Staff Members

Allysunn Walker-Williams

President and CEO

310-954-1352

awilliams@ccee.org

Allysunn recently relocated to Los Angeles from Fresno. Prior to that, as CEO of the Walker-Williams Group, she provided management consulting services to Union Bank and Wells Fargo Bank for their CRA initiatives. From 2009-2012, Allysunn enjoyed serving as Chief Real Estate Development Officer for the Fresno Housing Authority. She also served as Associate Executive Director of the Fresno County Economic Opportunities Commission, the nation's 2nd largest anti-poverty/community-action agency, and Assistant Director of the Office of Community and Economic Development at Fresno State University. Her extensive board service includes the Union Bank Community Advisory Board, CSU Fresno's University Advisory Council, the Fresno Regional Foundation Board, and she chaired the Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce Foundation. A strong believer in the value of education, Allysunn graduated from Harvard University where she earned a BA; UCLA School of Public Health where she earned a Masters in Public Health with honors; and Fresno State University's Craig School where she earned an MBA. She is the proud mother of 2 middle schoolers, Sarah & Chas.

Joshua Mitton

Director of Programs and Outreach

310-954-1333

jmitton@ccee.org

After reading his first economics textbook in a single weekend, Joshua went on to obtain a B.A. in Applied Economics from Idaho State University. He relocated with his family to Southern California to pursue graduate studies at Cal State Fullerton, which he is due to complete this fall. During his time there he worked as a graduate assistant for the Center for Economic Education and gained a taste for expanding others’ understanding of economic and personal finance principles and concepts as well as apply it in their lives to their own success.

Camille Lagrange

Assistant Director of Programs and Development

(562) 250-4595

clagrange@ccee.org

Camille, Assistant Director of Programs and Development, hails from from West Palm Beach, Florida, and started working with CCEE in 2016. Camille attended USC and graduated with a BA in Economics and she obtained an MA in Economics in 2016 from Georgia State University, with a focus on economic development.

Academic Leadership Team

Radha Bhattacharya, PhD

Director

657-278-3652

rbhattachary@fullerton.edu

Department of Economics Director Center for Economic Education California State University, Fullerton

Director since 2011 has been very active carrying out the mission of the Center for Economic Education. She has partnered with U.S. Bank and Wells Fargo on several large projects over the course of her leadership and is currently putting together the first ever Economics and Personal Finance Olympiad.

Jim Charkins, PhD

Director

909-537-5553

jcharkins@csusb.edu

Professor Emeritus Department of Economics Director Center for Economic Education California State University, San Bernardino

At a recent conference for economics teachers, has been described as “caring more about economics and economics instruction than anyone else!” Dr. Charkins lead the passing of mandatory economics instruction at the high school level in the state of California, developed the MoneyWise Teen program and has been a vigorous advocate for K-12 economics instruction. He is a former executive director of CCEE and one of the instrumental founders of CASET, a partner of CCEE.

Jane Lopus, PhD

Director

jane.lopus@csueastbay.edu

Department of Economics Director Center for Economic Education California State University, East Bay http://www.cbe.csueastbay.edu/cee/

Jane Lopus, PhD Director, is an accomplished researcher, curriculum writer and international consultant. She has authored Economics in Action! as well as materials for the national CEE; She has been an integral part of bringing economics and personal finance education to many countries of the former soviet union and continues to work with them, currently Ukraine.

Tom Means, PhD

Director

408-924-5414

tom.means@sjsu.edu

Department of Economics Director, Center for Economic Education, San Jose State University http://www.sjsu.edu/economics/cntr_econ_education/ Facebook

Director of the Center for Economic Education at San Jose State University helped to re-establish the Center in 2000 and has been at the lead in training and collaborating with AP teachers to ensure high school students are successful in college.

Connie Moore-Kelly

Director

310-871-3510

crm2644@lausd.net

Director of BITA since 2009, Ms. Moore-Kelly is a math teacher with a background in the corporate sector having worked on the B-2 bomber program and Space Shuttle program. She is a passionate advocate for ‘21st –century’ hands-on teaching, incorporating technology use and first-hand business experiences for her students.

Anthony Zambelli, J.D

Director

619 660-4318

Director, San Diego Center for Economic Education Congressional District Coordinator for We the People Department of Business and Professional Studies Cuyamaca College http://cceesandiego.org/

Zambelli has been an instructor in the Business and Professional Studies Department at Cuyamaca College since 1979. He is a recipient of the Cuyamaca College President’s Award, the Award for Teaching Excellence and the Rainbow Award for service to the college community. He also received the Alfred Lord Whitehead Award for Teaching Excellence at the University of Redlands.

Cecil W Jackson, PhD

Director

213 740-5020

cecil.jackson@marshall.usc.edu

Professor of Clinical Accounting, Leventhal School of Accounting, University of Southern California

Dr. Cecil W. Jackson, Professor of Clinical Accounting in the Leventhal School of Accounting at the University of Southern California, teaches courses on fraudulent financial reporting and managerial accounting for the MBA program and the graduate and undergraduate accounting programs. Jackson recently published the textbook Detecting Accounting Fraud: Analysis and Ethics, (2015) and has been featured on national business news programs.

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