Carla Young Garrett—President and Ex-officio Board Member
LLB, New College of California School of Law (Admitted to practice in CA in 1979), California State University Hayward (Teaching Credentials– Single Subject, Social Science and Multiple Subject)

Ms. Garrett practiced law and then taught high school government and economics for a number of years. In addition to her nonprofit work she runs an education consulting business, where she wrote social science lessons for a diverse set of clients from Apple Computers to the San Joaquin County Office of Education. She has worked with school districts in California training teachers to use classroom-based simulations, including The Econogame®. Ms. Garrett is the author of the simulations displayed on this site as well as the creator and project director for the annual high school Moot Court Competition.

Frances B. Hayward—Board Chair
JD, UC Davis School of Law (Admitted to practice in CA in 1977)

Ms. Hayward practiced law for over 15 years. For the last 15 years, she has owned Centerpoint Mediation, a divorce mediation center. She is the founder of Women Helping Women, a California non-profit organization dedicated to helping battered women make a new start.

Caroline Taylor—Secretary/Treasurer and Board Member
Attended San Francisco State University and Portland State University where she studied Russian, drama and English.

Ms. Taylor has over 25 years experience as a copy editor and writer. She edited all the materials written by Ms. Garrett. Ms. Taylor’s wonderful blog on writing can be found here.


Desiree de Liser—Board Member

BS Microbiology, California State University, Long Beach

Ms. de Liser recently retired from her position as a laboratory scientist at a Maryland hospital. Her other talents include event planning for such organizations as the Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE) and Rhythmic Gymnastics. Currently she is currently active in the Coast Guard Auxiliary in Orange County, CA.

Karen L. Bullard—Board Member
BA Liberal Arts, San Francisco State University

Ms. Bullard recently retired after many years as the Information Systems manager at Medical Underwriters of California, an insurance management corporation that provides professional liability insurance for doctors. She is a member of Physicians Insurance Association of America (PIAA). Some of Ms. Bullard’s other talents include choreography, singing, costume design and glass work.

Cristen Lunt, CPA—Board Member
BS, Accounting – St. Mary’s College

Ms. Lunt is Vice President of Accounting and the Controller at Clif Bar. In her free time she hikes, bikes and spends time with her husband and son.

John D. Kubiatowicz—Board Member
PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Minor in Physics from MIT

Dr. Kubiatowicz is a Professor in the Electrical Engineer and Computer Science Department at University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Kubiatowicz teaches courses in computer architecture at both undergraduate and graduate levels and does research in internet-scale systems, operating systems, compilers, and computer architectures. He also consults on patent cases.