CBA Members

CBA Advisory Committee Members

Full CBA and Committee Roster (PDF)

Joseph Rosenbaum, CPA
President
Appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom in May 2022
Term ends

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.

Yen Tu
Vice President
Appointed by Senate Rules Committee in February 2020
Term ends January 1, 2028

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.

Kristian Latta, CPA
Secretary/Treasurer
Appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom in
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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.

Patricia Batchelor, CPA
Board Member
Appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom in
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Ms. Batchelor was appointed to the CBA by Governor Gavin Newsom in October 2023. She has been the owner of her business, Patricia Batchelor, Certified Public Accountant, since 2004. Ms. Batchelor earned a Master of Science degree in Taxation from Golden Gate University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Redlands. She is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Alliance of Black Women Accountants.

Nancy J. Corrigan, CPA
Board Member
Appointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. in
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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.
Board Member
Appointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. in
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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.
Board Member
Appointed by Speaker of the Assembly in
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Dan Jacobson, Esq., was originally appointed to the California Board of Accountancy by the Speaker of the Assembly Anthony Rendon in September 2017, and reappointed in December 2021. 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 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.

Tony Lin
Board Member
Appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom in
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Mr. Lin is a first generation Chinese-American immigrant, Californian, and entrepreneur dedicated to serving his community. He served as a member of the Elk Grove Planning Commission, and is currently CEO for the Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the AAPI communities through leadership and civic engagement with 43 chapters across the country. After attending the University of Massachusetts, College of Management, Mr. Lin developed an extensive import/export business on an international level. Since 2011, he has served as President of Talus Design Corporation, successfully developing and managing numerous restaurant and business operations. Pursuing his strong interest to give back to the community, Mr. Lin has also mentored and supported hundreds of student interns and young business professionals.

Katrina L. Salazar, CPA
Board Member
Appointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. in December 2012
Term ends 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.

Theresa N. Thompson, CPA
Board Member
Appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom in October 2023
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Ms. Thompson was appointed to the CBA by Governor Gavin Newsom in October 2023. She has been a Partner at PwC since 2019 and held several positions there from 2008 to 2019, including State & Local Tax Director, State & Local Tax Manager, Senior Tax Associate and Tax Associate. Ms. Thompson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Santa Clara University. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Evangeline Ward
Board Member
Appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom in
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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.



Dominic Franzella
Executive Officer

Mr. Franzella was named Executive Officer of the CBA on August 21, 2023, after serving in the role of Acting Executive Officer since the beginning of the year. He began his career with the CBA in 2005, and worked his way up over the 18 years through the positions of Office Technician, Analyst, License Renewal and Continuing Competency Unit Manager, Examination Unit Manager, Chief of Licensing, and finally Chief of Enforcement, a role he held starting in 2014.

In addition to his experience with the CBA, Mr. Franzella brings years of experience in the private sector and holds a bachelor's degree in history from California State University, Sacramento.