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CFF Executive Committee

Board Chair: Dr. Tim Baird
Vice Chair: Dr. Leighangela Brady
Treasurer: Michael Simonson
Secretary: Ana Schafer
Ex-Officio: Dr. Benjamin Churchill
CFF Board 2023

Board of Directors

Dr. Tim Baird, Retired Superintendent
Encinitas Union School District
Dr. David Miyashiro, Superintendent
Cajon Valley Union School District
Sally Bowen, Account Manager
Cox Business
Steve O'Connell, President/CEO
California Credit Union
Dr. Leighangela Brady, Superintendent
National School District
Dr. Eduardo Reyes, Superintendent
Chula Vista Elementary School District
Carol Chaney, Senior Specialist, School and Community Relations
SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union
Dr. Nancy Rohland-Heinrich, Ed.D., Vice Chancellor, Communications and Community Engagement
National University
Dr. Ben Churchill, Superintendent
Carlsbad Unified School District
Ana Schafer, Senior Director of Marketing
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Samantha Corn, Senior Manager Business Development and Education
Sony Electronics, Inc.
Mike Simonson, Deputy Superintendent
San Diego County Office of Education
Paulette Donnellon, Board of Education, District 4
San Diego County Office of Education
Darrell Stewart, Enterprise Account Manager, Public Sector
Intel, Americas
Peter Fagen, Co-Founder & Senior Partner
F3 Law
Dr. Matthew Tessier, Assistant Superintendent - Innovation and Instruction
Chula Vista Elementary School District
Dr. Paul Gothold, Superintendent of Schools
San Diego County Office of Education
Juli Toles, Director California Sales
Curriculum Associates
Sai Huda, Founder, Chairman and CEO
CyberCatch
Brad Williams, Director, IT Global Operations
San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance
Al Love, Senior Director, College and Career Readiness
San Diego County Office of Education

Advisory Board

Malin Burnham, President
The Burnham Foundation
Thomas Aurelio Davis, Director of Strategic Partnerships
Center for Educational Innovation in New York
Bruce Braciszewski, Ph.D.
Classroom of the Future Foundation Emeritus
Drew Schlosberg, President
XTRA Weekly
Dr. Patrick Gittisriboongul, Asst. Sup. of Technology & Innovation
Lynwood Unified School District
Dr. Devin Vodicka, Chief Executive Officer
Learner-Centered Collaborative
Thomas Dillon, Ph.D.
SAIC (Ret.)
Joe Valente
Rockwell Automation (Ret.)
Joyce Suber, Retired Educator/Administrator
San Diego County Office of Education as an AVID Director
John Sipe, Jr. , Senior Vice President
Curriculum Associates

CFF Board Chair History

YEAR NAME ORGANIZATION
FY 2023-24 Dr Tim Baird Green Schools National Network, Superintendent of Encinitas Union School District (retired)
FY 2023-24 Praem Kodiath SDG&E
FY 2022-23 Dr. Ben Churchill Carlsbad Unified School District
FY 2021-22 Kelley Owens F3 Law
FY 2020-21 Dr. Nancy Rohland-Heinrich National University
FY 2019-20 Joe Valente Rockwell Automation (retired)
FY 2018-19 Dr. Darryl Albertson Cubic
FY 2017-18 Gustavo Duarte Spectrum Enterprise
FY 2016-17 Darrell Stewart Intel
FY 2015-16 Ritz Sherman Apple, Inc.
FY 2014-15 John Sipe Curriculum Associates
FY 2013-14 Caroline Winn SDG&E
FY 2012-13 Gary Devan Mission Federal Credit Union
FY 2011-12 Drew Schlosberg San Diego Union-Tribune
FY 2010-11 Colleen Peterson Peterson Hill Marketing
2009 Tom Dillon SAIC
2008 Tom Dillon SAIC
2007 Tom Dillon SAIC
2006 Todd Gutschow HNC Software
2005 Todd Gutschow HNC Software
2004 Todd Gutschow HNC Software
2003 Todd Gutschow HNC Software
2002 Ron Martin Mission Federal Credit Union
2001 Lisa Briggs Pacific Bell
2000 Steve Gautereaux Cox Communications
1999 Steve Gautereaux Cox Communications
1998 n/a
1997 n/a
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