ACS WASC Commissioners


The Commission consists of up to thirty-two persons selected by the Commission’s Nomination Review Committee from candidates nominated by member organizations or the Commission.

(listed by the organizations they represent)

Damon Kerby, Chairperson
Barry Groves, Vice Chairperson

Association of California School Administrators
Grant Bennett
Ron Carruth
Odie J. Douglas
Gregory Franklin
Barry Groves
Michael McCoy
David Yoshihara

Association of Christian Schools International
Dale Phillips

California Association of Independent Schools
Damon Kerby

California Association of Private School Organizations
Marsha Serafin

California Congress of Parents and Teachers, Inc. (PTA)
Sophia Waugh

California Department of Education
Thomas Adams

California Federation of Teachers
Samantha Benish

California School Boards Association
Barbara Nunes

California Teachers Association
Laurel Salerno-White

Charter Schools
Chase Davenport

East Asia Regional Council of Schools
Stephen Cathers

Hawaii Association of Independent Schools
David Gaudi

Hawaii Government Employees’ Association
Derek Minakami

Hawaii State Department of Education
Ann Mahi
Suzanne Mulcahy

Hawaii State Teachers Association
Doris Yamashiro-Tanaka

National Lutheran School Accreditation
Joel Wahlers

Pacific Islands
Erika Cruz

Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Berit von Pohle

Postsecondary Education
John Kerr

Public Members
Joseph Dugan
Mitchell D’Olier

Western Catholic Educational Association
Chad Colden
Nancy Coonis
Kim Shields
Sally Todd