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: Barry C. Faison, CPA, Chief Financial Officer, Virginia Retirement System, Richmond, VA
  • VICE-CHAIR: Drew Corbett, City Manager, City of San Mateo, San Mateo, CA
  • Robert K. Biles, Vice President of Finance, Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Cindy Chao, Controller, Rancho Murieta Community Service District, Rancho Murieta, CA
  • Barbara A. Dameron, CPA, Director of Finance, City of Williamsburg, VA
  • Brenda Shott, Assistant CEO, Finance & Internal Operations, Orange County Employees' Retirement System
  • Alexandre Espinosa, CFO, County of Stafford, Stafford, VA
  • Doug Fiddler, Senior Actuary, South Dakota Retirement System, Pierre, SD
  • Joan Jadali, CPFO, CEBS, Assistant City Manager, City of Webster Groves, MO
  • Michael Kennington, Chief Financial Officer, City of Mesa, Mesa, AZ
  • Mrs. Darlene Malaney, Director of Finance Services, Palm Beach County - Clerk & Comptroller, West Palm Beach, FL
  • Matthew Lentz, Business Manager, Upper Moreland School District, Willow Grove, PA
  • Sandy Matheson, Executive Director, Maine Public Employees Retirement System, Augusta, ME
  • 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, CPFO, Director of Finance, City of Ames, Ames, IA
  • Melanie Purcell, Finance Director, Town of Pecos City, Pecos City, TX
  • Clara Santos, Department Fiscal Administrator, City of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
  • Ebony Shelton, Director, Office of Financial Policy & Planning, 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
  • Casey J. Srader, Budget Manager, City of Plano, Plano, TX
  • 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


  • Paul Angelo, Senior Vice President & Actuary, Segal Consulting, San Francisco, CA
  • Kate Grangard, CPA, COO, CFO, Gehring Group, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
  • Amy McDuffee, Founder/CEO, Mosaic Governance Advisors, LLC
  • John Saeli, Vice President, Market Strategy & Government Affairs, ICMA-RC, Washington, DC
  • Marcus Wu, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP, San Diego, CA


  • 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