Yves Chery - President
Yves Chery is a Deputy Probation Officer II with Los Angeles County Probation Department. His experience includes helping at-risk youths, along with nearly a quarter century of advocacy for working families as a labor leader. Mr. Chery currently chair's the Los Angeles County Employee Retirement Association Board (LACERA) and the Operations and Oversight Committee. Mr. Chery is a strong supporter of LACERA's Outreach Programs and Yves was instrumental in equipping Outreach Specialists at County worksite counseling seminars with LACERA's retirement calculators. Mr. Chery received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from California State University, Northridge (CSUN) and a Jurist Doctorate from Southern California Institute of Law.
John Kelly - Vice President
I have served your neighbors for years as President of The First Tee of Sacramento, Greater Trustee and National Representative for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Rotarian and as a volunteer Fund Development Officer for Sacramento State University. In 1996 the Sacramento Board of Supervisors appointed me as trustee for the Sacramento County Employees Retirement System.
Zandra Cholmondeley - Secretary
In November 2008, Zandra Cholmondeley was elected to represent County retirees as a trustee on the governing board of the Santa Barbara County Retirement System (SBCERS). She joined the Retirement Board in January 2009 and starting in January 2010, served two terms as Chair of the SBCERS Board. She has also served three terms as the President of the Retired Employees of Santa Barbara County (RESBC).
Zandra retired in July 2008 from her position as Principal Analyst for Santa Barbara County. As Principal Analyst, she was responsible for overseeing the development of the County's annual budget and performed numerous special projects for the County Executive Officer (CEO). Her budget responsibilities included working with County departments to ensure the accuracy of projections and overall preparation of the budget document. In this capacity, she was recognized by the CEO in 2006 for her insightful analytic ability and her commitment to the production of quality work by herself and others.
Zandra’s special projects experience included implementing fiscal policy for the County Executive and oversight of internal service funds including the fleet and self-insurance funds. She represented the County Executive at meetings of the Santa Barbara County Board of Retirement and was tasked with analyzing how retirement issues affected the County’s financial and human resource functions. Prior to joining the CEO's office, Zandra served as Clerk of the Board of Supervisors of Santa Barbara County.
Zandra is actively involved in her community and neighborhood; her personal interests include gardening, culinary arts and traveling.
Dan McAllister - Treasurer
Dan McAllister was elected to the Office of the Treasurer-Tax Collector by the general public in November 2002 and took office in December 2002. He occupies the first seat on the Retirement Board and will hold this position on the Board of Retirement as long as he remains in office. Prior to his election, McAllister was a financial consultant and investment broker with a major national brokerage firm.
Ray McCray - Immediate Past President
Ray McCray is a graduate of local schools in Tracy, Delta College in Stockton, Whittier College and completed certificated courses at Wharton Business School, Kellogg Business School and the Hass Business School.
Since 1995 Mr. McCray continues to serve as an elected treasurer for the City of Tracy. He is a member of the California Municipal Treasures Association. Ray was appointed by the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors to serve on the County Retirement Board and was its chair for several years. Mr. McCray was elected president of the State Association of County Retirement systems and has held all executive board positions. Mr. McCray is a director of the Stockton based Merchant Services Credit Bureau, a founding board member of the Community Foundation of San Joaquin an a board member of the San Joaquin County Schools Foundation. Mr. McCray owns consulting business in Stockton where he works with Retirement Plan Advisors on institutional deferred compensation plans. Mr. McCray holds a Series 6 and 63 Securities License and a life and disability license.
Mr. McCray is a former Tracy City Councilman, Community Action Council President, Chamber of Commerce Director and 2nd Agricultural District Association Board Member. Past employment positions include 14 years in banking, several years as an Aide for the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors and several years as a Legislative Assistant at the California State Legislature.
Susan Marshall - Affiliate Chair
As Senior Vice President, Director and Manager of Barings’ San Francisco office, Susan’s primary responsibility is for client service in the United States. Susan joined Baring Asset Management in 2000. Previously she was with AIB Govett, Inc. and its predecessor companies, holding the positions of Chief Administrative Officer and Director of Human Resources. She established their San Francisco office in 1996 and was Vice President of the Institutional Marketing Department, responsible for client service and business development to consultant and plan sponsor networks.