Board of directors

The California Scholastic Press Association is a non-profit organization run by a board of volunteer directors who oversee the annual summer program and the workshop’s operations.

Chairman and president
Todd Harmonson
Senior editor, Orange County Register

Jessica Davis
Senior director of data initiatives and news automation, USA Today

Laura Nelson
Staff writer, Los Angeles Times

Vice presidents
Rich Hammond
Senior editor, The Athletic

Nicole Vargas
Assistant professor of digital journalism, San Diego City College

Art Aguilar
Retired newspaper reporter, editor and publisher

Jay Berman 
Retired journalist and university professor

Chris Carlson
Photographer, Associated Press

Saba Hamedy
Editor, NBC News digital

Cam Inman
Sports reporter, Bay Area News Group

Fred Schoemehl
Retired editor, Costa Mesa Daily Pilot

Gwen Wu
Reporter, BioPharma Dive

Chairman emeritus 
Larry Welborn
Retired legal affairs reporter, Orange County Registe

Vice president emeritus
Steve Harvey
Retired columnist, Los Angeles Times