The Board of Trustees of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District appoints members of the Measures G & C Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee.
Joan Barram, At-Large Representative
Joan Barram has an extensive background in public service and education. She recently completed two terms as a member of the district’s Board of Trustees, but her history with the district spans more than 30 years, including service on the Foothill-De Anza Foundation Board of Directors, Euphrat Museum of Art advisory council, and Yes on Measure C campaign committee. Outside the district, Barram served as a member of the Cupertino Union School District Board of Education, California School Boards Association delegate assembly, EdSource board, The Women’s Foundation of California Women of Silicon Valley Donors’ Circle, and Silicon Valley Community Foundation Citizen’s Advisory Committee. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Wheaton College.
Nancy Bremeau, Bona-fide Taxpayers Organization Representative
Nancy Bremeau is a resident of Los Altos and has a widespread background in community service while serving in both leadership and membership roles for several organizations that promote education and issues that impact our youth. Nancy is a current member of the Los Altos Rotary Club, the Los Altos Community Coalition, the Los Altos LEAD Alumni Coordinator – LACF and the Scouts of America, BSA Leader. Most recently, Nancy was appointed to a position to serve on the Santa Clara County Commission on the Status of Women. She earned a Master’s degree in Journalism from Northwestern University and a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Marketing from Washington State University.
Marge Bruno, Senior Citizens’ Organization Representative
Marge Bruno, who served six years as a member of the district’s Audit and Finance Committee, has a background in finance and accounting and many years of service in government and community organizations. In addition to her professional experience, which includes ownership of the mortgage brokerage firm Adobe Financial Group, Bruno has served the community as a member of the Los Altos City Council, Los Altos Womens’ Caucus, Los Altos Community Foundation Finance Committee, Los Altos Morning Forum, Bay Area Air Quality Management District Board, League of California Cities Committee on Revenue and Taxation, Santa Clara County Paratransit Committee, Santa Clara Valley Water Commission, Santa Clara Valley Water District Flood Control Advisory Board, and the Los Altos School District Citizens’ Financial Advisory Committee.
Ty Conner, At-Large Representative
Ty Conner has a multi-faceted background and professional experience as both a Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A.), and Attorney-at-Law – specifically a public finance bond attorney. Ty is versed in public accounting and his legal expertise make for a well-rounded candidate to serve as the at-large representative. Ty earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Indiana University School of Law and his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Indiana University School of Business.
Amine Khechfé, Foothill-De Anza Support Organization Representative
Amine Khechfé is a long-time resident of the District’s service area and the co-founder of Endicia, a subsidiary of Stamps.com. He is currently employed as the Chief Strategy Officer of Stamps.com and brings diversity in his academic background as a mechanical engineer as well as his extensive work background. He is a currently serving as the Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Foothill-De Anza Foundation and has also served the community as a member of the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce.
Karina (Vishala) Thiagarajan, Student Representative
Karina (Vishala) Thiagarajan attends De Anza College and is currently working towards an Associate of Arts degree double-majoring in Economics and Psychology. As an active member of the De Anza Inter-Club Council (ICC), Karina has increased student participation in clubs for her peers by creating a badge system to incentivize club participation. Karina is heavily involved at De Anza College where she has served as a mentor, and is a member of both the Mellon Scholars Program and the De Anza Honor Society. During Karina’s free time she volunteers with Operation HOPE, a non-profit organization to increase financial literacy in youth.
Bruce Tolley, Business Organization Representative
Bruce Tolley combines a background of management and leadership roles in the high tech industry with experience serving on the boards of not-for-profit corporations and industry consortia. Currently serving as vice president of product marketing at Solarflare Communications, Tolley’s previous professional experience included management positions with Cisco Systems and 3Com Corporation. He has served as a lecturer at San Francisco State University and Stanford University and holds a doctoral degree in history from Stanford University and a master’s in business administration from the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business.