Advisory Committees

Certificate of Excellence

Kelly Benusa, CPA, RSBO, SFO
Director of Business Services
ISD 279 – Osseo Area Schools, MN

Vice Chair
David Oliveira, SFO
Business Administrator
Piscataway Township Board of Education, NJ

Meritorious Budget Award

Mike Waterman
Executive Director of Business & Operations
Bozeman Public School District 7, MT

Vice Chair
Leslie Peterson, MBA, SFO
Assistant Superintendent of Finance & Management Services
Arlington Public Schools, VA


Cindy M. Reilmann, CPA, SFO
Director, Finance
Francis Howell R-III SD, MO

Vice Chair
Louis Pepe, MBA, RSBA, SFO
Assistant Superintendent/CFO
Southern Lehigh SD, PA


Anthony Dragona, Ed D, RSBA
School Business Administrator
Union City Board of Education, NJ

Vice Chair
Trisha Schock, SFO
Executive Director of Administrative Services
North Central Educational Service District 171, WA


Committee Leadership

David Bein, SFO
Assistant Superintendent for Business/CSBO
Barrington CUSD 220, IL

Vice Chair
Heather Heineken, SFO
Yukon Koyukuk SD, AK

Educational Enterprise

Educational Enterprise Lead
Mary Ellen Normen
Administrator for Business/Finance
Lincoln PS, MA


Financial Resource Management

Financial Resource Management Lead
Michelle L. Brown, SFO, MBA, CSRM
Business Manager
Mosinee SD, WI

Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management Lead
Jack Mitchell
Assistant Superintendent for Business
Valley Stream UFSD 24, NY

Facility Management

Facility Management Lead
Sara T. Paul, SFO
Superintendent of Schools
North Branch Area PS ISD 138, MN

Property Acquisition and Management

Property Acquisition and Management Lead
Andrea Philyaw
Director of Procurement/Risk Management
Loudoun County PS, VA

Information Management

Information Management Lead
Dan Storch
Business Manager
Wrightstown Community SD, WI

Ancillary Services

Ancillary Services Lead
Heather Heineken, SFO
Yukon Koyukuk SD, AK

Independent Commission


Cynthia Reilly, SFO, RSBA
Chief Financial Officer
Wautoma Area School District, WI

Vice Chair
Mohsin Dada, CFP, RSBA, SFO 
Oak Brook, IL

Standing Committees


Mary Jo Gruber
Chief Financial Officer
Pattonville SD, MO

Vice Chair
Derick Sibley
Chief Financial Officer
Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, TX


Paul Bobek
Business Manager/Board Secretary
Upper Moreland Township SD, IA

Vice Chair
John Filippi
Assistant Superintendent, Finance and Operations
Deerfield Public SD 109, IL