Ron Ben-Yehuda, Board Member
Ron Ben-Yehuda is a transactional intellectual property and corporate attorney with more than twenty years of experience structuring and negotiating transactions to commercialize intellectual property, technology, content, brands and other assets. His practice focuses on domestic and international licensing, development, services, marketing, and distribution transactions, as well as joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions. He is a frequent lecturer and author speaking at numerous technology and legal conferences. Mr. Ben-Yehuda earned a B.A. in economics, Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude, from Yale College, and a J.D., with distinction, from Stanford Law School.

To contact Ron Ben-Yehuda, please call 323-291-1211 or email

Curt Hessler, Board Member
Curt Hessler is an attorney and former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy; Executive Director of President Jimmy Carter’s Economic Policy Group; and Associate Director of the President’s Office of Management and Budget. In addition, he has more than two decades of experience at the CEO/Board-level leadership in the media and technology industries. Mr. Hessler is a Lecturer in Law at the UCLA School of Law with extensive experience in finance, strategic development, and law.

To contact Curt Hessler, please call 323-291-1211 or email

Francisco Mares, Board Member
Francisco Mares is Payroll Director of Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). He is responsible for the oversight of payroll administration, regulatory compliance, communication, and development of team members. Mr. Mares is a member of the American Payroll Association and is serving a second 2-year term on the FPC Certification Committee. In 2014, he was elected President of the Los Angeles Chapter of American Payroll Association and served prior in leadership positions as Treasurer and Secretary. A Certified Payroll Professional since 2008, he has mentored others in their pursuit for certification.

To contact Francisco Mares, please call 323-291-1211 or email

Dr. O’Quinn, Board Member

To contact Dr. O’Quinn, please call 323-291-1211 or email

Jae Chang, Board Member

Jae Chang is a multi-licensed general contractor and real estate broker specializing in all aspects of project acquisitions and real estate development phases.  With more than twenty years of experience driving his career, Chang has bolstered a myriad of duties ranging from pre-construction licensed advisor to post-development sales liaison. His experience as a leading manager in a broad spectrum of industries has emboldened Chang to envision every situation from his own unique perspective and approaches it from a multifaceted standpoint. He is a proud father of two young boys, with another baby boy on the way. He often mentions that his wife June is what has kept him grounded throughout his career and that her support is a major component to his success.

To contact Jae Chang, please call 323-291-1211 or email

Board Agendas

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Upcoming Board Meetings 

Regular meetings will be held the first Tuesday of every even month at 6:00 p.m. starting February 6th.

Special meetings are announced here: ISANA Meetings on Demand

Meetings are held at 3580 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1130, Los Angeles, CA 90010

Meetings will be held on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, August 7, 2018
  • Tuesday, October 2, 2018
  • Tuesday, December 4, 2018
  • Tuesday, February 5, 2019
  • Tuesday, April 2, 2019
  • Tuesday, June 4, 2019
  • Tuesday, August 6, 2019
  • Tuesday, October 1, 2019
  • Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Parents and Community Notification of ISANA Board Meetings

Parents and community members are notified of ISANA Board meetings in compliance with the Brown Act.  All meeting agendas are posted at each school site and at ISANA’s administrative offices, as well as on the website.

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