Member Council

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The Member Council plays a crucial role in the California Charter Schools Association. This body of charter leaders represents the voice of the members to CCSA's Board and staff. They facilitate open discussion of issues facing the movement and strive to provide leadership and guidance in their regions and to CCSA.


Malka Borrego - Chair
Region 11: Los Angeles Equitas Academy Charter School
Phone: (213) 201-0440

Shara Hegde
Shara Hegde -Vice Chair
Region 5: Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo Santa Clara, Santa Cruz
Alpha Public Schools
Phone: (408)-361-3829

Members (Regional Appointment)

Chris Topham
Region 1: Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Solano, Sonoma and Trinity . Sebastopol Independent Charter School
Phone: (707) 246-8282

Casey Taylor
Region 2: Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou and Tehama
Achieve Charter School
Phone: (530) 872-4100

Jim Scheible
Region 3: Alpine, Colusa, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba
St. Hope Public Schools
Phone: (916) 275-9589

Hae-Sin Thomas
Region 4: Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo
Education for Change
Phone: (510) 568-7936

Anthony Solina
Region 6: Amador, Calaveras, Stanislaus, San Joaquin and Tuolumne
Aspire Public Schools
Phone: (209) 466-6630

James Bushman
Region 7: Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Mono and Tulare
University High School
Phone: (559) 278-8263

Mary Galvin
Region 8: Santa Barbara and Ventura
Ventura Charter School of Arts and Global Education
Phone: (805) 648-5503 x 1001

Delia Kumabe
Region 9: Imperial, Orange and San Diego
Excellence and Justice in Education Academy
Phone (619) 401-4150

Debbie Tarver
Region 10: Inyo, Riverside and San Bernardino
Desert Trails Preparatory Academy (DPTA) and LaVerne Elementary Preparatory Academy (LEPA)
Phone: 760-963-1861

Members (At Large)

Oliver Sicat
Blended Learning and Online Schools Representative
Phone: (213) 454-0599

Marcia Aaron
Charter Management Organizations (CMOs)
KIPP LA Schools
Phone: (213) 489-4461, ext. 101

Jeff Rice
Charter Support Organization Representative
Phone: (530) 478-7726

Anita Zepeda
Conversion Schools Representative
Vaughn Next Century Learning Center
Phone: (818) 896-7461 x 7824

Paul Keefer
Independent Study Schools Representative
Pacific Charter Institute
Phone: (866) 992-9033

Monique Daviss
Single, Site-Based Schools Representative
El Sol Santa Ana Science and Arts Academy
Phone: (714) 654-9621

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