CHN Board of Trustees

The CHN Board of Trustees is elected by the membership, and CHN volunteers are encouraged to become candidates for the Board.

Board of Trustees

Pam Dowling—President
Email Pam

Martin Forte—Vice President
Email Martin

Trina Rueber—Secretary
Email Trina

Rhonda Hamilton–Treasurer
Email Rhonda

Bequi Howarth–Trustee
Email Bequi

To contact the entire Board of Trustees email

CHN members have the right to request a copy of meeting minutes. To do so, please specify the meeting date and submit an e-mail to the Secretary on the Board of Trustees.

CHN is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization.

CHN Committees

CHN 800 Hotline Hostess:

Answers the CHN 800 number, answers questions about homeschooling and CHN.

Rhonda Hamilton – 800 Hostess

(800) 327-5339

Ballot Committee:

Conducts fair and impartial elections according to CHN’s Bylaws.

Vicki Giansante – Elections Chair

Contact the Elections Committee at

Camping Committee:

Plans our CHN camping trips!

Tina Janzen – Camping Chair

Email the Camping Committee at

Events Committee:

Keeps track of homeschool days, field trips, and other events and announces them.

Event committee members needed!

Contact Outreach at to join the team!

Expo Committee:

Plans CHN’s annual Family Expo

Email the Expo Committee at

Membership Committee:

Maintains updated and accurate membership records.

Chris Brassell – Membership Secretary

Email the Membership Committee at

Legislative Monitoring Committee:

Identifies legislation that poses a threat to homeschooling, in accordance with policies set by the Board; informs CHN’s Board and general membership so that they may take appropriate action.

Martin Forte – Legislative Chair

Email the Legislation Monitoring Committee at

Legal Rights Committee:

Acts as an information and referral clearinghouse for matters relating to the current legal status of homeschoolers in California.

Karen Taylor – Legal Chair

Email the Legal Committee at

Legal Team volunteers needed!

Contact the Legal Committee to join the team!

Publications Committee:

Develops and produces materials published and copyrighted by CHN and offered for sale to the general public.

Email the Publications Committee at

Local Contacts Committee:

Recruits and trains representatives from each county to serve their local community as an information resource. Visit our Local Contact page for more information.

Bequi Howarth – Local Contact Chair

Email the Local Contacts Committee at

Outreach Committee:

Promotes public awareness of homeschooling and CHN through TV, radio, print media, and outreach events.

Teresa Fitzpatrick – Outreach Chair

Email the Outreach Committee at

Newsletter Committee:

Responsible for content, layout, advertising, and design of the CHNews and CHNzine.

Martin Forte – Editor

Email the CHNews Editor at

Rachel Huffmire – Layout and Contributor

CHNews Team Volunteers needed!

Contact the Newsletter Committee at to volunteer!

Volunteer Committee:

Matches interested volunteers with CHN projects.

Rhonda Hamilton – Volunteer Chair

Email the Volunteer Committee at

Web Committee

Designs and manages CHN’s website.

Email the Web Committee at

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