California Turtle & Tortoise Club has Chapters and Branches spread throughout southern, central and northern California. The Executive Board, composed of representatives from each Chapter and Branch, runs Club-wide activities such as publication of the Tortuga Gazette, special events, symposia, conservation action alerts and this web site.

Click the appropriate link to send an e-mail or to be transferred to a web page with more information. Chapters have their own websites. Addresses of Chapter meeting places can be found on the membership application page and the CTTC Calendar page.

CTTC Executive Board

Important note: The Executive Board is strictly an administrative body for the corporate portion of CTTC, and does not handle animals or adoptions. Please contact the Chapter nearest you for questions and referrals regarding animals or adoptions.

General Information:
Chair/CEO: John Kim
Vice chair/Vice CEO: Robert Hazard
Treasurer/CFO: Virginia Doepping
Secretary: Heather Ponek

Executive Board postal correspondence:
P.O. Box 7300, Van Nuys, CA 91409-7300

Desert Tortoise Permit Requests

Email request: Lynda Misiak
Postal mail request: Chino Chapter, P.O. Box 1753, Chino, CA 91708-1753

CTTC Media

Tortuga Gazette: P.O. Box 7300, Van Nuys, CA 91409-7300
Articles and editorial correspondence
Report change of address

CTTC Web site:
Web Site Webmaster
- Mary Anderson Cohen

CTTC Listserves and Mailing Lists


To enroll, click on the link above and send a message to the CTTC listserve.

This listserve is a friendly atmosphere open to everyone interested in turtles and tortoises.

CTTC-List - This listserve is for Club business only and is restricted to CTTC Officers and Board Members. To request placement on this “closed” list, click CTTC-List and follow the instructions on the page.