Meet the Advocacy Team
Senior Director of Policy and Governmental Relations
Iván Carrillo has worked in advocacy and policy making since 2009. Iván entered the Legislature through the prestigious Assembly Fellows program. During his seven years in the Legislature, Iván secured funding, advanced policies, and created programs to support students and educators. Through his experience working in both Capitol and district legislative offices, Iván developed a unique and valuable perspective of how to intersect grassroots advocacy and policy making to create change. He rejoined ACSA in 2022 to lead the Governmental Relations team, after previously serving as a legislative advocate for the association.
Diana Vu joined ACSA in 2020. Diana has worked in both the Assembly and Senate in a variety of positions, including policy consultant and legislative director. She has a broad range of experience with California government having represented many parts of the state, including the Central Valley, the Bay Area, the Central Coast, and Southern California. Through this work, Diana has become skilled at navigating the complexities of the legislative process and the impact legislation can have on the varying regions of the state. Read full bio
Megan Baier joined ACSA in 2021, after spending a decade in the Legislature. Megan came to the Legislature through the Senate Fellows Program, working for members representing a diverse swath of California. Megan has served members in key leadership positions, most recently as the K12 and higher education policy advisor to the president pro tempore Toni Atkins, where she played an integral role in negotiating the education portion of the state budget. Megan works on budget, special education, alternatives to discipline, and homeless and foster youth issues for ACSA among others. Read full bio
Dorothy Johnson joined the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) in 2021 bringing over a decade of experience advocating for statewide associations serving California’s local public agencies. Immediately before ACSA, Dorothy served as a gubernatorial appointee to the State’s 2020 Census Office, first as legislative director and then as policy advisor. Dorothy has honed expertise in a diverse array of issues, with emphasis on local government, that include governance, administration, employee relations, revenue and taxation, elections, public works, public safety, and state mandates. Dorothy works on employee-employer relations, CalSTRS/PERS, governance, privacy, and utilities for ACSA among others. Read full bio