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 Bill Sampson
Vice President Programs Renee Cabrera
Vice President Communication Chris Shaw
Vice President External Relations Bob Kovacev
Vice President Membership Services Shirley Smith
Vice President Technology Jim Monroe
Vice President Facilities Tony Package
Vice President Hospitality Lisa Sewell
Secretary Vickie Hite
Treasurer Ann Sparks
Parliamentarian Phil Barnhard


Rosalind Charles, Joanne Hardy, Tom La Casa, Lois Monroe, Kent Morris,  Sue Mullaly, Jill Patterson, Pete Saputo, Mike Stover

   Immediate Past President
Joyce Ono


Dr. Debra Leahy, Dean of Extension and Vice President for International Programs

Karen McKinley, Senior Director, Extension and International Programs

Patsy Burns, Administrative Manager, OLLI 

Appointed Positions

90+ Program (vacant)
Archivist/Historian Joanne Hardy
Blue Book

Chris Shaw, Editor

Blue Book Development

Renee Cabrera, Lead

Budget Committee Ann Sparks, Chair
ChroniCLE Chris Shaw, Editor
Coordinator Training Renee Cabrera and Patsy Burns
CSUF Student Awards Sue Mullaly
Curriculum Committee Judy Alter, Chair and Sue Batie, Vice-chair
Development/Philanthropy Committee Mike Stover, Chair
Digital Document Archive Joanne Hardy, Lead
Digital Image Archive Chris Shaw and Melinda Wiltsie, Co-Leads
Digital Marketing Operations (Social Media) (vacant)
Distance Learning Bob Newcomb,Lead
Electronic Bulletin Board Melinda Wiltsie, Lead
Facilities Operations Tony Package, VP Facilities
Financial Advisory Group Ellie Monroe, Chair
Friendship/In Memoriam Committee Debbie Maxwell & Ellie Monroe, Co-Chairs
Gatefold (Open to the Public) Brochure Russell MacKeand, Editor
Grants Committee  Renee Cabrera, Chair
Hospitality Committee Tina Ernsting, Chair
Kitchen Team Arie Passchier, Lead
Library Team Tony Package, Lead
Long Term Plan 2022-2027 Bob Kovacev and Mike Stover
Mailing Committee Harriette Millman, Lead
Member Scholarships Committee Fred Shecter, Chair
Membership Committee Shirley Smith, Chair
Membership Registration Team Joanne Hardy, Lead
Musical Performance Committee Renee Cabrera & Rayleen Williams, Co-Chairs
New Members Orientation Shirley Smith, Lead
Newsletters Ginger Barnhart, Lead
OLLI-CSUF Collaboration Committee Susan Mullaly, Chair
OLLI Personnel and Support Committee Harriette Millman, Lead
Parking and OLLI Trolley Team Patsy Burns and Pete Saputo, Co-Leads
Policies and Procedures Committee Joanne Hardy Chair
President's Advisory Council Joyce Ono, Chair
Speakers Bureau Bob Kovacev, Lead
Technology Education Committee
Tom LaCasa and Mike Shellman, Co-Chairs
Technology Liason Committee
Jim Monroe, 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, Steve Kernes, Jill Patterson

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, Assistant Editor, Keni Cox; 

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

Desktop publishing: Celia Reynolds

Photographers: Roz Charles, Jim DiTota, Bill Hite, Joyce Ono,  Bonita Schiebe, Donna Spradlin, Warren Wilson.

Digital Marketing Operations (Social Media):

Michele Frankel, Lead.

Newsletter Editors: 

Ginger Barnhart, Kathy Gilroy, Melinda Wiltsie

Shapiro Electronic Bulletin Board display:

Melinda Wiltsie

Web editors:

Dan Coby, Michele Frankel, Loralee Page-Ortez, Bev Risse, Ginger Barnhart

Web Support, Extension and International Programs :

Raymundo Venegas,  Andrew Ross