ELAC Administration

Administration Members



Portrait of Dr Alberto J Roman

Dr. Alberto J. Román
Email: romanaj@elac.edu



Mercy Yanez
Interim Vice President, Liberal Arts and Sciences
Email: yanezm@elac.edu

VP Michael Pascual

Michael Pascual
Vice President, Administrative Services
Email: pascuamo@elac.edu

Portrait of Dr Miguel Duenas

Dr. Miguel Dueñas
Vice President, Student Services
Email: duenasma@elac.edu


Portrait of Dr Djuradj Babic

Dr. Djuradj Babic
Dean, Liberal Arts & Sciences/MESA Program Director
Email: babicd@elac.edu

Portrait of Dr Juan Urdiales

Dr. Juan Urdiales
Dean, Continuing Education & Workforce Development
Email: urdialjr@elac.edu

Portrait of Gina Chelstrom

Gina Chelstrom
Dean, Learning Support Services
Email: chelstg@elac.edu


Dr. Laura Cruz-Atrian
Interim Dean, Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Advancement (OIEA)
Email: cruzatl@elac.edu

Portrait of Danelle Fallert

Danelle Fallert
Dean, Student Services
Email: fallerd@elac.edu

Portrait of Grace Hernandez

Grace Hernandez
Dean, EOPS
Email: hernang@elac.edu

Portrait of James Kenny

James Kenny
Dean, Liberal Arts and Sciences
Email: kennyja@elac.edu

Portrait of Minghuei Lam

Ming-huei Lam
Dean, Liberal Arts and Sciences
Email: lamm2@elac.edu

Portrait of Dr Sonia Lopez

Dr. Sonia Lopez
Dean, Student Services
Email: lopezms@elac.edu

Portrait of Kendra Madrid

Kendra Madrid
Dean, Continuing Education and Workforce Development
Email: madridk@elac.edu

Portrait of Kerrin McMahan

Kerrin McMahan
Dean, Liberal Arts and Sciences
Email: mcmahakm@elac.edu

Portrait of Paulina Palomino

Paulina Palomino
Dean, Student Services
Email: palomipp@elac.edu

Portrait of Dr Steven Reynolds

Dr. Steven Reynolds
Dean, Liberal Arts and Sciences
Email: reynolsj@elac.edu

Portrait of Al Rios

Al Rios
Dean, Continuing Education & Workforce Development
Email: riosa@elac.edu

Portrait of Angelica Toledo

Angelica Toledo
Dean, Continuing Education & Workforce Development
Email: toledoa@elac.edu

Blanca Gomez Headshot

Blanca Gomez
Dean, Outreach and Recruitment
Email: gomezb2@elac.edu


Dr. Armond Aghakhanian
Director, ELAC Foundation
Email: aghakha@elac.edu


Portrait of Erica Mayorga

Erica Mayorga

Dean, Continuing Education & Workforce Development/South Gate
Email: mayorge@elac.edu

Bio: Erica Mayorga is the Dean of the South Gate Campus. Her expertise is grant implementation and supporting organizational initiatives, including curriculum development and contact education, while building partnerships with local industry and government. Erica possesses ten years within the Los Angeles Community College District, where she spent most of her experience as a Grant Director.

Before Erica’s position with the community college sector, she was employed with the City of Los Angeles, Economic Workforce Development Department overseeing and coordinating employment and training programs for disadvantaged youth. She has over 20 years of experience, specifically in the Economic & Workforce Development Programs in the public sector.

Erica is also a product of the community college system. She obtained her associates in social work at Cerritos college before transferring to California State University, Long Beach, where she graduated with a bachelor of art in psychology and minor in administrative justice. She also holds a master’s of Public Administration from California State University, Long Beach.

Dr. Vanessa Ochoa

Dean, Student Services, One Zone (Dream Resource Center, Education Justice Program, LGBTQ Center, Umoja Program and Safe Zone Solidarity Partner Training Program)
Email: ochoavj@elac.edu

Bio: Born and raised in Boyle Heights, Doctora Ochoa is the proud daughter of Mexican immigrants who stressed the power of education. As such, Docotra Ochoa devotes her passion, love, and power to collaborate with communities to support empowerment and self-advocacy.

Portrait of Dr Vanessa Ochoa

Classified Management:

Portrait of Lindy Fong

Lindy Fong
Financial Aid Manager
Email: fonglw@elac.edu

Portrait of Nghi Nghiem

Nghi Nghiem
Associate Vice President, Administrative Services
Email: nghiemnx@elac.edu

Portrait of Anna Salazar

Anna Salazar
Email: salazaal@elac.edu

Portrait of Jose Villarreal

Jose Villarreal
Director of College Facilities
Email: villarj@elac.edu

Portrait of Hao Xie

Hao Xie
College Financial Administrator
Email: xiehy@elac.edu

Miguel Perez

Miguel Perez
College Book Store Manager
Email: perezma@elac.edu

Portrait of Steven Wong

Steven Wong

VPAM Director
​​​​​Email: wongsy@elac.edu

Bio: Wong is a curator, educator, and arts administrator born and raised in Los Angeles. He most recently served as Curator at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG) at Barnsdall Park, one of the oldest and longest-running contemporary art galleries in Los Angeles. His exhibitions include To View a Plastic Flower (2020), OFFAL (2019), and HERE (2018), each of which featured a dynamic roster of Los Angeles artists.

Prior to LAMAG, Wong served as Interim Executive Director and senior staff curator at the Chinese American Museum (CAM), where he developed and implemented both contemporary art and history exhibitions, including Dreams Deferred: Artists Respond to Immigration Reform (2010-2011). He also curated major exhibitions for the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time initiatives, including Breaking Ground: Chinese American Architects in Los Angeles (2012) and Circles and Circuits I & II (2017), which was on view at both CAM and the California African American Museum and explored the art and history of the Chinese Caribbean diaspora since the early 20th century.

Wong has also served as adjunct faculty at UC Santa Barbara, Ventura College, and Pasadena City College. He began his career as a practicing artist and has exhibited his work nationally. He holds an M.F.A. in Art from UC Santa Barbara, M.A. in Asian American Studies from UCLA, and B.A. in Art from UCLA. Prior to transferring to UCLA, he attended the Santa Monica College of Design, Art and Architecture.