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Jeane Relleve Caveness, Ph.D.

Jeane Relleve Caveness, Ph.D., spent 40 years as a college/university educator in the field of Student Affairs in 2017 and retired as Title IX Coordinator/Associate Dean of Students at CSU Long Beach.  Over the years, she enjoyed collaborating with students, faculty, staff and community experts in areas such as sexual violence awareness and prevention, ethical leadership, and women’s empowerment.  Caveness was the CSULB Project Director for a CA Office of Emergency Services Campus Sexual Assault (CT) Grant for 2015-2017.

Prior to her last position at CSULB, Caveness served in various roles such as Assistant Dean of Students, Director of Student Life and Development, Director of the Women’s Resource Center, and Associate Dean of School-Based Programs. Campus leadership included longtime service on the President’s Commission on the Status of Women, Assessment Committee of the Academic Senate and President’s Designee to the ASI Senate.  She also served as Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Residential Life at Mills College in Oakland, CA.  Caveness was a California State University Administrative Fellow at CSU Fullerton assigned to the Office of the President and the Office of the Vice President for Student Services.  She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Scripps College, M.A. in Religion and Ph.D. in Education from Claremont Graduate University.

Community service includes over 20 years with the American Cancer Society Long Beach-Harbor-SE leadership council including stints as president and vice president, officer positions with the American Association of University Women-Long Beach Chapter, and P.E.O. Chapter FQ.  In February 2018, Caveness was elected to the Board of Directors for WomenShelter of Long Beach. She was honored to be the first recipient of the CSU Long Beach President’s Commission on the Status of Women Legacy Award in 2016.  She is especially proud of decades spent mentoring, and learning from, college student leaders from diverse backgrounds.

Caron Ng

Caron Ng is CEO of NU-SET Inc., a global lock manufacturing division formed to digitally transform a third-generation business empire. Caron is a mom, mentor, mogul and visionary leader changing the narrative of lock solutions. Recognized for blending her industry expertise with visionary thinking, she is an Enterprise Women magazine’s 2017 “Enterprising Women of the Year”, and Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2016 & 2018 nominee for “Executive of the Year” (Women’s Summit), finalist “Asian Business Leader” and 2017 Business Insider’s The 30 most Inspiring Women Business Leaders.


She graduated from University of California, Berkeley; Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Initiative Management & Education, UCLA Management Development for Entrepreneurs, Toyota Pilot Mentorship Program, Inner City Capital Group and the Women’s Business Enterprise Council (WBEC)‐West.


Caron mentors entrepreneurs through and Vice-Chairs the WBENC-West Los Angeles Leadership Forum; serves on Enterprising Women’s Advisory board, and The Women Presidents’ Organization. Recently, she begins mentoring college graduates on careers’ choices through Fulfillment Fund. She has always been an active supporter to Guide Dogs for the Blind, so visually impaired can live independently and safely.

Jennifer Manfrè

Jennifer Manfrè manages the Engagement Team for Southern California Edison’s Local Public Affairs Department, supervising a team of coalition specialists, research analysts and social media strategists. Her team helps the company engage with civic and community leaders in support of the company’s projects and policies, such as environmental justice, grid modernization and transportation electrification.  She joined the company in 2011 in the corporate communications department and has managed the media relations, social media and web teams, and has also worked on communications efforts behind electricity rates, reliability and outage communications and emergency response.

Prior to SCE, Jennifer served as the associate director of communications at the Milken Institute where she managed executive media outreach focused on economic-impact issues and capital investment in health, clean energy and food-scarcity solutions. She has also led public affairs and crisis management campaigns for Fortune 100 companies and public agencies at public relations firms.

Earlier, Jennifer served as a captain in the U.S. Army and deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1997 to work with the World Bank and the United States Agency for International Development in support of infrastructure rebuilding and ethnic tolerance. She also served as a military police officer and deployed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in 1995 in support of humanitarian aid to migrants from Haiti and Cuba.

Jennifer has a bachelor’s degree from Scripps College and a master’s in public administration from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. She is a graduate of the Coro Fellows program in Public Affairs and earned her Gold Award as a Girl Scout.

Delilah Lanoix

Delilah Lanoix is co-owner and president of SMS Transportation Services, Inc., established in 1999. The company provides numerous mobility solutions and services to persons and entities that require alternative transportation services. In addition, the company is one of California’s largest providers of special needs transportation to persons with both developmental and physical disabilities. The company has contracts with both public and private entities. As an entrepreneur, she is also involved with the development and execution of other successful business endeavors including transportation, development consulting and construction.

Prior to SMS, Delilah worked with businesses crafting and developing strategic initiatives to improve overall operations. She has worked with many local elected officials in various areas and is an active participant with several community organizations that promote and support education, training and job growth.

In January 2016, she was appointed to the city of Glendale’s Building and Fire Board of Appeals that decide appeals of orders, decisions and determinations made by the Building Official, the Fire Marshal or both, relative to the application and interpretation of the Glendale Building & Safety Code.

Philanthropy and community service is an important part of her endeavors. Currently, she is on the advisory board of Brotherhood Crusade, an organization that provides programs and services to the youth of underserved communities. Previously, she was a founding member of MLK, Jr. General Hospital foundation responsible for raising private funds to provide additional services to the hospital and the community. She served on the board of the Los Angeles Chapter of Planned Parenthood for two years and was involved with many outreach projects on behalf of the organization.

She is married and resides in Glendale with her husband, John W. Harris, a practicing attorney.

Pepperdine University
Certificate of Transportation ManagementUniversity of Laverne
B.S. Organizational ManagementAFFILIATIONS
Member, Mobility 21
Women Transportation Seminar (WTS)
Construction Management Association of America (CMAA)
Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO)
National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC)COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS (CBO)
Brotherhood Crusade
Regalettes Inc.
Friends, Inc. (SCLARC)