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President
Kosta Diamantis
Director, Office of School Construction Grants & Review
Connecticut Department of Administrative Services

President-Elect & Secretary
Paul Bakalis
Executive Director
Arizona School Facilities Board

Immediate Past President
Joseph da Silva
School Construction Coordinator
Rhode Island Dept of Elementary Education

Treasurer
Michael Pickens
Executive Director, School Facilities & Transportation Services
West Virginia Department of Education

Southern Region Representative
Brad Montgomery
Director, Academic Facilities & Transportation Services
Arkansas Department of Education

Northeastern Region Representative
Bernard E. Piaia, Jr.
Director of the Office of School Facilities
New Jersey Department of Education

Midwestern Region Representative
Gary Schwartz
School Facilities Consultant
Iowa Department of Education

Western Region Representative
Michael Elliott
State School Fund Coordinator
Oregon Department of Education

At-Large Representative
Juan Mireles
Director of Facilities & Transportation Services
California Department of Education

Juan Mireles

At-Large Representative
Director of Facilities & Transportation Services
California Department of Education

Juan Mireles (California) leads the School Facilities and Transportation Services Division (SFTSD) at the California Department of Education. The SFTSD is responsible for ensuring that school districts in California design plans and select school sites that are safe and educationally appropriate pursuant to regulatory standards. Additionally, Juan oversees the Office of School Transportation (OST) which develops CDE’s transportation training curriculum, trains instructors, and monitors instruction. Prior to joining CDE, Juan worked in the Education Systems Unit within the California Department of Finance where he managed budget and policy development for school facilities, charter schools, and teacher credentialing. In that role, Juan led an effort on behalf of the Governor’s Administration to develop key reforms in the School Facilities Program. Juan served for more than 16 years in the Office of Public School Construction (OPSC), which administers California’s $35 billion school facilities bond program, including as Deputy Executive Officer. Juan attended California State University, Sacramento.

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