Our faculty are leading experts and practitioners in their field. Instructors include public administration and public policy faculty from the premiere California universities and other institutions, along with extraordinary county practitioners, elected officials, and state and national subject experts comprise the 50+ individuals who serve on the CSAC Institute faculty.

Institute instructors are selected with three criteria in mind:
  • Subject-matter expertise
  • Practical experience with counties or public agencies
  • Practice facilitating adult education
Faculty members receive preparatory coaching and feedback from participants and the Dean after class to help improve instruction and achieve excellence in learning.
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Angela Antenore
Angela Antenore, M.Ed., combines her background in education and psychology to pursue leadership and organizational effectiveness strategies with her clients. She has a unique back-ground including both international consulting experience as well as hands-on experience as a director, manager, small business owner and educator. In these roles, Ange ...View More
Angela Giacoumis
Angela Giacoumis is the founder and CEO of Careerlink People Solutions (Careerlink) a human resource consultancy specializing in the delivery of workforce, people analytics, learning, coaching, consulting and engagement strategies that drive business performance and results. A successful business leader and entrepreneur Angela is a sought-after ...View More
David Landis
David Landis is a former Nebraska state senator, an award-winning teacher and a skilled negotiator in the public arena. As a Senator, he chaired the Revenue Committee for the Nebraska Unicameral. Many of the over 250 bills he has passed in twenty-four years in the Unicameral have been consensus measures forged by negotiation that brought contest ...View More
Diane Dillon
Diane was born and raised in Napa. She is the fifth-generation of her family to live in Napa County, being descended from Connelly Conn, who came to Napa in 1852, to join his uncle John Conn, who had arrived in the mid-1840s and helped Dr. Edward Bale build his mill. Conn Valley and Conn Dam are named for these ancestors of Diane’s. She grew up he ...View More
Diane M. Cummins
Diane Cummins is the former Special Advisor to the Governor on State and Local Realignment. She officially retired in late 2008 after a distinguished 31-year career in California government, but was brought back to advise the Governor in an area of her particular expertise. Ms. Cummins was appointed Chief Fiscal Policy Advisor to the President pr ...View More
 Eric Douglas
Eric Douglas is a principal consultant, president, and founder of Leading Resources Inc. (“LRI”), a consulting firm whose purpose is to develop leaders and leading organizations. Headquartered in Sacramento, LRI’s clients include public agencies, corporations, and non-profit organizations in the United States and abroad. LRI focuses on five dimens ...View More