At the Board of Trustees meeting on March 14, 2023, the Board approved several items related to the search for a permanent chancellor, including an update to Board Policy (BP) 2431 regarding the search process and composition of the screening committee, the search timeline, and the selection of community volunteers to serve on the screening committee. The Board revisited the language of BP 2431 at their April 11, 2023 meeting, which is reflected in the committee membership listed below. 

As a result of the April 11, 2023 meeting Board vote on BP 2431, here is the makeup of the Screening Committee:

  • Two (2) administrators
  • Four (4) faculty members
  • Four (4) classified employees, one (1) of which will be a confidential employee
  • One (1) to two (2) students
  • One (1) to three (3) community members
  • Three (3) trustees

Committee Members

Name Category Email Address
David Johnson Administrator dmjohnson@peralta.edu
Diana Bajrami Administrator dbajrami@peralta.edu
Roberto Gonzalez Classified/Appointed by District Classified Senate rgonzalez@peralta.edu
Javier Lopez Classified/Appointed by Local 39 jlopez@peralta.edu
Richard Thoele Classified/Appointed by SEIU rthoele@peralta.edu
Berenise Herrera Classified/Confidential bherrera@peralta.edu
Jamille Teer Classified/Joint Appointment by SEIU and Peralta Classified Senate jteer@peralta.edu
Daniel Alvarado Community Member daniel.alvarado2715@yahoo.com
Lailan Huen Community Member lailan.huen@gmail.com
Emily Tenorio Molina Community Member emily.tenorio.m@gmail.com
Mary Clark Miller Faculty/Appointed by District Academic Senate dclarkmiller@peralta.edu
Donald Moore Faculty/Appointed by District Academic Senate dmoore@peralta.edu
Francis Howard Faculty/Appointed by PFT fhoward@peralta.edu
Jeff Sanceri

Faculty/Appointed by PFT

Pierce Byrne

Student/Appointment from Berkeley City College

Omolola Atolagbe

Student/Appointment from Laney College

Zuni Moon

Student/Appointment from Merritt College

Sheweet Yohannes


Cindi Napoli-Abella Reiss


Dyana Delfin Polk




The Board also approved this timeline for the Chancellor Search. Per the timeline, the Screening Committee met in May to make recommendations regarding the Chancellor Profile.