Committee Members

The Board of Trustees of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District appoints members of the Measure C Citizens’ Bond oversight Committee. Terms are for two years and members may not serve more than three consecutive terms.

Committee Members

Joan Barram

At large representative

Joan Barram has an extensive background in public service and education. She recently completed two terms as a member of the district’s Board of Trustees, but her history with the district spans more than 30 years, including service on the Foothill-De Anza Foundation Board of Directors, Euphrat Museum of Art advisory council, and Yes on Measure C campaign committee. Outside the district, Barram served as a member of the Cupertino Union School District Board of Education, California School Boards Association delegate assembly, EdSource board, The Women’s Foundation of California Women of Silicon Valley Donors’ Circle, and Silicon Valley Community Foundation Citizen’s Advisory Committee. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Wheaton College.

Marge Bruno

Senior citizens’ organization representative

Marge Bruno, who served six years as a member of the district’s Audit and Finance Committee, has a background in finance and accounting and many years of service in government and community organizations. In addition to her professional experience, which includes ownership of the mortgage brokerage firm Adobe Financial Group, Bruno has served the community as a member of the Los Altos City Council, Los Altos Womens’ Caucus, Los Altos Community Foundation Finance Committee, Los Altos Morning Forum, Bay Area Air Quality Management District Board, League of California Cities Committee on Revenue and Taxation, Santa Clara County Paratransit Committee, Santa Clara Valley Water Commission, Santa Clara Valley Water District Flood Control Advisory Board, and the Los Altos School District Citizens’ Financial Advisory Committee.

Kelly Davis

Auxiliary organization representative

Kelly Davis is senior vice president and regional manager of Heritage Bank of Commerce for the Los Altos region and a board member with the Foothill-De Anza Foundation. Her more than 30 years in the financial services industry have encompassed business and private banking focused on lending and investment services, including working with early-stage venture-backed companies.  In addition to the Foothill-De Anza Foundation, Kelly’s community volunteer activities have included serving on the boards of the American Red Cross’ Silicon Valley chapter and the Los Altos Village Association.


Dexter Dawes

Taxpayers’ Association Representative

Dexter Dawes completed eight years of service on the district’s Audit and Finance Committee, and previously served on the Measure C Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee as the business representative from 2006-2008. Mr. Dawes is highly committed to his community as he serves on numerous corporate, non-profit, and community boards such as Paterson Paper Company, Meredith Vineyard Estates, Heartfit for Life and Avenidas. Mr. Dawes earned his MBA from Harvard with a concentration in Finance.



Student representative


Ellen Saliba

At-large representative

Ellen Saliba has more than 30 years of financial and operational experience in the computer industry and a history of volunteer service. Formerly a manager with Sun Microsystems and Digital Equipment Corp., she now works as an independent consultant, assisting Silicon Valley companies with financial and operational management issues. A Los Altos resident, Ellen served on the city’s Financial Advisory and Ad Hoc Grant Writing committees. She has been board president of the National Charity League and served on the board of Trustees of Babson College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s in business administration.


Bruce Tolley

Business organization representative

Bruce Tolley combines a background of management and leadership roles in the high tech industry with experience serving on the boards of not-for-profit corporations and industry consortia. Currently serving as vice president of product marketing at Solarflare Communications, Tolley’s previous professional experience included management positions with Cisco Systems and 3Com Corporation. He has served as a lecturer at San Francisco State University and Stanford University and holds a doctoral degree in history from Stanford University and a master’s in business administration from the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business.