William S. Hart Union High School District

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Matthew B. Denny – Valencia
Partner, Denny & Company, LLP
Mr. Denny has been in private practice as a CPA for the past 20 years, 16 of which have been in Santa Clarita. A graduate of USC, Mr. Denny has experience working with fund accounting in the Montana state legislature. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Santa Clarita, SCV Chamber of Commerce, and AARP. Mr. Denny currently has two children attending school in the Hart District.

Dr. Ana Dwork – Valencia
Retired, Assistant Principal - William S. Hart Union High School District
Dr. Dwork retired as an Assistant Principal from La Mesa Junior High School on July 31, 2017, where she served for 16 years. She worked as a teacher and an administrator in the Hart School District for 24 years. A resident of the Santa Clarita Valley for 34 years, Dr. Dwork received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from CSUN, and her Master’s Degree and Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from the University of La Verne. She is also involved in the Girls Scouts of America, AYSO, PTSA, PTA, PAC and the SCV Scholarship Foundation.

Mark Elfont, PhD – Valencia
Retired, Chief Information Officer
Mr. Elfont moved to Valencia from Pennsylvania in 2008 after working for 35 years as senior management in the Information technology and Engineering fields. For more than 10 years he was a member of the Lower Moreland Township School District Board of Directors, during which he was involved in the issuance of $45 million of bonds for the renovation and construction of buildings in the district. He was also a member of the American Arbitration Association Labor Panel and served as an arbitrator for labor disputes between workers and management. He currently serves as President of the Santa Clarita Philharmonic.

Barbara Myler – Valencia
Owner, Summit West Public Relations & Marketing
Ms. Myler has been a Valencia resident for over 36 years and previously served on the Measure SA Oversight Committee. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business from Brigham Young University and formerly held a Series 7 license. Ms. Myler has given her time to over 50 Santa Clarita charities including Boy Scouts of America, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Foundation and the Child & Family Center Advisory Board. She has four children who have all graduated from schools within the Hart School District.

William A. Sloan – Santa Clarita
Executive Vice President, California United Bank
Mr. Sloan, a resident of Santa Clarita since 1993, has been in the banking industry since 1982. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, and graduated from the Graduate School of Community Bank Management at the University of Texas. Mr. Sloans’ outside activities include serving on the board of the Boys and Girls Club, former Foundation Board member of Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, and he is a former director and treasurer with L.A. Family Housing. He also serves on the board of the SCVEDC. He enjoys golf and softball. He and his wife, Mary, have two sons and a daughter, all of whom have been through the Hart School District, with his youngest currently at Canyon High School.

Suzan T. Solomon – Santa Clarita
School Board Member, Newhall School District
Ms. Solomon has been a resident of Santa Clarita for over 30 years and previously served on the Measure SA Citizens Oversight Committee for six years. She obtained a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Theatre Arts from Cal State-LA and has also earned a Masters of Governance certificate. Ms. Solomon has served as president of the 34th District PTA, Vice President of Leadership-SCV Council PTA and with the District Advisory Committee of the Hart School District. She has also volunteered with the Girl Scouts, AYSO and Theatre Arts for Children. Ms. Solomon’s children have all graduated from Placerita Junior High and Hart High School.

Tami Stephens – Saugus
Part-time Substitute Teacher, Saugus Union School District
The parent of two children currently in the Hart District and two more to come, Ms. Stephens has a vested interest in making sure the district “is the best it can possibly be.” She has been active in PTA and advisory committees on a school and district level for the Saugus District for a number of years and had oversight for a large budget as a PTA president. “We are blessed with fantastic schools in our valley and I recognize the importance of making sure (Measure V) funds are spent properly,” she commented.

Rosalind Wayman – Santa Clarita
Los Angeles County Government Official
Ms. Wayman is the Senior Deputy for Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich in the Santa Clarita Valley; including the communities of Gorman, Agua Dulce, Val Verde, Castaic, Sunset Pointe, Southern Oaks, Westridge, Stevenson Ranch and the City of Santa Clarita. She is responsible for community affairs, linking with local elected officials and representing the Supervisor at Town Council, Chamber, Civic Association, not-for-profit organizations throughout the Santa Clarita Valley and the City of Santa Clarita. Wayman focuses on the issues of governance, planning, roads, libraries, constituent services and delivering results to residents and businesses that improve their quality of life. Rosalind is also the Arts Deputy for the fifth district. She is the eyes and ears for the Supervisor in the Santa Clarita Valley. She has worked in the political arena for over 20 years spending most of her career with elected officials in the City of Los Angeles including Mayor Richard Riordan. She is a member of the Board of the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation, the Zonta Club of the Santa Clarita Valley and the SCV Education Foundation. Wayman is a graduate of California State University Northridge with a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies with an emphasis in Jewish History. She has lived in the Santa Clarita Valley all of her life. Wayman lives in Valencia and she is proud to serve Supervisor Antonovich’s constituents throughout the Santa Clarita Valley.

Leon Worden – Newhall
Journalist / Historian / Philanthropist
Mr. Worden is president and CEO of SCVTV, the 501c3 nonprofit corporation that operates the Santa Clarita Valley's public television channels and provides multimedia services to all education and government agencies and to the 120-plus nonprofit organizations that serve the Santa Clarita Valley, Calif. A SCV resident since 1970, UCLA graduate and award-winning journalist (Associated Press, California Newspaper Publishers Association, National Newspaper Association, Numismatic Literary Guild awards for investigative reporting, business writing, opinion pages, websites), Worden has produced local television programming since 2002 and has served as president of the SCV Historical Society, chairman of the City of Santa Clarita's Newhall Redevelopment Committee, founding member of the Los Angeles County Small Business Commission and the county's Ad-Hoc Committee on Homeless Services (SCV), founding member of SCV Habitat for Heroes, founding director of the Friends of Mentryville, and co-creator of the SCV Sheriff Station's first Haunted Jailhouse. Leon established the Old Town Newhall Gazette in 1994 and was editor of The Signal newspaper until 2007, when he left to prepare the reorganization of SCVTV. Today he is chief administrative officer of the Santa Clarita Public Television Authority and manager of SCVTV.com, SCVNews.com, SCV History In Pictures (SCVHistory.com) and other local websites. He is a member of the Hart School District Career Technical Education (CTE) Advisory Group, the SCV Historical Society board, the Friends of Hart Park board, the Rancho Camulos Museum board, and he continues to serve as president of the Santa Clarita Valley Fourth of July Parade committee. As a past contributor to Coinage, the largest U.S. numismatic monthly magazine, he has won multiple awards including best numismatic article in any medium, worldwide.