Current Board Members
Below is a list of our 2021-22 CCDS Board Members with a brief bio on each of them.
2021/22 Board of Directors
Jessika Lawrence, Board Chair
Jessika Lawrence has two children enrolled at CCDS. Jessika is an Associate Professor at California State University, Chico in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Program. Prior to accepting a position at the university Jessika practiced as a school-based Speech and Language Therapist for 10+ years, including one year at CCDS (AY 2010-11).
Melissa Pearson, Vice Chair
Melissa Pearson has three children enrolled at CCDS. Melissa currently works for Sierra Nevada Brewing Company as the Employee Development Manager, where she and her team provide leadership and soft skills trainings to employees within the organization. Melissa graduated from Colorado State University with a BA in Human Resource Management. She is currently working on completing her Master’s in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership with a concentration in Diversity & Equity in Education through the University of Illinois.
Devjani Banerjee-Stevens, Secretary
Michelle Mittman, Board Treasurer
Michele Mittman graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Natural Resources. She has worked in several science research labs and is currently an academic advisor in the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management at Chico State University. Michele worked on the most recent CCDS charter renewal and WASC accreditation. She has a daughter at CCDS. Go Eagles!!
Thang Ho, Board Member
Thang Ho is a proud parent of two children enrolled at CCDS. Thang is an Information Technology Director for the Associated Students at California State University, Chico. He also provides technology consulting for Chico State support programs that help and support low income and first generation college students. Prior to his experience at Chico State, Thang had over 20 years of Information Technology, Project Management and Reporting in the Healthcare industry. Thang graduated from Chico State with a degree in Marketing and Management Information System. His passion includes being outdoors, gardening, and playing with his children.
Jamie Clyde, Board Member
Jamie Clyde is currently the Executive Director for the Associated Students at Chico State. The Associated Students (AS) is a non-profit auxiliary corporation of CSU, Chico that enriches the quality of campus life through programs and services created for students by students. It is the most diverse auxiliary in the CSU system operating all the dining on campus, Follett bookstore, WREC, Bell Memorial Union, Child Development Lab, CAVE and student government with a $23M dollar budget.
Jamie graduated from Chico State with a B.A in Education and went on to obtain her Master’s in Business at Colorado State University. She has been active in the community with Rotary, DCBA and the Chamber of Commerce. She has a passion for education and diversity.