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: Debby Cherney, Deputy General Manager, Eastern Municipal Water District, Perris, CA
  • VICE CHAIR: Barry Faison, Chief Financial Officer, Virginia Retirement System, Richmond, VA
  • Bob Biles, Vice President - Finance, Utah Transit Authority, UT
  • Drew Corbett, Finance Director, City of San Mateo, CA
  • Barbara Dameron, Director of Finance, City of Roanoke, VA
  • Cheryl Eason, Chief Financial Officer, California Public Employees' Retirment System, CA
  • Alexandre Espinosa, Director of Finance, Montgomery County Government, MD
  • Douglas Fiddler, Senior Actuary, South Dakota Retirement System, SD
  • Darlene Malaney, Director, Finance Services, Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller, FL
  • Sandy Matheson, Executive Director, Maine Public Employees Retirement System, Augusta, ME
  • Scott McCarty, Finance Director, Town of Queen Creek, AZ
  • Lawrence Mundy, Finance Accounting/Reporting Manager, Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association, Denver, CO
  • Mark Nannini, CFO, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund
  • Melanie Purcell, Administrative Services Director, City of Sausalito, CA
  • Duane Pitcher, Finance Director, City of Ames, IA
  • Richard Schnuer, Finance Director, City of Champaign, IL
  • Ebony Shelton, Director of Financial Policy and Planning, County of San Diego, CA
  • Brenda Shott, Assistant CEO, Finance & Internal Operations, Orange County Employees Retirement System
  • Casey Srader, Budget Manager, City of Plano, TX
  • Lori Thomas, Finance and Insurances Manager, City of Rock Hill, SC
  • John Troyer, Deputy Director of Finance, City of Hilton Head Island, NC
  • Phyllis Walker, CFO, State Universities Retirement System, IL
  • Mark Whelan, CFO, Kentucky Teachers' Retirement System, KY
  • Barbara Whitehorn, CFO, City of Asheville, NC 
  • Charlene Wilson, CFO, Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana, LA


  • Paul Angelo, Senior Vice President and Actuary, Segal Consulting, CA
  • Corinne Larson, Principal, Director of Marketing, Longfellow Investment Management Co.
  • Valentine (Jim) Link, Jr., Managing Director, PFM Asset Management LLC, Philadelphia, PA
  • John Saeli, Vice President, Market Development and Government Affairs, ICMA-RC, DC
  • Marcus Wu, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP


  • Terry Stone, Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations, Hanover County Public Schools, VA

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