OLLI at California State University Fullerton provides active, older adults with opportunities to continue learning in a university setting, to engage with peers, to serve our communities, and to support and enhance the activities of the University.


  • Provide lifelong learning opportunities in courses and activities desired and determined by the membership,
  • Collaborate with other California State University Fullerton (CSUF) organizations,
  • Provide members the means to coordinate, teach, and participate in activities and to thereby share their wealth of knowledge and expertise,
  • Create a social milieu that enables members to enjoy fellowship with their peers,
  • Provide volunteering opportunities within the CSUF community



Executive Committee

President Joyce Ono
Vice President Administration Mike Stover
Vice President Programs Ellie Monroe
Vice President Communication Chris Shaw
Vice President External Relations Janice Jeng
Vice President Membership Services Debbie Maxwell
Vice President Technology Jim Cenname
Vice President Facilities Pete Saputo
Vice President Hospitality Elaine Mitchell
Secretary Ann Sparks
Treasurer Tom Toby
Parliamentarian Phillip Barnhard


Renee Cabrera, Benson Chin, Kathryn Cozza, Joanne Hardy, Linda Lockwood, Susan Mullaly, Tony Package, Arie Passchier, Bill Sampson
 Immediate Past President Jim Monroe


Chris Swarat, Associate Vice President, Extension and International Programs

Karen McKinley, Senior Director, Extension and International Programs

Christina Kim, Associate Director, Program Management, Extensiion and International Programs

Brandy Schaal, Program Manager, Extension and International Programs

Patsy Burns, Administrative Manager OLLI 

Appointed Positions

40th Anniversary Committee Mike Stover, Chair
90+ Program Karen Bell
Blue Book Chris Shaw, Editor
Budget Committee Tom Toby, Chair
ChroniCLE Chris Shaw, Editor
Computer Education Committee Jim Cenname, Chair and Dan Coby, Vice-chair
CSUF Student Awards Judy Alter, Chair
Curriculum Committee Judy Alter, Chair and Renee Cabrera, Vice-chair
Development/Philanthropy Committee Jim Monroe, Chair
Distance Learning Don Lake & Bob Newcomb, Co-Leads
Electronic Bulletin Board Jim Cenname, Lead
Facebook and Social Media Jim Cenname, Lead
Facilities Operations Pete Saputo, VP Facilities
Financial Advisory Group Mike Stover, Chair
Friendship/In Memoriam Committee Debbie Maxwell & Ellie Monroe, Co-Chairs
Grants Committee Vacant
Historian/Archivist Joanne Hardy
Hospitality Committee Tina Ernsting, Chair
Kitchen Team Arie Passchier, Lead
Library Team Tony Package, Lead
Long Term Plan 2016-2021 Mike Stover
Mailing Team Linda Lockwood, Lead
Member Research Studies Janice Jeng
Member Scholarships Committee Fred Shecter, Chair
New Member Orientation Team Debbie Maxwell, Lead
Membership Registration Team Debbie Maxwell, Lead
Musical Performance Committee Renee Cabrera & Ellie Monroe, Co-Chairs
Newsletter Editing Team Ginger Barnhart and Melinda Wiltsie, Co-Editors
Nomination and Election Committee Benson Chin, Chair
Office Support Team Carol Thurk, Lead
OLLI-CSUF Collaboration Committee Janice Jeng, Chair
OLLI Trolley Team Michelle Sanford, Lead
Parking Restrictions Mitigation Committee Mike Stover, Chair
Photo Resource Team Jim Cenname, Lead
Policies and Procedures Committee Mike Stover, Chair
President's Advisory Council Jim Monroe, Chair
Room Scheduling Team Ellie Monroe, Lead
Speakers Bureau Janice Jeng, Lead
Technology Committee Jim Cenname, Chair
Transitions in Retirement Committee Russell MacKeand, Chair
Trips Committee Ken Luke, Chair
Website Committee Dan Coby, Chair

Communications Staff:

Chair: Chris Shaw, VP Communications

Blue Book Editorial Staff

Editor: Chris Shaw

Copy Editors: Judy Alter, Susan Hanna, Linda Kapiloff, Char Oliva

Bluebook Section Editors and Scheduling: Renee Cabrera, Joanne Hardy, Ellie Monroe, Beverly Risse, Carol Thurk, Barbara Vigano, Vickie Fears, Dan Coby, Debbie Maxwell, Jim Cenname and Bill Riley.

Indexing / Distribution: Celia Reynolds, Michelle Sanford

Production: Mandy Loo from Extension and International Programs


Editor: Chris Shaw

Staff writers: Denny Bean, Alice Gresto, Elaine Mitchell

Desktop publishing: Celia Reynolds

Photographers: John Blaydes, Sharon Brown, Jim Cenname, Donna Spradlin, Kirt Spradlin

Facebook Page:

Jim Cenname, Lead.

Newsletter Editors: 

OLLI News Bytes editor: Ginger Barnhart

OLLI Events Open to the Public editor: Melinda Wiltsie

Shapiro Bulletin Board display:

Jim Cenname

Web editors:

Dan Coby, Carole Johnson, Bev Risse, Ginger Barnhart

Web Support, Extension and International Programs:

Raymundo Venegas, Andrew Ross