Meet the Advocacy Team

Iván Carrillo
Senior Director of Policy and Governmental Relations

Iván Carrillo has worked in advocacy and public policy making since 2009. Through his experience working in both Capitol and district legislative offices, Iván developed a unique and valuable perspective of how to intersect grassroots advocacy and policy making to create change. During his seven years in the Legislature and since joining ACSA in 2016, Iván has secured funding, advanced policies, and created programs to support students and educators. Iván is also active in the community, currently serving on the board of directors of the Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project (CLYLP). He is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, where Iván received a degree in sociology and was the first community college transfer student to be elected student body president.

ACSA Legislative Advocate Serette Kaminski.

Serette Kaminski
Legislative Advocate

Serette Kaminski joined ACSA in 2021. Serette has worked on education policy since 2011 and brings a wide range of state, national and international expertise from both the labor and management perspective. Prior to joining ACSA’s team, Serette led teacher and administrator recruitment and support efforts for the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association and also worked at a national teachers’ union. Her ACSA issue areas include educator recruitment and retention, charter schools, juvenile justice, adult education and mental health. Read full bio

Diana Vu
Legislative Advocate

Diana Vu joined ACSA in 2020. Diana has worked in both the Assembly and Senate in a variety of positions, including policy consultant and legislative director. She has a broad range of experience with California government having represented many parts of the state, including the Central Valley, the Bay Area, the Central Coast, and Southern California. Through this work, Diana has become skilled at navigating the complexities of the legislative process and the impact legislation can have on the varying regions of the state. Read full bio

Megan Baier
Legislative Advocate

Megan Baier joined ACSA in 2021, after spending a decade in the Legislature. Megan came to the Legislature through the Senate Fellows Program, working for members representing a diverse swath of California. Megan has served members in key leadership positions, most recently as the K12 and higher education policy advisor to the president pro tempore Toni Atkins, where she played an integral role in negotiating the education portion of the state budget. Megan works on budget, special education, alternatives to discipline, and homeless and foster youth issues for ACSA among others. Read full bio

Dorothy Johnson
Legislative Advocate

Dorothy Johnson joined the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) in 2021 bringing over a decade of experience advocating for statewide associations serving California’s local public agencies. Immediately before ACSA, Dorothy served as a gubernatorial appointee to the State’s 2020 Census Office, first as legislative director and then as policy advisor. Dorothy has honed expertise in a diverse array of issues, with emphasis on local government, that include governance, administration, employee relations, revenue and taxation, elections, public works, public safety, and state mandates. Dorothy works on employee-employer relations, CalSTRS/PERS, governance, privacy, and utilities for ACSA among others. Read full bio

Kristy Tchamourian
Legislative Associate

Philip Miranda
Legislative Assistant

Meet the Advocacy Team