• 2022-23 Region 6 Board of Directors

  • 2022-23 President-Elect, Past President and President

  • 2022-23 Region 6 Executive Committee

ACSA Region 6 represents School Administrators from Alameda and Contra Costa counties. ACSA serves educational leaders in the pursuit of equity and excellence to meet the diverse needs of all California students. Region 6 has local charters that meet regularly to support administrators in our region.


ACSA Region 6 Administrator of the Year Awards



Dana Eaton, Brentwood ESD (Region 6 Winner)
Helen Rossi, Martinez USD
Pasquale Scuderi, Alameda USD

Secondary Principal

Ramon Camacho, New Haven USD
Patricia Crespo, West Contra Costa USD (Region 6 Winner)
Kesha Emmendorfer, Martinez USD
Angela Webster, San Lorenzo USD

Middle Grades Principal

Matt Burnham, West Contra Costa USD
Rebecca Ingram, San Ramon Valley USD
Phyllis James, Antioch USD
Terry McCormick, Mt. Diablo USD
Brian Scharmann, Livermore Valley JUSD (Region 6 Winner)
Jenny Torres, San Ramon Valley USD

Elementary Principal

Stella Castillo, New Haven USD
Doris De La Torre, Castro Valley USD
Vicenta Ditto, Newark USD
Janet Gates, Pleasanton USD (Region 6 Winner)
Maria Gonzalez, Brentwood ESD
Heather Ogden, Antioch USD
Danielle Pharr-Matthews, Alameda USD
Joe Romagna, San Ramon Valley USD
Martha Thomas, Mt. Diablo USD
Claudia Velez, West Contra Costa USD

Central Office Administrator

Renee Lama, San Lorenzo USD
Patrick Martin, West Contra Costa USD
Leonor Rebosura, Newark USD
Scott Pizani, New Haven USD (Region 6 Co-Winner)
Nadine Rosenzweig, San Ramon Valley USD (Region 6 Co-Winner)
Jan Rogenski, Walnut Creek, ESD

Secondary Co-Administrator

Mark Steve Amaro, Liberty UHSD (Region 6 Winner)
Jennifer Blackmon, Castro Valley USD
Alicia Elbert, New Haven USD
John Hillyer, West Contra Costa USD
Charlie Litten, San Ramon Valley USD
Malcolm Norrington, Pleasanton USD
Liz Pagano, San Ramon Valley USD
Krista Plumlee, Antioch USD

Elementary Co-Administrator

Ruby Gonzalez, West Contra Costa USD
Nelly Marquez, New Haven USD
Jesseca Stone, Antioch USD
Margrette Wui, San Ramon Valley USD (Region 6 Winner)

Classified Leader

Barbara Jellison, West Contra Costa USD (Region 6 Winner)
Barbara Jernstedt, Pleasanton USD
Cristian Lepe, Mt. Diablo USD
Doug Marr, San Lorenzo USD
Lourdes Villegas, New Haven USD

Confidential Employee

Aimee Cayere, Castro Valley USD (Region 6 Winner)
Suzan Lee-Young, New Haven USD
Sunitha Rakesh, Mt. Diablo USD

Personnel Human Resources Administrator

Kandi Hayes, Contra Costa COE (Region 6 Winner)
Ryan Sheehy, Mt. Diablo USD

Adult Education Administrator

Vittoria Abbate, Mt. Diablo USD
Beth Cutter, Castro Valley USD (Region 6 Winner)          

Career Technical Administrator

Jeff Brauning, Contra Costa COE (Region 6 Winner)
Heather Fontanilla, Mt. Diablo USD
Ariel Kirshenbaum, West Contra Costa USD

Special Education Administrator

Rosalind Brown, West Contra Costa USD
Amy Capurro, San Ramon Valley USD
Nanette Gray, Pleasanton USD/Tri-Valley SELPA (Region 6 Winner)
Kevin Nazario, Castro Valley USD
Jessica Pozos, Mt. Diablo USD
Julie Venuto, Alameda USD

Business Services Administrator

Suzy Chan, Castro Valley USD (Region 6 Winner)
Ahmad Sheikholeslami, Pleasanton USD

Student Services Administrator

Scott Bergerhouse, Antioch USD
Jodi McCarthy, Alameda USD (Region 6 Winner)

Curriculum & Instruction Administrator

Gabriel Chilcott, West Contra Costa USD
Ariel Dolowich, Newark USD
Susan Hartwig, Mt. Diablo USD
Erin Roberts, Contra Costa COE (Region 6 Winner)
Vernon Walton, Alameda USD

Continuation/Ed Options Administrator

Douglas Corbin, Contra Costa COE
Kenneth Kahn, Castro Valley USD (Region 6 Winner)

Retired Administrator

Julie Braun Martin (Region 6 Winner)
Doris Holland

Technology Administrator

Anne Barreto, Alameda USD
David Sanderson, Contra Costa COE
Laurie Roberts, West Contra Costa USD (Region 6 Winner)

Valuing Diversity Award

Jamie Mather, Pleasanton USD
Yvonna Rogers, Castro Valley USD (Region 6 Winner)

Partners in Educational Excellence Award

The Mosaic Project, Castro Valley USD (Region 6 Winner)
Union City Family Center, New Haven USD

Marcus Foster Award
(State Award, winner to be selected by state ACSA)

Jaliza Eagles, Castro Valley USD


Click link to download this list of nominees and winners: AOY 2023 list for Announcement


*Region winners who are ACSA members will be finalists in their category for state ACSA Administrators of the Year. Winners will be announced at the end of March and recognized at the annual Leadership Summit in November in Sacramento.


Region 6 will be celebrating all of our Administrator of the Year Awards nominees and winners on Thursday, April 27, 2023. The Awards Dinner will be held at the Double Tree Hotel in Pleasanton from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. For tickets, register on Eventbrite using this link https://AOYR62023.eventbrite.com




Advance Newsletter * May 30, 2023

In this issue: President’s Message; Tracie Noriega Appointed New ACSA Senior Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; Daryl Camp Elected as new ACSA Vice President; Administrator of Year Awards Dinner a Sold Out... READ MORE