California Board of Accountancy

Meet the CBA Members

Michael M. Savoy, CPA, President
Michael M. Savoy, CPA, President

Mr. Savoy was appointed to the California Board of Accountancy by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in December 2010, and served as Vice-President and Secretary/Treasurer prior to being elected as President in November 2013. He is the immediate past chairman of the Board of the Americas Region of BKR International, a member of the finance committee, executive committee and member of the board of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Chamber of Commerce, as well as a member of the Employee Stock Ownership Plan Association. Mr. Savoy is managing director at Gumbiner Savett Inc., and was previously a partner at Savoy & Colin.

Jose A. Campos, CPA, Vice President

Jose A. Campos, CPA, Vice President

Mr. Campos was appointed to the CBA in December 2012 by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. He is currently a partner at Deloitte and Touche LLP. Mr. Campos also previously served as Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors of AltaMed Health Services Corporation. Mr. Campos is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting.

Katrina Salazar, CPA, Secretary / Treasurer

Katrina Salazar, CPA, Secretary / Treasurer

Ms. Salazar was appointed to the CBA in December 2012 by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. She has served as the Executive Director of the Rotary Club of Sacramento, Chief Financial Officer at the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges and the American Red Cross Sacramento Sierra Chapter. She has served in multiple positions at Reznick Group, including senior audit manager, and since 2007 has been an adjunct accounting professor with the Los Rios Community College District. Ms. Salazar is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Sarah Sally Anderson, CPA
Sarah "Sally" Anderson, CPA

Ms. Anderson was appointed to the California Board of Accountancy by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in May 2007. She serves on various CBA committees, and held the office of Vice President from 2009-2010, and President from 2010-2011. She is a retired Ernst & Young assurance partner and served as the managing partner of the Orange County and Riverside offices. She has been involved in numerous community and philanthropic organizations. Ms. Anderson is currently the Chair of the Board of the Pacific Symphony, a member of the University of California, Irvine CEO Roundable, a founding member of the Women's Philanthropy Fund of Orange County's United Way, and the Treasurer of the Pacific Club.

Diana Bell
Diana Bell

Ms. Bell was appointed to the California Board of Accountancy by the Senate Rules Committee in September 2009, and serves on various CBA committees. She previously served as a Senior Vice President for the Hewlett-Packard Company, and is a director for the Northern California Girls Scouts, the Peralta Community Colleges Foundation Board in Oakland, California, and on the Dean's Advisory Board for Michigan State University's College of Natural Science. Ms. Bell also serves as Board Chairman for the Imani Community Church in Oakland, California, and is on the Advisory Board of Monitoring Division, Inc.

Diana Bell
Alicia Berhow

Ms. Berhow was appointed to the California Board of Accountancy by the Speaker of the Assembly in February 2011. She has been with the Orange County Business Council since April of 2007. Previously, she served for five years as Senior Field Representative for Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez working on education and health care issues. Prior to her time with the Congresswoman, Ms. Berhow worked as Sales Administrator for Miller Brewing Company in Irvine. She currently serves as a board member for the Anaheim Workforce Investment Board, an Ambassador for the Delhi Community Center in Santa Ana, and as a board member for the Community Action Partnership - Orange County.

Herschel T. Elkins, Esq.
Herschel T. Elkins, Esq.

Mr. Elkins was appointed to the California Board of Accountancy by the Senate Rules Committee in September 2008, and serves on various CBA committees. He previously headed the Consumer Law Section in the California Attorney General's Office before retiring as a Special Assistant Attorney General. Mr. Elkins also served on various task forces and investigative committees on consumer protection matters and drafted many of California's consumer protection statutes.

Laurence (Larry) Kaplan
Laurence (Larry) Kaplan

Mr. Kaplan was appointed to the California Board of Accountancy by the Speaker of the Assembly in March 2011. He is an independent management consultant specializing in assisting non-profits, elected officials and public agencies. He has worked extensively in the non-profit sector, and previously served as Los Angeles Area Director of the Trust for Public Land, Southern California Regional Director for Senator Barbara Boxer, and Chief of Staff for Councilman Mike Woo.

Louise Kirkbride
Louise Kirkbride

Ms. Kirkbride was appointed to the California Board of Accountancy by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in March 2008, and serves on various CBA committees. She founded Broad Daylight and Answer Systems, and previously served as marketing manager for Tektronix - CAE Systems. Ms. Kirkbride is a member of the board of trustees at the California Institute of Technology and also serves as a board member on the Contractors' State License Board.

Kay Ko
Kay Ko

Ms. Kay Ko was appointed to the California Board of Accountancy by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. in December 2013. She has served in multiple positions at the Federal Bureau of Investigation since 1993, including community outreach specialist, supervisory intelligence analyst and linguist. She is also serving as a member of the Board of Visitors of Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology. Ms. Ko earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in comparative education from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School.

Leslie LaManna, CPA
Leslie LaManna, CPA

Ms. LaManna was appointed to the California Board of Accountancy by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in January 2007. She served as President of the CBA from 2012-2013. Ms. LaManna also previously served as Secretary/Treasurer and Vice President of the CBA. She has served as the President of the San Diego Chapter of the California Society of CPAs and as adjunct professor in accounting for the University of California, San Diego Extension. She is currently a partner in the public accounting firm of LaManna & LaManna, CPA.

Kitak (K.T.) Leung, CPA
Kitak (K.T.) Leung, CPA

Mr. Leung was appointed to the California Board of Accountancy by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in December 2010, served as Secretary / Treasurer in 2012-2013. He currently serves as principal of Leung Accountancy Corporation. He previously served as manager of several investment groups, as principal of Leung and Wong Accountancy Group, and Leung and Associates. Mr. Leung also serves on the boards of other various philanthropic and business organizations.

Manuel Ramirez, CPA
Manuel J. Ramirez, CPA

Mr. Ramirez was appointed to the California Board of Accountancy by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in May 2007. He serves on various CBA committees, held the office of Vice President from 2008 to 2009, and also served as President from 2009 to 2010. Mr. Ramirez is currently President/CEO of RJI Ramirez Jimenez International CPAs, has served on over two dozen other philanthropic and business organizations, and is co-founder of Hispanic 100, an organization working to further the development of local, national and international Hispanic business and political leaders.

Mark Silverman

Mark J. Silverman, Esq.

Mr. Silverman was appointed to the California Board of Accountancy in January 2014 by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. Mr. Silverman, of Santa Monica, has been an Advisor at Twistory Entertainment Studios and Entrepreneur in Residence at the Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business since 2013. He held multiple positions at ScrollMotion, Inc. from 2009-2013 including Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He was a principal at YQ Holdings Group from 2002 to 2009, Executive Vice President at US Interactive from 1998 to 2001 and Chief Operating Officer at Digital Evolution Inc. from 1996 to 1998. Mr. Silverman held multiple positions including Vice President at Coast Converters Inc. from 1981 to 1996 and served as an Attorney Advisor at the Federal Trade Commission from 1976 to 1980. Mr. Silverman earned a Bachelor of Science in Business from Georgetown University and a Juris Doctor from the Georgetown University Law Center.


The CBA currently has one vacancy.