Board of Trustees

For information about Board meeting attendance and procedures please visit the Board Meeting Calendar page.

Board Member Compensation Disclosure
Wiseburn Board of Trustees receive no compensation.
They perform all services to the Wiseburn community as volunteers.

Neil Goldman

Neil Goldman, President
2015 - Present

Dr. Neil Goldman is a long-term Del Aire resident and has a rich history of involvement in the District. His two daughters are Wiseburn alumni, and former wife (and still good friend), Donna Goldman taught kindergarten at Juan de Anza for many years. Neil has actively served the district in many ways over three decades, including:

  • President of the Wiseburn Education Foundation
  • Founding member of Rock around the Block
  • District Budget Review Committee member
  • Member of the Juan de Anza Parent Advisory Council
  • Worked to support the Wiseburn Unification and Bond measures for education for our students
  • Future Wiseburn High School Committee member

Dr. Goldman owns GCS, Inc., an organizational development and research company, and has consulted with over 400 organizations in 49 states nationwide. He has also served the District in the following organizational and research capacities:

  • Facilitator for joint Wiseburn/Da Vinci board planning meetings.
  • Helping with the design of the student, parent and teacher surveys. 
  • Conducting Juan de Anza school site research 
  • Focus group research and communications planning for Da Vinci Innovation Academy 
  • District-wide research on our desired high school (Community Survey)

Dr. Goldman brings an understanding of education and management. He holds a doctorate degree in education and a master’s degree in business administration.

 

Nelson Martinez

Nelson Martinez, Vice President/Clerk
2005 - Present

Mr. Nelson Martinez is a long-time Del Aire resident and he attended Wiseburn schools as a student, graduating from both Anza Elementary and Dana Middle School.  Mr. Martinez is a Senior Project Manager with a school construction management firm.  He has volunteered as an Aviation Little League Baseball coach in Del Aire, following his own participation in that league, as well as AYSO, as a player.  Mr. Martinez is married to Helen and has two young sons who will in time attend Wiseburn schools.  He is eagerly looking forward to serving on the Board of Trustees and contributing to the Wiseburn community.

 

Roger BaƱuelos

Roger Bañuelos, Member
2009 - Present

Mr. Bañuelos has lived in the Wiseburn Community for nearly fourteen years.  He and his wife have four sons with three currently enrolled in Wiseburn schools and the youngest patiently waiting in the wings to attend as well.

Roger is proud of the community in which he lives and believes in volunteering to make it better and stronger. Some of the local organizations and committees he has devoted his time to are:

  • Board Member - Wiseburn Education Foundation
  • Past Chairman - Wiseburn School District Citizen's Oversight Committee
  • Coach and Parent Volunteer - AYSO Teams
  • Assistant Coach and Parent Volunteer - Wiseburn Little League Teams

This same commitment to his community is why he serves on the Wiseburn Unified School District Board of Trustees and believes in prioritizing student success and preserving a financially sound district.

Mr. Bañuelos holds a Bachelors Degree from the University of Southern California in Civil Engineering and a Masters Degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix. In his professional career, he is the Vice-President of a construction management company and has served on the Construction Management Association of America Board of Directors as well as Chairman of its Membership Committee.

 

JoAnne Kaneda

JoAnne Kaneda, Member
2001 - 2009;  2014 - Present
 

Ms. JoAnne Kaneda is honored to be a member of the Wiseburn Unified School Board. She served 2 elected terms from 2001-2009 and rejoined the board in 2014.  Ms. Kaneda applies her education and professional aerospace experience to making strong decisions for the district. Her work experience includes executive management of technology systems and direction of large technical aerospace projects. Her leadership skills include rigorous team management, budget and schedule achievement, and customer satisfaction in a robust, competitive environment.  She has a BS from Washington University in St. Louis, and an MBA from Drake University. 

In her time on the board Ms. Kaneda has applied her ability to manage budgets and personnel to benefit our community of students, families and staff.  An accomplishment of special significance is the leadership she provided to jump-start the implementation of the technology infrastructure for the Wiseburn Schools.  Ms. Kaneda understands the importance of educating the total child to prepare our students for higher education and the world of employment.  Ms. Kaneda is a first generation descendent of an immigrant family that stressed a positive work ethic, compassion, and perseverance.  She has sons, all of whom have either graduated from college or are currently studying at universities.

Over the 21 years that Ms. Kaneda has been associated with Wiseburn, both with children in our schools and serving on the board, she has volunteered in AYSO soccer, Little League, Wiseburn Education Foundation, and actively supported our successful unification and school improvement campaigns.  The board’s purpose going forward is to lead the district to completion of our new Wiseburn High School, and to integrate our K-12 curriculum to the world-class standards our community expects.

 

Photo of Rebecca Hamburg-Cappy

Rebecca Hamburg-Cappy, Member
2022 - Present

The Wiseburn Unified School District Board of Trustees appointed Wiseburn resident Ms. Rebecca Hamburg-Cappy as a provisional member of the Board in February 2022. Prior to her appointment on the Board of Trustees, Ms. Hamburg-Cappy served in several prominent leadership roles across the District. Ms. Hamburg-Cappy is a long-time Board member of the Wiseburn Education Foundation, having served as the organization’s interim Executive Director, Vice President, Director of Fundraising, and Director of Community Relations over the past five years. She currently serves as the Wiseburn USD representative on the Southwest Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) Community Advisory Committee. This committee provides critical input on the development of a local plan for providing special education and related services for students with disabilities and their families in the 12 school districts and 16 charter schools serviced by the SELPA. In addition to her relevant community engagement, Ms. Hamburg-Cappy also brings her perspective as a parent to her role. She has two sons who are currently enrolled in Wiseburn elementary schools.

Ms. Hamburg-Cappy is an attorney and nonprofit executive. She is the Chief Network Officer for the California Donor Table, where she leads individual donor network strengthening and expansion as well as foundation engagement and alignment work for CDT and their related entities. Previously, she was the founder and principal consultant for Rebecca Hamburg Consulting, where she empowered nonprofits and foundations with the tools and knowledge to achieve their vision for a better world. Ms. Hamburg-Cappy served as the West Coast Director for Alliance for Justice and Program Director of the National Employment Lawyers Association. She also spent several years litigating cases on behalf of public and private employees around the country, as well as victims of civil and human rights abuses in the U.S. and around the world.

Ms. Hamburg-Cappy received her J.D. from The George Washington University Law School and her B.A. in political science (with honors) from the University of California, San Diego. She is an active member of the State Bar of California.