Dr. Nancy Greenstein has been elected chair and Dr. Susan Aminoff vice chair of the Santa Monica Community College District Board of Trustees for 2006. Their one-year terms began Monday, December 5.
Greenstein was elected to the Board of Trustees in November, 2002 and served as vice chair in 2005.
Director of Police Community Services at the UCLA Police Department since 1997, she has received recognition for her community policing programs and strategies for bringing diverse groups and agencies together to resolve problems. Prior to going to UCLA, she was Public Safety Administrator in West Hollywood.
Greenstein is the City of Santa Monica’s representative to the Los Angeles County West Vector District. Previously, she has been Chair of the Santa Monica Pier Restoration Corporation and the Santa Monica Charter Review Commission and was a board member of the Santa Monica Convention and Visitors Bureau. Co-chair emeritus of Santa Monicans for Renters’ Rights, she is active in a number of community organizations.
In addition, she is a current board member and past president of the Southern California ACLU. Given her experience, she is routinely called upon to consult with local governmental agencies, law enforcement and community groups on public safety, community partnerships, community relationships and problem solving.
Greenstein took her bachelor’s degree in education at Boston University, a masters of social work with a community organizing specialty at UCLA, and a doctorate in education from UCLA.
Aminoff, a Santa Monica resident for 22 years, was elected to the Board of Trustees in November 2004.
A sociology professor at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, Aminoff has been active in several community college organizations and projects. Since 1999, she has chaired the Joint Labor-Management Benefits Committee of the Los Angeles Faculty Guild. She is also on the Faculty Association of California Community Colleges’ Health Care Committee and the California Federation of Teachers Retirement Committee, and she developed and administered the ENCORE Emeritus College for Lifelong Learning at Pierce College.
Aminoff has also served on the Advisory Board of the Center for Healthy Aging in Santa Monica.
Her children are graduates of Santa Monica public schools.She received her bachelor’s degree in sociology from State University of New York at Stony Brook and a master’s in gerontology and master’s and Ph.D. in sociology from USC.