A map of the counties in each CATESOL Chapter is available in PDF format. If there's no chapter in your area, contact Chapter Council Chair Anthony Burik about establishing one!

Please note that on the linked map that the northern-most part of the Orange County Chapter has formed the San Gabriel Valley Chapter to serve that part of Los Angeles County that had previously been served by the Orange County Chapter. The map will be updated soon.

CATESOL has 12 chapters to serve the specific needs of ESL professionals who live and work outside of Los Angeles County, except the San Gabriel Valley, and outside of the counties in the far northern area of California and offer local conferences for the benefit of members in their areas. Local chapters provide you a more intimate connection to CATESOL, and more say in what's offered in your area. It's the chapter members not the organization that decide what chapters do, whether offering free workshops, raising money to help its members attend the state conference, hosting publisher exhibits for local members, or planning terrific social events to network with colleagues.

A chapter is as strong and as active as its members choose to make it. Some CATESOL chapters maintain an electronic discussion list. Refer to the complete list of CATESOL electronic discussion lists and contacts for more information.

Chapter Coordinators 2014-2015

Bay Area
(Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, & Santa Clara counties)
Brett Yokom

Capital Area
(Amador, El Dorado, Napa, Placer, Sacramento, Solano, Sutter, Yolo, & Yuba counties)
Justin Kyles

Inland Empire
(Riverside & San Bernardino counties)
Sara Brathwaite

Los Padres
(San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, & Ventura counties)
Paul Mori

Northern Nevada
Please contact if you are interested in this chapter.

Orange County
Helen Nam

San Diego
(Imperial & San Diego counties
Maria Allen

San Gabriel Valley
(of Los Angeles County)
Sakeena Ali

(Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Mono, & Tulare counties)
Kelly Schroeder

Southern Nevada
(Clark, Esmeralda, Lincoln, & Nye counties)
Please contact Bette Brickman for more information

(Monterey, San Benito, & Santa Cruz counties)
Netta Avineri

(Alpine, Calaveras, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, & Toulumne counties)
Lisa Simao