The PP&D's Advisory Board provides advice, guidance, and assistance to the chair, faculty, and students on issues of particular importance to our Master's of Urban and Regional Planning program. Comprised of distinguished members of the community who hold leadership positions in public agencies and private sector organizations, the board helps the department leverage support for our students through, for internships, career placement, and training opportunities. Members also participate in external relations and advancement efforts.

Bishop Rick Bishop, AICP
Executive Director - Western Riverside Council of Governments
Email: bishop@wrcog.cog.ca.us
Website: http://www.wrcog.cog.ca.us
Brandt Kimberly Brandt, AICP
Community Development Director - City of Newport Beach
Email: kbrandt@newportbeachca.gov
Website: http://www.newportbeachca.gov
Interests: Municipal planning, regional planning
Catz Sarah Catz - Advisory Board Co-chair
Research Associate - UC Irvine Institute of Transportation Studies
Email: sarcatz@aol.com
Website: http://www.its.uci.edu
Interests: Transportation and sustainability
Dewan Komal Dewan, AICP, LEED AP
Principal, Federal Planning - AECOM
Email: komal.dewan@aecom.com
Website: http://www.aecom.com/
Richard M. Gollis - Advisory Board Co-chair
Principal & Founder - The Concord Group
Chair - Community Development Council, Urban Land Institute
Email: rmg@theconcordgroup.com
Website: http://www.theconcordgroup.com/
Harden Susan J. Harden, AICP, LEED AP, CNU-A, CMSM
Senior Vice President & National Planning Practice Lead - Michael Baker International
Email: sharden@mbakerintl.com
Website: http://www.mbakerintl.com
Interests: Downtown and neighborhood revitalization, comprehensive planning, mobility plans, and urban design projects
Kain John Kain, AICP
President - Urban Crossroads
Email: jkain@urbanxroads.com
Website: http://www.urbanxroads.com
Interests: Transportation planning, sustainable community design, neighborhood electric vehicles, non-motorized modes (bicycle and pedestrian), traffic impact analysis
Kelly Joan Patronite Kelly, AICP
Corporate Director of Environmental Planning - Psomas
Email: joan.kelly@psomas.com
Website: http://www.Psomas.com
Interests: Environmental planning and analysis, housing policy, and demographics
King Jerry A. King
President & CEO - J. A. King and Associates
Former Chairman - Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board
Email: jakingassoc@gmail.com
Website: http://www.jakingandassociates.com/
Interests: Governmental relations, planning coordination, land use analysis, land development processing, project management, environmental services
Marsh Lindell Marsh
Attorney/Facilitator
Email: lmarsh@lindellmarsh.com
Website: http://lindellmarsh.com/lm/index.htm
Interests: Land use, natural resources, and the environment, with a major focus/interest in assisting public and private sector clients to develop legal, institutional and collaborative strategies and processes to successfully address unusually complex or sensitive concerns, issues or opportunities
Mayer Jeff Mayer
Director - Jeff Mayer & Partners
Past Chair - Urban Land Institute Orange County/Inland Empire
Email: jeff@jeff-mayer.net
Interests: Urban design, placemaking, master planning, site planning
Pisano Mark Pisano, Ph.D.
Professor - USC Price School of Public Policy
Former Executive Director - Southern California Association of Governments
Email: mpisano@usc.edu
Website: http://priceschool.usc.edu/
Interests: Urban planning, regional planning, transportation, housing, development, environmental policy
Ruane Michael Ruane
Executive Vice President - National Community Renaissance
Email: mruane@nationalcore.org
Website: http://nationalcore.org/
Interests: Strategic planning, affordable housing, regional sustainability plans and community indicators, financial economic analysis for planners, public/private partnerships, community revitalization, healthy communities and long term infrastructure planning
Vasquez Ernesto Vasquez, FAIA, NCARB
CEO & Partner - SVA Architects, Inc.
Email: evasquez@sva-architects.com
Website: http://sva-architects.com/
Interests: Transportation planning, smart growth, sidewalk communities and mixed-use developments
Dussen Sheri Vander Dussen, AICP
Planning Consultant - Kimley-Horn and Associates
Email: sheri.vanderdussen@kimley-horn.com
Website: http://www.kimley-horn.com
Interests: Urban planning-related interests: management of planning organizations; creating systems and processes to deliver consistent and outstanding customer service; creating neighborhoods and places that allow people to enjoy a high quality of life; mentoring young professionals
Wallerstein Barry R. Wallerstein, D.Env.
Executive Officer - South Coast Air Quality Management District
Email: bwallerstein@aqmd.gov
Website: http://www.aqmd.gov
Interests: Urban planning and environmental studies, with an emphasis in air pollution control and public policy development