Staff Information

Katherine Kolcheva
Chief of Staff
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Katherine Kolcheva, Chief of Staff to Supervisor Curt Hagman, emigrated from Belarus to the United States in 1994. From a young age, Kolcheva has held a deep love of freedom and passion for public service. Kolcheva earned her degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Business Economics from Cal State University, Fullerton. Prior to graduation, she began her professional career as an Executive Assistant at a Chino based insurance agency.

Supervisor Hagman selected Kolcheva for his team based on her unique suite of experience and personal integrity, quickly promoting her from Policy Advisor to Deputy Chief of Staff in his San Bernardino Office. Kolcheva is a natural fit in the collaborative culture of Supervisor Hagman’s office and is known by colleagues for having a strong work ethic and belief in leading by example.

As Chief of Staff, Kolcheva plays a key role in Supervisor Hagman’s office, harmonizing the many demands on Supervisor Hagman’s time and coordinating staff activities into a coherent whole that furthers his policy objectives in service to the community. Her strengths in the areas of communications and organization make her a natural leader on Supervisor Hagman’s team.

Kolcheva’s background includes work as a Regional Field Representative for the Assembly Republican Caucus in service to former-Assemblyman Mike Morrell and then-Assemblyman Curt Hagman. She has also held lead roles in several high-profile Inland Empire political campaigns, including service as a Regional Political Director to Congressman Gary Miller, Ret.

As a long-time San Bernardino County resident, Kolcheva prefers to spend her free time exploring the many natural wonders of the County and Southern California.


Jeff Sorenson
Policy Director
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Jeff Sorenson serves as Policy Advisor to Supervisor Hagman. He is responsible for researching, analyzing, and making recommendations on all public matters. As a Policy Advisor for Supervisor Hagman, Jeff looks forward to using his strong sense of mission accomplishment and his appreciation of hard work to provide valuable insight and information to the Supervisor. With these traits and his legal background Jeff looks forward to serving the residents of the Fourth District.

Jeff was born in Wisconsin and raised on a small dairy farm where he learned the rewards of hard work. He holds a B.A in Political Science from UCLA, and a J.D. from the University of La Verne College of Law. He served eight years as a Tank Officer in the U.S. Marines where he commanded a platoon and company among other assignments. He has also held a number of other positions in the public and private sector, most recently serving as an investigative technician for the District Attorney’s office of a nearby county.

Jeff has lived in over 15 states, but always comes back to Southern California and the Inland Empire; he looks forward to making San Bernardino County his permanent home.


Melissa Compani
Field Representative
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Melissa Compani serves as a Field Representative for the Fourth District. She is responsible for keeping the Supervisor informed of community needs, works to bring awareness to issues and helps find solutions for residents by making referrals to appropriate County departments. She monitors constituent cases and generates case reports for the district. She enjoys providing information to the public on governmental functions, services, community activities and programs. She brings over two decades of dedicated volunteer service to organizations in Chino Hills to her positions as a Field Representative.

Melissa is a passionate advocate for senior citizens and the underprivileged, and loves attending community events and bringing people together.

Melissa and Robert, her husband of 27 years, have lived in Chino Hills since 1994. They have three children. Melissa enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering with her children’s numerous activities, traveling, and meeting new people.


Karen Haughey
Field Representative
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Karen Haughey serves as a Field Representative for the Fourth District. She is responsible for keeping the Supervisor informed of community needs, works to bring awareness to issues and helps find solutions for residents by making referrals to appropriate County departments. She monitors constituent cases, generates case reports for the district and provides general administrative support to the Fourth district staff. She is a veteran of over a quarter century of leadership in many community organizations in the Fourth Supervisorial District. Her empathy and problem solving abilities led Supervisor Hagman to offer her a position on his district staff.

In addition to her past career in education serving local schoolchildren, Karen also found time to serve Soroptimist International as a Club President, a region Governor and a Board Member of Soroptimist International of the Americas (which covers 20 countries). She is currently serving as a Board Member for the Chino Valley YMCA, Co-Chairperson of the Chino Day at the Los Angeles County Fair and Secretary/Treasurer for her HOA Board of Directors. She has also served as a board member of the Chino Cultural Foundation and the Chino Valley Fire Foundation, and on the Walk Against Human Trafficking Committee. Karen was awarded the Fred L. Burns Award in 1998, was a San Bernardino County Commission on the Status of Women District 4 Honoree for the Herstory recognition in 2008, and, along with her husband, was named the Chino Cultural Foundation Chino Sweethearts in 2014.

Karen and Tom, her husband of over 40 years, have lived in Chino since 1977. They have two sons and a daughter in-law. Karen enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering in the community, traveling, gardening, and has always made improving the quality of life for women a personal priority


Marjorie Rashidyan
Scheduler/Special
Assistant
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Marjorie Rashidyan serves as the Scheduler/Special Assistant for Supervisor Hagman. All roads lead to Marjorie in the Supervisor’s downtown San Bernardino office as she is responsible for the coordination and management of Supervisor Hagman’s schedule and appointments, and provides general administrative support to the Supervisor and executive staff. Marjorie enjoys the opportunity to serve the constituents of the Fourth District and San Bernardino County.

Marjorie is also a former educator, and graduated from highly regarded Azusa Pacific University before embarking on her career of service to children and their parents.

Marjorie has lived in San Bernardino County for over thirty years and enjoys spending time with family, friends and her two dogs when not at her post in the San Bernardino County Government Center.


Alan Wapner
Policy Advisor
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Alan Wapner has served as Policy Director for Supervisor Curt Hagman. In this capacity, Alan assists Supervisor Hagman with the formulation and implementation of policy for major projects in District 4 such as the Chino Airport and Prado Regional Park.

Alan also has been a member of the Ontario City Council for over 20 years. He has a deep understanding of local government and economic development. During his tenure on the Ontario City Council, the city has experienced record economic success. His leadership in projects like, the Ontario Mills Mall, the Ontario Convention Center, the Ontario Police Station, as well as the Citizens Business Bank Arena, are just some of the projects that have improved the quality of life for the residents of Ontario and the local community. Alan might be best known for leading the “Set ONTario Free” campaign, that has resulted in the return of Ontario International Airport to local control.

Prior to his election to the City Council, Alan was the Vice President of the Ontario-Montclair School Board, where he was a tireless advocate for improving public education. On the School Board, Wapner was a leader in making sure the district’s children received the best education possible. Alan has a record of serving people in elective office, but he is perhaps best known for his law enforcement experience. After graduating law school, Alan became a police officer in an effort to make a positive difference for his community. Alan retired as a sergeant from the Ontario Police Department in 1998 and became an active and successful small business owner.

Alan has always been very active in many local community organizations. He has served as both team sponsor and coach to many local youth sports programs such as the Ontario Recreation League, AYSO Soccer, and Ontario Fast Pitch Softball. He has also served on various local booster associations and PTA’s including Hawthorne Elementary, Edison Elementary, Vina Danks Middle School, and Chaffey High School. Alan is also involved with the Boy Scouts, City of Hope, the American Cancer Society, and the American Lung Association, is a Past President of the Ontario Rotary Club and serves as the Southern California Regional Governor for Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity.

Alan has been a resident of Ontario for over 35 years. He is married to Judi, and has five children and two grandchildren. Alan graduated from the University of Southern California, where he received his B.A. and received his Law Degree from Whittier College School of Law.
Peter Rogers
District Director
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Peter Rogers serves as District Director for Supervisor Curt Hagman, overseeing the district office and staff. Peter brings two decades of government experience to the position, along with skills as a problem solver and a strong desire to serve others. He is key to the District Office as he coordinates district casework and communications with constituents, oversees community outreach efforts and supervises the district office.

Prior to working with Supervisor Hagman, Peter was a small business owner for 29 years. His Chino Hills based company, Peter Rogers Photography, served the advertising and public relations needs of many major corporations with photo assignments throughout the United States and 24 foreign countries. In addition to his small business, Peter served for a 10 year period as President and CEO of Phoenix Energy, a small oil production company based in Santa Maria, CA.

Peter has been known as a tireless community volunteer. He started by serving on his HOA’s Board of Directors for 12 years, and on the Canyon Hills Little League Board as President and Vice President for six years. Peter has been an active member of the Chino Hills city government for 18 years. He was named to the Chino Hills Parks and Recreation Commission in 1998, serving for eight years. In November 2006, Peter was elected to the Chino Hills City Council, and was selected to serve as Chino Hills Mayor by his colleagues in 2009, 2013 and 2018. He has been re-elected twice and is currently Mayor. Peter was named Small Business Person of the Year by the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce in 2000, and likewise by then Assemblyman Bob Huff for the assembly district in 2006. Peter is known to serve on many city committees and his current responsibilities include various local water agencies, the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Legislative Advocacy Committee, along with animal care and social media committees. Peter’s focus in recent years has been as a co-founder and Chairman of the Chino Hills Community Foundation.

Peter and his wife Merry have lived in Chino Hills since 1986. They have two grown and successful sons and a new grand-daughter. Peter graduated from Cal Poly, Pomona with a B.S. degree in Communications. He is a long time member of the Rancho del Chino Rotary Club.


Douglas Boyd
Policy Advisor
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Doug Boyd serves as Policy Advisor for Supervisor Hagman. He is responsible for researching, analyzing, and making recommendations on all public matters.

Doug holds a B.S. in History from the University of Maryland, a Masters in Public Administration from Pepperdine University and a Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School. He has served as Chief of Staff to a county wide elected official and a state constitutional officer and has also been District Director for a State Assemblyman and staff for a U.S. Congressman.

Doug is also a former Director of Political Affairs for a Fortune 25 company and is a thirty year Member of the State Bar of California specializing in state and local taxation. He enjoys Western History, being an Adjunct Professor of Business Law at Mt. San Antonio College, and serving as a Judge Pro Tempore for the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Doug is most proud of his wife Linda, their 11 children and 10 grandchildren, and serving in the United States Air Force from 1972-76 including the three years overseas in Southeast Asia and Europe where he earned the Air force Commendation Medal.


Andie Castaneda
Social Media Manager
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Andie Castaneda serves as Social Media Manager for the Fourth District. She is responsible for updating and creating content for the District website and social media. In addition, she prepares mass email communications, creates and delivers the monthly newsletter, represents the office at community events and meetings, and works on other duties as assigned.

Andie comes by her customer service skills via positions in local government taxpayer services and the electronics industry, where she also learned the technological skills so vital in today's fast paced, information based economy.

After work, Andie is involved as an advocate for children's ability to achieve great things through love and encouragement from adults. She is a leader in the RJ Foundation, which provides high school students with scholarships to achieve their college dreams. She is also involved with and raises funds for the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.

Andie lives locally and enjoys sports, traveling and the company of family and her many friends.


Suzette Dang
Community Services
Liaison
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Suzette Dang serves as a Community Services Liaison for the Fourth District. She brings over 20 years of experience in marketing and consulting services to her position in the Fourth District, utilizing this wide range of business experience to focus on building community partnerships with local cities, schools, and community organizations, and bringing awareness to issues and needs of the communities within the Fourth District to Supervisor Hagman. She also works as a liaison for the Supervisor while attending events throughout the County, listening to constituent concerns, and communicating them to the Supervisor.

Suzette understands that economic development and ensuring that all San Bernardino County residents share in our future prosperity, are top priorities for Supervisor Hagman.

Suzette is happily married with two children. She devotes most of her spare time to her family and enjoys volunteering at her children’s schools. Hobbies include golf, movies, snowboarding, and traveling.


Michael Miller
Office Administrator
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Michael Miller serves as a Field Representative for the Fourth District. He is responsible for keeping the Supervisor informed of community needs, works to bring awareness to issues and helps find solutions for residents by making referrals to appropriate County departments. He is the youngest member of Supervisor Hagman’s team and the go-to guy for Hagman’s District Office, where he coordinates staff calendars and activities, guides district office programs, and assists District Director Peter Rogers with administration of the office operations and services. He mans the front desk in the office and enjoys greeting constituents and directing them to the right resources for help.

Michael was born in Grand Junction, Colorado, but has lived in the Inland Empire with his family since the age of three. A product of local public schools, he graduated from the University of La Verne with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science. He plans to further his education with a Master’s Degree in Public Policy.

When not helping people in the Supervisor’s office, Michael loves the outdoor life. He has taken his jeep on some of the most remote roads and trails in San Bernardino County and loves to go shooting at Prado Park in Chino, site of the 1984 Olympic shooting competitions. Michael and his wife enjoy country music, visiting museums, wine tasting and all that our wonderful county has to offer.


Chad Schnitger
Special Projects
Coordinator
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Chad Schnitger serves as the Special Projects Coordinator for Supervisor Hagman. He is in charge of bringing together local community partners to better serve the residents of the Fourth District. From finding service providers to better support military veterans, bridging community programs together for needy students, to connecting new and growing businesses with supporting services and prospective employees, Chad can be found throughout the district forging new partnerships and highlighting exemplary members of the community.

Chad also handles several policy areas for Supervisor Hagman. Chad’s focus is on the policy area of Human Services, which includes the departments of Health and Human Services, Behavioral Health and the Inland Empire Health Plan. He assists constituents who contact Supervisor Hagman’s office looking for help with county services, or asking for resources within their community.

Chad’s experience as a small business owner has helped bring a practical perspective to local government focused on forging local partnerships. His past training as an EMT brings a patient and customer focused attitude towards all interactions with the public. Chad studied Economics at the University of California Riverside, he is active with youth in his local church, and lives just outside of the district with his wife and two dogs.