Vision, Mission, and Organizational Structure 



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



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Executive Committee


Ellie Monroe

Vice President Administration Mike Stover
Vice President Programs Renee Cabrera
Vice President Communication Ginger Barnhart
Vice President External Relations Susan Mullaly
Vice President Membership Services Bill Sampson
Vice President Technology Bob Newcomb
Vice President Facilities Tony Package
Vice President Hospitality Lisa Sewell
Secretary Vickie Hite
Treasurer Ann Sparks
Parliamentarian Phil Barnhard


Rosalind Charles, Fran Colwell, Joanne Hardy, Michele Frankel, Tom La Casa, Debbie Maxwell, Cynthia Owens, Pete Saputo, Chris Shaw


   Immediate Past President
Joyce Ono


Joseph Shapiro, Extension and International Programs

Karen McKinley, Senior Director, EIP

Christina Kim, Associate Director, Program Management, EIP

Patsy Burns, Administrative Manager, OLLI 

Appointed Positions

90+ Program (vacant)
Archivist/Historian Joanne Hardy
Blue Book Chris Shaw, Editor
Budget Committee Ann Sparks, Chair
ChroniCLE Chris Shaw, Editor
CSUF Student Awards John Blaydes
Curriculum Committee Judy Alter, Chair and Sue Batie, Vice-chair
Development/Philanthropy Committee Jim Monroe, Chair
Distance Learning Don Lake & Bob Newcomb, Co-Leads
Facilities Operations Tony Package, VP Facilities
Financial Advisory Group Jim Monroe, Chair
Friendship/In Memoriam Committee Debbie Maxwell & Ellie Monroe, Co-Chairs
Grants (vacant)
Hospitality Committee Tina Ernsting, Chair
Instructor/Coordinator Training Renee Cabrera & Patsy Burns
Kitchen Team Arie Passchier, Lead
Library Team Tony Package, Lead
Long Term Plan 2022-2027 Mike Stover
Mailing Team Linda Lockwood, Lead
Member Research Studies Susan Mullaly
Member Scholarships Committee Fred Shecter, Chair
Membership Registration Team Debbie Maxwell, Lead
Membership Services Committee Bill Sampson, Lead
Musical Performance Committee Renee Cabrera & Rayleen Williams, Co-Chairs
Newsletter Editing Team Ginger Barnhart and Melinda Wiltsie, Co-Editors
Nomination and Election Committee (vacant)
Office Support Team (vacant)
OLLI-CSUF Collaboration Committee Susan Mullaly, Chair
OLLI Trolley Team Michelle Sanford, Lead
Open to the Public Brochure Russell MacKeand, Editor
Photo Resource Team Will Cornell, Lead
Policies and Procedures Committee Joanne Hardy Chair
President's Advisory Council Joyce Ono, Chair
Room Scheduling Team Renee Cabrera, Lead
Speakers Bureau Susan Mullaly, Lead
Technology Committee
Bob Newcomb, Chair
Technology Education Committee
Tom LaCasa, Chair and Mike Shellman, Vice-chair
Transitions in Retirement Committee Russell MacKeand, Chair
Trips Committee Ken Luke, Chair
Website Committee Dan Coby, Chair

Communications Staff:

Chair: Ginger Barnhart, VP Communications

Blue Book Editorial Staff

Editor: Chris Shaw, Assistant Editor: Keni Cox

Copy Editors: Judy Alter, Susan Hanna

Bluebook Section Editors and Scheduling: Renee Cabrera, Joanne Hardy, Ellie Monroe, Beverly Risse, Carol Thurk, Sue Batie, Vickie Fears, Dan Coby, Bill Reilly, Patty McCollom, Ann Sparks and Jim Monroe

Indexing / Distribution: Celia Reynolds, Michelle Sanford

Production: Mandy Loo from Extension and International Programs


Editor: Chris Shaw

Staff writers: Denny Bean, Alice Gresto, Susan McNamara, Elaine Mitchell, Mary Sampson

Desktop publishing: Celia Reynolds

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

Social Media:

Rosalind Charles, Lead

Newsletter Editors: 

Ginger Barnhart and  Melinda Wiltsie

Shapiro Electronic Bulletin Board display:

Melinda Wiltsie

Web editors:

Dan Coby, Bev Risse, Ginger Barnhart

Web Support, Extension and International Programs :

Raymundo Venegas,  Andrew Ross