Since 2001, Angela has worked in some aspect of procurement for Antelope Valley Community College District. She started in the District’s bookstore as an hourly employee and currently serves as Director of Purchasing & Contracts. She looks forward to the daily challenges of procurement and presenting innovative ways to make processes more fluid for her District. Her coworkers (and possibly the entire District) may say she’s a little obsessed with Halloween, but over the last 10 years and several decorating awards, even the most disenchanted look forward to her yearly production.
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).
Dr. Anthony Maciel is the Associate Vice President / Chief Information Systems Officer at MiraCosta Community College District where he oversees the Information Technology Services division. With an educational background in engineering, management, and higher education leadership, his IT management career expands over two decades with a successful record implementing complex enterprise-level systems that transform education and create more equitable opportunities for students. Dr. Maciel is a technology visionary leveraging technology to improve student success, enhance academic programs, and increase operational efficiencies while ensuring IT systems are secured and data safeguarded. He is well-versed in the complex state and federal IT regulatory compliance California community colleges operate in.
April Graham is the Executive Director, Contract, Procurement, and Risk Management Services for the Santa Clarita Community College District. She has over sixteen 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 $30 million in District Purchase Orders each year, and her department was recently awarded the 2021 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award from the National Procurement Institute, which was 1 of only 12 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 was recently appointed to 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.
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.
Ms. Zavian Co-Founded PlanetBids in 1998 along with her life and business partner, Alan Zavian, a Certified WBE and SBE California corporation, with the vision of streamlining the procurement and contracting processes of governmental agencies. As President, Ms. Zavian is primarily involved in strategic planning of its products and overall management of PlanetBids. With over 30 years of experience and knowledge in consulting with government, Ms. Zavian is a recognized leader in the eProcurement industry.
Today, PlanetBids is proud to provide its third-generation cloud-based best-in class and innovative suite of eProcurement modules known as the PB System™ to the public sector that are user friendly and cost effective with unique configurable characteristics. PlanetBids serves over 300 public agencies nationwide with over 400,000 unique vendors and contractors in its database.
Ms. Zavian holds a B.S. degree in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science and Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
BB Boynton is a Buyer at MiraCosta College. He holds a Master of Science in Physical Education from Azusa Pacific and has almost 15 years of procurement experience in both private and public sectors. In his 7 years with at MiraCosta, he is responsible for Public Works/Construction, Contract Administration, and procurement of Instructional and Non-instructional Equipment.
Carrie Everts is the Facilities Assistant at MiraCosta Community College District since 2015. Her job responsibilities include being the Civic Center Coordinator. Once Carrie took over the responsibilities of Civic Center, she began to streamline the process, collaborate with key people on campuses and works closely with Purchasing to ensure successful events for the College and the Community.
Carrie has 20+ years of event management. She owns her own business along with 27+ years of volunteer work for the community in North County, San Diego. Carrie has been featured in SDVoyager.
Carrie graduated with a Master of Educational Studies and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Additionally, she has an Associate’s Degree in Theology from Word Bible College where she learned strong leadership skills. She has a multifaceted background, having worked in higher education administration for 9 years and in the private sector for over a decade.
Chanda Carpenter is the Director of Content Research and Development for NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement. Specializing in leading teams in instructional design and development, learning systems design and implementation, multimedia, and graphic design, Chanda has more than 20 years of experience developing online training and communications programs that focus on delivering an engaging experience to the user. Prior to NIGP, Chanda worked in the conservation, finance, and telecommunication industries.
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.
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.
Heather Cade-Bauer has worked for Lake Tahoe Community College District since 2011 in various capacities. Since 2014 she has worked in the Purchasing Department overseeing all District procurement of goods and services. Heather has served on the CollegeBuys Advisory Committee since 2020, is a co-chair of the Northern California Community College Purchasing Group since 2021, and has been a CAPPO member since 2017.