Board of Directors
Ruben Ingram
Board Chair

Executive Director
School Employers Association of California (SEAC)

Dr. Ingram is the Executive Director of School Employers Association of California. He is the former Executive Director of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, and prior to that served as Superintendent for the Fountain Valley School District. Read more.
Janet Walden
President & CEO

Center for Collaborative Solutions
Janet is our founding President and CEO. She has been at the helm of CCS since its inception in 1991. Commenting on her work, Janet says, "I have a passion for collaboration and partnership, and leading CCS is a great place to put this passion into productive action!"  Read more.
DeVera Heard

Principal/Administrator (retired)
Santa Ana Unified School District

Dr. Heard served as an educator for 30 years. She spent ten years teaching in gifted and talented programs, then spent the rest of her career as an administrator at the elementary, intermediate, and high school levels. 
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Clancy Faria

Past President

Clancy is a retired public safety officer having served over 35 years in municipal and county law enforcement. He retired from the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department in 2004. Read more.
Teri Burns

Legislative Advocate

California School Boards Association (CSBA)
Teri is currently a Legislative Advocate for the California School Boards Association addressing issues of school finance and early learning. Read more.

Jeff Breseman

Director of Labor Relations
E & J Gallo Winery

With over 25 years of human resources experience, Jeff provides human resources and contract administration support for all of E & J Gallo's operating facilities. Read more.
Susan B. Foerster

Network for a Healthy California

Since leaving the California Department of Public Health in 2014, Susan has become a citizen advocate focused on strong nutrition and physical activity programs in California and demonstrating results at the national level in SNAP-Ed. Read more.

Bruno Marchesi

California State Director
U.S. Soccer Foundation

Bruno is the Director of Strategic Expansion of the U.S. Soccer Foundation with the goal to enhance, assist, and grow the sport of soccer in the United States. Bruno was named one of the Top 16 Most Influential in Health and Wellness by the National Afterschool Association (NAA) in 2017. Read more.


Honorary Board Members:

Davis Campbell
Local Government Consultant
Cities, Counties and Schools Partnership

Rafael Miranda
Teamsters Local 624

Lloyd Nadal
Program Administrator
Solano Transportation Authority / 
Safe Routes to School

Jackson Parham
Andelson, Atkinson, Loya, Ruud & Romo