Committee Members

Meet the Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee Members

As part of the process to improve our campus with Measure E funds, the El Camino Community College District Board of Trustees appointed a nine-member Citizen's Bond Oversight Committee. The committee is charged with informing the public about bond revenue expenditures and to actively review and report on the expenditure of bond funds.

As mandated by Proposition 39, the committee must include at least seven individuals, each representing different constituency groups in our community. District vendors, contractors, consultants and employees are not permitted to serve on the committee.

Lou Bahar

Lou Bahar (Senior Org. Representative) 
Lou Bahar is a Manhattan Beach resident, Foundation donor, scholarship supporter and ECC alumna. She started her business career at ECC with Intro to Business, Business Law and Basic Accounting. She loved accounting so much she transferred to CSULB to complete her four-year degree and received a bachelor’s degree in accounting. She went on to work in various accounting jobs; finally working for her husband’s floor covering distribution company before retiring. She is still a student at ECC and a lifelong learner! Born in Chicago, she happily moved to Los Angeles in her early 20s. Ms. Bahar lived in Redondo Beach for about 10 years and then moved to Manhattan Beach in 1980 and has lived there ever since.

1st term: 4/18 - 4/21
2nd term: 4/21 – 4/24/2023

Gino DiGregorio

Gino DiGregorio (Foundation Representative) 
Gino DiGregorio is a Managing Director at Accenture, a global professional services firm committed to helping organizations transform in ways that change how the world works and lives. He received his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a B.S. in Engineering Science from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. He works as a client account lead for global financial services clients. Mr. DiGregorio has been a member of the El Camino College Foundation Board since 2016 and is on the board for Back on My Feet Los Angeles.

1st term: 6/20 – 6/23
2nd term: 6/23 – 6/26


Laurie McCarthy (Community Representative)

Ms. Laurie McCarthy is a retired investment banker who earned an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Business and a B.S. in Nursing from UCLA. She has extensive experience in corporate finance, corporate bond issuance and merger, and acquisition financing. She has served on the Finance and Investment Committees of the UCLA Foundation, scholarship committees of the UCLA Alumni Association, and has chaired various public school and athletic team endeavors in the South Bay. Currently Ms. McCarthy is a member of the El Camino College Foundation Board and serves on the finance committee. Ms. McCarthy is a lifelong learner who is currently studying French and art history at El Camino College. She and her family have resided in Manhattan Beach for over 30 years.

1st Term: 4/19 – 4/22
2nd Term: 4/22 – 4/25

Blake Silvers

Dr. Blake Silvers (Business Representative)

Dr. Blake Silvers began as Wiseburn USD Superintendent, July 1, 2018, after a decade of experience as principal of Dana Middle School. During Silvers' tenure at Dana Middle School, the campus was named a National Forum School to Watch, a California Distinguished School and a Gold Ribbon School. Dr. Silver is an active member of the El Segundo Chamber of Commerce.

1st term: 5/22 – 5/25

Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor (Community Representative)

Chris Taylor is director of system engineering at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. He has 18 years of technical, operations, and program management experience in space systems. Mr. Taylor attended Tuskegee University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He also earned a Master’s of Science in electrical engineering from University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Taylor has served a volunteer help to develop a STEM program at the Boys and Girls Club in Lomita. He also has supported recruiting efforts at UCLA, UC Berkeley, and national diversity conferences. Mr. Taylor is a member of Wiseburn’s Juan Cabrillo PTA, Site School Council.

1st Term: 6/20 – 6/22
2nd Term: 6/22 – 6/25

Siannah Collado Boutté

Siannah Collado Boutté (Taxpayer Representative)

Ms. Siannah Collado Boutté was a Deputy District Attorney at the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. During the eight plus years as a Deputy DA, Ms. Boutté also worked at the Glendale, El Monte and Inglewood offices where she handled misdemeanor and felony cases from arraignment through trial. Ms. Boutté taught Project LEAD for over 10 years for inner city 5th graders at Centinela Elementary School in Inglewood and Rosa Parks Elementary in Lynwood. She attended El Camino College where she was the student representative on the Board of Trustees and graduated with an A.S. in Business Administration. Ms. Boutté is a member of the League of Women Voters.

1st term: 5/22-5/25

Connor Lai

Connor Lai (Student Representative)

Connor Lai is a second-year student at El Camino studying Computer Engineering. A graduate of Mira Costa High School, he served as a Senator of Industry and Technology for the Associated Students Organization and the Commissioner of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for the Inter-Club Council throughout the 2022-2023 academic school year. Currently, he is the 2023-2024 Student Trustee.

Term: 2023-24 School Year