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Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas joins CSA Executive Director David Butler, and CSA President Karen Sibert, MD, FASA, at
the launch event for the PLTW's Biomedical Sciences curriculum in partnership with the UCLA Dept. of Anesthesiology and CSA.

CSA is already at work supporting STEM education
in local high schools, having successfully launched
a pilot partnership with the UCLA Department of
Anesthesiology and three LA area high schools to
implement the Project Lead the Way Biomedical
Sciences curriculum. CSA is funding teacher training,
UCLA anesthesiology residents are visiting classrooms
to provide hands-on demonstrations of anesthesia
practices, and UCLA is hosting field trips for students
at its simulation center. The partnership has received
significant support from state legislators, including
Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas who
attended the launch event at Venice High School in
October.

Resident Engagement
At the direction of the CSA Board of Directors, the
Committee on Resident Representation, led by Resident
District 15 Director Rexford Pearce, MD, has developed
and is implementing a comprehensive strategy to serve
and engage anesthesia residents across California. In
November, CSA staff launched social media platforms
for CSA residents on Facebook and Snapchat. In
December, CSA aggressively marketed the availability
of four $1000 resident scholarships to attend the ASA
Practice Management Conference. In February, CSA will
host an advocacy workshop for up to 15 residents who
will travel to Sacramento for a half-day training session
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legislators at the State Capitol. CSA staff and volunteer
leaders are redoubling their efforts to communicate
with the program directors for California's 12 residency
programs, providing information on engagement
opportunities in a more timely manner.

Day-to-Day Operations
In addition to the above-mentioned strategic initiatives,
your staff team here at Advocacy and Management
Group in Sacramento is working effectively with CSA
volunteer leaders to meet and exceed expectations in
core operational areas.
Finance
CSA Accounting Manager Denise King has worked to
provide timely financial reporting, supported Dr. Turner
and CSA leadership in their efforts to exceed net revenue
goals, and conducted an on-time audit.
Membership
CSA Membership Director Melody Correia has assisted
Dr. Matevosian and Assistant Secretary Phillip Levin,
MD, in meeting goals for membership revenue and active
memberships, effectively implemented unified dues
billing in partnership with our colleagues at ASA, and
made preparations for dues assignment to GASPAC.
Associate Executive Director Matthew Peralta
implemented CSA's first all-electronic delegate and



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