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Citizens' Oversight Committee

As outlined in Education Code Section 15278, the role of the Compton Community College District (CCCD) Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee is to "inform the public concerning the District's expenditure of revenues received from the sale of bonds authorized by the voters." Members are appointed by the Special Trustee for the CCCD and serve a term of two years, with a two-term maximum. Members do not receive any compensation or benefits for their service. The committee meets on a quarterly basis.

After being dormant for several years, the CCCD reconstituted the Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) in May 2012.

2019-2020 Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee members

Elizabeth Atkinson, Community Representative
Atkinson is a social worker for in-home supportive services at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services, where she has worked since 1989. The Compton resident is involved in many civic organizations, including serving on the City of Compton Planning Commission, City of Compton Commission for Women, Compton High School Alumni Association, California Democratic Party Los Angeles Central Committee; Service Employees International Union Local 721 Steward; and Service Employees International Union Local 721 Committee on Political Education. She received an associate degree in psychology from the former Compton Community College and a bachelor's degree in psychology from California State University, Dominguez Hills.

Danielle Daniels, Community Representative
Compton resident Danielle Daniels is a licensed social worker with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Long Beach Healthcare Systems. She has more than 15 years of professional public service experience and five years of professional private sector experience. She previously served as a clerk for the Orange County Mental Health Board. A Compton College alumna, Daniels earned her master's degree in social work from the University of Southern California and a master’s degree in public administration from California State University, Dominguez Hills.

Steve Haigler, CCCD Vice President of Administrative Services
Steven Haigler was named vice president of administrative services for the Compton Community College District in September 2017. He has also held the positions of chief business officer and director of accounting at the District.  Prior to joining the CCCD in February 2013, he was a partner at SBH and Associates, LLC, where he managed an accounting practice as the primary auditor. He also worked at Vavrinek, Trine, Day and Co., LLP from 2000 to 2011, first as an auditor followed by a promotion to audit manager. Haigler is a Certified Public Accountant who earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from California State University, San Bernardino.

Adele Johnson, Community Representative
Johnson retired after 38 years of service as a teacher and counselor with the Los Angeles Unified School District. She received her bachelor's degree from Southern University in Louisiana, and her counseling credential from Pepperdine University. Johnson is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, and has served on various committees concentrating on community outreach.

Rodney Lister, Senior Citizens’ Organization Representative
Rodney Lister has more than 30 years of public sector employment experience in the cities of Compton and Inglewood, as well as Las Vegas, Nevada. The Compton resident has worked as a financial analyst and business services specialist, and has helped procure several bonds utilizing federal dollars for repayment. He has previous experience with the bond process, and has been involved in the repayment schedule process of several multi-million-dollar public bonds, as well as oversight and experience with bond applications and administration. Lister earned his master’s degree in public administration from the University of Las Vegas and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Pepperdine University.

Mayra Flor Martinez, College Support Organization Representative
Mayra Martinez is a resident of Paramount and works at the University of California, Los Angeles Labor Center where she builds budgets and accounts for expenditures. She has experience with policy advocacy, movement and coalition building, and grassroots campaign organization. Martinez earned bachelor's degrees in political science and journalism from California State University, Long Beach.

Jacqueline Olazaba, Community Representative
Jacqueline Olazaba is a resident of Compton and works as a WRAP program site director for Lincoln, Madison and Powell schools within the Long Beach Unified School District. WRAP is an expanded learning program that provides homework assistance, enrichment, physical activities, and emotionally healthy activities to enrich youth development. She also has had oversight for the expanded learning program budget at the Long Beach Unified School District, and is experienced in reading compliance reports and manuals. Olazaba has more than 14 years of experience in education.

Irene Shandell-Taylor, Community Representative
Shandell-Taylor is a resident of Compton who retired from the Internal Revenue Service where she supervised revenue officers. Her responsibilities involved administering, supervising, and performing work related to collecting delinquent taxes, surveying for unreported taxes, and securing delinquent returns. She is currently a Court Appointed Special Advocate for foster children (CASA of Los Angeles). The City of Compton's mayor appointed Shandell-Taylor commissioner assigned to the city's Oversight Committee. She received an associate degree from Los Angeles Southwest College and a bachelor's degree in general education from California State University, Dominguez Hills, with a minor in public administration.

Marjorie Shipp, Community-At-Large Representative
Shipp was born in Basile, Louisiana, and moved to Compton in 1958. She earned both a master's degree in education and a bachelor's degree in diversified education from the University of Southern California. Shipp attended the former Compton Community College where she earned an associate degree in 1969.

Juanita Wright, Business Organization Representative
Juanita Wright, a resident of Compton, previously served on the Assembly District 64 Water Commission (Mike Gipson, D-Carson), the Planning Commission for the City of Compton, and as a board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Watts/Willowbrook. She earned an associate degree in business from Los Angeles Harbor College.

Nathan Penix, Student Representative

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