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State SARB Members

Members of the State School Attendance Review Board (SARB).

The State Superintendent of Public Instruction has invited the following State SARB representatives to participate in the current school year pursuant to California Education Code Section 48325(b).




Ahmad Bahrami

Program Manager, Kings County Behavioral Health

Kings County Behavioral Health

Robert Beltran

Attendance Improvement Program Monitor

San Jose Unified School District

Lydia Bodin

Deputy District Attorney, Los Angeles County

Abolish Chronic Truancy Program and the Restitution Enhancement Program

Jennifer A. Bunshoft

Deputy Attorney General, California Department of Justice

Attorney General’s Office

Adam William Chambers

Deputy Probation Officer II

County of San Luis Obispo

Hedy Chang

Director, Attendance Works

Chronic Absence and Attendance Partnership

Jane Claar

Coordinator, Child Welfare and Attendance

Twin Rivers Unified School District

William Cochrane

Children’s Services Administrator

Department of Children and Family Services, Los Angeles County

Michael Dennis

Curriculum Designer and Coalition Builder

California Association of African American Superintendents and Administrators (CAAASA)

Orlando Gillam II

Chief Executive Officer, Dunamis, Inc.

Mental Health Management

Grace Espindola

Coordinator, Intervention and Prevention Programs

Sutter County Office of Education (COE)

Stephen P. Fraire

Education Programs Consultant

California Association of Supervisors of Child Welfare and Attendance (CASCWA), Southern Section

Sherman R. Garnett

Academy Director

Association of California School Administrators (ACSA)

Jennifer Gomeztrejo

Consultant II, Child Welfare and Attendance

Los Angeles COE

Brian P. Gonzales

Truancy Officer/SARB Coordinator

Kings County Office of Education

Lisa Ellen Guillen

Education Programs Consultant, California Department of Education

Foster Youth Services

Sheri R. Hanni

Child Welfare and Attendance Coordinator

Butte County Office of Education

Susann Patricia Hazen

Youth Services Specialist

San Bernardino City Unified School District

Eloise Jones-Green

Chief Operations Officer, Dunamis, Inc.

Foster Youth Project Management

Lindy Khan

Director, Innovation & Support

Contra Costa County Office of Education

David Kopperud

State SARB Chairperson, Education Programs Consultant, Child Welfare and Attendance

California Department of Education (CDE)

Ken George Johnson

President, Manteca Educators Association

California Teachers Association

Mike Lombardo

Director of Prevention Services

Placer COE

Kenneth Ray McPeters

Coordinator III

Sacramento City Unified School District

Jenifer Mendel

Coordinator, Child Welfare and Attendance

Grossmont Union High School District

Jane E. Mills

Director, Child Welfare and Attendance, Palm Springs USD


Hector Molina

Child Welfare and Attendance

Woodland Joint Unified School District

Agnes R. Murray

Deputy District Attorney

San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office, Juvenile Division

Barbara Owens

California Federation of Teachers Representative, Private Teacher

California Federation of Teachers

Diantha (DJ) Pittenger

Assistant Superintendent

San Luis Obispo County Office of Education

Ruth A. Person

School Nurse, San Juan USD (retired)

California School Nurses Organization

Kathy Rabun

Vice President, Health

State Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

Alejandra Ramirez

University Student


Dan Sackheim

Education Programs Consultant, CDE

Community Day Schools; Countywide Expulsion

Ammar Saheli

Director, Student Support Services

San Lorenzo Unified School District

Jim Schiffman

Human Resources Director

Palisades Charter High School

Kurt Schultz

Educational Program Consultant

Napa Valley Unified School District

Tony Shah

Castro Valley Unified Administrator

CASCWA Legislation

Earl DeMont Smith

Coordinator, Child Welfare and Attendance

San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools

Lauren Sneed

Foster Youth Services Educational Liaison/Counselor

San Mateo County Office of Education/Human Services Agency

Brad Strong

Senior Director

Children Now

Nancy Sullivan

Chief Operations Officer

California School Information Services/Fiscal & Crisis Management Assistance Team

Joe Taylor

Education Programs Consultant

CASCWA, Delta/Sierra Section

Frank Valadez

Alliance Collaborative for Educational Success

Member at Large

Questions: David Kopperud | | 916-323-1028 
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, July 28, 2015

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