The Speakers Directory is drawn primarily from keynote presenters at recent CCC conferences and other events. The Professional Learning Network and Chancellor’s Office are providing the Speakers Directory as an information source only and do not necessarily endorse or recommend the individuals listed below.

President, College of the Canyons; Chancellor, Santa Clarita Community College Distict Dianne G. Van Hook, president and CEO of College of the Canyons began work on July 1, 1988, at 37 years old. In 2013, she celebrated her 25th anniversary at the helm of a college that has grown significantly ...Read more
Executive Director of the Academy for College Excellence, Cabrillo College Diego's commitment to social change grew, in part, from his work as a community organizer for the American Friends Service Committee--a Quaker humanitarian aid organization--while still in college. He then went on to accrue ...Read more
President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement Donald M. Berwick was President and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) for nearly 20 years. In July 2010, President Obama appointed Dr. Berwick to the position of Administrator of the Centers for Medicare ...Read more
Lead Accessibility Coordinator, @ONE; Lead Instructor, Eyestone String Studio In 1989, Donna combined her interests in music and technology to complete a B.A. in Computer Music Composition from Clark University – long before there was an actual "multimedia" field. In 1991, she received an M.F.A in ...Read more
Motivational Speaker, Hartley International Donna Hartley is an inspirational, entertaining, cutting edge and high content speaker. She is a member of the National Speakers Association and the owner and founder of Hartley International. She is a graduate of the University of Hawaii and former Miss ...Read more
Executive Director, National Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Science (IWITTS) Donna Milgram, the Executive Director of the National Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Science (IWITTS), has dedicated her career to helping women succeed in fields that have been traditionally ...Read more
Educational Speaker and Consultant, B.E.L.I.E.V.E.! ® LLC Believe. B.E.L.I.E.V.E. Be the Educators who Live to Inspire and Empower Via Excellence." This is Dorina's motto for all Florida teachers to live by for the 2013-2014 school year as we continue to believe in our children. For the past 15 ...Read more
President, National Council of Teachers of English and Professor of English, University of Denver Doug Hesse is founding Executive Director of the Writing Program at the University of Denver and Professor of English. Currently he serves as President of the National Council of Teachers of English. ...Read more
Associate Professor of Planning, Policy and Design, University of California, Irvine Doug Houston is the assistant professor of Planning, Policy and Design, University of California, Irvine. My research investigates how urban development patterns intersect with neighborhood livability and ...Read more
President, Pacific IT Professionals (PacITPros) Douglas R. Spindler serves as the president of Pacific IT Professionals. He grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley. He wrote his fist computer program was when he was 12 years old on a Teletype machine with paper tape and a 300 baud ...Read more