VEBA Board Members

California Schools VEBA is a joint labor-management trust that was established in 1993 as a collaboration between the County Office of Education, employee associations and district management to create a new way to purchase healthcare in San Diego County. Governed by a Board of Directors, labor and management work together to ensure VEBA provides quality, affordable health and well-being benefits to the members of the VEBA trust. Get to know your VEBA Board members!

Brian Duffy

Brian Duffy

Co-Chair, Superintendent, Julian Union Elementary School District

Robin Watkins

Robin Watkins

Co-Chair, Representative (Classified) American Federation of Teachers, Local 1931

Erica Balakian

Erica Balakian

Superintendent, Lemon Grove School District

Shawana Grace

Shawana Grace

Field Director, California School Employees Association

Clark Hampton

Clark Hampton

Co-Chair, CSBT Representative, Capistrano Unified School District

Lamont Jackson

Lamont Jackson

Superintendent, San Diego Unified School District

Espie Medellin

Espie Medellin

Field Director, California School Employees Association

James Messina

James Messina

GEA President, California Teachers Association

Karl Mueller

Karl Mueller

Superintendent, Coronado Unified School District

Tamara Otero

Tamara Otero

San Diego County School Board's Association

Ron Reese

Ron Reese

Representative, California Teachers Association

Gregg Robinson

Gregg Robinson

Representative American Federation of Teachers, Local 1931

Betty Robles-Leal

Betty Robles-Leal

Director, Employee Services, San Diego Community College District

Lian Shoemake

Lian Shoemake

Trustee, California Teachers Association CTA

Michael Simonson

Michael Simonson

Deputy Superintendent, San Diego County Office of Education

Ahmad Swinton

Ahmad Swinton

CSEA Regional Representative 15

Ronda Walen

Ronda Walen

Co-Chair, CSBT, CSEA