Meet the CATA Officers


CATA Executive Committee

The Executive Committee consists of the President, President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, Past President, Operations Division Chair, Secondary Division Chair, Post-Secondary Division Chair, and the Post-Secondary Chair-Elect.  Each position is elected by the membership and is responsible for making recommendations to the Governing Board on CATA business and governance issues.

CATA Governing Board

The Governing Board is composed of the Executive Committee, the six Regional Presidents, Operation Division Chair-Elect, Secondary Division Chair-Elect, and the Post-Secondary Secretary.  The Governing Board directs and supports the organization throughout the year.  CATA operation authority is channeled through the Governing Board to the CATA President and the Executive Director.  The Governing Board adopts policies and procedures that represent the interests and desires of the membership.

CATA Executive Director

The Executive Director performs the duties of the position in conjunction with the policies and procedures adopted by the Governing Board.  The CATA President provides general coordination to the Executive Director.  The primary duties of the Executive Director are to advocate for agricultural education and career technical education at the state legislative level.  In addition, the Executive Director facilitates the operation of the organization and the annual CATA Conference.  The Executive Director also works with the California FFA Foundation Board and California FFA Adult Board to complete their missions.

2023-2024 CATA Officers

State Officers Title School Email
John Williams President CSU, Fresno [email protected]
Heather Thomas President-Elect Colusa HS [email protected]
Judy Aschwanden Secretary St. Helena HS [email protected]
Gene Lieb Treasurer Firebaugh HS [email protected]
Kevin Woodard Past President Reedley College [email protected]

Post-Secondary Division Title School Email
Jacob Vazquez Chair Butte College [email protected]
Tommy Henderson Chair-Elect CSU, Chico [email protected]
Lori Marchy Vice Chair Modesto Junior College [email protected]
Nikki Maddux Secretary Merced College [email protected]

Secondary Division Title School  Email
Stephanie Goeb Chair Firebaugh HS [email protected]
Vernon Clark Chair-Elect Bakersfield - Foothill HS [email protected]
Megan Tunzi Vice-Chair Fort Bragg Sr. HS [email protected]
Kaylyn Davenport Secretary Merced - El Capitan HS [email protected]

Operations Division Title School Email
Jordana Faria Chair Madera South HS [email protected]
Amanda Ferguson Chair-Elect Kingsburg HS [email protected]
Martin Castro Vice-Chair Reedley Middle College [email protected] 
Amanda Galan Secretary Le Grand UHS [email protected]

Regional Presidents Region School Email
Travis Cardoso Central  Turlock HS [email protected]
 Heidi Mickelson North Coast Sebastopol - Analy HS [email protected]
James Corbett San Joaquin Porterville - Monache HS [email protected]
Brandi Bognuda South Coast Templeton HS [email protected]
Mary Martineau Southern Ramona HS  
Laura LaFayette Superior Oroville - Las Plumas HS [email protected]