Lawrence O. Picus, President
Los Angeles, CA
Vice Dean Faculty Affairs and Professor, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California; Director, Center for Research in Education Finance (CREF); Past President, Association for Education Finance and Policy
Kenneth F. Hall, Vice President
Executive in Residence, University of Southern California and Field Project Director, School Business Management Program, Rossier School of Education, USC; Founder and Chairman Emeritus, School Services of California, Inc.; Member, University of Redlands Board of Trustees; Member, Education Advisory Committee, Public Policy Institute of California
Kelvin K. Lee, Secretary
Superintendent (retired), Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District; Board Member, Collaborative for High Performance Schools; Former Chair, Coalition for Adequate School Housing; Educational Consultant
Loren Kaye, Finance Committee Chair
President, California Foundation for Commerce and Education, a think tank on California public policy affiliated with CalChamber; Commissioner, Little Hoover Commission; held senior policy positions for Governors Pete Wilson and George Deukmejian, including Cabinet Secretary to the Governor and Undersecretary of the California Trade and Commerce Agency
Davis Campbell, Nominating Committee Chair
Former Executive Director, CSBA; Private Consulting Practice, DC Associates; Former California Deputy State Superintendent of Public Instruction; Member, Former Chair, Board of Directors, Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning; Board Member, the Stuart Foundation and the Special District Leadership Foundation; Member, Board of Directors and Founding Executive Director, California Institute for School Improvement; Board of Directors, Cities Counties Schools Partnership; Former Member, Yolo County Board of Education
Carl A. Cohn, Immediate Past President
Palm Springs, CA
Co-Director, Urban Leadership Program and Clinical Professor, School of Educational Studies, Claremont Graduate University; Member, California State Board of Education; Former Distinguished Leader in Residence, College of Education, San Diego State University; Former Superintendent, San Diego and Long Beach Unified School Districts; Former Clinical Professor, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California; Faculty Advisor, Broad Superintendents Academy; Board of Directors, American College Testing, Inc.
President, School Services of California, Sacramento. Former director of fiscal services for the Fresno Unified School District, Audit Supervisor for the Ticor Title Insurance Company and Auditing Officer for Union Bank in Los Angeles. Also former consultant for the Fiscal Crisis Management Assistance Team (FCMAT). Member of the California Association of School Business Officials, and the Institute of Internal Auditors.
Yuba City, CA
President, AAUW California; Former AAUW Director-at-Large and AAUW Educational Foundation Board Director; Former Chair, Eleanor Roosevelt Teacher Fellowship Selection Panel; Education Consultant (retired), CA Department of Education; Marysville Jt Unified School District, Teacher 1973-1993; EdSource Board 1991-93; Attendee and Presenter, National Coalition for Sex Equity in Education Conferences 1992-1999; Marysville Unified Teachers' Association: Former President, Bargaining Team Spokesperson, Board of Directors; Consultant to CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing, Gender Equity Standards for teacher candidates 1993-95
Santa Monica, CA
Program Director for Education (PK-12), League of Women Voters of California (LWVC); Former President and Executive Vice President, LWVC; Former LWVC representative to School Finance Exploration Project; Former Member, LWV of the United States Diversity Implementation Task Force; Consultant to Legislation Team, California State PTA, 2011-13; Consultant to Legislation Team and Member of the CA State PTA Board of Managers, 2007-11; Chair, Will Rogers Learning Community School Site Governance Council, 2009-2011; Member, School Site Council, Santa Monica Mountains Probation Camps, 2009-12
Santiago G. Jackson
President, Santiago G. Jackson, Inc., an education consulting firm; Director (retired), Governmental Affairs, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD); Former Assistant Superintendent, Division of Adult and Career Education and Former Assistant Superintendent of Government Relations, LAUSD
Director of the Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd. Former assistant executive director and legislative advocate for the California School Boards Association. Former consultant, Committee on Education, California State Assembly.
Dean, School of Education, UC Davis. Formerly Department Chair, Department of Education, UCLA, and Associate Provost of Education Initiatives, University of California Office of the President
Amado M. Padilla
Professor and Chairman of Program in Developmental and Psychological Sciences, School of Education, Stanford University; Former Member, Board of Education, Palo Alto Unified School District; Principal Investigator of state and federally funded research and teacher development projects in world languages, educational resilience, and at-risk student achievement
Deputy Director, U.S. Program, Education, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Former CEO and Co-Founder, Aspire Public Schools; Board Member, Jobs for the Future, Stanford University School of Education, and College Summit; Former Superintendent, San Carlos School District; 2009 inductee into Charter School Hall of Fame; 2006 recipient of The James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award; Ashoka Fellow for North America (2002-05)
Laguna Niguel, CA
Teacher, Aliso Viejo Middle School, Capistrano Unified School District; Member, California Teachers Association (CTA) Board of Directors; Former Member, California League of Middle Schools (CLMS) Region 11 panel; Former Member, CTA Association for Better Citizenship Committee; Former Commission Member, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC); and Former Delegate to the CTA State Council of Education
Jo Anne Wallace
San Francisco, CA
Vice President & General Manager, KQED Public Radio. Former director of administration and planning in the National Public Radio News division. Former program manager of WGBH-FM in Boston, general manager of KPFA-FM in Berkeley, and station manager of WYSO-FM in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Served as a member of the NPR Board of Directors from 1998 to 2004, and its vice chair in 2002. Currently on the board of directors of the Station Resource Group focusing on station-based strategic issues.