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.

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.

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.

Shawn Tennenbaum

Superintendent, San Benito School District

Dr. Tennenbaum serves as the Superintendent of the San Benito Union High School District. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, and both an MA and Doctorate degree from San Jose State University. He has received numerous awards from Region 10 of the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) and currently serves 

on the ACSA Board of Directors. He is also active on the San Benito Business Council.

Elijah Tsai

Current State President

Ansley Langham

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.

Salem Palmer

Current Region 8 President

Alvin Lee

Current State Development Director

Hamilton Yuan

Finance Manager at Alphabet Inc

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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

3130 Alpine Rd, Suite 288

Portola Valley, CA 94028
Phone: (510) 834-2272
E-Mail: june.thompson@casc.net

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