CRA’s volunteer Board comprises accomplished education and business professionals with a track record of success.
Dr. Lynn Bogart enjoyed a successful public education career teaching and leading in three school districts in Orange County, California including Orange (large K-12), Irvine (large K-12), and Huntington Beach(mid-sized K-8) School Districts. Her educational and administrative career always focused on continuous improvement in student learning for all types of learners as a general and special education Teacher, Reading Specialist, Principal, Curriculum Coordinator, Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment and as Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services. For 25 years, Lynn Bogart has provided leadership, staff development, coaching and mentoring to teachers, principals and district office staff to align standards, intended outcomes, curriculum, targeted instruction, and assessment as measured by increasingly more complex local, state and federal accountability systems. Her focus on systemic educational initiatives and designing successful programs has earned schools and districts under her leadership the prestigious National Blue Ribbon, California Distinguished School, and California School Board Association’s Golden Bell awards.
For over a decade, Lynn Bogart has conducted training sessions for the California School Boards Association (CSBA) assisting governance teams in strengthening their roles regarding Student Learning and Achievement throughout California.
Since 2005, Dr. Bogart has served as a Learning Group Leader and Adjunct Professor for the University of LaVerne Doctorate Program in Organizational Leadership. She coaches students regarding leadership concepts, strategies, research, trends; and the practical skills of vision, goal development, planning, facilitation, team development, change and challenges of leaders today. While serving as Academic Dean of Taft University, she developed a Masters in Education program aligned to the California Beginning Teachers and Assessment Program.
Currently retired, Lynn consults and presents for the Administrative Training Program within the Institute for Leadership Development at the Orange County Department of Education. Sessions focus on leadership development in vision, culture, data analysis, goal setting, assessment, planning, change, Professional Learning Communities as well as financial and human resource management leading to participants’ completion of their administrative credential. In addition she assesses administrator performance and provides feedback and coaching involving communications, parent interaction, data assessment, team building, and in-basket activities aligned to criteria developed by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.
Dr. Bogart is respected for her work throughout California. She received her Bachelors Degree from Eastern Michigan University, Masters Degree from Pepperdine University and Doctorate Degree from the University of LaVerne.
Dan Pittman is the owner of an award-winning public relations and marketing company and is accredited by the Public Relations Society of America. His strengths include developing and executing innovative PR and promotional plans for clients that generate broad awareness and support sales and marketing objectives. Prior to establishing the company in 1999, Dan has held senior posts with regional and international PR and advertising agencies. His corporate background includes PR roles with Toyota Motor Sales, Inc., National Hot Rod Association, and California Dental Association. He began career at the Associated Press. He holds a B.A. Degree in English from Arizona State and a Master’s Degree in Journalism from USC. Dan resides with his wife Anita in Orange, California.
Allan Guarino has a passion for leading organizations and developing the sales and marketing infrastructure to position companies to be leaders in their industry. He also has a vision for creating the framework necessary to meet the needs of both internal and external clients. Allan’s strength is working within the organization to develop interdepartmental relationships breaking down the traditional silos and creating a more collaborative, team oriented environment fostering growth of employees and the company.
As Vice President of ADM Marketing, a direct marketing agency based in Burbank California, Allan is directly responsible for developing strategic partnerships to design, develop and execute results oriented strategic marketing plans.
Previously, Allan held executive management positions at several small companies where he was directly responsible for developing the sales and marketing departments and increasing revenues and customer databases.
Allan’s background includes positions at Westinghouse, Kraft General Foods and Sara Lee Knit Products. Allan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Colorado State University and an MBA with an emphasis in marketing from University of Southern California. Allan resides in San Clemente with his wife and three children.
Matthew A. Moses lives in Laguna Beach, California. He graduated from Stanford University and the University of Michigan Law School. During law school, he served as an intern at both the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the law firm Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher LLP. After graduating from Michigan, Matt practiced civil litigation at O’Melveny and Myers LLP, one of America’s top 25 most prestigious law firms. Matt is currently a family law attorney at Kaufman Steinberg LLP.
Matt is on the Associate Board of Directors of Project Youth OCBF – a nonprofit organization committed to keeping at-risk youth in school, healthy and drug-free through education, counseling, mentoring, and family strengthening. The programs of Project Youth OCBF empower youth and families to make positive choices, building the foundation for a lifetime of opportunity and success.
Ty Torres has been on the faculty at Saddleback College since 2009. His current teaching responsibilities at Saddleback include SP1 (Communication Fundamentals) and SP 5 (Interpersonal Communication). Ty is also currently teaching at Fullerton College. Prior to moving to California, Ty was a Lecturer of Speech Communication at Clark Atlanta University (one of Atlanta’s Historically Black Colleges) where he taught Fundamentals of Speech, Intercultural Communication, Rhetoric of Persuasion, Business and Professional Speech, Public Address, and Communication Theory courses. He was also was the Coordinator of the Fundamentals of Speech Program and served on the Curriculum Development Committee for the Division.
In addition to his faculty position at CAU, Ty also was an Adjunct Professor at Georgia State University when he taught Media Ethics, Media and Society, Public Communication, Human Communication and Professional & Business Communication courses. He served as the only non-faculty advisor for Independent Study Program for GSU’s Department of Communication and presented Media Literacy Workshops for inner-city high school Communication Magnet Program students. Ty graduated with a BA in Speech Communication from Penn State University and a MA in Communication and Information Studies from Rutgers University.
In addition to teaching, Ty has also been a freelance writer for clients including Coca-Cola, Honda International, Lilly Pharmaceuticals, Johnson & Johnson, Mercedes Benz, Blockbuster Entertainment, Delta, The Southern Company and The American Red Cross.
Matthew Zeiser has a passion for investment and development projects which benefit all the stakeholders involved for the long term. This long term focus and passion has allowed Matthew and his firm, Blended Horizons, to work with private companies and governmental agencies locally, nationally and globally on projects from investment strategies for pensions, development of underutilized land, trade deals for needed goods, clean energy infrastructure, and much more.
Previously, Matthew has worked in sectors ranging from hedge fund management, real estate portfolio management, startup consulting, and business advisory. Additionally, he spent six years as an Ocean Lifeguard for the City of Newport Beach. Matthew also volunteers for Project Angel Tree, military nonprofits, and Habitat for Humanity.
He holds a B.A. Degree in Business Administration – Finance from California State University. He currently resides with his Golden Retriever in Long Beach, California.