Board Members

Richard Hedges, President, Public Member

Mr. Hedges was educated as a teacher in Kansas where he received his undergraduate degree in English and History at Kansas State University. Mr. Hedges received his Masterís Degree in American Urban History from San Francisco State University. He was employed as a union representative for 28 years by the United Food & Commercial Workers International Union. His term expires January 1, 2017.

Dr. Kari Williams, Vice President, Industry Member

Dr. Kari Williams of Los Angeles was appointed to the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology on 4/5/2013. Ms. Williams has been owner at Mahogany Hair Revolution Salon and Trichology Clinic since 2007 and was a hair stylist at Eclectic Salon from 2006 to 2007. She earned a Doctorate in trichology from …lan Center for Trichology. Ms. Williamsís term expires: 1/1/2017.

Wen Ling Cheng, Public Member

Ms. Cheng of Palo Alto is a State Farm insurance agent in Burlingame. She was appointed by Assembly Speaker John Perez effective May 2, 2011. Her term expires January 1, 2015.

Mary Lou Amaro, Industry Member

Mary Lou Amaro of Clovis was appointed to the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology on 4/5/2013. Ms. Amaro has been owner of Mary Lou's Beauty Shop since 1977. She served as president of the California Cosmetology Association from 2010 to 2012. Ms. Amaroís term expires: 1/1/2017

Bobbie Anderson, Public Member

Ms. Anderson was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown in October 2012. She served as a field representative for Assemblyman Mike Davis from 2006 to 2009. She also worked as a supervising legal office assistant at the Los Angeles County Office of the Public Defender from 1978 to 2003 and as a typist clerk for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services from 1957 to 1968. Anderson served on the executive board of the Legacy Service Employees International Union Local 660/721 from 1995 to 2003. Her term expires January 1, 2015.

Andrew Drabkin, Public Member

Andrew Drabkin of Sacramento was appointed to the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology on 4/5/2013. Mr. Drabkin has been IT director at the California Democratic Party since 2010, where he was Deputy IT director from 2006 to 2010. He was staff for Phil Giarrizzo Campaign Consulting from 1999 to 2006. Mr. Drabkins term expires: 1/1/2017

Joseph Federico, Industry Member

Mr. Joseph Federico has been the chief financial officer of the Federico Beauty Institute in Sacramento since 2009, where he was director of financial aid from 2006 to 2009 and has served on the board of directors since 2004. He has been a member of the American Association of Cosmetology Schools and the California Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators since 2006. His term expires January 1, 2015.

Christie Truc Tran, Industry Member

Ms. Tran, of Stanton, CA, has been a member of the Board since January 2010. She has owned and managed Happy Nails of Costa Mesa since 2005. Previously, she was manager of Happy Nails of Newport Coast from 2002 to 2005. From 2001 to 2002, Tran was a nail technician at Happy Nails of Rancho Santa Margarita and a travel agent at Travel World from 1990 to 2001. Her term expires January 1, 2015.

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