William C. Beverly Jr. (2013 – Present)

William C. Beverly Jr. was the founder of Eighth and Wall, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving  and sharing the history of African Americans in Los Angeles.  This organization created several videos, which  aired on public television and in the schools.  Mr. Beverly is currently retired.

Paul Falzone (2011 – Present)

Mr. Paul Falzone is the former president of SDI Media, where from 2002-2009 he helped spearhead revenue growth of over $100 million. Prior to SDI, Paul was president of MediaMix Marketing, a Los Angeles-based marketing firm that held licenses to some of the world’s most valuable entertainment brands.

Paul graduated with Honors from Northwestern University where he earned a B.A. degree in Political Science and International Studies.

Ted Gamelin (2007-2008, 2010-present)

Dr. Gamelin, professor emeritus in the UCLA Department of Mathematics, enjoyed a distinguished career as a research mathematician for over 40 years! He became involved in mathematics education in 1999, and served as faculty advisor to the California Mathematics Project and the UCLA Math Content Programs for Teachers (MCPT). CMAT’s mission to create first-class, high-quality mathematics materials for students is rooted in Ted’s inspiration and tenacity as advisor to MCPT. He is a founding Director and served as Board member for four years and Chair for two years. Ted provides mathematics content expertise and editing support for CMAT materials. Ted earned his BS from Yale University in 1960 and Ph.D. in Mathematics, UC Berkeley in 1963.

Jeff Glassman (2013-Present)

Mr. Glassman is an estate planning and trust administration lawyer at Covington Capital Management. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors for the American Jewish University and serves on the Board of Directors for the Wallis Foundation, to name a few of his community commitments. Jeff brings his legal expertise, knowledge of the non-profit world, and interest in education to the Board.

Jeff graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Political Science and received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the Loyola Law School of Los Angeles

Brian Hoey (2013-Present)

Mr. Hoey served as former Executive Director of College Preparatory Mathematics (CPM) from 1993-2011. CPM is an educational non-profit organization dedicated to improving grades 6-12 mathematics instruction, Prior to involvement with CPM he taught mathematics at Christian Brothers High School (Sacramento) for 35 years. Brian’s invaluable guidance, based on his CPM experiences, during organizational stages of CMAT helped CMAT get started and established. He is the former chairman of the board.
Brian earned his B.A. at St. Mary’s College of California in mathematics and history (1970) and his M.A. in history at California State University, Sacramento (1977).

Jeff Kapor (2011-Present)

Mr. Jeff Kapor is a Shareholder at Buchalter-Neimer where he focuses on the representation of apparel industry. His experience includes mergers and acquisitions, commercial law, debtor and creditor relations, financial and business planning, licensing, intellectual property matters and corporate law. Jeff’s extensive community has earned him the Spirit of Life Award from the City of Hope and the National Jewish Humanitarian Award. Jeff and his firm have provided pro bono and low cost legal services to CMAT since its inception.

Jeff earned his J.D. at Southwestern University School of Law where he was a member of the Law Review and Moot Court. He received his B.A. in Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Carol Katzman (2011-Present)

Mrs. Katzman’s professional and political work in education at the local and state levels spans more than four decades. She was a teacher for 10 years, and served as Director of Curriculum and Superintendent of Educational services in the Beverly Hills Unified School District for 10 years. She held numerous education positions at the State level including Chair of the California Curriculum Commission, Member of Superintendent Jack O’Connell’s P-16 Committee (created an ambitious a plan to close the achievement gap in California), and member of the California Board of Education. She has also devoted many years of service to Vista Del Mar, a social service agency for children and families in need. Carol is currently the immediate past chair of VDM.

Carol earned her BA in Education at UCLA and MA and California State Northridge in Special Education.

Joy Picus (2011-Present)

Mrs. Joy Picus was Los Angeles City Council member for 15 years, and she continues to be actively involved in the community. Just a few of the Boards where she serves or chairs include: the Board of Friends of the Griffith Park Observatory, University of Wisconsin Foundation Committee and Women’s Philanthropy Committee, the Foundation Board of the Children’s Planning Council, the Jewish Home for the Aging, the Valley Alliance of the Jewish Federation Council, the Board of Community Partners, and CSUN’s Dean’s Circle Executive Board.

Mikala Rahn (2011-Present)

Dr. Mikala Rahn is the founder and president of Public Works, a non-profit educational consulting firm that works with federal, state and local government agencies, districts and schools to study and solve education systems challenges from pre-school through post-secondary education. Dr. Rahn has extensive experience in large-scale, statewide evaluations with expertise in the areas of accountability, curriculum, intervention programs, assessment, teacher retention and professional development. Dr. Rahn is also the founder and director of Learning Works Charter School, which serves 350 at-risk students in grades 7-12 who have withdrawn or are in danger of withdrawing from mainstream education and the Community Works Learning Center.

Mikala earned her PhD in educational policy, MA in political science and MA in education administration from University of California at Berkeley, and a BA in human development communications from University of California, San Diego.

Taffy Stern (2012-Present)

Taffy Stern is Vice President and Chief Operations Officer for S.G. Management, Inc. Ms. Stern has been an active participant with charities and various philanthropic projects for over 30 years, including the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, Leo Baeck Temple, National Geographic, Lower Ninth Ward (New Orleans) and ORT. She has served on the Board of Directors for Los Angeles American ORT, National ORT America and The Stern Family Foundation. Ms. Stern earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Colorado.