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.

ACS WASC Commissioners
(listed by the organizations they represent)

Gregory Franklin, Chairperson
David Gaudi, Vice Chairperson

Association of California School Administrators
Grant Bennett
Ron Carruth, Ed.D.
Odie J. Douglas, Ed.D.
Juan A. Flecha
Gregory Franklin, Ed.D.
Diana Walsh-Reuss, Ed.D.
Katherine Thorossian, Ed.D.

Association of Christian Schools International
Lee Duncan, Ed.D.

California Association of Independent Schools
Doreen Oleson, Ed.D.

California Association of Private School Organizations
Marsha Serafin, Ed.D.

California Congress of Parents and Teachers, Inc. (PTA)
Dianna MacDonald

California Department of Education

California Federation of Teachers
Samantha Benish

California School Boards Association
Emma Turner, Ph.D.

California Teachers Association
Danny Blas

Charter Schools
Laura Herman, Ed.D.

East Asia Regional Council of Schools
Stephen Cathers

Hawaii Association of Independent Schools
David Gaudi, Ed.D.
Melissa Handy

Hawaii Government Employees’ Association
Derek Minakami

Hawaii State Department of Education
Andrea Fukumoto
Rodney Luke

National Lutheran School Accreditation
Kristie Flohra

Pacific Islands
Jon Fernandez

Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Berit von Pohle, Ed.D.

Postsecondary Education
Matthew Russo, Ed.D.

Public Members
Mitchell D’Olier
Joe Mitchner

Western Catholic Educational Association
Michael Alvarez
Nancy Coonis
Linda Norman, Ed.D,
Jonathan Schild, Ed.D.