About Us 2022-2023

CATESOL Board of Directors 2022-2023

Voting Members (elected)

CATESOL's membership is 2,242 strong, with five Levels, 6 chapters, and 13 Interest Groups. 60 members serve on the Board of Directors, and all members volunteer time and expertise to further the mission of CATESOL.

Anthony Burik


Anthony Burik

Bahiyyih Hardacre

V.P. of Communication

Bahiyyih Hardacre

Vincent Nuñez


Vincent Nuñez

Tammy WIk


Tammy Wik

Michelle McNeary

Community College Level Chair

Michelle McNeary

Julie Goldman

K-12 Level Chair

Julie Goldman

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Chair


Assistants to Voting Members (elected)

Assistant Treasurer: Kimmie Tang

Past Treasurer: Nirmla Flores

Assistant Secretary: 

Chapter Council Assistant Chair:

Interest Group Assistant Chair: Randall Rightmire

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Assistant Chair: Vacant

College/University Level Assistant Chair: Anna Joaquin

Community College Level: Assistant Chair: Dyan Collings Ralph

Adult Education Level Assistant Chair: Andy Mardesich

K-12 Level Assistant Chair: Lorine Erika Saito

Intensive English Program Level Assistant Chair: Kate Kessler

Chapter Coordinators

Bay Area Chapter Coordinator: Merve Beyazit Taner

Los Padres Chapter Coordinator: Randy Rightmire

Orange County Chapter Coordinator: Femia Scarfone

San Diego Chapter Coordinator: Burcu Chatham

San Gabriel Valley Chapter Coordinator: Jim Hays

Capital Area Chapter Coordinator:

Inland Empire Chapter Coordinator: 

Saroyan Chapter Co-coordinators: Jennifer Vahanian and Alyssa Tobar

Steinbeck Chapter Coordinator: 

Yosemite Chapter Coordinator: 

Interest Group Coordinators

More about Interest Groups

CIRT-IG Co-coordinators: Margi Wald and  Nicole Brun-Mercer 

CIRT-IG Assistant Coordinators: Karla Torres

CSU-IG Co-coordinators: Bahiyyih Hardacre and Jaydene Elvin

CSU-IG Assistant Coordinator: 

ELLE-IG Coordinator:

ELLE-IG Assistant Coordinator:

IC-IG Coordinator: Michele McConnell

IC-IG Assistant Coordinator: Henry W. Nguyen

LGBTQ+-IG Coordinator: Dyan Collings Ralph

LGBTQ+-IG Assistant Coordinator: Carol Basilio

MW-IG Co-coordinators: Nicole Brun-Mercer and Natasha

MW-IG Assistant Coordinators: Ryan Detwiler

NNLEI-IG Coordinator:

NNLEI-IG Assistant Coordinator: Adriana Bessa

OT-IG Coordinator: Katrina Tamura

OT-IG Assistant Coordinator: Kristi Reyes

PTE-IG Coordinator:

PTE-IG Assistant Coordinator:

RC-IG Co-coordinators: Sherry MacKay and Anne York-Herjeczki

RC-IG Assistant Coordinator: Talley Caruso

RW-IG Co-coordinators: Sonia Estima and Kara Mac Donald

RW-IG Assistant Coordinator:

TELL-IG Coordinator: Cara Lazarus

TELL-IG Assistant Coordinator: Johanna Gleason

TEW-IG Coordinator: Kelly Metz-Matthews

TEW-IG Assistant Coordinator:

TOP-IG Co-coordinators: Marsha Chan, Randy Rightmire, and Patryk Mrozek

TOP-IG Assistant Coordinator: 

USC-IG Coordinator:

USC-IG Co-Assistant Coordinators: Holly Yi Gao

Publication & Communication Leadership

CATESOL Web Manager: Marsha Chan

CATESOL Newsletter Editor: Kara Mac Donald

CATESOL Blog Editor: Michelle Skowbo

CATESOL Journal Co-Editors: Robert Kohls and Rebekah Taveau

CATESOL Journal Consulting Editor: Mark Roberge

CATESOL Journal Managing Editor: Margi Wald

CATESOL YouTube Coordinator: Bentley Cavazzi

Event Registrar: Marsha Chan

Social Media Coordinator: Suky Kaur


California Council for Adult Educators (CCAE) Liaison: Anthony Burik

California Teachers Association (CTA) Liaison: Chastity Garcia

Californians Together (CalTog) Co-liaisons: Judy O'Loughlin and Kristi Ward

CATESOL Education Foundation Liaison: Anthony Burik

TESOL Affiliate Representative: Anthony Burik

Additional Leadership Roles

Advocacy and Policy Advisor: Judy O'Loughlin

Graduate Student Representative: Agnes (Ruoyu) Fu

Historian: John Liang

Job Board Coordinator: Alisa Takeuchi

Membership Coordinator: Susan Gaer

Outreach Coordinator: Anthony Burik

Professional Development Coordinator: Marsha Chan

2023 State Conference Co-Chairs:   Sedique Popal and Talley Caruso