Skip to main contentSkip to footer

Board of Directors 

Fred Arnold
American Family Funding

Gary Horton
First Vice Chair
Landscape Development

Sharlene Coleal
Board Treasurer
Asst. Superintendent/V.P., Fiscal Services, College of the Canyons

Jeff Thomas
Chair of Finance
CPA, Condie & Wood, CPAs

Dawn Abasta
Senior VP of Commercial Lines, LBW Insurance & Financial Services

Lisa Burke
President, Santa Clarita Concessions

Steve Corn
President & CEO, Newhall Escrow

Tom Dierckman
Community Member

Sharlene Duzick Johnson
Members Services Director, Henry Mayo Fitness Center

Dr. Diane Fiero
Deputy Chancellor, College of the Canyons

Shawn Fonder
CEO/Executive Vice President Project Development, Fonder-Salari Inc.

Bruce Fortine
Community Member

Tamara Gurney
CEO, Mission Valley Bank

William Harwood
Engineering Manager, Woodward

Arnold Jaquez (AJ)
District Manager, Farmers Insurance

Mark Jenkins
Broker, Realty Executives

Taylor Kellstrom
Realtor, RE/MAX

Jenny Ketchepaw
Vice President, Talent Engagement at Citizens Business Bank

Brian Koegle
Attorney, Greenspoon Marder, LLP

Ed Masterson
SOS Entertainment

Jill Mellady
President, Mellady Direct Marketing

Terrence "T" Meyer Jr., CLTC
Wealth Management Advisor

Randy Moberg
COO, LBW Insurance & Financial Services

George Reyes
Director of Wealth Management, Sterns, Kory, Sreden, & Morgan

Doreen Shine
Retired Real Estate Agent

Joyce Shulman

Heather Stewart
Manager, Training - Operations and Entertainment, Universal Studios Hollywood

Matt Sreden
Senior Vice President, Spectrum CRE

Dr. Ryan Theule
Assistant Supt./Vice President, Canyon Country Campus, Institutional Research and Planning & Grants, College of the Canyons

Dr. Omar Torres
Assistant Superintendent/Vice President of Instruction, College of the Canyons

Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook
Chancellor, Santa Clarita Community College District; President, College of the Canyons


Foundation Board Meetings

Foundation Board meetings are typically held on the fourth Tuesday of every other month except when there is conflict with a holiday.

11/28/2023: Agenda

9/26/2023: Agenda 

7/25/2023: Agenda | Minutes

5/23/2023: Agenda | Minutes

3/28/2023: Agenda | Minutes

1/24/2023: Agenda | Minutes

11/15/2022: Agenda | Minutes

9/27/2022: Agenda | Minutes

7/26/2022: Agenda | Minutes


Foundation Executive Committee Meetings

Foundation Executive Committee meetings are typically held on the first Wednesday of every other month except when there is a conflict with a holiday

11/01/2023: Agenda

09/05/2023: Agenda

07/11/2023: Agenda

05/03/2023: Agenda

3/1/2023: Agenda

1/11/2023: Agenda

12/8/2022: Agenda

11/2/2022: Agenda

9/7/2022: Agenda


Foundation Finance Committee Meetings

Foundation Finance Committee meetings are typically held on the fourth Friday of every other month except when there is a conflict with a holiday

10/27/2023: Agenda

08/25/2023: Agenda

06/23/2023: Agenda

04/28/2023: Agenda

02/24/2023: Agenda

12/16/2022: Agenda

10/28/2022: Agenda

08/26/2022: Agenda


Foundation Audit Committee Meetings

10/24/2023: Agenda

10/27/2022: Agenda


Other Information 

Materials will be available upon request by calling the College of the Canyons Foundation office at (661) 362-3433  (Gov. Code, § 54957.5.)

MEETING LOCATIONS – Board Meetings are held in different locations on the Valencia campus as noted on the Board Agenda.  Executive Committee meetings are generally held in Canyons Hall Room 249 and Finance Committee meetings are generally held in Canyons Hall 211, at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, unless otherwise noted.  Campus Map

MEETING TIME – Foundation Board meetings begin at 5:30 p.m; Executive Committee meetings begin at 4:00 p.m. and Finance Committee meetings begin at 8:00 a.m.  Times are subject to change, so please check the appropriate agenda.

WHO MAY ATTEND – The public is always welcome to attend open sessions of the board. The public may not attend closed sessions, whose topics are limited to those set forth by state law.

DATE CHANGES – Please be aware that meeting dates can change. In such cases, a revised meeting calendar will be posted on this website. Additionally, Agendas will be posted on in three locations at the Valencia campus:

  • The glass-enclosed announcement case on the north side of Seco Hall.
  • The glass-enclosed announcement case in the Student Center atrium, across from the bookstore.
  • The Foundation Reception area


Teleconference Rules for Board Meetings

Board meetings are frequently conducted in accordance with longstanding (pre-COVID) teleconference meeting rules contained in Gov. Code 54953(b), which require:

(1) a board majority attends the meeting from within board boundaries;

(2) all votes are roll call votes;

(3) all teleconference locations are listed on the agenda (the District’s physical location for the meeting and the remote location for any board members, if applicable);

(4) the agenda is posted at each teleconference location;

(5) each teleconference location is accessible to members of the public; and

(6) members of the public attending from each teleconference location are able to make public comment from that location: (Gov. Code 54953(b)(2)(D) states: “The legislative body shall allow members of the public to access the meeting and the agenda shall provide an opportunity for members of the public to address the legislative body directly pursuant to Section 54954.3.”


NOTE:  The District may exercise discretion to invite attorneys, auditors, consultants, etc. to address the Board remotely (e.g. using telephone or video connection).  This does not require that the Board conduct other aspects of the meeting remotely.