davis
916-327-3706 (fax)

Questions: Special Education Division | | 916-445-4602 
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, March 17, 2021
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