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Michael M. Savoy, CPA
President
Appointed November 2014 by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.
Term Expires November 26, 2022

Mr. Savoy was reappointed to the CBA by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. in November 2014, and has been a member of the CBA since 2010. He was elected Vice President in November 2019. He previously held the office of President from 2017-18 and 2013-14, Vice-President from 2016-17 and 2012-13, and Secretary/Treasurer from 2015-2016 and 2011-2012. Mr. Savoy is presently the Treasurer and a member of the Board of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Savoy is also a shareholder at Gumbiner Savett Inc.

Katrina Salazar
Vice President
Appointed December 2012 by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.
Term Expires November 26, 2023

Ms. Salazar was appointed to the CBA in December 2012 by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and served as President from 2015-2016, Vice-President from 2014-2015, and Secretary/Treasurer from 2013-2014. In January 2018, she was elected Pacific Regional Director of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy. Ms. Salazar currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer for the California Correctional Peace Officers Association. She has also 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. Ms. Salazar previously held several positions in public accounting, including senior audit manager for Reznick Group, and has been an adjunct accounting professor for 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.

Yen Tu
Secretary/Treasurer
Appointed February 2020 by the Senate Rules Committee
Term Expires January 1, 2024

Ms. Tu was appointed to the CBA by the California State Senate Rules Committee in February 2020. Ms. Tu has been principal consultant and owner at Yen C. Tu Consulting for 20 years, a firm focused on providing community outreach services to ethnic / underrepresented communities to corporations, government, and non-profit organizations throughout San Diego. Ms. Tu is a Board Member for the San Diego Diplomacy Council and the Asian Business Association. She also serves as a Member of San Diego Mayor Faulconer’s Asian Advisory Council, San Diego Association of Governments’ (SANDAG) 2020 Census Count Workgroup, and the San Diego Community College District’s Oversight Committee. She served on the staff of two City of San Diego Councilmembers and one San Diego County Supervisor. Ms. Tu served as President and CEO for the Asian Business Association (1999-2004, 2011, and 2019), served on the Boards for the San Diego County Water Authority (2002-2017), University of California San Diego Chancellor’s Community Advisory Board (2013-2019), Metropolitan Water District of Southern CA (2014-2016), San Diego Gas and Electric’s Community Advisory Council (2010-2017), Japan Society of San Diego & Tijuana (2007-2012), and the Union of Pan-Asian Communities (2008-2013). Ms. Tu received her undergraduate degree in Chinese Studies at the University of California at San Diego in 1990.

Nancy J. Corrigan, CPA
Appointed August 2018 by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.
Term Expires November 26, 2025

Ms. Corrigan was appointed to the CBA by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. in August 2018, and reappointed in May 2022 by Governor Gavin Newsom. Prior to Ms. Corrigan’s appointment, she served on the CBA’s advisory committees for over 15 years, including the Enforcement Advisory Committee, Peer Review Oversight Committee, and Qualifications Committee. She was elected CBA President twice, for consecutive terms beginning in November 2019, and has also served as Secretary/Treasurer. Ms. Corrigan has been a partner and co-owner in two regional and local CPA firms since 1985 and recently transitioned into consulting. She is the current Pacific Regional Director for the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, and is a member of California Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Ms. Corrigan is also a member of the Cal Poly Pomona Accounting Department Advisory Board and is an advisor to the Audit Committee of Teen Challenge of Southern California. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

Karriann Farrell Hinds, Esq.
Appointed January 2016 by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.
Term Expires January 1, 2023

Ms. Hinds was appointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. in January 2016. Ms. Hinds, of Los Angeles, has been a consultant to the Public Policy Institute of Santa Monica College since 2015. She was consultant to the Academic Support Department at Abraham Lincoln University School of Law from 2006 to 2007; a solo practitioner at the Law Office of Karriann Farrell Hinds from 2002 to 2005; an associate at Sedgwick, Detert, Moran and Arnold from 2003 to 2004; and director of development and attorney at the Harriett Bahai Center for Family Law from 2001 to 2002. She was an associate at Robie and Matthai from 1999 to 2001, where she was a law clerk from 1998 to 1999. Hinds is a member of the Los Angeles County Commission for Women. She earned a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.

Dan Jacobson, Esq.
Appointed September 2017 by the Speaker of the Assembly
Term Expires January 1, 2025

Dan Jacobson, Esq., was appointed to the California Board of Accountancy by the Speaker of the Assembly. Mr. Jacobson has practiced civil litigation law in California since 1988. He has served on the Board of Governors of the California Insurance Guarantee Association and as a Temporary Judge for the Orange County Superior Court. Mr. Jacobson is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Pacific West College of Law, the author of numerous scholarly articles, an expert witness-consultant in the field of property/casualty insurance, and the immediate past Chair of the Democratic Foundation of Orange County. Mr. Jacobson earned a Juris Doctor Degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 1987. He received his Bachelor of Science in Laws Degree from the same institution in 1986.

kristian latta cpa
Appointed May 2022 by Governor Newsom
Term Expires November 26, 2025

Ms. Latta founded The Chic CPA in 2020, where she currently is the Sole Practitioner and supports women in the beauty and fashion industries by providing them with quality accounting services and business education. Concurrently, in 2021, she was an Audit Supervisor at Raimondo Pettit Group and now continues to partner with them on various audit and training projects. Ms. Latta transitioned to private accounting in 2018 and held several positions at Guess Inc. from 2018 to 2020, including SEC Senior Financial Reporting Analyst and Merchandise Planning Analyst, where she diversified her background to include global public company accounting and retail operations finance experience. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Louisville, Kentucky. Ms. Latta is a member of Accountants of Color, California Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Xochitl A. Leon
Appointed January 2015 by the Senate Rules Committee
Term Expires January 1, 2023

Ms. León was appointed to the California Board of Accountancy in January 2015 by the Senate Rules Committee. She is Vice-President of Hispanic Segment Marketing at Wells Fargo Bank. Ms. León is also a member of the Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE) Leadership Institute 2014, Latinas in STEM2 to Achieve Success (LISTAS), and serves as a Board Member of Arise High School in Oakland.

Luz Molina Lopez
Appointed October 2017 by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.
Term Expires November 26, 2024

Ms. Molina Lopez was appointed to the California Board of Accountancy in October 2017 by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and reappointed by Governor Gavin Newsom. Professionally, Ms. Molina Lopez counts on 20 years of service in regulation, compliance, contract administration, and quality analysis. Her career is in academic research administration. She manages federal grants for scientific research projects at UCSD. Ms. Molina Lopez holds delegated authority, ensures compliance with federal, state, and University of California policies, and is a liaison between the institution and its funding agencies. Previously, she worked in biotech at Ajinomoto Althea Inc., as a technical proposal writer and in the manufacture of novel medicines for FDA clinical studies. Ms. Molina Lopez is a member of Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE). She is a 2017 HOPE Leadership Institute Fellow and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2001. Ms. Molina Lopez was elected City Clerk of National City in November 2020. As City Clerk, Ms. Molina Lopez presides at her city’s public meetings as a compliance officer and works to inspire the public’s trust in local government.

Zuhdia “Dee Dee” Owens, CPA
Appointed July 2020 by Governor Gavin Newsom
Term Expires November 26, 2023

Ms. Owens was appointed to the California Board of Accountancy in July 2020 by Governor Gavin Newsom. She has been a partner at KPMG LLP since 2015, where she was managing director and senior manager from 2007 to 2015. Ms. Owens is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants, Information Systems Audit and Control Association, Los Angeles Institute of Internal Auditors, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, KPMG Network of Women, KPMG Pride Network, and KPMG Hispanic/Latino Network in Los Angeles.

Ariel Pe
Appointed October 2019 by the Speaker of the Assembly
Term Expires January 1, 2023

Mr. Pe was appointed to the California Board of Accountancy in October 2019 by the Speaker of the Assembly. Mr. Pe possesses a unique combination of marketing and business experience formerly working in global marketing at Vans Shoe Co. Currently, Mr. Pe owns his own marketing and printshop in Lakewood, CA. Mr. Pe is also a dedicated member of his community serving in a number of roles such as Business Advisor with the Los Angeles Regional Small Business Development Center Network, Board Chair of the Lakewood YMCA, and Advisory Council Member for the Bellflower Unified School District Career Technical Education Program. Mr. Pe also serves on the Lakewood City Council, and is a member of the Long Beach City College Foundation Board, California Contract Cities Association, the Gateway Cities COG Board, and League of California Cities.

Deidre Robinson
Appointed June 2015 by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.
Term Expires November 26, 2022

Ms. Robinson was appointed to the California Board of Accountancy in June 2015 by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Ms. Robinson, at the director level, developed and implemented activities to increase both efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of academic degree programs and certifications with a focus on student and community engagement at Golden Gate University, University of Phoenix, John F. Kennedy University and Pacifica Graduate Institute. Ms. Robinson expands economic development opportunities within the private, non-profit, government and corporate sectors targeting local, regional, and international firms, community colleges and school districts that strive to address education and training needs in administrative leadership, strategic planning, development, implementation and evaluation for Entrepreneurship, Philanthropy, Business Innovation Curricula, and related programming. Ms. Robinson is a member of Society for Human Resource Management, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated; and former member of Golden Gate University Human Resource Management Advisory Committee, and CoachArt San Francisco Board. Ms. Robinson earned a Master of Science degree in human resource management from Golden Gate University, certification in Project Management from Sacramento State University and maintains a California Insurance License.

Joseph R. Rosenbaum, CPA
Appointed May 2022 by Governor Gavin Newsom
Term Expires January 1, 2023

Mr. Rosenbaum was appointed to the CBA by Governor Gavin Newsom in May 2022. He has been President at Rosenbaum & Co. since 2011. Mr. Rosenbaum was a Partner at Ernst & Young LLP from 1999 to 2010, and was previously a Partner at both PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (1996 to 1999) and Arthur Andersen & Co. (1983 to 1999), enjoying office assignments in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Zurich, and The Hague. He was a member and Chair of the Enforcement Advisory Committee at the California Board of Accountancy from 2012 to 2020. Mr. Rosenbaum is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. He earned a BS in Accounting, an MBA and a JD from Ohio State University.

Evangeline Ward
Appointed May 2022 by Governor Gavin Newsom
Term Expires January 1, 2026

Ms. Ward has been a Registered Dental Hygienist since 2007 in the San Francisco Bay Area. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Health Science from Fresno State University and a Master's of Science degree in Nutrition and Human Performance from Logan University. Ms. Ward has been a Registered Dental Hygienist at Richard Tabor DDS since 2014, Pinole Family Dental from 2019 to 2022, and at Compassionate Care Dental from 2011 to 2017. Additionally, she was employed as a Dental Hygiene Instructor at Diablo Valley College in 2015. Ms. Ward served on the Dental Hygiene Board of California from 2012 to 2022. She is a member of the California Dental Hygienists' Association and the National Dental Hygiene Association. During the last decade, Ms. Ward has participated in various activities supporting equity and diversity for minority students and giving back to the community by volunteering her service to the population in need.

Executive Officer for the CBA

Patti Bowers

Ms. Bowers was selected Executive Officer of the CBA in October 2008. A 23-year veteran of the CBA, she also served as supervisor in the Enforcement Division and Chief of the Licensing Division. Prior to joining the CBA, Ms. Bowers began her career in State civil service as a sworn Peace Officer with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Division of Juvenile Justice. Prior to joining State civil service, she worked in Sicily as a supervisor for the U.S. Department of Defense, and she worked as an academic coordinator while attending the University of Maryland's European Division in Iceland.






* At the pleasure of their appointing authority, CBA Members may serve beyond their term expiration date for up to one year.

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