Board of Directors

Kevin Roy

Board Chair, Managing Partner at Healthcare Finance Partners

Kevin Roy was first involved in CASC in 1997 as a first-year attendee at a local conference. After seeing the value and being inspired, Kevin decided to get involved with the organization and took up leadership positions first as Region 12 president then as State President for the 1999-2000 year. Kevin continued his education and attended University of California, Berkeley, graduating with a degree in Environmental Economics and Policy in 2004. After working for several Fortune 500 companies, Kevin decided to open his own healthcare investment banking firm in 2010. He resides in San Diego and has been an active board member since 2013.

Sue Dykema

Vice Chair, Executive Director at American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Sue M. Dykema, CAE, is the Executive Director of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the leading organization of board-certified plastic surgeons specializing in cosmetic plastic surgery. Sue also serves as Executive Director of the Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation, the philanthropic research arm of ASAPS.

The Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists, an affiliate organization of nurses and aestheticians employed by plastic surgeons, is also managed by the ASAPS staff and Sue serves as the Executive Director for this group as well. Since joining ASAPS in 1996, Sue’s responsibilities include all areas of organizational management, board governance, strategic planning, fiscal accountability, policy development, and partnerships for all three organizations.

Dr. Peggy Skiles

Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Margaret Skiles has been practicing Plastic Surgery for over 20 years and was certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1988. She graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and from New York University Medical School. She completed a general surgery residency and did her plastic surgery residency at the University of Pennsylvania.


She was then on the faculty of the University of Massachusetts before entering private practice in Battle Creek, Michigan until 1993 when she came to the Yuba-Sutter area. She is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery serving on numerous committees and chairing several.She has been particularly active in the Pathways to Leadership program which is based on the CASC model.


She has also provided leadership in her local community serving as Chief of Staff at local hospitals as well as being an active committee member for several organizations. And in her spare time, she is a glass artist both blowing glass and working at a torch in her home studio where she also makes jewelry settings for her glass. She relaxes by walking the dogs and reading.

Becky Ozoa

Principal at Ozoa Consulting LLC

Ozoa Consulting LLC provides coaching to individuals, teams, and organizations. Our HR solutions
include a number of assessments for management development, communication, team building,
customer service, relationships, sales, selection and career transition. These assessments have been
given to millions of people, used in over 90 countries and translated into 40 different languages.


Becky Ozoa has over 20 years of experience as a Human Resources leader for companies such as
Nestlé Waters North America, Quaker Oats and CoreLogic. Throughout her corporate career, Becky has
assisted companies, leaders and employees to maximize their potential.


For most of her professional life, training and development have been core components in her repertoire.
Her passion for developing others started in high school when she was actively involved with CASC. As both a State Board member and a staff member for CASC's middle and high school leadership camps, she was able to train hundreds of students in topics ranging from meeting facilitation and team building to stress management.


Becky’s training certifications include TTI DISC, TTI Motivators, Zenger-Miller/Achieve programs, DDI
Targeted Selection, DDI Master Trainer, and PDI PROFILOR (360). She holds a Bachelor of Science
degree in Economics with a concentration in Human Resources and Organization Management from
the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the University of California, Irvine.

Joellen McGruder

Controller at Greenough Consulting Group

Joellen McGruder is a Controller for Greenough Consulting Group (GCG). Her GCG clients include start-ups, mid-market and private companies across a broad spectrum of industries.

Joellen has over 25 years of professional finance and accounting experience. At GCG, Joellen manages all aspects of the accounting cycle for her clients including preparing financial statements and managing the annual audit. She specializes in assisting start-up companies to manage their back-office operations at each stage of their growth cycle, including navigating her clients through a due diligence process.

Prior to joining GCG, Joellen was a financial executive at a non-profit and several start-ups. She also held various international finance roles at Chevron Corporation including corporate treasury, investor relations, and M&A. Joellen also spent time at Deloitte and Touche LLP as an Audit Senior. Joellen holds an M.B.A. from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, a B.S. Finance from California State University, Long Beach and a C.P.A. (inactive).

Outside of GCG, Joellen devotes her time to animal rescue and volunteering, and tutoring first-generation college students and graduates.

Lili Wang

Managing Partner at New City Group

Lili Wang has been involved with CASC since 1997 and served as the 1998-1999 Governmental Operations at Local Levels Director. Lili then graduated from Stanford University with dual B.A.s in Economics and Comparative Literature, and an M.S. in Industrial Engineering. She is currently the Managing Partner of New City Group, where she focuses on cross-border investment opportunities between China and the US.

Stephen Perl

CEO, 1st PMF Bancorp

Stephen Perl is the CEO of 1st PMF Bancorp, which is a leading U.S. based commercial lender specializing in providing factoring, trade financing, and traditional lines of credit. PMF Bancorp provides domestic and international factoring for small to midsize businesses along with a banking division that provides larger firms with traditional lines of credit. Additionally, Stephen has years of experience in international trade and is the founder of ChinaMart® USA, a platform assisting Chinese companies with their US investments and structuring. He is also the author of Dancing with the Dragon: Secrets of Doing Business with China, an executive’s guide to doing business with China.

Stephen holds an MBA with focus on finance and marketing and has earned following awards for his
work in financing businesses over the last 20 years: the Caltech Monte-Jade Business Award, Chinese
CEO-American Society Business Award, Latin Business Association Business Award, Knowledge Institute
Small Business Champion, Honorary Professor of Finance at the Guangdong Financial University, and
Qingdao Business City Director as 1st Business Foreign Adviser to the City.

Dr. Mariane Doyle

Director of Career and Adult Education for the William S. Hart Union High School District

Dr. Mariane Doyle is the Director of Career and Adult Education for the William S. Hart Union High School District and a lecturer in the educational leadership and policy studies (ELPS) department at California State University, Northridge. She is also an editor for the Journal of School Administration and Research Development and the region XV Career Technical Education Council Chair for the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA).  Dr. Doyle has been an educator for 18 years and a leader in Career Education for 11 years. Her industry background includes several years in software development as a product analyst working in quality assurance and technical writing, and as a hospitality marketing professional. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Educational Leadership and Higher Education, and Master's and Bachelor's degrees in English Literature from California State University, Long Beach.  During her tenure at the Hart District, Dr. Doyle has built over 100 career pathways, obtained over 15 million dollars in grant funding, developed a strategic educational marketing campaign, and expanded how the district serves students by extending career education to junior highs and alternative education settings through career exploration programs. Dr. Doyle is an equity advocate who emphasizes student voice and whose research is focused on educational programming that provides pathways to college for disadvantaged and underserved populations.

Shawn Tennenbaum

Superintendent, San Benito School District

Quincy Johnston

Former State Special Projects Director

Avery Reed

Current State President

Avery Reed currently serves as the State President of CASC and before that served as the Region 3 president on State Council. As a rising senior, Avery attends Credo High School in Rohnert Park which inspired her to pursue environmental activism both with CASC and separately. This year she looks forward to extending the reach of CASC throughout California with the recent funding from the state while making sure that as many students from various backgrounds and educational experience are heard and represented. Aside from CASC, Avery loves to play the cello and hike with friends.

Ayla Cimen

Current State Secretary/Treasurer

Jason Chen

Current State Governmental Affairs Policy Director

Jason Chen is a junior at Lowell High School and the Governmental Affairs Policy Director for the California Association of Student Councils. With a passion for youth justice and empowerment, he has delved deeply in grassroots activism and public policy in San Francisco and the state of California. In his free time, Jason rows crew, plays the piano and cello, and critically analyzes the presidential election for his friends.

Anish Jampana

Current State Development Director

Hamilton Yuan

Finance Manager at Alphabet Inc

Jenny Caracciolo

Joseph Adeyemo

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Board of Advisors

Liebe Geft, Director
Museum of Tolerance

Ted Lempert, Executive Director
Children Now

L. Karen Monroe, Superintendent

Alameda County Office of Education

David Nakashima, Consultant

Jack Russi, National Managing Partner
Deloitte & Touche

Dr. Wesley Smith, Executive Director
Association of California School Administrators

Robert Sternfels, Director
McKinsey & Company

Executive Director

June Thompson, Ph.D.

California Association of Student Councils
51 E. Campbell Ave., Suite 102

Campbell, CA 95008
Phone: (510) 834-2272
Fax: (510) 834-2275

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