Committees

Bylaws Committee

This committee is established to maintain and revise our corporate bylaws in keeping with organizational changes as they evolve. The committee reviews recommended bylaw changes to ensure the changes are keeping with federal, state and local laws as it relates to business, taxation, and membership needs. The committee prepares the proposed changes for a membership vote, either by Ballot-Bin vote, or a vote of the active membership present at the annual conference General Membership meeting. Ballot-Bin voting has been added to ensure all members can participate in the decision.

Glenn Allen / Chair

Phone: (707) 565-8546

Email: glennallen@cwfia.org

Lee Gemetti

Phone: (916) 875-1554

Email: leegemetti@cwfia.org

Nicole Mitchell

Phone: (559) 735-1490

Email: nicolemitchell@cwfia.org

Curriculum Committee

The main focus of the Training Curriculum Committee is to conduct training needs assessments based on current trends in welfare fraud and identifying subject matter experts to provide realistic and relevant training on the topics identified and presented as part of our annual training conference. We strive to provide a balance of training that is relevant to both the new Investigator and the veteran Investigators that are part of CWFIA.

Michael Pearlman / Co-Chair

Phone: (714) 483-0096

Email: michaelpearlman@cwfia.org

Gregory Mahony / Co-Chair

Phone: (909) 945-0967

Email: gregorymahony@cwfia.org

Randy Fedak

Phone: (831) 706-1044

Email: randyfedak@cwfia.org

Nicole Mitchell

Phone: (559) 735-1490

Email: nicolemitchell@cwfia.org

Lupe Rubalcava

Phone: (209) 626-6609

Email: luperubalcava@cwfia.org

Christine Getty

Phone: (619) 688-0166

Email: christinegetty@cwfia.org

Cynthia Navarro

Phone: (310) 349-4669

Email: cynthianavarro@cwfia.org

Renee Haga

Phone: (559) 600-3306

Email: shaga@fresnocountyca.gov

Guy Christian

Phone: (559) 901-8554

Email: guychristian@cwfia.org

John Martire

Phone: (707) 621-4557

Email: johnmartire@cwfia.org

Jean Yurkovic

Phone: (530) 957-4153

Email: jeanyurkovic@cwfia.org

State Legislative & Policy Committee

This committee’s role is to keep the CWFIA membership aware of proposed legislative changes that affect the administration of the Public Assistance programs we investigate. The committee takes advice from the membership to author legislation and attempt to identify a legislator who will introduce the bill. We contact legislative staffers with our concerns regarding pending legislation and provide support or opposition to specific bills and when possible, testify either in support or opposition to bills at legislative hearings. This committee also provides updates for the Intercom newsletter, round-table meetings, membership and board of director’s meetings.

Glenn Allen / Chair

Phone: (707) 565-8546

Email: glennallen@cwfia.org

Shannon Richardson

Phone: (916) 876-5950

Email: shannonrichardson@cwfia.org

Lee Gemetti

Phone: (916) 875-1554

Email: leegemetti@cwfia.org

Chris Staiger

Phone: (661) 868-5875

Email: chrisstaiger@cwfia.org

National Policy & Outreach Committee

This committee’s role is to keep the CWFIA membership aware of proposed national legislative changes that affect the administration of the Public Assistance programs we investigate. The committee also maintains contact with statewide agencies in an attempt to identify mutual issues that affect program integrity. This committee will provide updates for the Intercom newsletter, round-table meetings, membership and board of director’s meetings.

Lupe Rubalcava / Co-Chair

Phone: (209) 626-6609

Email: luperubalcava@cwfia.org

Gregory Mahony / Co-Chair

Phone: (909) 945-0967

Email: gregorymahony@cwfia.org

Christine Getty

Phone: (619) 688-0166

Email: christinegetty@cwfia.org

Tony Sanchez

Phone: (714) 575-2580

Email: tony.sanchez@da.ocgov.com

Membership Committee

The main focus of the Membership Committee is to help recruit new members into the organization, from prospecting, developing outreach strategies and implementing a strategic plan for the Association’s development.

Nicole Mitchell / Chair

Phone: (559) 735-1490

Email: nicolemitchell@cwfia.org

Lupe Rubalcava

Phone: (209) 626-6609

Email: luperubalcava@cwfia.org

Cynthia Navarro

Phone: (310) 349-4669

Email: cynthianavarro@cwfia.org

Christine Getty

Phone: (619) 688-0166

Email: christinegetty@cwfia.org

Jean Yurkovic

Phone: (530) 957-4153

Email: jeanyurkovic@cwfia.org

Professional Achievement Committee

The Professional Achievement Award program was developed to identify and acknowledge a member who promotes the highest standard of excellence. CWFIA has loyal, efficient and dedicated members who provide a valuable service to the State of California. Program integrity plays a vital role in protecting both public assistance recipients and taxpayers. The CWFIA Board of Directors is proud of our membership and the level of service and commitment they provide. It is the desire of the Board to recognize an employee each year who has exemplified exceptional levels of work performance and loyalty to the ideals of CWFIA.

Lupe Rubalcava / Co-Chair

Phone: (209) 626-6609

Email: luperubalcava@cwfia.org

Michael Pearlman / Co-Chair

Phone: (714) 483-0096

Email: michealpearlman@cwfia.org

Gregory Mahony

Phone: (909) 945-0967

Email: gregorymahony@cwfia.org

Glenn Allen

Phone: (707) 565-8546

Email: glennallen@cwfia.org

Carmen Hernandez

Phone: (310) 349-4608

Email: carmenhernandez@cwfia.org

Public Relations Committee

The Public Relations committee is charged with providing a coordinated message to the public and media outlets regarding the goals and objectives of CWFIA by promoting program integrity and providing timely information on current efforts to combat fraud. The Public Relations committee also collects and evaluates published information concerning public assistance fraud issues within the State of California.

John Martire / Co-Chair

Phone: (707) 621-4557

Email: johnmartire@cwfia.org

Glenn Allen / Co-Chair

Phone: (707) 565-8546

Email: glennallen@cwfia.org

Shannon Richardson - North Region

Phone: (916) 876-5950

Email: shannonrichardson@cwfia.org

Michael Pearlman - South Region

Phone: (714) 483-0096

Email: michaelpearlman@cwfia.org

Round-table Committee

The Round-table Committee is charged with providing support to CWFIA Zone Directors in their efforts to provide regional meetings for CWFIA members. These meetings provide for open conversation among our members and fraud prevention colleagues to identify best practices, share technical information, and discuss trends and processes. The Round-table Committee shall ensure that each CWFIA Zone conducts regular meetings and presents information concerning CWFIA’s current efforts in Program Integrity and our annual training conference.

John Martire/ Chair

Phone: (707) 621-4557

Email: johnmartire@cwfia.org

Nicole Mitchell / Zone I

Phone: (559) 735-1490

Email: nicolemitchell@cwfia.org

Michael Pearlman / Zone II

Phone: (714) 483-0096

Email: michaelpearlman@cwfia.org

Lee Gemetti / Zone III

Phone: (916) 875-1554

Email: leegemetti@cwfia.org

Glenn Allen / Zone IV

Phone: (707) 565-8546

Email: glennallen@cwfia.org

Cynthia Navarro / Zone V

Phone: (310) 349-4669

Email: cynthianavarro@cwfia.org