President’s Message

After 15 years of supporting districts across 5 counties in Southern California through her work as Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Rhay is departing her role, effective July 3, 2020. Dr. Rhay’s contributions and visionary leadership will not be forgotten as we say goodbye. She has been a friend and mentor to many, and will be greatly missed.

The Board of Directors of CSRM and CSEBA from California Schools JPA are pleased to announce the appointment of Dan Mellon to the position of Interim Chief Executive Officer, effective July 6, 2020.

Dan Mellon is an experienced risk and safety professional who brings a broad range of skills from working both in school districts and industry. He has also served as the President of CSRM and formerly served on a school district benefits committee.

Dan is looking forward to continuing work with California Schools JPA’s dedicated team, both Executive Committees and Boards of Directors who support our school districts.

To our respective Boards of Directors, please know that we, your CSEBA and CSRM Presidents, along with the CSRM and CSEBA Executive Committees, have met with the Administrative Agent to formulate a plan for replacement of this position. The search firm Leadership Associates is actively assisting us in identifying the ideal candidate. In the interim, we are confident that our JPA staff led by Dan Mellon will continue to perform the duties necessary to ensure that all of our needs are met.

Wishing you all a safe and productive summer as we prepare for the upcoming fiscal year2020/21!

Deanna Dibble
President, CSRM

Russell Levine
President, CSEBA