Dr. Nancy Greenstein and Dr. Susan Aminoff have been appointed as chair and vice chair, respectively, of the Santa Monica Community College District Board of Trustees for 2013.
Greenstein succeeds Dr. Margaret Quiñones-Perez and Aminoff succeeds Greenstein in posts that rotate annually. This is the second time Greenstein is serving as chair after she previously held the post in 2006.
Greenstein was elected to the Board of Trustees in November 2002 and was re-elected twice.
The director of Police Community Services at the UCLA Police Department since 1997, she has received national recognition for community policing programs and strategies for bringing together diverse groups and agencies to resolve various issues, SMC officials said.
Greenstein is the city of Santa Monica representative and the 2008 chair of the Los Angeles County West Vector District Board. Previously, she served as chair of the Santa Monica Pier Restoration Corporation and the Santa Monica Charter Review Commission, and as a board member of the Santa Monica Convention and Visitors Bureau. She is also co-chair emeritus of the political group Santa Monicans for Renters’ Rights and is active in a number of community organizations.
Aminoff, a Santa Monica resident for 29 years, was elected to the Board of Trustees in November 2004, previously serving as vice chair in 2006 and chair in 2007.
A retired professor of sociology at the Los Angeles Community College District, Aminoff has been active in several community college organizations and projects. She is chair emeritus of the Joint Labor-Management Benefits Committee of the Los Angeles College Guild, serves as an advisor to benefits committees throughout the state, and teaches a course in employee health benefits at the Los Angeles Trade Tech Labor Center.
Aminoff also counsels retiring Los Angeles faculty on retirement and Medicare issues, and currently serves on the Broad Stage Board of Directors.