Hon. Patricia Bamattre-Manoukian, Chair
Acting Admnistrative Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeals, Sixth Appellate District
Patricia Bamattre-Manoukian has served as an associate justice of the Sixth Appellate District since 1989. From 1988 to 1989 she was a superior court judge in Santa Clara County where she became the family law supervising judge in 1989. From 1983 to 1988 she served as a municipal court judge in Santa Clara County and Orange County. Prior to joining the bench, she was a deputy district attorney in Orange County.
Justice Bamattre-Manoukian has served on the Judicial Council, the Appellate Courts Security Committee, the Appellate Advisory Committee, the Blue Ribbon Commission on Jury Improvement, the Center for Judicial Education and Research (CJER) Governing Committee, the American Inns of Court, and other Judicial Council committees and California Judges Association committees. She is involved in judicial and legal education programs; has taught and lectured at the California Judicial College, Santa Clara Law School, Stanford Law School, Santa Clara Bar Association programs, and CJER institutes; and has participated in other school and community programs.
Justice Bamattre-Manoukian is the recipient of the California Judges Association Bernard Jefferson Award (1995), the St. Thomas More Award (1992), and the Orange County Narcotics Officers Association Judge of the Year Award (1985). She received a Ph.D. in public administration from the University of Southern California (USC), a law degree from Loyola Law School, a masterís degree in public administration from USC, and a B.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles.
Hon. Denny Bungarz
Supervisor, Glenn County
Denny Bungarz was elected to the Glenn County Board of Supervisors for a four-year term in November 1994; was re-elected, unopposed, in June 1998; and served as chair of the board from January 1999 to January 2000. Prior to his election to the county board of supervisors he served on the Willows City Council and as mayor of Willows from April 1990 to March 1991. Supervisor Bungarz retired from the U.S. Forest Service in 1989, after 36 years of government service. From 1978 until his retirement, he was the forest fire management officer for the Mendocino National Forest, where he was responsible for fire, law enforcement and electronic communications. His entire Forest Service career was spent in California, in the Shasta-Trinity, Six Rivers, Plumas, Los Padres, and Mendocino National Forests.
Supervisor Bungarz is a past chair of the Sacramento River Conservation Area Board of Directors; the current chair of the Northern California Emergency Medical Services board of directors; and a member of the State Board of Fire Services, appointed by Governor Pete Wilson in September 1995 and again in 1998. He serves on numerous boards and commissions.
Hon. Patricia Clarke
Supervisor, Shasta County
Patricia "Trish" Clarke of Anderson has been a Shasta County supervisor since 1991 having been re-elected in 1998 for a third four-year term. She served as chair of the board of supervisors in 1993 and 1998. She chaired the executive board of the California Association of Local Area Formation Commissions (CALAFCo) in 1998 and 1999 and has chaired the board of Shasta County LAFCo since 1997. From 1985 to 1990 she was a planning commissioner and city council member; served as mayor of Anderson for one year; and served as chair of the Anderson Fire Protection District.
Supervisor Clarke is a member of many civic and nonprofit organizations, including California Women in Timber, Shasta County Cattlewomen, Soroptimists International, and the Anderson Womenís Improvement Club. She is a current member and past-president of the Anderson Chamber of Commerce and serves on the steering committee of the Shasta Alliance for Resources & Environment (SHARE). Supervisor Clarke currently presides over California State Association of Countiesí Administration of Justice Policy Committee, a position she has held since January 2000.
Mr. Alan M. Crogan
Chief Probation Officer, San Diego County
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors appointed Alan M. Crogan with full concurrence of the superior court to the position of chief probation officer for the County of San Diego in 1993. Mr. Crogan has more than 31 years of experience in community corrections. He served 4 years on the Youthful Offender Parole Board and 8 years as the chief probation officer of Santa Barbara County. Former Governor Deukmejian twice appointed him to the Board of Corrections, where he served for 8 years.
Mr. Crogan has been actively involved with the Chief Probation Officers of California Association for over 15 years, including serving on the legislative committee, and as vice-chair and chair. He also chaired the legislative committee of the San Diego County Criminal Justice Council. He has been instrumental in writing successful legislation to fund capital improvements for juvenile correctional facilities. Former Governor Wilson appointed Mr. Crogan to the Office of Criminal Justice Planning, Strategic Action Group, and Mr. Crogan currently serves as president of the Chief Probation Officers of California.
Mr. William H. Davidson
Chief Probation Officer, Merced County
William "Bill" H. Davidson began his career in probation in 1970. He has served as a deputy probation officer, supervising probation officer, facility superintendent and assistant chief probation officer. He was appointed as chief probation officer for Merced County in August 1996.
Mr. Davidson has served on both local and state committees dealing with juvenile justice matters as they relate to probation operations. He has a B.A. from California State University at Sonoma in Psychology and an M.S. in Administration of Justice from California State University at Fresno.
Hon. Ronn Dominici
Supervisor, Madera County
Ronn Dominici serves on the Madera County Board of Supervisors and is a member of numerous committees, including the Mentally Ill Offender Crime Reduction Strategy Committee, the Workforce Development Council, the Interagency Children and Youth Council, and the California State Association of Countiesí Administration of Justice Policy Committee. In January 2000 he retired from the California Highway Patrol after more than 32 years of service during which he held many specialized positions as an officer. Supervisor Dominici organized Madera Countyís Sober Graduation Program and chaired it for 10 years. He served for 15 years as liaison between allied agencies including law enforcement, probation, courts and the district attorney. He was named Lawman of the Year in 1980, 1985, 1999, and 2000 by the Exchange Club, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the American Legion and was named Man of the Year for 1977 by the Young Menís Institute.
Supervisor Dominici continues to be involved in community and civic organizations. He currently is a member of the California Association of Highway Patrolmen and the Madera Elks Lodge; Chairs the Madera Breakfast Lions Eye Foundation; and is treasurer of the Tri-County Youth Football League, for which he served as commissioner for 21 years. He is a lifelong resident of Madera County; is married; and has three adult children, four adult stepchildren, and seven grandchildren.
Ms. Sheila Gonzalez
Regional Administrative Director, Southern California, Administrative Office of the Courts
Sheila Gonzalez has served on numerous statewide committees, including the Judicial Council's Trial Court Budget Commission; the Court Executives Advisory Committee, which she chaired for two years; the Attorney General's Advisory Committee on Criminal History and Identification Improvement; the National Association for Court Management/Conference of State Court Administrators Joint Technology Committee; the National Task Force on Court Automation and Integration (SEARCH); and the board of directors of the Government Justice Technology Conference. She is vice-president of the Coalition for Justice.
In November 2001 Ms. Gonzalez was inducted into the Warren E. Burger Society for demonstrating the highest commitment to improving the administration of justice through extraordinary contributions of service and support to the National Center for State Courts. She has also been the recipient of the 1999 Ernest C. Friesen Award of Excellence from the Justice Management Institute; an Award of Merit from the National Association for Court Management; a Judicial Council Distinguished Service Award for judicial administration; and the Warren E. Burger Award presented by the National Center for State Courts for outstanding achievements in court administration.
Ms. Gonzalez served as president of the National Association for Court Management from 1994 to 1995 and as president of the Association of Municipal Court Clerks of California in 1987. She formerly served as an advisory member of the Judicial Council and has been a member of the faculty at the National Judicial College, Reno, Nevada; the Institute for Court Management; the Center for Judicial Education and Research; the National Association for Court Management; the California State Bar; and the board of directors of the National Center for State Courts.
Mr. Michael D. Johnson
County Administrative Officer, Solano County
Michael D. Johnson has served as county administrative officer (CAO) of Solano County since 1992. He provides day-to-day management and program oversight for all county operations under the policy direction established by the board of supervisors. He is responsible for the development of the county budget, which for fiscal year 2001Ė2002 is approximately $560 million with a workforce of 3,200 employees. As CAO, he is also responsible for the hiring, evaluation, and discharging of appointed department heads and the coordination of the board of supervisors weekly agenda. Mr. Johnson chaired the CAO Administration of Justice Committee since 1997. From 1987 to 1992 he served as chief executive officer of Shasta County. In that capacity he acted as the agent of the board of supervisors in all county administrative and fiscal matters, which included supervision of all appointed department heads, direction of the day-to-day operations of county government, coordination of the weekly board of supervisors agenda process, and preparation of the countyís budget.
Mr. Phil Kader
Probation Services Manager, Fresno County
Phil Kader has been a probation officer for 17 years, working in all facets of probation, and spent 2 years as a group counselor in the county juvenile hall. His areas of expertise include juvenile probation, grant procurement, balanced and restorative justice, and collaborative projects. He is a consultant member of the core planning group for the Judicial Councilís Family and Juvenile Law Advisory Committee delinquency conference and in that capacity has helped plan three major conferences.
Mr. Kader held the position of deputy probation officer from 1984 to 1997. While at that post he worked as a juvenile placement officer in the investigations unit and as a juvenile and adult court officer. While working as a probation services manager (beginning in 1997), Mr. Kader managed the Juvenile Division Community Connections Unit. As a member of the Peace Officers Safety Training Commissionís Youth Violence Subcommittee, he produced a teleconference and a handbook. He currently manages the the Youth Challenge Community Program, a school/community-based crime prevention effort for at-risk youth, and is the senior administrator of the Fresno County Probation Departmentís Juvenile Prevention Services. Mr. Kader remains as the departmentís restorative justice coordinator and has presented on that subject and on juvenile justice issues at statewide and national conferences. He is also an adjunct instructor at the Fresno Community College.
Mr. Bill Mahoney
Assistant County Executive Officer, Orange County
Bill Mahoney currently serves as interim assistant county executive officer over strategic and intergovernmental affairs for the County of Orange. For 25 years he was a sole practitioner specializing in general business and estate planning law in the Orange County area,. He graduated from Western State University College of Law.
Mr. Mahoney was elected to the City Council of La Habra in 1982, where he served for 12 years in various capacities, including mayor for three terms. His peers in the Orange County League of California Cities elected him as one of the original board members of the thenĖnewly formed Orange County Transportation Authority. During his 9-year tenure on the board of directors of the Orange County Sanitation Districts, he was elected chair for three terms. In addition, during his service as an elected official, Mr. Mahoney served on various city and county boards and commissions.
Hon. Kevin M. McCarthy
Judge of the Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco
Kevin M. McCarthy is a member of the Judicial Councilís Criminal Law Advisory Committee and has served as a member on the planning committees for the Center for Judicial Education and Research Ďs (CJER) Criminal Law and Juvenile Law Institutes. He is a member of the Ethics Committee of the California Judges Association, the Qualifying Ethics Education Committee, and the Qualifying Ethics Training faculty.
Judge McCarthy has taught in numerous CJER programs and is an adjunct professor at Hastings College of the Law teaching first-year criminal law as well as trial advocacy. His judicial assignments have included adult criminal, juvenile delinquency, and unlimited civil trials. Prior to taking the bench, he was a deputy public defender in Alameda County.
Mr. Ralph Miller
President, Los Angeles County Probation Union
Ralph Miller has served as a deputy probation officer in Los Angeles County for the last 25 years. He is currently the president of American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Local 685, where he represents more than 3,500 union members. He is a delegate of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, which services over 535 local unions; a member of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, the Asian Pacific Alliance, the Mexican American Corrections Association, the Asian Pacific Probation Association, and the Black Employee Association; and a board member of the Los Angeles Labor Management Advisory Committee. Mr. Miller is a treasurer of Coalition County Union Members and a member of the board of directors of the California Coalition of Law Enforcement Association, the Southern California Alliance of Law Enforcement, and the Los Angeles County Organization of Police and Sheriffs.
Hon. Frank J. Ochoa
Judge of the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara
Frank J. Ochoa was elected to the Santa Barbara Superior Court in 1996. He has handled all court assignments, including criminal, juvenile, and civil, and started two adult drug courts and a juvenile drug court in Santa Barbara. Judge Ochoa served as presiding judge of the court from 1998 to 2000, managing the court through the unification process. From 1983 to 1996 he sat on the Santa Barbara Municipal Court. He has served as Judge Pro Tem for the California Court of Appeal. Prior to his appointment to the bench, he was the directing attorney for the Yolo County Law Office of Legal Services of Northern California and Executive Director of the Santa Barbara County Legal Aid.
Judge Ochoa serves on the Judicial Branch Budget Advisory Committee and has served on Judicial Councilís Presiding Judges Advisory Committee. He was a member of the Transitional Executive Committee of the Trial Court Presiding Judges Advisory Committee. He is a Probation Services Task Force liaison to the council's Proposition 36 Implementation Workgroup.
Judge Ochoa is a former president of the board of directors of the Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law and has taught legal process, statutory law, and legal ethics at the Santa Barbara campus. He has served on the executive board of the California Judges Association (CJA), and as chair of CJAs Court Administration Committee. He served a term on the executive board of the Juvenile Court Judges of California and was a team captain on its Legislative Review Committee.
Judge Ochoa received the Santa Barbara County Bar Association's Judicial Service Award in 1999. He was honored in 2000 as a University of California at Davis School of Law Distinguished Graduate and as the Southern California Mediation Associationís Judge of the Year.
Judge Ochoa is an eighth-generation Californian. He earned degrees in English and history at the University of California at Santa Barbara and graduated from the University of California at Davis School of Law
Mr. John P. Rhoads
Chief Probation Officer, Santa Cruz County
John P. Rhoads is the Chief Probation Officer of Santa Cruz County, and has been involved in probation services for more than 30 years. He has served as a probation officer in both Santa Cruz and Sacramento counties and as the manager of juvenile facilities. Mr. Rhoads is active in the Chief Probation Officers of California Association. He is a current member of the Judicial Councilís Family and Juvenile Law Advisory Committee. Mr. Rhoads is a licensed Marriage, Family and Child Counselor.
Mr. Michael M. Roddy
Regional Administrative Director, Northern/Central California, Administrative Office of the Courts
Prior to taking his current position as a regional administrative director of the Administrative Office of the Courts, Michael M. Roddy served as court executive officer of the Superior Court of Sacramento County. He previously served as the assistant executive officer over court operations for the San Diego County Superior Court after beginning his court career in 1980 with the Los Angeles Superior Court.
Mr. Roddy has served as a consultant for the Judicial Council and the National Center for State Courts. He is a member of the Judicial Councilís Court Technology Advisory Committee, Court Security Work Group, and Court Executives Advisory Committee, and is a past-president of the California Association for Trial Court Administrators. He was also a member of the Blue Ribbon Commission on Jury System Improvement, chairing the Juror Pool, Treatment, and Management Subcommittee and the Trial Court Budget Commission.
Mr. Roddy received his Bachelors from UCLA in 1980 and his Masters in Judicial Administration from USC.