Senate Office

Phone: (916) 445-4753
(916) 323-9867
One Capitol Mall, Suite 340, Sacramento, CA 95814
The office is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.,
Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and closed for state and federal holidays.

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Julie Adams

Julie Adams, Ph.d, MBA, CAE, Executive Director

For more than 20 years, Dr. Julie Adams has provided the organizational oversight of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges.  The Academic Senate is the organization recognized in law and regulation as the voice for faculty in California community colleges in academic and professional matters. 

 Dr. Adams has more than 25 years of experience in strategic planning and implementation, management and oversight, as well as grant development and monitoring for a variety of public and nonprofit organizations. Since joining the Academic Senate, Dr. Adams has facilitated key activities and initiatives that benefit, support, and enhance the California Community College System. 

 She holds a B.S. in Business from California State University - Sacramento, an MBA from University of California – Davis, and a Ph.D. in public policy from Walden University. She also earned her association executive certificate (CAE) from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).  Early in her career, Dr. Adams also served in the United States Army.


Rita Sabler

Rita Sabler, Creative Director

Rita has been responsible for the look of all of the Academic Senate printed materials and websites since October of 1999. She took over the artistic direction and design of different facets of the Senate's work, designing promotional materials for sessions, institutes, and laying out countless publications. Rita completed her Master's Degree in Interface Architecture from the Elisava School of Design in Barcelona in 2004. 


Tonya Davis

Tonya Davis, Office Manager 

Tonya joined the Academic Senate in July 2011. She brings to the Academic Senate over 15 years of professional administrative support and operational experience in the non-profit sector. She is responsible for supervising the day-to-day operations of the Academic Senate, as well as assist the Executive Director with organizational activities and oversees events. She is committed to the work of the Academic Senate, its mission and to her professional development. 


KrystinneKrystinne Mica, Chief operating officer

Krystinne joined the Academic Senate in October 2012 and is responsible for managing the C-ID project.  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 and C-ID to work with statewide faculty to ensure that all students have access to higher education.


Kyoko Hatano

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.



Kiana joined the Academic Senate in July 2014. She is primarily responsible for supporting the Office Manager, as well as other administrative duties of the Senate Office. Kiana is a motivated, business professional with a successful track record in Administration. In her spare time she shops, writes song lyrics and enjoys traveling back to her hometown, Los Angeles to spend time with friends and family.


Erika Prasaderika prasad, communication and development director

Erika joined the Academic Senate in July 2016. Her role supports the growth of the organization by bringing awareness and visibility through strategic communications. She also fosters relationships with stakeholders to elevate the instrumental work of the Senate and its constituents. Erika has worked in the nonprofit sector for the past 3 years and has used her previous experience in for-profit service and sales to advance nonprofit organizations in the areas of membership, communications, and development. She obtained her MA in English from California State University, Sacramento. 


Miguel Rothermiguel rother, Program Manager 

Miguel joined the Academic Senate in February 2016. He is primarily responsible for supprting the C-ID project. Under the direction of the Executive Director and the Associate Director, the Miguel supports the day-to-day administration of the Academic Senate’s grant program – Course Identification Numbering System (C-ID).


Heidi RoodvoetsHEIDI ROODVOETS, Program Specialist

Heidi joined the Academic Senate in February 2017. She is primarily responsible for supporting the day-to-day administration of the Academic Senate’s grant program – Course Identification Numbering System (C-ID). She is a graduate of the University of California at Davis with a degree in Art Studio and enjoys creating works of art and culinary masterpieces. 


Alice Hammer

alice hammar, controller

Alice joined the Academic Senate in June 2017. She is primarily responsible for overseeing the day-to-day accounting activities and manages the finance and accounting of the organization.  



Ashley joined the Academic Senate in July 2017 and is primarily responsible for supporting the Executive Director, the Board of Directors, and performing other administrative duties as provided by the Executive Director.  Her career path has led her to be a successful Executive Assistant since 2013 in the nonprofit sector. Her and her husband love to travel, participate in outdoor activities, and coach for Special Olympics.


Veronica Reyveronica 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. 


April Lateerapril lateer, PROGRAM SPECIALIST

April joined the Academic Senate in October 2017. She is primarily responsible for supporting the day-to-day administration of the Academic Senate’s grant program – Course Identification Numbering System (C-ID). 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.