Leadership Board

The department of Urban Planning and Public Policy's Leadership Board is composed of distinguished members of the community who hold leadership positions in public agencies and private sector organizations. The Board helps the department leverage support for our students through internships, career placement, and training opportunities. 

Bishop Rick Bishop, AICP
Executive Director - Western Riverside Council of Governments
Email: bishop@wrcog.cog.ca.us
Website: http://www.wrcog.cog.ca.us
Catz Sarah Catz - Board Co-chair
Director, Center for Urban Infrastructure
Email: sarahcatz@gmail.com
Website: www.c-u-i.org
Interests: Transportation, sustainability, distruptive innovation and technology
Dewan Komal Dewan, AICP, LEED AP
Principal, Federal Planning - AECOM
Email: komal.dewan@aecom.com
Website: http://www.aecom.com/
Richard M. Gollis - Board Co-chair
Principal & Founder - The Concord Group
Chair - Community Development Council, Urban Land Institute
Email: rmg@theconcordgroup.com
Interests: Market analysis, economic analysis, financial analysis, real estate development trends
Harden Susan J. Harden, FAICP
Principal - Susan Jackson Harden, Inc.
Email: susanjharden@yahoo.com
Interests: Downtown and neighborhood revitalization, comprehensive planning, mobility plans, and urban design projects
Kain John Kain, AICP
President - Urban Crossroads
Email: jkain@urbanxroads.com
Website: http://www.urbanxroads.com
Interests: Transportation planning, sustainable community design, neighborhood electric vehicles, non-motorized modes (bicycle and pedestrian), traffic impact analysis
King Jerry A. King
President & CEO - J. A. King and Associates
Former Chairman - Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board
Email: jakingassoc@gmail.com
Website: http://www.jakingandassociates.com/
Interests: Governmental relations, planning coordination, land use analysis, land development processing, project management, environmental services
Marsh Lindell Marsh
Email: lmarsh@lindellmarsh.com
Website: http://lindellmarsh.com/lm/index.htm
Interests: Land use, natural resources, and the environment, with a major focus/interest in assisting public and private sector clients to develop legal, institutional and collaborative strategies and processes to successfully address unusually complex or sensitive concerns, issues or opportunities
Jeff Mayer
Master Planner - Mayer Creative
Past Chair - Urban Land Institute Orange County/Inland Empire
Email: jeff@mayercreative.com
Interests: Urban design, placemaking, master planning, site planning
Pisano Mark Pisano, Ph.D.
Professor - USC Price School of Public Policy
Former Executive Director - Southern California Association of Governments
Email: mpisano@usc.edu
Website: http://priceschool.usc.edu/
Interests: Urban planning, regional planning, transportation, housing, development, environmental policy
Ruane Michael Ruane - Board Co-chair
Executive Vice President - National Community Renaissance
Email: mruane@nationalcore.org
Website: http://nationalcore.org/
Interests: Strategic planning, affordable housing, regional sustainability plans and community indicators, financial economic analysis for planners, public/private partnerships, community revitalization, healthy communities and long term infrastructure planning

Sheri Vander Dussen, AICP
Planning Consultant - Kimley-Horn and Associates
Email: sheri.vanderdussen@kimley-horn.com
Website: http://www.kimley-horn.com
Interests: Urban planning-related interests: management of planning organizations; creating systems and processes to deliver consistent and outstanding customer service; creating neighborhoods and places that allow people to enjoy a high quality of life; mentoring young professionals

Dussen Ernesto Vasquez, FAIA, NCARB
CEO & Partner - SVA Architects, Inc.
Email: evasquez@sva-architects.com
Website: http://sva-architects.com/
Interests: Transportation planning, smart growth, sidewalk communities and mixed-use developments