Board of Trustees

The Head of the Retirement System is the Board of Trustees. The Board, subject to the limitations of the BERS Rules and Regulations and of law, establishes the policies for the administration and transaction of the business of the system and for the control of funds. The Board of Trustees consists of thirteen (13) Panel for Educational Policy members, the Chancellor and two (2) employee-members elected by the membership. The term of each employee-member is four years beginning the first of January following a regular election. Each employee-member has an alternate, who will serve the duration of the term of office of the elected employee-member in the event of the death, disability, disqualification or withdrawal of the employee-member. The current board members are:

  • Peter J. Calandrella
  • Isaac Carmignani
  • Geneal Chacon
  • April Chapman
  • T. Elzora Cleveland
  • Deborah Dillingham
  • Carmen Fariña
  • Michael Kraft
  • Vanessa Leung
  • Gary Linnen
  • John Maderich
  • Donald Nesbit
  • Raymond Orlando
  • Lori Podvesker
  • Benjamin Shuldiner
  • Stephanie Soto
  • Miguelina Zorrilla-Aristy