Board of Directors

John Patterson, Chairman

Photo of John Patterson
John is currently a Senior Finance Analyst-Public Finance and Investments for the Treasurer and Tax Collector of the County of Los Angeles. He joined CEFCU as a family member of a Caltech employee. John received his Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Siena College and Master of Public Administration degree from New York University. He holds the professional designation of Certified Treasury Professional (CTP). He was elected to the Board in August 2010.

Gary Gray, Vice Chairman

Photo of Gary Gray
Prior to becoming a Board Member in 2002, Gary served on the Supervisory Committee for six years. He is currently a member of the Facilities Division Staff at JPL. Gary received a Bachelor of Science Degree from California State University, Northridge. He further holds the professional designation of Certified Public Accountant.

Michael Miranda, Secretary

Photo of Michael Miranda
Mike has been a Board member since 1992, and served for 15 years on the Credit Committee. In 1973, he was employed by Caltech and is currently the Division Administrator for Biology and Biological Engineering. He received both his bachelor's and master's degrees from California State University, Los Angeles.

Richard L. Harris, President/Treasurer

Photo of Richard L. Harris
Along with his duties as President/CEO of the Credit Union, he serves on the Board in the capacity of Treasurer. He has been a Credit Union employee and Board member since 1986. He attended California State University, Los Angeles, earning a bachelor's degree in business administration, with an emphasis on finance and economics. He has completed executive development programs at Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Harvard Business School and has been in Credit Union management since 1981. He holds the professional designation of "Certified Compliance Officer", issued by the National Association of Federal Credit Unions. He has served on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Federal Credit Unions since 2010, and in June 2016, he was elected as Board Chairman.

Willis Chapman, Director

Photo of Willis Chapman
Willis is currently the Logistics and Technical Information Division Manager at JPL, employed by JPL since 1989. In addition to his daily duties, Willis is Chair of JPL's Management Systems Working Group (MSWG), a working group under the Laboratory Management Council (LMC). He received his (BBA) Bachelor of Business Administration from Chaminade University in Hawaii and has successfully completed NASA MEP and SES Leadership Programs as well as UCLA's Executive Management Program. Willis became a Board member in 2005.

Dlorah Gonzales, Director

Photo of Dlorah Gonzales
Dlorah retired from Caltech in January 2012. She was the Director of Employment and Employee Services and managed employment and hiring functions. She joined CIT in 1970 and has served the Caltech community for 42 years. She received her bachelor's degree from California Polytechnic School Pomona in Human Resources. She is a Board or committee member of various community organizations, including the Athenaeum and the Foothill Presbyterian Hospital in Glendora. Dlorah became a CEFCU Board member in 2003.

Ann Martin, Director

Photo of Ann Martin
Ann is currently the Associate General Counsel for Caltech. She specializes in labor and employment law and is the group lead for the Education and Workforce Practice Group.  Ann has been employed in various capacities at JPL and at the Caltech campus since 1988. She served as Caltech's Director of Employee Relations from 1992 to 2000. She received her bachelor's degree from UCLA and her J.D. from Loyola Law School.

Dr. Richard P. O'Toole, Director

Photo of Dr. Richard P. O'Toole
Rich has been a Board member since 1995. In 1975, he was employed by JPL and is currently the Manager, Legislative Affairs Office, and is a member of the Executive Council. He received his bachelor's degree from Brown University and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California at San Diego.

Stephen L. Proia, Director

Photo of Stephen L. Proia
Steve retired from JPL in January 2016. He was the Chief Financial Officer and Director for Business Operations at JPL. He joined the Lab in 1979, and spent 5 years in the mid-80's as the Director of Contracts for a defense contractor in the San Diego area. Originally from the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C., Steve has an MBA from the University of Maryland. Steve's years of experience encompassed all facets of government contracting and finance, and he was directly involved in the negotiation contracts for the operation of JPL.