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Stephanie O’Brien

Stephanie O’Brien

Managing Partner/CEO at Collegium

Evolving from the still thriving practice she launched in 2003, Stephanie
founded Collegium Strategies, LLC as a platform to extend her
knowledge and insight and to empower other specialists in the facility
planning-related field.
She founded her first company, Dovetail Decision Consultants, Inc.
following a 20-year career in Facilities, Furniture Planning and Sales
Management, specifically to assist publicly funded entities with crucial
aspects of FF&E planning, procurement and implementation as a client
representative.
Stephanie’s career journey began at Bechtel in Los Angeles where she
helped to shepherd a 500,000 square foot new headquarters building for
the LA Power Division. She went on to lead the systems planning team
for a Herman Miller dealership, and manage the interiors team of another.
She then focused on sales and sales leadership with furniture
manufacturers, culminating that portion of her career as a District
Manager for one of the industry’s largest manufacturers of educational
furniture.
She is formally educated in Interior Design (Foothill College and CSU Long Beach), Project Leadership (UC
Berkeley Extension) and a wide range of business-related leadership programs (Academy Leadership, Major
Account Management, etc.).
Stephanie is the proud parent of a recent community college and university graduate, and is a passionate
supporter of public education. She has spent 22 years serving her community institutions as an elected
official.

Susan Langston

Susan Langston

Director of Account Management, Kennan

Susan Langston, Director of Account Management, joined the Keenan family in 1999 and has expertise in both Loss Control and Account Management. Susan manages several JPAs and is responsible for leading program renewals, providing direct client support, reviewing policies and tackling various client coverage inquiries related to contracts. In addition to client support, Susan supervises a team of Account Coordinators and Account Managers in Keenan’s Corporate office and is involved in statewide department projects, training, guidance, and team consistency with a focus on certificates of insurance and public entity risk sharing pool administration.

She is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz with a bachelor’s degree in Literature and Psychology. Susan also obtained an Associate in Risk Management–Public Entities (ARM-P) designation, is a Certified School Risk Manager (CSRM), and is a licensed Fire & Casualty Agent/Broker.

Teresa Campagna Bryant

Teresa Campagna Bryant

District Director, Procurement and Contracts, State Center CCD

Teresa Campagna Bryant serves as the District Director of Procurement and Contracts for State Center Community College District with over 20 years of experience, both in procurement and construction services. Her role involves directing and integrating the District-wide procurement and contract management process, including goods, services, construction, real estate, and directs contracting of revenue-generating leases. She currently acts as Co-Chair for the Northern California Community College’s Purchasing Group (“NCCCPG”) and is an NIGP-Certified Procurement Professional (“NIGP-CPP”).

Teri Turner

Teri Turner

Purchasing Manager at Sierra-Joint CCD

Teri Turner currently serves as the Purchasing Manager for Sierra Joint Community College District (SJCCD), overseeing contracts, purchasing, warehouse, courier services, mail room, and auxiliary services. Teri has over 16 years of combined procurement experience in the public and private sectors. Currently, Teri is finishing up a two-year term as a Co-Chair for Northern California Community College Purchasing Group and a one-year term as a Co-Chair for the Advisory Committee for CollegeBuys. Teri also serves on the Professional Development workgroup. During her purchasing tenure, Teri has served on many solicitation committees with outside agencies, including janitorial supplies and equipment with CollegeBuys, elevator maintenance with UC, CSU, and CCCs, and copiers with the City of Sacramento. Teri believes it is vital as a procurement professional to continue training and be involved and connected with other purchasing professionals. Additionally, Teri has been a member of CAPPO and NIGP since 2016. In 2017, Teri obtained a Certificate of Recognition in Purchasing from Los Rios Community College.

Theresa Robinson Harris, Ed. D

Theresa Robinson Harris, Ed. D

Director of Procurement Services, University of San Diego

Theresa Robinson Harris currently serves as Director of Procurement Services at the University of San Diego (USD), where she is responsible for providing strategic direction for procurement operations while working in close collaboration with university constituents to lower costs, increase efficiency, improve compliance, reduce third party risks, and promote diversity, equity and inclusion within the supply chain.

She has over 20 years’ experience leading diverse teams of procurement and contract management professionals. Prior to USD she held contracting and procurement positions in both the public and private sectors. She served as President to the National Contract Management Association, San Diego Chapter (NCMA), currently serves as the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Chair with the National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP), and as a Director with CAPPO. She holds a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University.

Thomas J. Macias

Thomas J. Macias

Director of Facilities, MiraCosta CCD

Tom Macias joined MiraCosta Community College District in March 2004 as the district’s Director of Facilities. His responsibilities include facilities managing the current Measure MM $455M facilities improvement bond program, non-bond capital planning and construction, maintenance and operations, grounds, custodial services, transportation, environmental compliance, hazardous waste management, safety compliance, industrial hygiene, recycling and fire prevention.

Mr. Macias’ 30+ years of senior management experience also includes positions held at NCR, National Steel and Shipbuilding, Northern Telecom and Callaway Golf Company.

Mr. Macias was born in Denver, Colorado. He graduated in 1982 from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO with a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Science in Environmental and Occupational Health. Mr. Macias is also a State of California Registered Environmental Assessor 05262 (REA).

Tina Nguyen Schwarz

Tina Nguyen Schwarz

Tina Nguyen Schwarz is a veteran in the world of SaaS based solutions across the supplier management, eSourcing, and Procue-to-Pay landscape. Tina brings a wealth of best practices from 20+ years of projects in both the private and public sectors with a focus on Higher Ed for the last 10 years as she helps colleges, universities and community colleges solve business problems and achieve measurable results with their eProcurement initiatives and transformation.

Tyler McPherson

Tyler McPherson

Account Executive, JHensley Consulting

Since 2021, Tyler McPherson has worked with JHensley Consulting to provide a consultative sales approach to the pre-implementation phase of JHensley Consulting services. He welcomes the opportunity to continue building on his problem solving and negotiation skills with current and future clients. Before joining JHensley Consulting, he worked as a sales representative for AT&T where his duties including qualifying, closing, and maintaining clientele. Mr. McPherson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Pennsylvania State University.