Committee On Retirement and Benefits Administration (CORBA)

The Committee on Retirement Benefits and Administration works with state and local administrators, trustees, and personnel officials to effectively manage state and local retirement funds and employee benefits. The committee tracks new industry practices, regulatory and legislative developments, and issues best practices to assist public pension and personnel officers.

Members of the Committee 

  • CHAIR: Sandy Matheson, Executive Director, Maine Public Employees Retirement System, Augusta, ME
  • VICE-CHAIR: Darlene Malaney, Chief Operating Officer of Finance, Palm Beach County - Clerk & Comptroller, West Palm Beach, FL

  • Robert K. Biles, CFO, Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Cindy Chao, Controller, Rancho Murieta Community Service District, Rancho Murieta, CA
  • Alexandre Espinosa, CFO, County of Stafford, Stafford, VA
  • Doug Fiddler, Senior Actuary, South Dakota Retirement System, Pierre, SD
  • Luke Huelskamp, Senior Finance Manager, MERS - Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan, Lansing, MI
  • Joan Jadali, Assistant City Manager/Director of Finance, CEBS, Assistant City Manager, City of Webster Groves, MO
  • Michael Kennington, Chief Financial Officer, City of Mesa, Mesa, AZ
  • Tina Lausier, Fiscal Officer, Milwaukee County Employees Retirement System, Milwaukee, WI
  • Amy McInerny, CPA, Chief Financial Officer, San Bernardino County Employees' Retirement Association (SBCERA), San Bernardino, CA
  • Lawrence Mundy, Accounting/Reporting Manager, Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA), Denver, CO
  • Mark F. Nannini, Chief Financial Officer, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, Oak Brook, IL
  • Duane R. Pitcher, CPA, Director of Finance, City of Ames, Ames, IA
  • Melanie Purcell, Finance Director, Town of Pecos City, Pecos City, TX
  • Melissa Rackers, CFO, Missouri Local Government Employee Retirement System, Jefferson City, MO
  • Karen M. Rhodes-Whitley, Budget Director, City of Plano, Plano, TX
  • Clara Santos, Department Fiscal Administrator, City of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
  • Ebony Shelton, Financial Policy & Planning Director, County of San Diego, San Diego, CA
  • Brenda Shott, Assistant CEO, Finance & Internal Operations, Orange County Employees Retirement System, Santa Ana, CA
  • Tim Skillman, Assistant Division Chief Financial Office, California Public Employees' Retirement System, Sacramento, CA
  • Mrs. Lori Thomas, Finance and Insurance Manager, City of Rock Hill, Rock Hill, SC
  • Diane Waldron, Comptroller, City of Bristol, Bristol, CT
  • Mark Edward Whelan, CFO, Teacher's Retirement System, Frankfort, KY
  • Yan Yan, CPA, Chief Financial Officer, Maryland/Montgomery County Employee Retirement Plans, Rockville, MD

 Advisors

  • Paul Angelo, Senior Vice President & Actuary, Segal Consulting, San Francisco, CA
  • Natalie Cohen, President, National Municipal Research, Inc., New York, NY
  • Kate Grangard, CPA, COO, CFO, Gehring Group, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
  • Amy McDuffee, Founder/CEO, Mosaic Governance Advisors, LLC
  • Marcus Wu, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP, San Diego, CA

Ex-Officios

  • Veronica A. Carrillo, Fiscal Administrator, City of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
  • Amelia Clark Merchant, Director of the Department of Finance, City of Roanoke, VA

GFOA Staff