Local Chapters

Local area activities give CCDA members a chance to to build a network of contacts and become better acquainted with CCDA. They also offer opportunities for personal and professional growth and to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or National Board for Certified Counselors Continuing Education Credit. Local chapters provide visibility for the state organization as a whole and attract prospective members.

Members are welcome to participate in and plan all chapter activities. Chapter participation is not restricted by location. Members can reactivate a chapter by contacting the CCDA Regional Coordinator.

Starting a Chapter or Planning Events

Use this form to fill out the event:

FORM-Activity Event.docx

The Regional Coordinator is your point person for all chapter activity and event planning, calendaring, funding and publicizing.

Chapter Chairs are your contacts for chapter activities and events nearest you. Our deepest thanks to all our dedicated members who have served and are serving in leadership roles throughout CCDA's network of Local Chapters

Regional Coordinator

Kegan Barroso

Regional Coordinator

Judi Garcia

Regional Coordinator

Charmaign Lomasstro

CSUN/CCDA Student Chapter


Shelby McIntyre

Shelby McIntyre is a graduate student pursuing her M.S. Counseling, Option in College Counseling and Student Services at California State University, Northridge. She currently works as a Career Counseling Intern at Pasadena City College and a Counseling Intern at Glendale Community College. After experiencing her own career change from the film industry to the counseling profession, she is passionate about helping others navigate their career development process to find meaningful work.

Vice President

Jade Pearson


Natalia Zafferano


Heidi Mondragon

Chair of Involvement

Lonni Lyons


San Fransisco Bay Area Chapter

Please contact the Regional Coordinator to help activate this chapter.

Silicon Valley Chapter

Chapter Chair

Susan Monahan


Michele Burns

As the former CCDA Secretary for the Silicon Valley Chapter, Michele was instrumental in planning the Northern CA conferences and regional events. She is also an adjunct lecturer for the SJSU College of Education teaching the Career Exploration and Community-Based Organizations Serving Children/Youth courses for the Counselor Education and Child/Adolescent Development departments, respectively. Michele was also the Principal Investigator and Director of the In-custody Educational Services grant having coordinated college credit-bearing courses and provided the Student Success: Education and Career Planning workshops. Her expertise has also been shared with colleagues at education and career development conferences including: CALPCC, CCDA, CASC, CCCSAA, CEA, HECT, and WACAC. Michele is an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC) and holds a Master’s in Education/Counseling and Student Personnel, PPS Credential, and CTE Credential for Education/Child Development/Family Services; with certification for College Counseling (UCLA), QPR - Save a Life Suicide Prevention, and ASCA bullying Prevention Training. 

Treasurer / Chapter Contact

Carrie McKnight 

East Bay Chapter -

Chapter Co-Chair

Deborah Sanchez 

Chapter Co-Chair

Anne Chau

Chapter Co-Chair

Deborah Sanchez

Sacramento Chapter

Please contact the Regional Coordinator to help activate this chapter.

Fresno Chapter

Please contact the Regional Coordinator to help activate this chapter.


Pasadena Foothill Chapter

Chapter Chair

Yvette Margosian


Erika Espinoza


Liliana Lozano


Yessica Campos

Public Relations Coordinator

Alexis Gonzales

Public Relations Coordinator

Ricardo Rico

Orange County Area Chapter

Chapter Chair

Vanessa Rubinfeld

Vanessa currently serves as a co-chair for CCDA OC Chapter. She is an Adjunct Career Counselor and teaches  Career Development courses at both Cypress College and Santa Monica College. Vanessa has also previously worked as a Career Counselor for several years at Soka University of America and in different capacities within higher education. Vanessa received her Masters in Counseling with an emphasis in College Counseling and Student Services from California State University Northridge (CSUN) in 2012 and is currently finishing up her Post-Master's Certificate in Career Counseling from CSUN as well.  


Sarah Coburn

West Los Angeles Area Chapter

Chapter Chair

Jessica Meshkani


Jessica Meshkani is an adjunct career counselor and faculty at Santa Monica College (SMC). She is currently pursuing the Career Education and Counseling Certificate Program at California State University, Northridge (CSUN). She holds an M.S. in Counseling, specializing in College Counseling and Student Services from CSUN, a B.A. in Sociology from UCLA, and an A.A. in Liberal Arts in Social and Behavioral Science from SMC.

Inland Empire Chapter

Chapter Chair

Cristina Otegui

Chapter Secretary

Kristen Roberts

Chapter Treasurer

Derrin Ford

Chapter Communications / Public Relations

Jeannette Ordonez

San Diego Chapter

Chapter Chair

Deb Culbertson

San Gabriel Valley Chapter

Please contact the Regional Coordinator to help activate this chapter.

Ventura/Santa Barbara Chapter

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San Fernando Valley Chapter

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For information on upcoming chapter activities and events, visit our events calendar.

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