CARA Board


CARA Board Roster (revised November 2021)

2021-2022 CARA Board of Directors

Pauline Brooks, President

Service Employees International Union

Tish Ochoa, Treasurer

APWU Retirees

Richard Holober, Secretary

Consumer Federation of California

Nan Brasmer, President-Emeritus

California School Employees Association

Vice Presidents

Editha Adams

United Domestic Workers

Jacquetta Alexander

Easter Hill Methodist Church

Richard Benson

 United Food and Commercial Workers

Myrtle Braxton 

Richmond Commission on Aging

Addie Brinkley

Communications Workers of America 

Jo Carson

California Teachers Association-Retirees

Ramon Castellblanch

California Labor Federation

Gayle Chenoweth

Rancho Bernardo Democratic Club

Camille Christian

Service Employees International Union 2015

Kathryn Donahue

California Nurses Association 

Louie Duran

Claremont Democratic Club

Mike Fursman

United Food and Commercial Workers 8 Golden State

Keith Umemoto

CA State Retirees Inc

Wayne Ihrig

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers

Judy Jackson

St. Mary’s Center

Sandra Johnson

Golden Age Senior Club

Hene Kelly

California Federation of Teachers

Ronnie Kinney

Democratic Club of Orange

Michelle Krug

San Diego Labor Democratic Club

Tish Leon

San Diego Democrats for Equality

Michael Lyon

San Francisco Gray Panthers

Diana Madoshi

Villa Senior Network

Larry Marotta

Foothills Community Democratic Club

Sophia Mendoza

National Union of Healthcare Workers

Donna Meredith

Disaster Relief Fund

Michael Nye

West County Democratic Club

Kris Organ

CA Civil Rights Law Group

Mary Rose Ortega 

United Teachers Los Angeles-Retired

Nadine Peyrucain

American Fed of State, County & 

Municipal Employees

Dan Prince

District Council of Ironworkers CA

Tom Rankin

California Labor Federation

Nephi Hancock

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

Margaret Shelleda

CA Federation of Teachers

Pat Stanyo

Gray Panthers of Long Beach

Robert Turner

Teamsters Joint Council 42

Bill Wallace

Retired Public Employees Association

C.T. Weber

Peace and Freedom Party

Janie Whiteford

CA In-Home Supportive Services Consumer Alliance

David Williams

San Francisco Living Wage Coalition

Cindy Young


Windsor Young

Old Lesbians Organizing for Change


Ernest Harris

Bonnie Petty


2021-2022 ED FUND Board of Directors

Sharon Nakamoto, President

CA In-Home Supportive Services Consumer Alliance

Louie Duran, Vice President

Claremont Democratic Club

Dawn Bronsema, Secretary

Hubert Humphrey Democratic Club


Nan Brasmer, Treasurer

California School Employees Association


Carol Harvey

Sandra Mack

Dee Rosario

Bill Klinke

Nadine Peyrucain

Michelle Krug