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DENINS G ARGUELLES Commissioner

Commissioner Arguelles was appointed to the CAAC by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas in 2012. He is currently the Los Angeles Program Manager for the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), where he oversees a wide range of advocacy projects related to the protection and expansion of the National Park system. He joined NPCA after over 20 years of nonprofit management and advocacy experience in Los Angeles' low income, immigrant and ethnic communities, including serving as the President and Executive Director of the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council, a coalition of over 30 community-based institutions. He has managed housing, community development and social service programs for a variety of community based organizations and also served as the Assistant Director of the UCLA Asian American Studies Center. He grew up in the San Gabriel Valley received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science and master’s degree in Urban Planning from UCLA.

VIVIAN CHAN Commissioner

Commissioner Chan was appointed to the CAAC by Supervisor Michael Antonovich. She is the founder of Asian Link Marketing & Healthy Cuisine Online. Founding board member of United Charity Foundation & Chinese Floral Arts Foundation-USA Charter. Creator of “Be a Scholar For a Day” a curriculum for 4th graders, “Love Note Around The World” for American Cancer Society, “Absolutely Beautiful” Fashion Show & “Junior Got Talents” at Pasadena Playhouse. Vivian is the chairman of the First District PTA Asian Outreach, ACS California Chinese Unit Leadership Council/SCCRFL special event, and Pasadena City College Foundation Board of Director.

FARRELL CHILES Commissioner

Commissioner Chiles was appointed to the CAAC by Supervisor Hilda L. Solis in 2015. He is retired from the federal government and military service (U.S. Army). Currently, he is a writer and author of two books. He previously served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Blacks In Government (BIG), the leading international organization for African-American public service employees. He also served as the Vice President of Resource Development for the Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation. In 2001 he was awarded the Public Service Image Award by the County of Los Angeles and the Greater Los Angeles Federal Executive Board.

MIKE GOMEZ Commissioner

Commissioner Gomez was appointed to the CAAC by Supervisor Hilda L. Solis in 2015. Gomez has spent more than 40 years as an actor and director in television, theater, and film. He has appeared on television shows, including Star Trek: The Next Generation; Hunter; and Criminal Minds; and films, including Heartbreak Ridge and Born in East L.A. His most famous role was as a police officer discussing "leads" with "The Dude" in the modern classic, The Big Lebowski. Gomez is active with many community organizations, including the National Migrants Workers' Conference for Children, United Farmworkers of America, L.A. Special Olympics, AIDS WALK LA, March of Dimes, American Red Cross, and NOSOTROS. He has also served on several committees in the City of El Monte.

RONNIE JAYNE Commissioner

Commissioner Ronnie Jayne was appointed to the CAAC by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. She is currently a professional singer/pianist/entertainer/songwriter and owner of Ronnie Jayne Music & A Song For You Productions, a company specializing in custom live musical entertainment for special events. Consumer protection has always been a major passion. In fact, it was the subject of her first term paper in 7th grade. Ronnie has chaired Culver City's Fiesta La Ballona, is on the board of the Culver City Chamber of Commerce, is President Emeritus of the Culver City Democratic Club and served on the Culver City Cultural Affairs Commission.

SUSAN R. JERICH Commissioner

Commissioner Jerich was appointed to the CAAC by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl in 2015. She is a former federal prosecutor and an advocate on legal and social issues related to domestic violence, child abuse, and discrimination. She has worked with the San Francisco District Attorney’s office; the United States Attorney’s office, Northern District of California; eBay, Inc.; and the Santa Monica labor/employment law firm Silver, Hadden, Silver and Levine. Ms. Jerich is active with organizations including the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, the National Women’s Political Caucus, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (“GLAAD”), the Stonewall Democratic Club, the Point Foundation, and the California Democratic Party.

JOAN PATSY OSTROY Commissioner

Commissioner Ostroy was appointed to the CAAC by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl in 2015. She has been a family lawyer since 1977, acting in the roles of litigator, consultant, and mediator. Ostroy has served as the Chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Family Law Section, Chair of the Executive Committee of the State Bar of California, and President of the Women Lawyers’ Association of Los Angeles. She is one of the founding board members of the Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association. She was included in Los Angeles Daily Journal’s listing of top 24 Family Law Mediators in State of California and Los Angeles Magazine's listing of top 50 Women Lawyers in Southern California.

MARK RAMOS Commissioner

Commissioner Ramos was appointed to the CAAC by Supervisor Hilda L. Solis in 2015.

K.W. TULLOSS Commissioner

Commissioner Tulloss was appointed to the CAAC by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. He is currently the Senior Pastor of the historical Weller Street Missionary Baptist Church located in the Downtown, Boyle Heights region of Los Angeles and he is the Los Angeles President and Western Regional Director of Rev. Al Sharpton’s local Civil Rights group National Action Network. Pastor Tulloss serves on many community boards across the city, including Watts Learning Center Charter School, Making A Difference Foundation and Southern Christian Leadership Conference. He was recently appointed Chair of the Political Action Committee of the Baptist Ministers Conference of Los Angeles and Southern California the largest minister’s conference in the nation.

ROSS VISELMAN Commissioner

Commissioner Viselman was appointed to the CAAC by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl in 2015. Viselman has worked as an attorney for more than a decade, currently with the State Bar of California's Office of the Chief Trial Counsel. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Viselman has previously worked with Federal Public Defender in San Diego, several law firms in Los Angeles, and with the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball club. He is an adjunct professor in Torts at California School of Law and was previously a commissioner in the Workforce Investment Board, appointed by Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky.

DENINS G ARGUELLES Commissioner

Commissioner Arguelles was appointed to the CAAC by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas in 2012. He is currently the Los Angeles Program Manager for the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), where he oversees a wide range of advocacy projects related to the protection and expansion of the National Park system. He joined NPCA after over 20 years of nonprofit management and advocacy experience in Los Angeles' low income, immigrant and ethnic communities, including serving as the President and Executive Director of the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council, a coalition of over 30 community-based institutions. He has managed housing, community development and social service programs for a variety of community based organizations and also served as the Assistant Director of the UCLA Asian American Studies Center. He grew up in the San Gabriel Valley received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science and master’s degree in Urban Planning from UCLA.

VIVIAN CHAN Commissioner

Commissioner Chan was appointed to the CAAC by Supervisor Michael Antonovich. She is the founder of Asian Link Marketing & Healthy Cuisine Online. Founding board member of United Charity Foundation & Chinese Floral Arts Foundation-USA Charter. Creator of “Be a Scholar For a Day” a curriculum for 4th graders, “Love Note Around The World” for American Cancer Society, “Absolutely Beautiful” Fashion Show & “Junior Got Talents” at Pasadena Playhouse. Vivian is the chairman of the First District PTA Asian Outreach, ACS California Chinese Unit Leadership Council/SCCRFL special event, and Pasadena City College Foundation Board of Director.

FARRELL CHILES Commissioner

Commissioner Chiles was appointed to the CAAC by Supervisor Hilda L. Solis in 2015. He is retired from the federal government and military service (U.S. Army). Currently, he is a writer and author of two books. He previously served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Blacks In Government (BIG), the leading international organization for African-American public service employees. He also served as the Vice President of Resource Development for the Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation. In 2001 he was awarded the Public Service Image Award by the County of Los Angeles and the Greater Los Angeles Federal Executive Board.

MIKE GOMEZ Commissioner

Commissioner Gomez was appointed to the CAAC by Supervisor Hilda L. Solis in 2015. Gomez has spent more than 40 years as an actor and director in television, theater, and film. He has appeared on television shows, including Star Trek: The Next Generation; Hunter; and Criminal Minds; and films, including Heartbreak Ridge and Born in East L.A. His most famous role was as a police officer discussing "leads" with "The Dude" in the modern classic, The Big Lebowski. Gomez is active with many community organizations, including the National Migrants Workers' Conference for Children, United Farmworkers of America, L.A. Special Olympics, AIDS WALK LA, March of Dimes, American Red Cross, and NOSOTROS. He has also served on several committees in the City of El Monte.

RONNIE JAYNE Commissioner

Commissioner Ronnie Jayne was appointed to the CAAC by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. She is currently a professional singer/pianist/entertainer/songwriter and owner of Ronnie Jayne Music & A Song For You Productions, a company specializing in custom live musical entertainment for special events. Consumer protection has always been a major passion. In fact, it was the subject of her first term paper in 7th grade. Ronnie has chaired Culver City's Fiesta La Ballona, is on the board of the Culver City Chamber of Commerce, is President Emeritus of the Culver City Democratic Club and served on the Culver City Cultural Affairs Commission.

SUSAN R. JERICH Commissioner

Commissioner Jerich was appointed to the CAAC by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl in 2015. She is a former federal prosecutor and an advocate on legal and social issues related to domestic violence, child abuse, and discrimination. She has worked with the San Francisco District Attorney’s office; the United States Attorney’s office, Northern District of California; eBay, Inc.; and the Santa Monica labor/employment law firm Silver, Hadden, Silver and Levine. Ms. Jerich is active with organizations including the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, the National Women’s Political Caucus, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (“GLAAD”), the Stonewall Democratic Club, the Point Foundation, and the California Democratic Party.

JOAN PATSY OSTROY Commissioner

Commissioner Ostroy was appointed to the CAAC by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl in 2015. She has been a family lawyer since 1977, acting in the roles of litigator, consultant, and mediator. Ostroy has served as the Chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Family Law Section, Chair of the Executive Committee of the State Bar of California, and President of the Women Lawyers’ Association of Los Angeles. She is one of the founding board members of the Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association. She was included in Los Angeles Daily Journal’s listing of top 24 Family Law Mediators in State of California and Los Angeles Magazine's listing of top 50 Women Lawyers in Southern California.

MARK RAMOS Commissioner

Commissioner Ramos was appointed to the CAAC by Supervisor Hilda L. Solis in 2015.

K.W. TULLOSS Commissioner

Commissioner Tulloss was appointed to the CAAC by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. He is currently the Senior Pastor of the historical Weller Street Missionary Baptist Church located in the Downtown, Boyle Heights region of Los Angeles and he is the Los Angeles President and Western Regional Director of Rev. Al Sharpton’s local Civil Rights group National Action Network. Pastor Tulloss serves on many community boards across the city, including Watts Learning Center Charter School, Making A Difference Foundation and Southern Christian Leadership Conference. He was recently appointed Chair of the Political Action Committee of the Baptist Ministers Conference of Los Angeles and Southern California the largest minister’s conference in the nation.

ROSS VISELMAN Commissioner

Commissioner Viselman was appointed to the CAAC by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl in 2015. Viselman has worked as an attorney for more than a decade, currently with the State Bar of California's Office of the Chief Trial Counsel. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Viselman has previously worked with Federal Public Defender in San Diego, several law firms in Los Angeles, and with the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball club. He is an adjunct professor in Torts at California School of Law and was previously a commissioner in the Workforce Investment Board, appointed by Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky.

Agendas

Dec. 7, 2017 (Executive Committee)

Nov. 16, 2017 (Public Information Committee)

Nov. 16, 2017 (Executive Committee)

Nov. 16, 2017

Nov. 16, 2017 (Legislative Committee)

October 12, 2017

August 10, 2017 (Legislative Committee)

June 1, 2017 (Executive Committee)

May 18, 2017

April 13, 2017 (Public Information Committee)

April 13, 2017 (Legislative Committee) CANCELLED

April 6, 2017 (Executive Committee)

March 16, 2017

Jan. 19, 2017

Dec. 16, 2016 (Deferred Action Task Force Subcommittee)

Dec. 16, 2016 (Executive Committee)

Nov. 17, 2016

Nov. 10, 2016 (Public Information Subcommittee)

Nov. 10, 2016 (Legislative Subcommittee)

Oct. 6, 2016 (Deferred Action Task Force Subcommittee)

Oct. 6, 2016 (Executive Subcommittee)

Sept. 15, 2016

Sept. 8, 2016 (Public Information Subcommittee)

August 4, 2016 (Executive Subcommittee)

July 14, 2016

July 7, 2016 (Public Information Subcommittee)

July 7, 2016 (Legislative Subcommittee)

June 17, 2016 (Deferred Action Subcommittee)

June 17, 2016 (Executive Subcommittee)

May 19, 2016

May 12, 2016 (Public Information Subcommittee)

April 7, 2016 (Executive Subcommittee)

March 23, 2016 (Legislative Subcommittee)

March 14, 2016 (Deferred Action Task Force Subcommittee)

Feb. 18, 2016 (Public Information Subcommittee)

Feb. 5, 2016 (Executive Subcommittee)

Nov. 19, 2015

Nov. 19, 2015 (Legislative Committee)

Oct. 28, 2015 (Public Information Subcommittee)

Sept. 17, 2015

August 20, 2015 (Legislative Committee)

July 16, 2015

June 24, 2015 (Small Business Commission Executive Subcommittee)

May 21, 2015

March 4, 2015

Feb. 26, 2015 (Executive Subcommittee)

Jan. 15, 2015

Nov. 20, 2014

Oct. 14, 2014 (Public Information Subcommittee)

Sept. 18, 2014

August 4, 2014 (Public Information Subcommittee)

July 17, 2014

May 15, 2014

April 24, 2014 (Public Information Subcommittee)

March 20, 2014

February 26, 2014 (Public Information Subcommittee)

January 15, 2014

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