Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff

Administration

Roy O. Hurd, Chairman, CEO and President
Sherie L. Hurd, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Operations
William A. Robertson, Esq.,Dean
Tracy Chodora, Assistant to the Dean/Registrar

Admissions
Daniel Lanahan, III, Admissions Officer
Dahnja Straub, Director of Admissions

Accounting
Diane Papa, Accounts Receivable Manager
Peggy Ransford, Accounts Payable Manager/Accounting Assistant
Kass Von der Mehden, Bookstore Manager
David Yarbrough, Director of Accounting and Benefits Administration

Administrative Services
Ken Castor, Maintenance Supervisor
Kadee Gilliland, Senior Administrative Assistant
Fernando Monteiro, System Administrator
Eleanor Noriel, Director of Administrative Services
Robert Swanson, Law Librarian

Financial Aid
Mary O'Brien, Financial Aid Director
Lauri Brown, Student Loan Repayment Advisor/Financial Aid Advisor
Judy Felciano, Financial Aid Advisor
Lea Smith, Financial Aid Advisor

Faculty

Tadd C. Aiona, Esq., BA, JD
Law Office of Tadd C. Aiona
Sonoma State University, California
Empire College School of Law, California

Louise J. Belle, Esq., BS, MBA, JD
Private Practitioner
California State University, Sacramento, California
California State University, Sacramento, California
University of California Hastings College of the Law, California

Jeffrey L. Berk, BA, JD
Office of Sonoma County Counsel
Michigan State University
University of San Francisco School of Law, California

The Honorable Robert Boyd, BA, JD
Superior Court Judge, Sonoma County
University of California, Berkeley, California
University of California Hastings College of the Law, California

Adam Brown, Esq., BA, JD
Disability Services & Legal Center
Hartwick College, New York
Franklin Pierce Law Center, New Hampshire

Connie Burtnett, Esq., AB, JD
Private Practitioner
Princeton University, New Jersey
Empire College School of Law, California

Heather Bussing, BA, JD
Bussing Law
Of Counsel, Roberts Law Firm
University of Kansas, Kansas
University of Kansas, Kansas

Dave Carr, Esq., BA, JD
Dept. of Justice, Attorney General’s Office
University of California, Santa Cruz, California
University of San Diego School of Law, California

Clay Christianson, Esq., BA, JD
Kelly, Jackson & Christianson, LLP
Tulane University
University of Minnesota Law School

Julie Cyphers, Esq., BA, JD
Private Practitioner
California State University, Chico, California
Empire College School of Law, California

Susan M. Daniel, Esq., BSN, MSN, JD
Private Practitioner
Loyola University, Chicago
University of Illinois
Empire College School of Law, California

Susan T. Daniel, Esq., BA, MA, JD
Employee Relations Consultants
Queens College, New York
Syracuse University, New York
University of Santa Clara, California

The Honorable Elliot L. Daum, BA, JD
Superior Court Judge, Sonoma County
Wesleyan University, Connecticut
University of Santa Clara, California

The Honorable Bradford DeMeo, Esq., BA, JD
Superior Court Judge, Sonoma County
Sonoma State University, California
University of Santa Clara, California

Patrick W. Emery, Esq., BA, JD
Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery
Harvard University, Massachusetts
University of California, Davis, California

Michael C. Fallon, Esq., BS, JD
Private Practitioner
Boston University, Massachusetts
Empire College School of Law, California

Lauren Gardner, AA, JD
Private Practitioner
Santa Rosa Junior College, California
Empire College School of Law, California

Rex Grady, Esq., BA, MA, MA, JD
The Edgar Law Firm
University of California, San Diego, California
University of New Brunswick, Canada
Empire College School of Law, California

Fiona Hall, Esq., JD
University of California, Davis, California
Empire College School of Law, California

The Honorable Allan Hardcastle, BA, JD
Superior Court Judge, Sonoma County
University of the Pacific, California
Pacific McGeorge School of Law, California

Jennifer Hendrickson, Esq., JD
Private Practitioner
Empire College School of Law, California

Russell Hildreth, Esq., BA, JD
Deputy Attorney General, Sacramento
University of California, Riverside, California
University of California, Davis, School of Law, California

Gary Hoenig, Esq., BChE, MSc, PhD, JD
Private Practitioner
Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia
Loughborough University of Technology, England
Loughborough University of Technology, England
Empire College School of Law, California

Roger J. Illsley, Esq., BA, JD
Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz
University of California, Davis, California
University of Southern California, California

Robert L. Jackson, Esq., BA, JD
Kelly, Jackson & Christianson
University of California, Davis, California
University of California, Davis, California

Kristen Frizzell Kerns, Esq., BA, JD
Borba Frizzell Kerns, PC
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Arizona State University School of Law, Arizona

H. Bruce Kinnison, Esq., BA, JD
Sonoma County Chief Deputy Public Defender (Ret.)
Stanford University, California
University of California Hastings College of the Law, California

Daniel J. Lanahan, Esq., JD, LLD
Retired Partner, Lanahan & Reilley, LLP
Long Island University, New York
Temple University, Pennsylvania
San Francisco Law School, California
California State University, California

Keith Langan, Esq., BA, JD
Senior Counsel, Fireman’s Fund Insurance
University of San Francisco, California
Golden Gate University School of Law, California

Paul Lozada, Esq., BA, JD
Law Office of Andrew Martinez
St. Mary’s College, California
Empire College School of Law, California

Naomi E. Metz, Esq., JD
Private Practitioner
Mills College, California
University of California, Berkeley

Bruce Mitteldorf, Esq., BA, MA, JD
Law & Mediation Office of Bruce Mitteldorf
Oberlin College, Ohio
Sonoma State University, California
Empire College School of Law, California

Scott O’Brien, Esq., BA, JD
Private Practitioner
University of California, Berkeley, California
Hastings College of Law, California

The Honorable Lawrence E. Ornell, BA, JD
Superior Court Judge, Sonoma County
California State University, Sacramento, California
Empire College School of Law, California

Kathleen Pozzi, Esq., BA, JD
Public Defender, Sonoma County
University of San Francisco, California
Empire College School of Law, California

Becky Rasmason, Esq., BS, JD
Family Law Center
Arizona State University, Arizona
Empire College School of Law, California

Jill Ravitch, Esq., BA, JD
Sonoma County District Attorney
University of California, Berkeley, California
University of San Francisco Law School, California

Holly Rickett, Esq., BA, JD
Private Practitioner
University of Idaho, Idaho
University of California Hastings College of the Law, California

William A. Robertson, Esq., BA, JD
Dean, Empire College School of Law
University of California, Davis, California
Pacific McGeorge School of Law, California

Laura C. Rosenthal, Esq., BA, JD
Private Practitioner
University of Denver, Colorado
University of Denver College of Law, Colorado

Ronit Rubinoff, Esq., JD
Executive Director, Legal Aid of Sonoma County
Middlebury College, Vermont
Pacific McGeorge School of Law

Viveka A. Rydell, Esq., BA, JD
CEO, PDI Surgery Center
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Berkeley

Martin L. Seeger, IV, Esq., BA, JD
Babin & Seeger, LLP
University of the Pacific, California
Pacific McGeorge School of Law, California

Edwin C. Shiver, Esq., BS, JD
Private Practitioner
U.S. Naval Academy, Maryland
University of California, Berkeley, California

Carmen D. Sinigiani, Esq., BS, JD
DeMeo DeMeo & West
Queens College, New York
University of California, Davis
Empire College School of Law, California

Lynne Stark-Slater, Esq., BA, JD
Deputy Public Defender, Sonoma County
University of the Pacific, California
Empire College School of Law, California

Joseph Stogner, Esq., JD
Private Practitioner
Pacific McGeorge School of Law, California

Tina Wallis, Esq., BS, JD
Clement, Fitzpatrick & Kenworthy
University of California, Davis, California
Vermont Law School, Vermont

W. Barton Weitzenberg, Esq., BA, JD
Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery
University of California, Santa Barbara, California
University of California, Los Angeles, California

The Honorable Anthony Wheeldin, Esq., BA, JD
Superior Court Commissioner
Wesleyan University, Connecticut
University of California, Los Angeles, California

Joseph Wiseman, Esq., BA, JD
Private Practitioner
University of California, Los Angeles, California
University of Oregon School of Law, Oregon

The Honorable Cerena Wong (ret.), BA, JD
University of California, Los Angeles, California
University of California, Davis, California