Council Board

President -
Patt Mayer, CNA, CPA
Diablo Valley Chapter
Patricia J. Mayer (Patt) is an active CPA and a CMA, and CEO of Patricia J. Mayer & Associates, a staffing company for financial candidates. Prior to that, she was the VP Finance, Retail division, Customer Segments, of Charles Schwab & Co., the VP Finance for Macromedia Inc., and the CFO of the YMCA of San Francisco.

Patt is past president of the East Bay chapter of the California Society of CPAs, currently on their State nominating committee, past president of San Francisco chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI), past president of the Diablo Valley chapter of Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), and an active member of the planning committee of REST.
Secretary -
Lisandro Aviles, MBA, CMA

Hawaii Chapter
Born at the end of the Salvadoran Civil War; Lisandro and his family migrated to San Jose, California in the 90's for a better life and prosperous future. Starting from humble beginnings Lisandro understood the importance of family, dedication and hard work at a very young age.

Lisandro's interest in Accounting and Taxation inspired him to pursue an MBA credential from Hawai'i Pacific University. His academic and practical understanding of business makes him an asset to your business and his experience provides clients with valuable expertise.

The pursuit of personal growth, continuous improvement and innovation led him to open doors to locals in Hawai'i and to become a key partner in the business. He's taken his dedication to another level and has earned his Certification in Management Accounting.
Treasurer -
Robert F. Hulin, Jr.
East Bay - Northern California Chapter

Robert is a principle of Hulin Consulting a boutique firm that specializes in the accounting and bookkeeping market niche. Prior to Hulin Consulting, Robert had a accounting and technical career with AT&T and it's many transformations, retiring in 1994. 

Robert has been a member of the IMA since 1994 and has held a variety of Board positions at the Chapter, Regional Council and Global levels.

Robert holds an AA Degree - Accounting Specialization from San Joaquin College, a BS Degree - Accounting Specialization from California State University - Sacramento, and a MSPA Degree from Golden Gate University.


VP Education -
Scott Berry

Reno Chapter

Scott enjoys building businesses and has spent most of his career as a financial executive with broad experience in planning, accounting and financial management. This experience includes manufacturing entities, financial consulting, strategic planning, acquisitions and SEC reporting. Scott has worked with early-stage start ups as well as established companies.

Scott also has several years experience managing supply chain operations for both manufacturing and design/outsourcing consumer product companies. He has experience with contract manufacturing in China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines.

Away from the office Scott loves to explore the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Scott and his wife Gina are the proud parents of three children, Chase, Austin and Madison.


Education Support
REST Support -
LuAnn M. Klann, CMA

Central California Chapter

LuAnn Klann is a finance executive with extensive and diverse experience in a variety of industries. Her expertise includes a consistent record of improving financial results through innovative business processes and her significant strengths include evaluating business processes and initiating change management to improve financial results and performance.

Ms. Klann’s teaching strength lies mainly in being able to perceive student’s/target’s learning style and adapting teaching style to meet them. Crossed experience in corporate finance, LuAnn provides a unique blend rarely found in University Professors. Also included in her arsenal is forensic accounting experience which includes fraud detection in the fast food, restaurant, corporate finance, and other private industries.


VP Communications -
Eunji Seo, CMA, CPA, CIA

Fresno Area Chapter
Eunji is an Adjunct Accounting Instructor at California State University, Fresno.


President Emeritus - 
Nicole Sheets, CPA
Peninsula-Silicon Valley Chapter

Nicole has lived in the Bay Area for almost twenty years after growing up in the Los Angeles area. After graduating from Humboldt State University with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with the emphasis in Accounting moved to the Bay Area.

Nicole is a CPA currently working as an independent contractor doing work as accountant, and bookkeeper. She has six years of experience as an Internal Auditor for First American Title where she was involved with SOX compliance. Nicole has also acquired a variety of general accounting experience through 10+ years of various jobs.

She has been on the IMA PPA board for many years in roles such as Secretary, Treasurer, and President.

Regional Directors


Linus A. Li, CMA, CFM, CPA

Sacramento Chapter