CASBO Leadership

Leaders - Cultivated From The Inside

CASBO represents you. And you aren't in education on a whim or merely to earn a paycheck. Neither are our leaders. We don’t appoint outsiders to tell us our business. We cultivate leadership from our members, from those who work in the trenches of California’s school districts. Folks who know that being in charge actually means they take a little more than their share of the blame, a little less than their share of the credit. Or, in the words of former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, "The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.” Get acquainted with CASBO’s leadership structure.

Board of Directors

CASBO’s member-driven nature means our Board of Directors is comprised of folks who have worked in the trenches of nearly every school business discipline. They've guided districts and county offices of education for decades. Today, they’re leading CASBO toward continuous improvement.

Get to know your CASBO board members below and on our Leadership Map.

Richard De Nava
San Bernardino CSS
(909) 386-2459
Diane Deshler
Lafayette School District
(925) 927-3504
Tina Douglas
Vice President
San Dieguito Union HSD
(760) 753-6491 ext. 5505
Jamie Dial
Immediate Past President
Kings COE
(559) 589-7091
Paul Ziegler
Shasta Cascade Section State Director
Eureka CSD
(707) 441-2413
Kristi Blandford
Sacramento Section State Director
Folsom Cordova USD
(916) 294-9000 ext. 104300
Northern Section State Director
To Be Elected;
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Chris Mano
Central Section State Director
Burton School District
(559) 781-8020
Katie Hylton
Eastern Section State Director
San Bernardino CSS
(909) 386-9508
Thomas Tan
Southern Section State Director
Hacienda La Puente USD
(626) 934-4822
Jennifer Marrone
San Diego/Imperial Section State Director
San Diego USD
(858) 627-7332
David Creech
Associate Member Committee Chair
AIG Retirement Services
(510) 597-4260
Tatia Davenport
Chief Executive Officer
(916) 447-3783

Education Advocacy Foundation Board of Trustees:

The CASBO Education Advocacy Foundation (EAF) handles CASBO’s education advocacy efforts and is governed by a six-member board of trustees, including one ex-officio member.

Molly Schlange
University Preparatory School
(530) 245-2790
Jamie Phillips
Assistant Chair
Vista USD
(760) 726-2170 x92400
Richard De Nava
San Bernardino CSS
(909) 386-2459
Diane Deshler
Chief Business Official
(925) 927-3504
Jamie Dial
Kings COE
(559) 589-7091
Tatia Davenport
Ex-Officio Member
(916) 447-3783