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Krystinne Mica, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Krystinne joined the Academic Senate in October 2012 as an Administrative Assistant for the Course Identification Numbering System (C-ID). Throughout her time at the Academic Senate she has served as the Program Specialist, Program Manager, Associate Director, and most recently Chief Operating Officer. As Executive Director, she carries out a variety of responsibilities in these key areas: chief administrator for the 501 (c) 6 nonprofit organization; policy advisor to the Senate officers, Executive Committee members, committees, and others; and chief of staff. Other duties include facilitating and coordinating the agendas and activities of the Executive Committee and plenary session, advocacy for the roles of the Senate and for resources necessary for it to excel in its shared-governance responsibilities granted to the Senate under Education Code, Title 5, and Board of Governors. Krystinne graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a BA in Legal Studies and completed her MA in Education Leadership at Sacramento State. Her interest in education, student development, and law, lead her to the Academic Senate to work with statewide faculty on addressing issues affecting the California community college system.
Tonya Davis, DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION
Tonya joined the Academic Senate in July 2011. Throughout her time at the Academic Senate, she has served as the as the Executive Assistant, Events Coordinator, Office Manager and currently the Director of Administration. She brings to the Academic Senate over 18 years of professional administrative support and operational experience in the non-profit sector. Her collaborative leadership nature is an asset to the organization. Tonya is currently responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Academic Senate, human resource management, event management, sponsorship opportunities, and assisting the Executive Director with organizational activities. She is committed to the work of the Academic Senate, its mission and to her professional development.
alice hammar, director of finance
Alice joined the Academic Senate in June 2017. She provides leadership, direction, and oversight of the accounting and finance department. Prior to joining the Academic Senate staff, she functioned as Accounting Manager for the CPA firm that provided accounting services to Academic Senate from 2013-2017. Alice brings a diverse background and experience in all facets of accounting functions, payroll expertise, HR, and business management. A native of the Midwest, she holds a B.B.A. with emphasis in Accounting and Finance from Wichita State University. A move to sunny Arizona provided the opportunity to own and manage two small businesses. Her two grandsons and life in the vibrant NorCal area were strong attractions for a move to Sacramento in 2011. She enjoys time with family and friends, and is proud to be a part of the Academic Senate team!
miguel rother, DIRECTOR OF GRANTS & INITIATIVES
Miguel joined the Academic Senate in February 2016. He is responsible for overseeing the operations of ASCCC grants and inititiatives. Under the direction of the Executive Director, Miguel supports the day-to-day administration of the Academic Senate’s grant programs including the Course Identification Numbering System (C-ID), Guided Pathways, and Open Educational Resources Initiatives (OER).
april lonero, EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
April joined the Academic Senate in October 2017 as a Program Specialist and was primarily responsible for supporting the day-to-day administration of the Academic Senate’s grant program – Course Identification Numbering System (C-ID). Her current role is the Executive Assistant and she is primarily responsible for supporting the Executive Director, the Director of Administration, the Board of Directors, and performing other administrative duties as provided by the Executive Director. She received her bachelor's degree from San Jose State University in Social Work. She recently moved to the Sacramento area from the Bay Area. April loves drinking coffee, exploring nature, and playing with her two cats.
JENNIFER VALENCIA, PROGRAM MANAGER
Jennifer joined the Academic Senate in August 2019. She is primarily responsible for overseeing the administration of the Academic Senate’s grant programs – Guided Pathways and Open Educational Resources Initiative (OERI). Jennifer is originally from Southern California and is enjoyably adapting to Sacramento. She has voluntarily worked in developing educational programs in India and Belize, and being of service within her community. Jennifer is very adventurous, enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and all things that expand her creativity and love of arts. She is committed to her growth and professional development within the Academic Senate and her team.
Kyoko Hatano, Administrative Assistant
Kyoko started working for the Senate in April 2004. She is responsible for many administrative tasks supporting the Executive Director, in cooperation with the other Senate staff members. Her duties include uploading the senate publications and resolutions to the website and maintenance of them in the database. She likes to travel back to Japan to see her family and old friends.
veronica rey, administrative assistant
Veronica joined the Academic Senate in July 2017, shortly after her move to Sacramento from Southern California. Her primary responsibility is to recruit California Community College faculty for Chancellor’s Office advisory groups. Veronica is a graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso, with a Bachelor’s Degree in English.
SELENA SILVA, Program SPecialist
Selena joined the Academic Senate in August 2019 as the Administrative Assistant providing administrative support for the Course Identification Numbering System (C-ID). Her current role is the Program Specialist and is primarily responsible for supporting the day-to-day administration of the Academic Senate’s grant programs. She received her bachelor's degree in Community and Regional Development from the University of California Davis. She enjoys knitting, crocheting, gaming, and playing with her cat.
Edie Martinelli, EVENTs manager
Edie has been with the Academic Senate on and off since 2015. With a BA in Broadcast Communications from San Francisco State, she has over 20 years of Events Management experience in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors, domestically and internationally. She prides herself on planning seamless and cost-effective events. In her spare time, she loves traveling, spending time skiing and boating in Lake Tahoe and attends a variety of live music festivals.
megan trader, program coordinator
Megan joined the Academic Senate in March 2019. She is primarily responsible for supporting the day-to-day administration of the Academic Senate’s grant programs. Megan received her bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Sacramento State University, and enjoys curating an ever-growing book collection, creating textile art, painting, performance art and hunting for the perfect vintage dress.
katie nash, Visual Designer
Katie joined the Academic Senate in March 2019, embracing everything design. Not only does Katie design, layout and oversee production to Rostrums, programs, annual reports and other publications but to all web and digital media as well as event materials. She will be the keeper of the Senate brand – making sure the organization is portrayed visually across all media platforms consistently and appropriately as provided by the Academic Senate Mission and Vision. Volunteering with the Sacramento Ad Club and WordCamp Sacramento allows Katie to help promote creative design and development in the Greater Sacramento area.