Dr. Reza Karkia is the principal of “AIHER Business Consulting & Coaching”. He has more than 30 years’ experience in education, senior management, and leadership in both public and private sectors. He is a participating community member of Orange County at large in all areas of education, business, and constructive politics.
Dr. Karkia served as the Chairman of advisory board of School of Management and Public Policy at the California State University, Dominguez Hills., and its WSCUC Accreditation Steering Committee member. Dr. Karkia continues providing professional services through American Institute of Higher Education Resources.
Dr. Karkia has served the State of California under four recent past Governors as Commissioner, California Council on Criminal Justice (CCCJ) advised the Governor and legislator on policy direction to California’s Office of Homeland Security, Board of Correction, and Office of Emergency Services. Within CCCJ Dr. Karkia has served as Chair, California Drug Treatment Task Force & Chairman of California Criminal Justice planning bylaw committee.
He also served as Commissioner, California Health Policy and Data Advisory (OSHPD) for two terms. OSHPD promotes an equitably distributed healthcare workforce, and publishes valuable information about healthcare outcomes. OSHPD also monitors the construction, renovation, and seismic safety of hospitals and skilled nursing facilities and provides loan insurance to assist the capital needs of California’s not-for-profit healthcare facilities”.
He is a certified member of American College of Forensic Examiners Institute, and serves on numerous government committees and boards of directors to help shape policy and form regulation for public and private sectors.
He is chairman of the Orange County Sheriff Department’s, Advisory Council and a Professional Services Civilian responder, and also serves on the Advisory Council of 211 Orange County, a nonprofit organization serving 34 cities of Orange County, and is a consul with The World Affairs Council of Orange County, California.
Dr. Karkia is a co-author, co-editor, and contributor to “Facilities Management Manual” a four volume handbook for the Higher Education Facilities Officers, American Colleges and Universities. He has trained over 10,000 American college & university administrators and graduate students across the nation.
He had budget responsibility of $1.8 billion for Capital Outlay projects when he served The California State University system.