Thank you for your interest in finding help with your parliamentary needs. The list below shows contact information for our members who are willing and able to work with you or your organization. Please feel free to contact them for more information.

You may also want to check out the National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP) searchable list for credentialed Parliamentarians in other areas than just here in California.

California Parliamentarian Referral List

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First NameLast NameEmail AddressMain Phone NumberLocationZipcodeNAP TitleBio
MaryAvalos714-292-1780SoCal/Bay Area92648Registered Parliamentarian (RP)Mary Avalos has been a member of the National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP) since 2019. She has been a Registered Parliamentarian since January of 2022. Mary has over 25 years of experience working with student government organizations and currently serves as the Director of Legislation for the California Community College Student Affairs Association (CCCSAA). Mary is the Student Leadership Coordinator at Golden West College.

I have experience developing and leading individualized workshops and trainings for large and small groups. My experience includes presenting for the CCCSAA Student Leadership Conference, college and district trainings for student government organizations, and NAP units.

I am a charter member of NAP's Golden State Electronic Unit (GSEU) and member of the GSEU's Educational Committee. I provide services in person, via zoom, or hyflex (ability to participate in person & online). I reside between the two places I call home, Southern California and the Bay Area.

BruceBergman858-829-2456San Diego County92128Registered Parliamentarian (RP)Bruce offers over 30 years of parliamentary experience, assisting boards and organizations with procedures, bylaws interpretation, revising and rewriting bylaws, training and educating members, opinion writing, and more. Bruce has previously served as the CSAP Southern Area Director, Parliamentarian for the San Diego Ninth District PTA and Palomar Council PTA, currently serves on the Board of Managers for the California State PTA, and is a member of the Bylaws Review Committee at the state level.

I am willing to travel for engagements outside my area. Visit my website:

NomaBruton805-766-5077Rancho Mirage92270Registered Parliamentarian (RP)Noma Bruton has been a member of the National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP) since 2019, and is a Registered Parliamentarian. Noma developed an interest in parliamentary procedure while providing management support to community bank boards during her human resources banking career.

Ms. Bruton currently belongs to and/or serves on the board of several lineage societies including Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century, National Society United States Daughters of 1812 and Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars.

Noma also serves on the board of the Palm Springs Genealogical Society in Palm Springs, CA.

Open to travel within Southern CA. Website: Sagacity HR, LLC -

LorenzoCuesta916-203-6894Sacramento95831Professional Registered Parliamentarian (PRP)I am a Professional Registered Parliamentarian, and a Past President of the California State Association of Parliamentarians. I have taught Parliamentary Procedure and Effective Meeting Management with an interactive approach for more than 18 years. I average more than 40 workshops a year. I have served as a Parliamentarian for boards and conventions for statewide and nation wide associations. I have presented parliamentary workshops at the annual National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP) conferences and conventions for the past 10 years. I have published parliamentary articles in NAP quarterlies for 10 years. My teaching focus is on the concept that Telling is not Teaching and Listening is not Learning.
TamiDunning916-767-4522Sacramento95815Professional Registered Parliamentarian (PRP)Tami Dunning became a Registered Parliamentarian in 2016. She has served as parliamentarian for many statewide and nationwide nonprofit groups. She has also conducted many training sessions for groups in all aspects of parliamentary procedure: motions; meeting-related procedures; governing documents; nominations, voting, and elections; and debate protocol. Website:
OliviaHeadley 213-388-2655Los Angeles90005Registered Parliamentarian (RP)Olivia Headley is a Registered Parliamentarian certified by the National Association of Parliamentarians. Since 1990 she has been the Parliamentarian of a Homeowners Association and since 1998 the Parliamentarian for the Ebell of Los Angeles. She retired as Executive Assistant to the President of a Lockheed Martin Company. In retirement she served 52 weeks as the Secretary/Parliamentarian of the Los Angeles County Grand Jury. She has served 501(c)(3) philanthropic organizations all her adult life and established an Eponymous Foundation to serve women: in need: the homeless, abused and to educate for a work experience. A Meeting Specialist who has presented at local, Area, State, District and National Association of Parliamentarians. An entertaining speaker.

My email is 0livia @ The first digit is a zero.

EstherHeller650-321-9713San Francisco Bay Area94025Professional Registered Parliamentarian (PRP)Esther A. Heller is a mathematician turned engineer turned diversity consultant turned parliamentarian. Therefore, she brings to all of her clients, logical thinking, problem solving skills and a knowledge of multi-cultural communications. She knows how and when to listen and what questions to ask to understand a client’s needs.

Esther joined the National Association of Parliamentarians in 2006 and earned her Professional Registered Parliamentarian credential in 2013. In 2016, she was elected President of the California State Association of Parliamentarians (CSAP).

She is experienced in overseeing organizational elections and in serving as the parliamentarian at conventions and member meetings. She is comfortable with long-term projects such as working with an organization to review and amend bylaws for best practices and/or to be compliant with a parent organization’s requirements. Having held multiple volunteer roles at several not-for-profits, including as Board member and as President, she knows that an organization is more than its organizing documents.

She has extensive experience as a trainer and a facilitator. Her clients appreciate the breadth and depth of her knowledge and that her wisdom is tempered with a sense of humor.

SallyLaMacchia805-704-4744San Luis Obispo County, Central California93442Professional Registered Parliamentarian (PRP)Ms. LaMacchia joined Channel Islands Parliamentarians as a provisional unit member in 2010 and the National Association of Parliamentarians in 2011. She has served in multiple elected and appointed positions and is currently President of CSAP. Ms. LaMacchia's parliamentary services include document review, consultations, written parliamentary opinions, advisor to club officers, groups or individual club members, attendance at meetings of all kinds, club parliamentarian, and more. She is an attorney, an Air Force veteran, and owner of Federal Workplace Services. Ms. LaMacchia has served many years on the Board of Directors of the Southern California Institute of Law and is a NAP Professional Registered Parliamentarian.
DavidMezzera707-552-2900San Francisco Bay Area94590Professional Registered Parliamentarian (PRP)As a retired educator, David spends most of his professional parliamentary time working with groups (schools, churches, synagogues, civic clubs, boards, unions, etc.) in helping them improve their meeting management skills. He also helps groups review their current bylaws to determine if their governing documents could be revised and improved.
JamesStewart818-892-9478Panorama City91402Professional Registered Parliamentarian (PRP)Jim Stewart is a Professional Registered Parliamentarian certified by the National Association of Parliamentarians. His consulting practice includes bylaws consulting, parliamentarian, presiding officer, trainer, expert witness and Inspector of Elections, as well as strategic and long term planning process facilitation and board development program advisor. Jim has served unions, trade & professional societies, charitable & civic organizations, governmental agencies and dog clubs.

He received his PRP in 1998 and has re-certified three times. He was President of the California State Association of Parliamentarians in 1999-2000, and again in 2010 - 2012. He has served two terms as National Association of Parliamentarians Director at Large, Chaired the Special Committee on Membership and Certification, and currently serves as special consultant to the Commission in Credentialing, and is serving as Parliamentarian for the California State Association of Parliamentarians and the National Association of Parliamentarians. He has served on over 30 non-profit boards and has held elected office in most of them.

MariaTrujillo-Tough916-203-3505California95655Registered Parliamentarian (RP)Ms Trujillo-Tough joined a Parliamentary Unit in order to assist in her progress within the leadership ranks of non-profit organizations. She has been a member of the National Association of Parliamentarians for over 10 years and was appointed California State Association of Parliamentarians Board Secretary 2015-2016. Ms. Trujillo-Tough was elected for a second two-year term as CSAP Treasurer in 2020.

She has held all Unit Board positions in Northern California. She has worked at the international level on different committees including International Services Special Committee [ISSC]; a special committee with the goals to explore international areas for potential growth of NAP members. She held the position of the International Division 1 Vice-President with the International Training in Communication representing the Western United States and Hawaii.

VickiWalter916-225-9946Sacramento County95628Professional Registered Parliamentarian (PRP)Vicki has been a member of NAP for over ten years. She recently received her Registered Parliamentarian certification. She is currently Secretary for the Sacramento Parliamentarians Unit and Sierra Area, and Communications Committee Chairman for the California State Association of Parliamentarians. She has assisted many volunteer organizations with amending bylaws and numerous parliamentary inquiries.