Board of Directors
Kenneth F. Hall, 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
Davis Campbell, Past President
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
Justine Fischer, Vice President
Thousand Oaks, CA
Justine Fischer is currently President-Elect of the California State PTA. Areas of concentration include parent engagement, diversity and inclusion, resource development, student involvement, legislation and advocacy. Former VP for Convention, California State PTA, Former Board Member Children’s Services Auxiliary of Ventura County (Foster Children Support Services).
John Gray, Secretary
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.
Kelvin K. Lee, Nominating Committee Chairperson
Roseville, CA Sacramento CA
Superintendent (retired), Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District; Board Member, Collaborative for High Performance Schools; Former Chair, Coalition for Adequate School Housing; Educational Consultant
Michael Stone, At-Large Executive Committee Member
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, Finance Committee Chairperson
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.
Menlo Park, CA
Senior Vice President and CIO, Hewlett Packard; Former Vice President of Information Technology Services and CIO, Kimberly-Clark Corp; Former CIO, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.; Former CIO, Honeywell’s Automation and Control Solution group; Former CIO of Electronic Systems Sensor sector, Northrop Grumman.
Superintendent, Vallejo City Unified School District; Former Associate Superintendent for Educational Services, Twin Rivers Unified School District; Former Superintendent, Del Paso Heights School District.
Carl A. Cohn
Palm Springs, CA
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, AAUW CA; Member, Clinical Laboratory Technology Advisory Committee, California State Department of Public Health; Former Manager, Core, ER and Cancer Center Laboratories, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
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
Former 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
Chief Executive Officer, Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team. With 38 years of service in public sector institutions in a variety of roles, Montero’s experience includes being superintendent of a medium-sized unified school district; assistant superintendencies in curriculum and instruction, business, and personnel; school principal, assistant principal, and classroom teacher.
Santa Fe Springs, CA
District Superintendent, Little Lake City School District. He was formerly Deputy District Superintendent for Instructional Services, Riverside Unified School District and principal, Revere Elementary School.
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)