Advocacy Panel

The Advocacy Panel advises the Alliance Board of Directors on policy recommendations and develop a platform for coordination of advocacy among constituent organizations. 

  • David Rattray (Chair), Executive Vice President| Center for Education Excellence and Talent Development, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Pete Lara, President | Porterville Unified Board of Trustees
  • Colleen Pagter, Legislative Analyst | Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Samantha Tran, Senior Managing Director, Education Policy | Children Now
  • Susan Bonilla, State Director | Council for Strong America
  • Teresa McEwen, Executive Director | College & Career Academy Support Network
  • Clint Cowden, Director | Farm for the Future, West Hills Community District
  • Jessie Ryan, Executive Vice President | Campaign for College Opportunity
  • Mary Perry, Vice President for Education | California PTA Education Commission
  • Cathy McBride, Legislative Advocate | Association of California School Administrators