CCGG Governance

CCGG is overseen by an elected Board of Directors consisting of no more than 29 elected or appointed directors. Our current Board of Directors is listed below. The Board conducts business during two in-person meetings each year which alternate between northern and southern California.

CCGG is currently soliciting nominations for new and returning board members.


Executive Board

  • President, Tara Gruenewald, PhD (University of Southern California)
  • Past President, Maria Henke, MA (University of Southern California)
  • Vice President, Matthew Ting, PhD (California State University, Dominguez Hills)
  • Secretary, Aaron Hagedorn, PhD (University of Southern California)
  • Executive Director, Elizabeth Hagood, MS (University of Southern California)

Board Members

  • University of California System Representative, Tatiana Vardanyan (University of California Los Angeles)
  • California State University System Representative, Cheryl Osborne, RN, EdD (California State University, Sacramento)
  • Private Universities/Four-Year Colleges Representative, Kelly Niles-Yokum, PhD (University of LaVerne)
  • Public or Private Two-Year Colleges Representative, Karla Gustafson, MSG (American River College)
  • Member-at-Large Marie Cordeiro, MN, RN (Los Angeles Jewish Home, Annenberg School of Nursing)
  • Member-at-Large Sean Curran, PhD (University of Southern California)
  • Member-at-Large Elena Ionescu, MSG (California State University, Long Beach)
  • Member-at-Large Anna Nguyen, MSG, OTD, OTR/L (University of Southern California)
  • Member-at-Large Joseph Rodrigues (California Department of Aging and California State University, Sacramento)
  • Member-at-Large Seema Sehrawat, PhD (California State University, Chico)
  • Southern California Student Representative, Shivanti Kariyawasam
  • Northern California Student Representative, Nick Abiuso (California State University, Sacramento)


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