2016 Board of Directors

*Officers and Representatives of the Conference of California Historical Societies - These volunteers provide the necessary leadership - making CCHS a great organization.


In 2015 the Conference of California Historical Societies reduced the maximum number of members on the Board of Directors to 25, determining that was a more manageable level. Because some positions are vacant, the President was given authority to appoint up to seven members-at-large to temporarily serve as a board member, subject to approval by the Board prior to meetings occurring. (If CCHS member, see By-laws (within NationBuilder) or contact CCHS Office for more complete information.)

 Current Board Members

*President -- John Lenau, Wrightwood
*First Vice President/President-Elect -- Andrea Blachman, Martinez
*Second Vice President -- Michael Otten, Auburn
*Secretary -- Barbara Kimball, Highland
*Treasurer -- John Shea, Downey
*Past President -- Ann Shea, Downey

RVP Group Leader A ([Regions]1,2,3,4,5) -- Christine Stokes, Redding

RVP Group Leader B (7,8,14,16,38) -- Kris Payne, Diamond Springs

RVP Group Leader C (6,9,11,13,35) -- Todd Shulman, Vallejo

RVP Group Leader D (10,12,21,23,24) -- Vacant

RVP Group Leader E (15,17,18,19,22) -- Gary Bancroft, Crestline

RVP Group Leader F (20,32,33,34,36) -- Vacant

RVP Group Leader G (30,31,37,39,40) -- Alison Bruesehoff, Rancho Dominguez

RVP Group Leader H (25,26,27,28,29) -- Ralph H. Thomas, San Dimas

Past Presidents Representative -- Gordon Martin, Stockton

Trust Fund Chair -- Al Minard, Fremont

Publications -- Mary-Ellen Jones, Orinda

Member-at-Large -- Cim Castellon, Agoura Hills

*Executive Committee


 Regional Vice Presidents (RVPs)

Region (Group)  Coverage Area

Contact Name  (Group Leader, GL)

Contact - Phone Number Regional Website
1 (A) Redwood Empire - Del Norte, Humbolt Arlene Hartin 707-443-8841 Visit us!
2 (A) Mendo Lake -- Lake, Medocino VACANT   Visit us!
3 (A) Shasta, Siskiyou, Trinity Christine Stokes (GL)


Visit us!
4 (A) Range and River - Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Tehama Gene Serr 530-527-6363  Visit us!
5 (A) Northeast Corner - Lassen, Modoc, Plumas VACANT   Visit us!
6 (C) Sonoma-Marin VACANT   Visit us!
7 (B) Goldfield Gateway - Sacramento, Yolo Pam Bulahan 916-523-6775 Visit us!
8 (B) Sierra Gateway - Nevada, Placer, Sierra, Sutter, Yuba Michael Otten 530-888-7837 Visit us!
9 (C) San Francisco County VACANT   Visit us!
10 (D) San Mateo County VACANT   Visit us!
11 (C) Contra Costa County Mary-Ellen Jones 925-254-2295 Visit us!
12 (D) Santa Clara County Milt (Tim) Peddy 408-377-6054  Visit us!
13 (C) South Alameda County Al Minard 510-552-4839 Visit us!
14 (B) North San Joaquin Valley - Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus Gracelyn Martin 209-477-4889 Visit us!
15 (E) Mid-State - Fresno, Madera, Mariposa VACANT   Visit us!
16 (B) South Mother Lode - Amador, Calaveras, Tuolomne VACANT   Visit us!
17 (E) San Bernardino, High Desert Sharon Hartley 760-372-5106 Visit us!
18 (E) Alpine, Inyo, Mono VACANT    Visit us!
19 (E) Inland Empire Gary Bancroft (GL) 909-338-1926 Visit us!
20 (F) Low Desert - Riverside County Arthur Kimball 909-633-5211 Visit us!
21 (D) Monterey, San Benito, Santa Cruz VACANT   Visit us!
22 (E) Black Gold - Kern, Kings, Tulare VACANT   Visit us!
23 (D) Central Coast Counties Tina Metzger 805-772-1930 Visit us!
24 (D) Ventura County VACANT   Visit us!
25 (H) Mission San Fernando Cim Castellon 818-605-5900  Visit us!
26 (H) Santa Monica Bay VACANT   Visit us!
27 (H) Central Los Angeles Ann Shea 562-408-6959 Visit us!
28 (H) West San Gabriel Valley Rose Marie Turney-Markus 626-281-0445 Visit us!
29 (H) East San Gabriel Valley Ralph Thomas (GL)  909-815-8175 Visit us!
30 (G) San Gabriel River John Shea 562-408-6959 Visit us!
31 (G) Rancho San Pedro VACANT   Visit us!
32 (F) North Orange County - North of Santa Ana River VACANT   Visit us!
33 (F) South Orange County - South of Santa Ana River VACANT   Visit us!
34 (F) San Diego County Ken Woodward 760-789-7644 Visit us!
35 (C) Napa/Solano Todd Shulman 707-213-1844 Visit us!
36 (F) Imperial County VACANT   Visit us!
37 (G) Southwest Los Angeles County Charlotte Price 310-374-6563  Visit us!
38 (B) El Dorado County Kris Payne (GL) 530-626-0773 Visit us!
39 (G) Long Beach Alison Bruesehoff (GL) 626-241-6148 Visit us!
40 (G) Arroyo Seco Ron Finely 818-240-0348 Visit us!

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