Staff

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LEADERSHIP

Jonathan Shull

Chief Executive Officer

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Jon joined the California JPIA in 1995. He oversees board relations, general administration, policy development, member communications, marketing, and external relations.
Alexander Smith

Alexander Smith

Deputy Executive Officer

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Alex joined the California JPIA in 2009. He oversees all financial and accounting matters including underwriting, cost allocation, budgeting, captive operations, and policy development. Alex also coordinates and directs actuarial studies, new member on-boarding, and financial audits.

PROGRAM MANAGERS

Paul Zeglovitch

Paul Zeglovitch

Liability Program Manager

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Paul joined the California JPIA in 2008. He manages all aspects of the liability protection program including activities of the program’s third-party administrator and defense panel attorneys. Paul also manages the Authority’s employment assistance and intervention program.
Kelly Trainer Policky

Kelly Trainer Policky

Employment Practices Manager

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Kelly joined the California JPIA in 2021. She manages the Employment Hotline and works with member agencies on employee relations issues.
Jeff Rush

Jeff Rush

Workers’ Compensation Program Manager

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Jeff joined the California JPIA in 2012. He manages all aspects of the workers’ compensation program including the activities of the program’s third-party administrator and defense panel attorneys. Jeff also manages cost containment programs including the medical provider network.
Jim Thyden

Jim Thyden

Insurance Programs Manager

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Jim joined the California JPIA in 2007. He manages the property program and commercial insurance programs and services, and placement of excess and reinsurance. Jim also manages evidences of coverage and coverage documents.
Olga Berdial

Olga Berdial

Communications Director

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Olga joined the California JPIA in 2021. She manages communications, including strategic marketing, social media, print media, and program campaigns. Olga also provides marketing and media support to all departments.

RISK MANAGERS

Melaina Francis

Melaina Francis

Senior Risk Manager Region 1

Palos Verdes Peninsula & Harbor Central & South LA County Artesia Bell Gardens Bellflower Cerritos Commerce Gateway Cities Council of Governments Hawaiian Gardens La Mirada Lakewood Lomita Norwalk Palos Verdes Estates Palos Verdes Peninsula Transit Authority Paramount Rancho Palos Verdes Rolling Hills Rolling Hills Estates Signal Hill Southeast Area Animal Control Authority Southern California Association of Governments

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Melaina joined the California JPIA in 2013. She manages member relations, including training, risk management, claims, and finance for members in Palos Verdes Peninsula & Harbor and Central & South LA County. Melaina consults on complex issues of risk, analyzes contracts and manages member action plans.
Tim Karcz

Tim Karcz

Senior Risk Manager Region 2

Northern Ventura County Central Coast Marin & Monterey Counties Arroyo Grande Black Gold Cooperative Library System Buellton Carpinteria Fillmore Goleta Grover Beach Guadalupe Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District Morro Bay Ojai Pacific Grove Paso Robles Pismo Beach San Luis Obispo Santa Clarita Santa Paula Seaside Seaside County Sanitation District Solvang

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Tim joined the California JPIA in 2018. He manages member relations, including training, risk management, claims, and finance for members in Northern Ventura County, Central Coast, Monterey County, and Marin County. Tim consults on complex issues of risk, analyzes contracts and manages member action plans.
Lucy Gonzalez

Lucy Gonzalez

Senior Risk Manager Region 3

North & South Orange County Aliso Viejo Area E Disaster Management Laguna Niguel Laguna Woods Lake Forest Mission Viejo Orange County Council of Governments Rossmoor Community Services District Seal Beach Stanton Villa Park West Cities Police Communications Center

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Lucy joined the California JPIA in 2020. She manages member relations, including training, risk management, claims, and finance for members in North & South Orange County. Lucy consults on complex issues of risk, analyzes contracts and manages member action plans.
Alex Mellor

Alex Mellor

Senior Risk Manager Region 4

South Orange County San Diego County Inland Counties

Brawley Coachella Valley Association of Governments Coachella Valley Conservation Commission Coastal Animal Services Authority Dana Point Desert Recreation District El Centro Hemet Imperial Indian Wells Indio La Quinta Lake Elsinore Lemon Grove Palm Desert Poway San Clemente San Juan Capistrano San Marcos Vista

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Alex joined the California JPIA in 2012. He manages member relations, including training, risk management, claims, and finance for members in South Orange County, San Diego County, and Inland Counties. Alex consults on complex issues of risk, analyzes contracts and manages member action plans.
Maria Galvan

Maria Galvan

Senior Risk Manager Region 5

San Gabriel Valley West LA Pomona Valley Alhambra Azusa Bradbury Duarte Irwindale La Cañada Flintridge LA IMPACT La Palma LA-RICS Monrovia Pomona Valley Transportation Authority Rosemead San Dimas San Gabriel San Marino South El Monte Temple City West Hollywood

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Maria joined the California JPIA in 2013. She manages member relations, including training, risk management, claims, and finance for members in the San Gabriel Valley, West Los Angeles, and the Pomona Valley. Maria consults on complex issues of risk, analyzes contracts and manages member action plans.
Tony Leite

Tony Leite

Senior Risk Manager Region 6

East LA County San Bernardino County Eastern Sierras Apple Valley Big Bear City Community Services District Big Bear Fire Authority Big Bear Lake Bishop Chino Hills Claremont Diamond Bar Eastern Sierra Transit Authority Grand Terrace La Habra Heights La Puente La Verne Loma Linda Mammoth Lakes Mountain Area Regional Transit Authority Needles Santa Fe Springs Walnut West Covina

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Tony joined the California JPIA in 2020. He manages member relations, including training, risk management, claims, and finance for members in East Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, and the Eastern Sierras. Tony consults on complex issues of risk, analyzes contracts and manages member action plans.
Toni Consolo

Toni Consolo

Senior Risk Manager Region 7

Coastal & Northwest LA County South Ventura County Agoura Hills Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center Calabasas Camarillo Hidden Hills Lawndale Malibu Moorpark Port Hueneme Ventura Port District Westlake Villiage

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Toni joined the California JPIA in 2020. She manages member relations, including training, risk management, claims, and finance for members in Coastal & Northwest Los Angeles County and South Ventura County. Toni consults on complex issues of risk, analyzes contracts and manages member action plans.

FINANCE

Jason McBride

Jason McBride

Finance Director

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Jason joined the California JPIA in 2021. He directs the finance functions of the Authority, which includes preparing financial statements and reports, developing the Authority’s budget, and providing administrative financial support to the Executive Management Team.
Grazyna Buchowiecki

Grazyna Buchowiecki

Senior Accountant

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Grazyna joined the California JPIA in 2003. She maintains the general ledger, produces financial statements and statistical reports, and provides accounting support to the Finance Director.
Aaron Webb

Aaron Webb

Data and Underwriting Analyst

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Aaron joined the Authority in 2020. He collects payroll and loss data for underwriting, performs annual contribution calculations and retrospective adjustment computations. Aaron also coordinates actuarial studies, develops cost indications for prospective members, and provides data analysis and support for a variety of projects.
Habib Ali

Habib Ali

Accounting Specialist

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Habib joined the California JPIA in 2016. He processes accounts payable, reconciles invoices, and provides technical and clerical assistance to the Finance Director and finance staff.

TRAINING

Joseph Eynon

Joseph Eynon

Training Manager

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Joe joined the California JPIA in 2005. He oversees the training program, including learning management, curriculum development, and course development.
Ryan Thomas

Ryan Thomas

Senior Training Specialist

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Ryan joined the California JPIA in 2016. He assists in the development and implementation of the training curriculum, including designing courses, evaluating current training, and managing instructors and consultants.
Michelle Aguayo

Michelle Aguayo

Training Coordinator

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Michelle joined the California JPIA in 2008. She coordinates training, academies, special events, and manages instructor logistics and standards.
Denise Covell

Denise Covell

Administrative Assistant

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Denise joined the California JPIA in 2014. She provides member services support to risk management, training, data management, and claims.
Maria Daniels

Maria Daniels

Administrative Assistant

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Maria joined the California JPIA in 2016. She provides administrative support to training operations.
Kanisha Adams

Kanisha Adams

Training Assistant

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Kanisha joined the California JPIA in 2022. She provides administrative and clerical support to members of the training program. She also attends and evaluates trainings and workshops presented at member agencies.

ADMINISTRATION

Veronica Ruiz

Veronica Ruiz

Agency Clerk

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Veronica joined the California JPIA in 2018. She manages the agenda review process and preparation of agendas, records management program, conflict of interest and Statements of Economic Interests, and response to public records requests.
Carl Sandstrom

Carl Sandstrom

Business Projects Manager

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Carl joined the California JPIA in 2003. He manages implementation and support of technology projects, including hardware, software, and telecommunications.
Nikki Salas

Nikki Salas

Administrative Services Director

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Nikki joined the California JPIA in 2021. She manages employee relations, including human resources policies and programs, the performance management process, and professional development opportunities for staff. Nikki also oversees the Authority’s safety committee.
Abraham Han

Abraham Han

Management Analyst

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Abe joined the California JPIA in 2015. He provides analytical support to risk management and manages technical member resources. Abraham also coordinates the sidewalk maintenance and ADA assistance programs.
Courtney Morrison

Courtney Morrison

Management Analyst

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Courtney joined the California JPIA in 2014. She manages website resources and content, directs social media and related sites, and coordinates external communication.
Edith Avina

Edith Aviña

Administrative Analyst

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Edith joined the California JPIA in 2002. She provides analytical support to risk management, member services, and the executive management team.
Lyndsie Buskirk

Lyndsie Buskirk

Administrative Analyst

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Lyndsie joined the California JPIA in 2015. She provides analytical support to executive and administrative operations and assists the Chief Executive Officer, Administrative Services Director, and Communications Director.
Jennifer Torres

Jennifer Torres

Administrative Assistant

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Jennifer joined the California JPIA in 2022. She provides administrative and clerical support to members of the executive management team and the administrative services director.
Chris Yanonis

Chris Yanonis

Maintenance Worker

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Chris joined the California JPIA in 2007. He oversees building maintenance and facilities operations. Chris is also responsible for campus security.