Board of Directors and Staff
A Collaboration Among Community, Business, and Public Safety
The MVPSF's board structure includes members of the city's business, philanthropic, and broader community, as well as the leaders of the Police and Fire departments who serve in a non-voting board members. This structure provides the necessary collaborative environment in which the needs of the departments and MVPAL can be effectively and efficiently communicated to the board, while appropriately leaving fiscal disbursement decisions to civilian board members.
TONY SIRESS (Chairman) Tony has for more than two decades been a leading technology and business-model problem solver as well as an idea architect in Silicon Valley. Tony founded his first company while still attending Santa Clara University. After graduating, he began his career at Sun Microsystems as a Systems Engineer and was soon advancing through the company. Tony's second company was Tidalwave Technologies that was acquired by Veritas. At Veritas Tony was the company’s Director of International Sales for Japan, and later, the Far East. Having exhausted his opportunities for challenges at Veritas, Tony rejoined Sun and for the next seven and a half years, he advanced through Sun’s divisions, culminating in senior directorships. Tony left Sun in 2004 to start Siress AG Consulting. where his focus is on applying his experience to help entrepreneurs reach the full potential with their products.

KIMBERLY COPHER (President) has over 25 years experience in sales negotiations and customer service, in both the real estate and technology industries. She is a long time Mountain View resident having lived in the city since 1994. Kim has a passion giving back to her community, including spending her free time volunteering and working to raise money for local charitable organizations. Kim has been involved in numerous organizations including: CSA, the Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Mountain View, Old Mountain View Neighborhood Association, Habitat for Humanity, and Rotary, Kim is a native Northern Californian, who truly enjoys all that this beautiful state has to offer. She is an avid snow skier, and a Monterey trained Scuba Dive Master.

SCOTT VERMEER was chief of the Mountain View Police Department from January 2002 to August 2014. Before coming to Mountain View, he served as police chief for the City of Menlo Park. There he was credited with creating a dynamic and cohesive management team, bringing and keeping the agency to full staffing levels, and reversing a long period of low morale, replacing it with a clear direction and an esprit de corps. Before Menlo Park, Scott served with the Redwood City Police Department, as a patrol officer, detective, juvenile officer, street crimes and narcotics sergeant, watch commander and detective sergeant. Scott was promoted to captain in 1995 and served as division commander of each of Redwood City's three divisions (Patrol, Administrative Services and Investigations). He also formed and commanded the department's SWAT and Hostage Negotiation Teams.

YOUNG HAN (Secretary) is a co-founder of GoVoluntr, an online social platform bringing together volunteers, non-profit organizations, and corporations to spark volunteerism in a new and engaging way. He is also the Community Builder for Philz Coffee working towards creating meaningful and authentic ways for Philz Coffee to support and give back to the communities in which Philz stores reside. Outside the office Young is an avid volunteer, giving him strong insight into the rewards and impact of volunteerism. He lives in San Jose with his girlfriend, Amy, and his pack of miniature daschunds, Chloey, Ellie, and Megabyte.

MARGARET ABE-KOGA served on the Mountain View City Council from 2007-2015, and served as Vice-Mayor in 2008, and as Mayor in 2009, making her the first Asian American female to serve in those capacities in Mountain View's history. Margaret represented Mountain View on regional bodies including the Santa Clara County Cities Association; the Silicon Valley Regional Interoperability Agency, the Santa Clara County Emergency Operational Area Council, and on the Santa Clara County Local Agency Formation Commission of Santa Clara County. She also served on the Valley Transportation Authority Board of Directors and Chaired the Board in 2011. Prior to her service on the City Council, Margaret served as Trustee for Area 1 on Santa Clara County Board of Education and served as Board Vice-President in 2004. In addition to elected service, Margaret has been active in the community as a Human Relations Commissioner and Environmental Planning Commissioner for the City of Mountain View, Vice-Chair of the Old Mountain View Neighborhood Association, boardmember of Avenidas Senior Services, boardmember of the Mountain View Sister Cities Association, boardmember of the Silicon Valley Japanese American Chamber of Commerce, President of the San Jose Taiko Board, and boardmember of the San Mateo JACL. Margaret is also a member of the American Leadership Forum Class XXII, an Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute (APALI) Senior Fellow, and a graduate of the Working Partnerships Leadership Institute as well as Leadership Mountain View. She holds a degree in American Government from Harvard University. She and her husband Yotto Koga have two daughters in Mountain View’s public schools.

DEBBIE VILLA has demonstrated her love and unending commitment to the Mountain View Community for the last 19 years. She has been a mentor to many young professionals and her dedication to Mountain View is unmatched. Debbie has been involved in numerous organizations throughout the city including: the Chamber of Commerce, Police Activities League, CHAC, CSA, CSMA, Quota Club, Red Cross, United Way, LMV, Jerry Rice Foundation, Mountain View Library Task Force, Rotary, MV Education Foundation and Leadership Mountain View. She was honored with “Business Person of the Year Award, Large Business” by the Chamber of Commerce in 2009. Debbie has also received awards from Nordstrom, Clear Channel and SFX. She is currently the San Francisco Market Director at Live Nation.

ROSS DARGAHI (Treasurer) is a serial entrepreneur and investor. Most recently he founded Volt Ventures to provide advisory and capital resources to entrepreneurs. Prior to Volt Ventures, Ross was a cofounder and VP of Product Development at Zimbra; a software company acquired by Yahoo! in October 2007. Previously Ross was Director of Engineering and Director of Product Management with the Messaging Products Group at Openwave Systems. Ross joined Openwave in 2000 as part of the acquisition of Onebox where he was a founding engineer and senior architect. During his twenty-five year career in the technology industry, Ross has held senior positions at Sun Microsystems, The Baylor College of Medicine's Medical Informatics and Computing Research Program, The Keck Center for Computational Biology, and Rice University. Ross earned his BS in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Houston.

GREG CALCAGNO is the Alumni Director and Head Football Coach at Saint Francis High School in Mountain View. In his role as Alumni Director, Greg is part of the Institutional Advancement Team and directly responsible for raising money from Saint Francis Alumni to help with financial aid for the students and for any capital campaigns. As the Head Football Coach, Greg has daily interaction and involvement with over 175 student athletes involved in the football program and serves as a role model and mentor for these students. Prior to his work at Saint Francis, Greg served many roles in the payment processing space with PaymentOne (VP-Product Mgmnt), Integretel (Dir of Products and Marketing) and prior to that was the President and CEO of a start up (SecureBill). Greg graduated from Santa Clara University, received his MBA from San Jose State and attended Saint Francis High School along with his wife (Ann) and 5 children.

BRUCE BARSI was born and raised in the local community where he currently resides with his wife Suzanne. He graduated from Saint Francis High School and San Jose State University. Bruce is retired from the Mountain View Police Department following a thirty year career in law enforcement. He has remained active in the community with a number of organizations. He is a member and past President of the Mountain View Rotary Club. He serves as a Board Member and is also a Past Board President of the Community Health Awareness Council. He is a member and past Chair of the Mountain View Los Altos Community Roundtable and he is also active in the Challenge Team and several other local organizations. In his spare time, Bruce enjoys many outdoor activities including skiing, snowboarding, biking, and hiking.

CLIFF DELCARLO was born and raised in Mountain View, where he graduated from Saint Francis High School and Foothill College. He went on to earn a B.S. Degree in Environmental Management from Columbia Southern University. In the early 1980’s Cliff joined the Mountain View Fire Department where he was promoted through the ranks to retire as a Shift Battalion Chief with more than 30 years of service to the city. Cliff is a life member of the Mountain View Historical Association and served two terms as Vice President and is currently a trustee with the Mountain View Historical Museum. Cliff has spent countless hours giving back to the community by coaching local baseball, basketball and football youth sports programs. In his free time, Cliff enjoys working on vintage automobiles, hiking and racquetball. Cliff lives in San Jose with his wife Jana and their three children.
ADVISORY BOARD
MAX BOSEL (Police Chief) was appointed Police Chief on August 4, 2014. He started his law enforcement career with the Millbrae Police Department in 1989, and joined the Mountain View Police Department in December 1995. Bosel has led all three divisions of the department, served as Interim Deputy Police Chief, as well as Interim Assistant City Manager. A graduate of the FBI National Academy, Bosel holds a Master of Public Administration from Notre Dame de Namur University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management from Saint Mary’s College of California. Bosel is also a graduate of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government’s Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program, the California POST Supervisory Leadership Institute, Leadership Mountain View and the University of Southern California’s Delinquency Control Institute.

JUAN DIAZ (Fire Chief) has been a fire service professional for twenty-nine years. He began his career in 1985 as a Santa Clara City Volunteer Reserve Firefighter, serving with them for over five years. Then in January 1989, he joined the San Jose Fire Department as a professional firefighter. During Chief Diaz’s twenty-five year career with San Jose, he was promoted from Firefighter to Engineer, Inspector, Captain, Battalion Chief and Deputy Fire Chief. Additionally, for over eight years, he served on multiple administrative assignments including Community Wildland-Urban-Interface Captain, Fire Prevention Officer, Line Training Officer and Battalion Chief Department Safety Officer. Chief Diaz has an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science, a Bachelor’s Degree in Emergency Management, he is a certified Chief Officer under the State of California Fire Marshal's Office and holds many specialized training certifications.
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