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Angelic Davis, MPA, CPPO, NIGP-CPP

Director of Purchasing, Printing and Mail Services, Mt. San Antonio CCD
Angelic Davis, Director of Purchasing, Printing and Mail Services at Mt. San Antonio College, has over 20 years of experience in procurement, 16 years of which have been spent in public procurement. Angelic has gained valuable experience and knowledge working for diverse agencies in various roles in public procurement, including the City of San Bernardino Municipal Water Department, the City of Moreno Valley, and most recently at Mt. San Antonio College, the largest single campus community college district in California. In addition to her vast experience, Angelic holds a Master’s of Public Administration, is a Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO), and has also obtained NIGP-Certified Procurement Professional (NIGP-CPP) certification. Angelic is also a member of the Foundation of California Community College’s (FCCC) CollegeBuys Advisory Group, serves as co-chair for the Southern California Community College’s Purchasing Association (SCCCPA), co-chair of the CollegeBuys Facilities Modernization Workgroup, co-chair of the CollegeBuys Professional Development Workgroup, and is past Chapter Chair of the Inland Empire Chapter of California Association of Public Procurement Officials (CAPPO).

April Marin

Executive Director, Contract, Procurement, and Risk Management Services for Santa Clarita CCD
April Marin is the Executive Director, Contract, Procurement, and Risk Management Services for the Santa Clarita Community College District. She has over seventeen years of hands-on contract experience, including education, healthcare, and medical laboratory agreements. April is highly regarded by her colleagues for her can-do approach and takes special pride in helping others, especially when they have unique purchasing or contract needs. She oversees over $50 million in Purchase Orders each year, and her department was recently awarded the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award from the National Procurement Institute for the second year in a row. Her District was 1 of only 14 higher education organizations in the United States and Canada to receive the award. She currently serves as an alternate Board member on the Statewide Association of Community Colleges (SWACC). She is the Vice Chair of the SWACC Claims & Coverage Committee, and she represents California community colleges on the Schools Association for Excess Risk (“SAFER”) Board of Directors. She earned her Associate’s degree in Social Science at College of the Canyons, and then went on to graduate with honors from California State University, Dominguez Hills, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Applied Studies, with a minor in Public Administration.

Christopher Fallon

Partner, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore
Christopher Fallon is a partner at Liebert Cassidy Whitmore and provides representation and legal counsel to community college districts, special districts, public and independent schools, and non-profit entities. His practice focuses on matters pertaining to business and facilities including general vendor contracts, construction contracts, property issues, and various business issues. Christopher has substantial experience assisting clients in all manners of their business, transactional, contract, and property needs. He prepares, reviews, and negotiates contracts on behalf of clients in numerous fields, including vendor, services, purchasing, construction-related, lease, and employment agreements.


Chief Procurement Officer, Cal Poly University
Darin is chief procurement officer for Cal Poly University in San Luis Obispo, where he brings over 25 years of procurement experience. He is past president of NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement, and a recipient of their lifetime achievement award. Darin is the author of several books and articles on procurement and speaks throughout the world on leading procurement practices. He is also a columnist for the NAEP Educational Procurement Journal, focusing on sustainable procurement. In 2020 and 2021, he served as host of the podcast, The Evolution of Procurement. Darin has served as a faculty member for many leading institutions, including Portland Community College, Florida Atlantic University, and Cal Berkeley. Darin holds a bachelor’s degree in Business & Political Science, and master’s degrees in Acquisition Management and Educational Technology, but his academic journey began many years ago as a struggling student at College of the Sequoias in Visalia, CA.

Hugh Lee

Senior Partner/Shareholder, Tao Rossini, APC
Hugh Lee is a senior partner/shareholder of Tao Rossini, APC. Mr. Lee’s practice is primarily focused on representing and advising various public agencies including community college districts, school districts, county offices of education, charter schools, and non-profit organizations, in all aspects of public works construction law. This includes handling construction claims, disputes and litigation, construction contract administration, procurement, bidding and bid disputes, labor issues, and architectural malpractice. Mr. Lee advises clients in drafting construction-related documents including contracts and front-end documents for various construction delivery methods. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Lee practiced as an architect working for various architectural design firms.

Jennifer Keiper

Senior Director of CollegeBuys, Foundation for California Community Colleges
Jennifer Keiper currently serves as Senior Director of CollegeBuys at the Foundation for California Community Colleges, where she oversees business development efforts and program operations for the CollegeBuys program. One of her key roles is to sustain core business lines, diversify procurement opportunities, improve operational efficiencies and lead the department’s compliance efforts. Jennifer and her team work closely with the Chancellor’s Office, the Advisory Group and key stakeholders across the 73 districts to ensure their needs are being reflected in systemwide agreements, while simultaneously collaborating with corporate and intersegmental partners to increase access and cost-savings for students, colleges, and the system as a whole. Jennifer has over ten years of experience in California’s public sector, eight of which have been dedicated to contracting in higher education within the CCC and UC systems. In her previous role as Contracts Officer for UC Davis Health, she was responsible for negotiating business contracts for UC Davis Medical Center, School of Medicine, and School of Nursing. Jennifer earned her bachelor of arts in political science from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and her juris doctorate in public interest from UC Davis School of Law.

Joel L. A. Peterson, PhD

Vice Chancellor and Executive Operations Officer, San Diego CCD
Dr. Joel Peterson is currently Vice Chancellor and Executive Operations Officer at the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD). He oversees all operations, enterprise services, and facilities for one of California’s largest community college districts with four colleges, 10 campuses, and over 100,000 students. Dr. Peterson’s responsibilities include oversight of the SDCCD Police Department, public safety, and parking services; food and retail services; warehousing and inventory services; purchasing and contracts; property management and acquisitions; risk management and occupational safety and health; special events and conference services; sustainability and energy management, and all maintenance, repair, and renovations of all buildings, grounds, and equipment; as well as all planning, design, and construction including completion of the SDCCD’s current $1.6 billion bond construction program and a pending new $3.5 billion bond construction program. Dr. Peterson is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where he studied nuclear engineering and economics as a Rodman Scholar and an Echols Scholar. He earned his PhD in Higher Education Leadership and Master of Arts in Education Finance from Claremont Graduate University and his MBA in Finance and Management Information Systems from the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech. Dr. Peterson is a decorated, former Lieutenant Commander, having served seven years active duty in the U.S. Navy as a Surface Warfare Office

Jorge Burwick

Senior Program Manager of CollegeBuys, Foundation for California Community Colleges
Jorge Burwick serves as the Senior Program Manager of CollegeBuys where he oversees CollegeBuys contracts, vendor relationships, and contract support functions. Based on systemwide need, he works to develop new business lines by vetting prospective vendors and managing compliant requests for proposals. Jorge supports systemwide collaborative procurement initiatives. Jorge has over 10 years of experience in higher education and has committed himself to working with projects that focus on equity and inclusion. Prior to joining the Foundation, he managed student programs at the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities where he was responsible for corporate relations and campus outreach. Jorge is a native Texan and earned his bachelor's from Trinity University and master's from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Justin Hensley

Contract Management and Business Process Specialist, JHensley Consulting
Justin Hensley has been a software consultant and system administrator since 2015. In 2019, several clients needed assistance with their existing CLM systems. When Mr. Hensley found their systems to be clunky with limited capabilities, he went in search of a better solution and discovered Agiloft. Seeing the flexibility and benefits of Agiloft, Mr. Hensley pivoted his company to focus exclusively on Agiloft implementations. Mr. Hensley serves as a business analyst, project manager, senior architect, and senior implementer. He brings with him over eighteen years of customer service experience and operational management. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree as well as a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Christian University.

Lauren McAnelly

Buyer, Long Beach CCD
Lauren McAnelly is a Buyer at Long Beach City College and manages numerous procurement categories, primarily focusing on technology and facilities management. She has 12 years of experience working in various roles in higher education and is currently serving her first year as co-chair of the Southern California Community College Purchasing Association (SCCCPA). Originally from the Sacramento Valley, she earned her Associates degree in Social Science at Woodland Community College and completed her Bachelor’s degree in Human Development at Cal State East Bay.