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CLA Staff & Board


Alma Robinson, Executive Director

Mary Cain, Statewide Legal Services Director

Jody Prunier, Associate Director (Sacramento)

Rebecca Ruschell, Associate Director (Southern California)

Jill Roisen, Senior Program Manager, Arts and Community Development Program (San Francisco Bay Area)

Lisa Camhi, Program Director, Education, Public Relations & Outreach (Sacramento)

Mattie Robertson, Program Director, Arts Arbitration and Mediation Services (San Francisco Bay Area)

Vallene Hardman, Program Director, Youth Mediators in Schools (Sacramento)

Doug Fischer, Program Coordinator for the Civil Harassment Court Mediation Program; Program Coordinator for YMS (Sacramento)

Dina Howard, Program Coordinator, Arts Arbitration and Mediation Services (AAMS) & Sacramento Mediation Center ​(Sacramento)

Emily Patterson, Programs Analyst, Arts Arbitration and Mediation Services (AAMS) & Sacramento Mediation Center ​(Sacramento)

Mary Beth Trautwein, Program Development Coordinator (Southern California)

Aaron Larks-Stanford, Case Manager (Southern California)

Quyên Nguyen-Le, Program Coordinator (San Diego)

Diana Cervera, Special Projects Coordinator (San Diego)

Ze Qin Lei, Bookkeeper

Board Officers

Grace Bergen, Musician/Attorney, Co-President of the Board

Keith Cooper, Attorney, Morrison Rothman, Co-President of the Board

M.J. Bogatin, Attorney, Bogatin, Corman and Gold, Vice-President of the Board

Gerry Bryant, Musician/Attorney, KCET, Vice-President of the Board

John (Jack) J. Davis, Attorney, Davis, Cowell and Bowe, Vice-President of the Board

Benjamin A. Kimes, Attorney, Lowenstein Sandler, Secretary of the Board

Darren Presher, C.P.A., Delagnes, Mitchell and Linder, Treasurer of the Board

Alma Robinson, Attorney, Executive Director

Board Members

Barbara Benish, Artist, Director, ArtMill, Center for Sustainable Creativity, Czech Republic

Teresa Carey, Mediator/Attorney

Stuart Carroll, Attorney

Eric Chun, Musician, ​Professor, American River College

Eugene H. Clark-Herrera, Attorney, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Peter Dickinson, Attorney, Bush Gottlieb

Gary Goldberger, Attorney

Maria Gomez Rodriguez, Attorney, Netflix

Daniel Grover, Attorney, Creative Artists Agency

Kimberly Hancock, Attorney, Saltzman and Johnson

Eric Hayashi, Film Producer

Edward (Ned) R. Hearn, Attorney, Past Board President

Steven A. Hirsch, Attorney, Keker & Van Nest LLP

Joseph S. Lewis III, Artist/Professor, Claire Trevor School of the Arts, UC-Irvine

Christopher Marchese, Attorney, Fish & Richardson

Erik Metzger, Senior Legal Counsel, NVIDIA

Uduak Oduok, Attorney,

Ebitu Law Group, P.C.

Michael Parme, Attorney, Haight, Brown & Bonesteel, LLP

Aaron Rubin, Attorney, Morrison & Foerster

Corey Salsberg, Attorney, Novartis International AG

Amelia Sargent, Attorney, Willenken Wilson Loh & Delgado LLP

Michael Solomon, Attorney/Artist

Jennifer Burke Sylva, Attorney

William Turner, Attorney/Art Dealer, William Turner Gallery

Andrew Turney, Attorney, Amgen, Inc.

John B. Wong, Financial Advisor, Boxer Group

Emeritus Board Members

Stephen J. Camber, President Emeritus

Consuelo S. Woodhead, Attorney


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