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KCCD CCA Executive Council

2016-2017 KCCD CCA Executive Council

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President: Kathy Freeman
Vice President: Mary O’Neal
Secretary: Gloria Dumler
Adjunct Representative: Nicole Celaya
BC Chair: Isabel Stirle
CC Chair: Christine Abbott
PC Chair: Ann Marie Wagstaff
 
Representatives:

BC:  Isabel Stierle and Nick Strobel
CC: Jan Moline
PC: Terry Crewse
 
Adjunct  Representatives:

BC: Unfilled
CC: Barbara Walls
PC: Unfilled

 

Officers

 

President

Kathy FreemanKathy Freeman
Kathy joined CCA when she began teaching at Bakersfield College in 1990 because she believes faculty members should have a strong voice on their college campuses. Since then, she has seen association representatives protect the rights of faculty many times. An English professor, she also is the BC Grievance Officer. She can be reached at her BC office number, 395-4458, and emailed at kfreeman@bakersfieldcollege.edu.

 

Vice President

Mary O'Neal

 

Mary O'Neal
Mary has been a professor of Child DEvelopment at Cerro Coso Community College since 1997. She believes in the CCA and what it has done and can do to protect faculty rights. She is also a former president of the KCCD/CCA Executive Council.

 

Secretary

Gloria Dumler (& husband)Gloria Dumler
Gloria (with her husband, Al Naso) is an English professor who has been a member of CCA since she became part of the English Department in 1993. She serves on its executive council because she believes that faculty need a strong union and that the CCA is an effective edvocate for faculty rights. You may contact her at her BC office number, 395-4542, or email her gdumler@bakersfieldcollege.edu.

Treasurer

Sherrie BurgessSherie Burgess
Sherie Burgess is a Professor of Mathematics at Porterville College and has been a member of CCA since 2002. She values the work CCA has accomplished and appreciates the commitment to ensure all faculty are represented. Sherie enjoys teaching statistics, spending time with her family, and traveling. Email her at shburges@portervillecollege.edu.

Adjunct Executive Officer

Nicole CelayaNicole Celaya
Nicole has been teaching English as an adjunct instructor at Porterville College for six years. She joined the executive council because she believes that the union can be a valuable avenue in advocating for the rights of part-time instructors. Nicole is also a member of the negotiating team and enjoys advising for the Porterville College M.E.Ch.A. and Gay Pride clubs. Please feel free to email her if you have any questions or concerns. You may contact her at nicole.celaya@portervillecollege.edu.


College Chairs

 

Bakersfield College Chair

Isabel StierleIsabel Stirle
Isabel has been a professor at BC since 2001.  She teaches in the biology department, currently focusing on anatomy and physiology and has also taught general biology and botany. She is a mentor with STEM students for the A+Plus scholarship program. Hobbies include photography, traveling, and enjoying movies (especially international and artistic). She appreciates the many benefits faculty have gained through the CCA negotiations and representation over the years, and she hopes to contribute by serving as a BC representative. You may email her at istierle@bakersfieldcollege.edu.

Cerro Coso College Chair

Christine AbbottChristine Abbott
Christine comes from a union family and grew up knowing the benefits of collective bargaining and union membership. For 20 years, she has served as full-time English instructor at Cerro Coso’s Eastern Sierra College Center ( and first began teaching in 1982 at Fresno State, where she joined the union as an adjunct. Email her at cabbott@cerrocoso.edu.

Porterville College Chair

Ann MArie WagstaffAnn Marie Wagstaff
Ann Marie Wagstaff is the Chair  of the Language Arts Division at Porterville College.  She has been an active member of CCA since joining the PC faculty in 1996 because she believes unions are vital to the well-being of faculty, to the day to day  functioning of colleges, and to the success of our students.  In her spare time she is a biblical scholar. EMail her at awagstaf@portervillecollege.edu.


College Representatives

 

Bakersfield College Representatives

Ann Tatum
Ann has been a Bakersfield College English professor and member of CCA since she was hired full time in 2005.  She has also served as a faculty representative to Academic Senate and College Council.  She appreciates the work that unions do to make the interests and well-being of employees a priority in the workplace and hopes to be a part of that tradition as a CCA campus representative.

Nick StrobelNick Strobel
Nick has been a professor of Astronomy and Director of the Planetarium since 1996 and a member of CCA since that time, appreciating the work it has done to protect the rights of faculty so that "student success" can be more than just a buzz word. He serves on BC's Curriculum and Budget Committees and has chaired the college's computer/technology committee "ISIT" and was a long-time member of College Council. A hobby is nature photography; some of which is displayed at www.astronomynotes.com. He writes a twice-monthly column about space for Bakersfield Californian. You can reach him at nstrobel@bakersfieldcollege.edu.

Bakersfield College Adjunct Representative

Unfilled

Cerro Coso College Representative

Jan MolineJeannine M. (Jan) Moline
Jan has been a faculty member since 1995 and a full-time, tenure track counselor since 2000. She is the Counselor for the General Population students at the IWV Campus in Ridgecrest. She has also served as a Counselor at our campuses in East Kern and Kern River Valley and is currently at KRV on Wednesdays providing counseling and teaching the student success course.

Cerro Coso College Adjunct Representative

Barb WallsBarbara Walls
Barb has taught high school English for 30 years, recently adding dual credit courses to her schedule and is president of her local, the Desert Area Teachers Association. Representing Kern-Inyo-Mono, she termed off CTA State Council after 9 years. She represents region A of the High Desert Service Center Council. This is her second year on the CTA Health Benefits Coordinating Committee. She hopes to advocate for adjuncts. You may reach her at (760) 375-5875.

Porterville College Representative

Terry CrewseTerry Crewse
An associate professor of mathematics at Porterville College, Terry has been a CCA member since 2004. He serves as PC College Rep because he believes in the benefits our union can provide. His goal is to improve faculty awareness of the union. Terry's personal hobbies and interests include music, travel and philosophy. You may contact him at 559-791-2480 and tcrewse@portervillecollege.edu

Porterville College Adjunct Representative

Vacant

 

Standing Committee Chairs

Grievance Chair

Mary O'Neal

Mary is also the Vice President. (See above.)

 

BC Grievance

Michael Harvath
Michael HarvathMichael Harvath began teaching economics at Bakersfield College in the Fall of 1997, when Kern County community college teachers were near the bottom of statewide salaries. An increase in union strength and activity was vital in improving that situation. Since then, he has seen the CCA continue to fight for faculty rights and salaries, and hopes to give something useful back. When not rooting the Renegades to victory with his daughter, he can be reached at mharvath@bakersfieldcollege.edu.

 

 

Membership Chair

Maria Roman

Rules & Elections Chair

Vacant

Negotiating Team

Tom GreenwoodTom Greenwood, Chief Negotiator/ BC Negotiator Tom has been a professor of Mathematics at Bakersfield College since 1996. He has been a past department chair and serves on the executive board of the academic senate as the ASCCC representative. Tom has been honored with the Sam McCall and Shirley Trembley Awards for teaching at BC. Tom hopes to make a difference for all faculty in the negotiating process.

Matt CrowMatthew Crow, CC Negotiator
Matthew Crow is a professor of English at Cerro Coso Community College. He has been a member of CCA since he joined the Cerro Coso faculty in 2005 because he believes in the power of unions to build better lives. He is also a former president of the KCCD/CCA Executive Council.

Nicole Celaya, Part-Time Negotiator
Nicole is also the Adjunct Executive Officer. (See above.)

Ann Marie Wagstaff, PC Negotiator

Ann Marie is also the Porterville College Chair. (See above.)