Results of the CFT officer elections were announced on May 1 after mail ballots were tabulated. The biennial election was held by mail due to the COVID-19 pandemic and  a Virtual Convention. All newly elected leaders will take office on May 26, 2021.

President
Jeffery Freitas

Secretary Treasurer
Luukia Smith

Vice Presidents
The 24 vice presidents typically hold leadership positions in their local unions, and together they represent the broad spectrum of educators and support staff represented by the CFT. 

  • Anthony Arinwine, United Educators of San Francisco
  • L. Lacy Barnes, State Center Federation of Teachers
  • Mary Bravewoman, San Francisco Community College District Federation of Teachers
  • Monica Casey, Jefferson AFT Federation of Teachers
  • Linda Chan, Citrus College Adjunct Faculty Federation
  • Britt Dowdy, Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers
  • Ray Gaer, ABC Federation of Teachers
  • Gloria Garcia, Early Childhood Federation
  • Miki Goral, UCLA Faculty Union
  • John Govsky, Cabrillo College Federation of Teachers
  • Arlene Inouye, United Teachers Los Angeles
  • Matt Kogan, United Teachers Los Angeles
  • Steve McDougall, Salinas Valley Federation of Teachers
  • Amankwa Mckinzie, Compton Federation of Employees
  • Matt Meyer, Berkeley Federation of Teachers
  • Jason Newman, Los Rios College Federation of Teachers
  • Arcelia “Arti” O’Connor, Gilroy Federation of Paraeducators
  • Juan Ramirez, United Teachers Los Angeles
  • Jennifer Shanoski, Peralta Federation of Teachers
  • Linda Sneed, Los Rios College Federation of Teachers
  • Susan Solomon, United Educators of San Francisc
  • Nelly Vaquera-Boggs, Pajaro Valley Federation of Teachers
  • Joanne Waddell, Los Angeles College Faculty Guild
  • Kent Wong, UCLA Faculty Union

Division Council Officer Elections

The following officers of the division councils were elected by unanimous consent on March 20, 2021, for the 2021-23 term.

Early Childhood/TK–12 Council

  • President
    Rico Tamayo, El Rancho Federation of Teachers
  • Senior Vice President
    Elaine Merriweather, United Educators of San Francisco
  • Northern Vice President
    Steven McDougall, Salinas Valley Federation of Teachers
  • Southern Vice President
    Ingrid Gunnell, United Teachers Los Angeles
  • Secretary
    Tanya Golden, ABC Federation of Teachers

Council of Classified Employees

  • President
    Carl Williams, Lawndale Federation of Classified Employees
  • Northern Vice President
    Janet Eberhardt, United Educators of San Francisco
  • Southern Vice President
    Tina Solórzano Fletcher, AFT Guild, San Diego and Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community Colleges
  • Secretary
    Patti Serafin, Palomar Council of Classified Employees

Community College Council

  • President
    Jim Mahler, AFT Guild, San Diego and Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community Colleges
  • Northern Vice President
    Jennifer Shanoski, Peralta Federation of Teachers
  • Southern Vice President
    Joanne Waddell, Los Angeles College Faculty Guild
  • Secretary
    Kathy Holland, Glendale College Guild & Los Angeles College Faculty Guild
  • Part-Time Faculty Representatives (4)
    • Geoffery Johnson
      AFT Guild, San Diego and Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community Colleges
    • John Govsky
      Cabrillo College Federation of Teachers
    • Linda Chan
      Citrus College Adjunct Faculty Federation
    • Linda Sneed
      Los Rios College Federation of Teachers

Council of Retired Members

  • President
    Dennis Cox, ABC Federation of Teachers, Retiree Chapter
  • Northern Vice President
    Ann Killebrew, San Francisco Community College Federation of Teachers, Retiree Chapter
  • Southern Vice President
    Cecelia Boskin, United Teachers Los Angeles, Retiree Chapter
  • Secretary Treasurer
    Sandy Baringer, UC-AFT Retiree Chapter