With a rich tradition of collaboration, TASBO members use research and standing committees to discuss hot topics, build lifelong professional connections, find solutions to common problems, and help guide the association. There are 13 research committees divided by subject-matter, and three standing committees, whose members are approved by the board of directors.

Research Committees

Any TASBO member can join any or all of the 13 research committees. Committees normally meet twice per year in-person, and as needed. Participation is encouraged, but not required to maintain committee membership. Additionally, some committees have online discussion groups in TASBO Connect. Your selection(s) should be based on interest, experience, or expertise in the Committee's identified specialty area.

Research CommitteesChairBoard Liaison

Accounting & Finance

Ed Sorola, RTSBA | Dallas ISD | 972.925.5495

Elaine Cogburn, RTSBA, CPA

Distribution & Inventory

Matt Rivera, CTSBS | Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD | 210.945.6241

Jamie Spiegel, RTSBA

Information Technology

Frankie Jackson, RTSBA | Cypress-Fairbanks ISD | 832.514.1413

Jeff Bright, Ed.D., RTSBA

Instructional Materials

Jill Dorland | Clear Creek ISD | 281.284.0301

Mark Vechione, RTSBA

Internal Audit

Raquel Basurto, RTSBA, CIA, CGAP | Round Rock ISD | 512.464.5107

Stephanie Duran, RTSBA, CPA

Maintenance & Operations

Don May, RTSBA | Retired

Michele Trongaard, RTSBA, CPA


Bessye Adams, RTSBA | Uplift Education | 469.621.8583

Jennifer Land, RTSBA, CPA


Deborah Cartwright, RTSBA | Keller ISD | 817.744.6847

Stephanie Duran, RTSBA, CPA


Mia Stroy, CTSBS | Irving ISD | 972.600.5431

Eduardo Ramos, RTSBA

Purchasing & Supply Management

Michele Leach, RTSBA | Region 8 ESC | 903.572.2665

Jonathan Bey, RTSBA

Safety, Security & Risk Management

Bridget Chustz-Morrison, MBA, CSRM | Fort Bend ISD | 281.634.1721

Jennifer DuPlessis, RTSBA

School Nutrition

Sharon Glosson | North East ISD | 210.356.9117

Rachea' (Shay) Adams, RTSBA


Kirk Self | Canyon ISD | 806.677.2672

Darrell Dodds, RTSBA

Standing Committees

The Professional Certification Committee, Accounting & Auditing Advisory Committee, and Governmental Relations Committee are standing committees that serve as advisory groups to the TASBO Board of Directors. Standing committee members are appointed by the President with approval of the Board.

Standing CommitteesChairLiaison

Accounting & Auditing Advisory

David Marx | Texas Education Agency | 512.463.2945
Julie Novak, RTSBA | Fort Sam Houston ISD | 210.368.8705

Governmental Relations

David Garcia, RTSBA | HEB ISD | 817.399.2031

Julie Novak, RTSBA | Darrell Dodds, RTSBA | Rachea' (Shay) Adams, RTSBA | Jeff Bright, Ed.D., RTSBA | Eduardo Ramos, RTSBA

Professional Certification

Rebecca Estrada, RTSBA | Lackland ISD | 210.357.5000

Jonathan Bey, RTSBA, RSBS | Michele Trongaard, RTSBA, CPA

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