Board Members

Finance Director - Michael Mizukami

Michael Mizukami is a Program Supervisor for the California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB). Established in 1965, CalVCB is a state program dedicated to providing reimbursement for crime-related expenses to eligible victims who suffer physical injury, or the threat of physical injury, as a result of a violent crime. He has received extensive training and certifications on issues such as Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Human Trafficking, and Mediation, and is a certified Crisis Responder. In 2011 the California Assembly and California State Senate recognized Michael for his exemplary work with the annual Distinguished Service Award. Michael is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton. He and his wife Stephanie have been married for 10 years and live happily in the city of Lake Forest.

Board Member - Seph Rodney

Seph Rodney, PhD was born in Jamaica and grew up in New York City. He has an English degree from LIU, Brooklyn, a studio art MFA from the University of California, Irvine, and a PhD in museum studies from Birkbeck College, University of London. He is a staff writer and editor for Hyperallergic, writing about contemporary art and related issues. He has written for the CNN Op-ed pages, American Craft, and for Artillery Magazine. He has taught at Parsons School of Design and, the School of Visual Arts. His book, , is currently under review at Routledge press.

Board Member - Xochitl Partida

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