California Association of Bond Oversight Committees

For Effective Oversight

2020 CABOC Board of Directors

S BerkeJack Weir, President of the California Association of Bond Oversight Committees

Jack Weir is the Co-Founder of the California Association of Bond Oversight Committees. The Association of Bond Oversight Committees was chartered to provide training, guidance and support services to citizens responsible for oversight of school bonds throughout California.

Jack brings a wealth of experience to this new role as the President of CABOC. Previously, Mr. Weir served as the Executive Director of Contra Costa Taxpayer Association as well as local citizens’ bond committees to ensure good governance of taxpayers’ dollars. A retired executive for Pacific Telephone and Telegraph, Pacific Telesis Group, Jack has served the community on the city council for Pleasant Hill. Jack is the founder and principal of Change for the Better, an organizational and information systems consultancy. In addition, Jack has held leadership positions for the Contra Costa County transit agency and New Directions Counseling Agency.

Jack holds a Bachelor of Science in Business form the USF and a Master in Arts from JFK University in organizational management. A Jack is a decorated U.S. Army veteran having served in the US and abroad in Germany and Korea.

Nick Marinovich, Vice President of the California Association of Bond Oversight Committee

Nick Marinovich brings to the California Association of Bond Oversight Committees extensive experience of overseeing School Citizens Bond Committees. Nick has led and trained several Oversight Committees in San Diego’s hardest hit Districts dealing with accountability and oversight. Nick’s passion for effective oversight is exhibited by his numerous published position papers dealing with Bond Oversight Issues. While serving as the Chair for the Sweetwater Unified School Districts Bond Oversight Committee, Nick testified to the Criminal Grand Jury as an expert witness regarding procurement irregularities for the selected Bond Program Manager.  

Nick, retired from the County of San Diego, worked as a Project Manager and Analyst dealing with large capital projects. This extensive knowledge includes facilities planning and evaluation of procurement services coupled with financial analysis. As the Vice President for the California Association of Bond Committees, he will head the Member Services Group.

Mr. Marinovich holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics from San Diego State University and extensive Post Graduate courses in Economics. 

Anton Jungherr, Secretary/ Treasurer and Co-Founder of the California Association of Bond Oversight Committees

Anton Jungherr, along with Jack Weir, is the Co-Founder of the California Association of Bond Oversight Committees (CABOC). Anton serves as the Secretary/Treasurer with extensive experience in school district and city business management.  He was the Chief Financial Officer for six school districts including Anchorage, AK and San Francisco, CA and two cities including Newark, NJ.

Mr. Jungherr currently is a member of the West Contra Costa Unified School District Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee where he has served various terms for a total of ten years. 

Mr. Jungherr is the author of Operational PPBS* for Education: A Practical Approach to Effective Decision Making, Harper & Row, New York, 1971. (*Planning, Programming, Budgeting System) He earned his Master of Education degree in Educational Administration from Columbia University, and received a Master of Public Administration degree from Syracuse University.  Mr. Jungherr also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Connecticut.

Judith Box, Director California Association of Bond Oversight Committees

Judith Box, a Director of CABOC, is a member of the Membership Recruitment Committee.  Judith’s career spans over 25 years as an educator, progressing from Teacher to District Director of Human Resources, while serving school districts in Alameda and Santa Clara Counties.  She represents the Contra Costa Tax Payers’ Association as a member of the Walnut Creek Bond Oversight Committee.

Judith has been active in her community by serving on Homeowner Association boards, is an active member of the UC Alumni Association, and has served as Treasurer on two clubs in Rossmoor.   For nineteen years, Judith volunteered for the AARP Tax-Aide program, where she taught other volunteers, managed tax preparation sites, and prepared tax returns, a free program for citizens

Judith holds a Bachelor of Arts, University of California Berkeley; Master in Science – Teaching Mathematics, University of Santa Clara; and a Doctorate in Education, University of Southern California Los Angeles.

Carolyn Castillo, Director, California Association of Bond Oversight Committees

Carolyn Castillo, Director is responsible for Membership Services. Currently, Carolyn serves on the El Rancho Unified School District School Board and the Tri-Cities Regional Occupational Program School Board. Prior to being elected, Carolyn served on the Citizen’s Bond Oversight Committee.

Retired from Boeing’s Defense, Space and Security (BDS) business unit, Carolyn was a Program Management Specialist. In that capacity, Carolyn was responsible for deploying program management processes across various business units and identifying improvement opportunities. Additionally, Carolyn conducted internal organizational effectiveness assessments and served as an external assessor for the California Council for Excellence (CAPE)

Carolyn is a published author of peer reviewed papers relating to Business Continuity. In addition, she was a contributing author for the Facilities Design and Management Handbook published by McGraw-Hill. Ms. Castillo served on the editorial board of the Journal of Business Continuity & Emergency Management from 2007 through 2011. 

Ms. Castillo holds a Master of Management from the University of Redlands, a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology and Bachelor of Arts, Psychology from California State University Long Beach. Other training includes Six Sigma Green Belt and Lean+ Executive Training and Standard Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) and Appraisal Method (SCAMPI) In addition, Ms. Castillo is a member of the International Facilities Management Association where she was a speaker at its World Workplace Conference in 2003.

Marcus Crawley, Director, California Association of Bond Oversight Committees

Marcus recently retired from his California General Contractor business after 50 years of experience in all phases of the building trades. The complications of construction performance and collections provided grounding in ‘do-it-yourself’ actions.  Marcus plans to bring this ‘Can-Do’ attitude to all his civic responsibilities.

As President of the Alameda County Taxpayers Association, Mr. Crawley serves on the Citizens Bond Oversight Committee at Peralta Community College and the Alameda County Budget Oversight Committee.

The cities, schools and agencies have developed a wide array of strategies to undermine accountability.  Marcus is dedicated to ensuring that voters are well informed before tax measure elections and that after the election the tax expenditures comply with the will of the voters.

Marcus holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Nebraska.

Andrea Dawson, Director, California Association of Bond Oversight Committees

Andrea Dawson, Director is a member of the Legislation Standing Committee.   Andrea Dawson has been a member of Oakland Unified School District Citizens Bond Oversight Committees for over 10 years. Andrea is currently the Chair of the CBOC committee for the $475 million Measure J Bond and the $312 million Measure B Capital Improvements Program. She is also the Chair of the Peralta Colleges Measure G Bond Program.

Andrea Dawson has worked in California public school construction the past 25 years, in several roles including construction management, bond program and project management.  For the past thirteen (13) years she has worked as a senior project manager on the San Francisco Unified School District billion dollar Measure A 2011/2016 Bond Program.

Andrea is an Oakland CA resident whose daughter graduated from Oakland public schools. She in addition to being on CBOC has throughout the past 25 years volunteered in Oakland Schools in many capacities; including School Site Council, PTA President, Budget and Finance Committee volunteer and more.

Andrea holds a marketing and design degree from Bassist College in Portland Oregon.

Dena Florez, Director, California Association of Bond Oversight Committees

Dena Florez, a Director of CABOC, is a member of the Training Committee

Dena has extensive experience in fiscal management, monitoring programs and overseeing audits. Currently, Dena serves as the Chair for the Bond Oversight Committee for Bassett Unified School District for Measure V, which is a bond measure for $30 million. As an integral member of the Training Committee, Dena can assess, identify and assist in training CBOC Committees. 

Currently, Dena works for the Associated Students, Inc. (ASI), a nonprofit auxiliary of California State University, Los Angeles.  As the Office Manager of ASI, she is responsible for the fiscal and administrative operations, coordinating programs, development and implementation of organizational policies and procedures. Other duties include developing strategic plans.

Dena holds a Master’s in Business Administration and Master’s in Public Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management, Pomona, California and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from DeVry Institute of Technology, Pomona, California.

Chris Hanson, Director, California Association of Bond Oversight Committees.

Chris Hanson, Director, is a member of the Training Materials Committee. Chris has served as an At Large Member of City College of San Francisco Bond Oversight Committee as well as serving on the Report Sub Committee; Public Comment Little Hoover Report 2017.

Chris career ranges from an Equine Body Worker; Therapeutic riding horse handler, negotiator for Skyline Stables and San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) and creator of a Community Outreach Program for horse stables. Additionally, Chris served as a Production assistant at Global Business Network, a scenario planning consultant firm and network.

Haney Hong, Director, California Association of Bond Oversight Committees.

Haney Hong, Director  is President and CEO of the San Diego County Taxpayers Association.  He is a Navy Reserve Lieutenant Commander in command of a submarine maintenance unit in Point Loma.  He is also an adjunct Lecturer in Management at the University of San Diego School of Business and an adjunct professor at the United States Naval War College. Haney is focused on robust citizenship  engagement and firmly believes that such engagement is the first line of defense against internal and external threats to a healthy democratic society.   

Haney also owns HDH & Associates, Inc., a management consultancy focused on responsible strategic planning and change management.  Hong served on active duty in the United States Navy. He served aboard USS Topeka (SSN 754) and deployed to the Western Pacific. Ashore, he was the Flag Lieutenant and Executive Assistant to the Commander, Navy Recruiting Command, from 2007-2008 before serving for two years in the Office of the Secretary of the Navy at the Pentagon, where his portfolio spanned a range of policy, strategy, and budgetary issues for the Department of the Navy.                                                     

Haney is a deeply committed volunteer to institutions that promote public service. Haney graduated with an engineering degree from Stanford University in 2003 and Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Ourania Riddle, Director, California Association of Bond Oversight Committees

Ourania Riddle, Director is responsible for Public Relations.  Ourania an advocate for open government, was named the “2015 Tax-Fighter of the Year” by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. In 1993, Ourania along with others started a newspaper, the Dixon Independent Voice (IV). As a reported, she wrote unbiased, informative news for the citizens of Dixon. Additionally, Ourania has authored the Measure N, the Dixon Open Governance Act, which was placed on the November 2012 ballot which ultimately failed due to misrepresentation from its opponents.

A volunteer for several different organizations, Ourania is a member of Californians Aware, an organization that aligns with her passion – a government watchdog that helps reporters and citizens understand their rights, in order to  hold government accountable, open and transparent. In addition, Ourania served on the Solano County Jury and was on the Board of Directors of the California Grand Jurors Association, an Editor of the Grand Jurors’ Journal and a trainer for statewide county Grand Juries. Currently, Ourania is the secretary of the Solano County Taxpayers Association. 

Amadeo Rodriguez Director, California Association of Bond Oversight Committees

Amadeo Rodriguez, a decorated U.S. Marine and father to three students from Bassett Unified School District.  His strong public service background as a Marine and federal employee, and hands-on experience with educational programs make him an ideal CABOC as a Director.

Amadeo enlisted in the United State Marines Corp in September, 2002, he deployed to Fallujah, Iraq in 2005, and was Honorably Discharged in September, 2009.  After serving our country as a Marine, Amadeo became a security contractor with the Federal Protective Services. In 2010, he was recruited by the Social Security Administration to serve as a Claims Representative. He attended Devry University and University of Phoenix.

Amadeo has been a resident of the city of La Puente for over 10 years. Amadeo has been an active community member with Bassett Unified School District as a volunteer parent with Child development, Cheer and Band member supporter with their fundraising committee and also part of the Bassett USD Bond Oversight committee.

While at the Bond Oversight committee, he requested the School District to be transparent with the community, and requested to have BOC training for all members.  He currently is spearheading the recall on a board member to help clean up the misappropriation of public funds.