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Board of Directors

Board positions are open for election (typically at the spring seminar) as follows:

  • Even numbered years: Regional Director North, Recording Secretary, Membership Secretary
  • Odd numbered years: Regional Director South, Treasurer, Editorial Secretary
  • Every year: President-Elect


President:
Kevin Andera
Orange County Sheriff-Coroner
320 N Flower St
Santa Ana, CA 92703
(714) 834-4510
FAX (714) 834-4519
Email
Click here for a listing of Past Presidents
  • 3 year term, 1 year as President-Elect, 1 year as President, 1 year as Past-President
  • Calls for Transitional Board Meeting immediately following the May Business Meeting
  • Presides over business (2x) and board meetings (4x)
  • Organizes the board meetings not held in conjunction with a seminar
  • Answers all correspondence/inquiries or directs them to the appropriate board member or committee
  • Assigns tasks to board members or committees
  • Helps establish the board meeting agendas
  • Resolves disputes within the organization
  • Reads and hands off ethics matters to Ethics Committee Chairperson
  • Fills committee assignments
  • Passes the coconut and medallion of office to the President-Elect at the banquet.


Immediate Past President:
Adam Dutra
San Diego Police Department
1401 Broadway MS 725
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 531-2577
FAX (619) 531-2520
Email
  • Last year of 3 year term
  • Transfers all files to the President
  • Insures an orderly transition to the next President
  • Advises the President concerning on-going issues
  • Coordinates the "New Member Receptions" at the two semi-annual seminars with the seminar chairperson(s)
  • Tracks the W. Jack Cadman award
  • Takes over acting President duties in case of the absence of the President and the President Elect.


President-Elect:
Todd Weller
Oakland Police Department Criminalistics Laboratory
455 7th St Rm 608
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 238-3386
FAX (510) 238-6555
Email
  • 3 year term, 1 year as President-Elect, 1 year as President, 1 year as Past-President
  • Replaces the President if the position is unfilled or the President is absent
  • Ex-officio member of the Endowment Committee
  • Ex-officio member of the Financial Review Committee
  • Responsible for the yearly Salary Survey to be completed for inclusion in the 1st quarter CAC News
  • Assumes the Presidency at the May Banquet.


Recording Secretary:
Jamie Miller
Orange County Sheriff-Coroner
320 N Flower St
Santa Ana, CA 92703
(714) 834-4510
FAX (714) 834-4519
Email
  • 2 year term
  • Takes the minutes during the Board of Director and Business Meetings
  • Maintains a policy file which records all motions passed during the meetings
  • Keeps the seal of the Corporation and affixes it to documents as required
  • Maintains the file of all official correspondence
  • Prepares and sends out announcements of Business Meetings to the Membership thirty days prior to the meeting
  • Sends out the announcement of Board of Directors Meetings to board members and committee chairs and assembles the package of reports for the meeting
  • Prepares the agenda in conjunction with the President.


Treasurer:
Laura Silva
Oakland Police Department Crime Lab
455 7th St Rm 608
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 238-3386
FAX (510) 238-6555
Email
  • 2 year term
  • Receives and safely keeps all funds of the Corporation
  • Deposits funds in designated banks
  • Supervises and controls the keeping of the books and accounts of the Corporation
  • Maintains bank accounts, pays expenses, prepares financial reports, collects dues
  • Orders journals
  • Prepares CAC budget
  • Ex-Officio member of the Endowment, Seminar Planning and Financial Review Committees.


Editorial Secretary:
Greg Matheson
Los Angeles Police Department
1800 Paseo Rancho Castilla
Los Angeles, CA 90032
(323) 415-8112
FAX (323) 276-1942
Email
  • 2 year term
  • Edits and publishes the CAC News quarterly
  • Writes an editorial column for the CAC News
  • Communicates with the preparer of the CAC News
  • Communicates with the Journal of The Forensic Science Society and the Journal of Forensic Sciences (AAFS journal) staff
  • Communicates with other forensic associations
  • Maintains an official mailing list
  • Communicates with the CAC Webmaster
  • Chairperson of the Publications Committee
  • Appoints a committee for any required technical edits of the CAC News.


Membership Secretary:
Michelle Halsing
CA DOJ Jan Bashinski DNA Lab
1003 W. Cutting Blvd
Richmond, CA 94804
(510) 620-3571
FAX (510) 231-8744
Email
  • 2 year term
  • Maintains membership files
  • Reviews applicant applications for qualifications and completeness
  • Corresponds with applicants to obtain additional information as required
  • Corresponds with applicants who have not successfully met the requirements or were not approved by the membership
  • Maintains log regarding each applicant to track his/her status
  • Prepares membership certificates
  • Maintains email correspondence with membership to update them as to meetings and other important information.


Regional Director North:
Meghan Mannion Gray
CA DOJ Jan Bashinski DNA Laboratory
1001 W. Cutting Blvd
Richmond, CA 94804
(510) 620-3300
FAX (510) 231-8744
Email Click here for list Study Group Chairpersons.
  • 2 year term
  • Represents CAC members in the Northern part of the state (Fresno County/San Luis Obispo-Southern Boundary), northern Nevada, and all other states except Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.
  • Assigns and helps with organizing regional study group/luncheon or dinner meetings
  • Appoints study group chairs
  • Responsible for the publicity of the meetings.


Regional Director South:
Mey Tann
California DOJ Riverside Regional Laboratory
7425 Mission Blvd.
Riverside, CA 92509
951-361-5000
FAX 951-361-5010
Email
Click here for list Study Group Chairpersons.
  • 2 year term
  • Represents CAC members in Southern part of the state (Kern County/Santa Barbara-Northern Boundary), Arizona, southern Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas
  • Assigns and helps with organizing regional study group/luncheon or dinner meetings
  • Appoints study group chairs
  • Responsible for the publicity of the meetings.