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.

2022-2023 CATA Officers

State Officers Title School Email
Kevin Woodard President Reedley College [email protected]
John Williams President-Elect CSU, Fresno [email protected]
Heather Thomas Secretary Colusa High School [email protected]
Judy Aschwanden Treasurer St. Helena High School [email protected]
Shay Williams-Hopper Past President CDE - San Joaquin Region [email protected]

Post-Secondary Division Title School Email
Desi Molyneux Chair Reedley College [email protected]
Jacob Vazquez Chair-Elect Butte College [email protected]
Tommy Henderson Secretary CSU, Chico [email protected]

Secondary Division Title School  Email
Gene Lieb Chair Firebaugh High School [email protected]
Stephanie Goeb Chair-Elect Firebaugh High School [email protected]
Vernon Clark Vice-Chair  Bakersfield - Foothill HS [email protected]
Megan Tunzi Secretary Fort Bragg Sr. HS [email protected]

Operations Division Title School Email
Amber Carter Chair Highland High School [email protected]
Jordana Faria Chair-Elect Madera South High School [email protected]
Amanda Ferguson Vice-Chair Kingsburg High School [email protected]
Martin Castro Secretary Reedley Middle College [email protected] 

Regional Presidents Region School Email
Monique Reid Central  Hilmar High School [email protected]
Hannah Lovfald North Coast Fortuna Union High School [email protected]
Natalie Schuessler San Joaquin Bakersfield - North High School [email protected]
Christine Ready South Coast Nipomo High School [email protected] 
Marc Reyburn Southern Escondido High School [email protected] 
Kyle Schaad Superior Tulelake High School  [email protected]