Patrick Martin

Trustee Martin represents Region II (South San Joaquin Valley, Central California and North Valley Chapters). Patrick began his career in law enforcement as a deputy sheriff with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in 1983. Subsequently he worked as a deputy for the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Department for about three years beginning in 1999, but more recently was employed as a deputy with the Butte County Sheriff’s Office for a period of about thirteen years ending in 2017. Currently he is employed as a district attorney investigator with the Butte County District Attorney’s Office. Patrick was briefly elected as the president of the Butte County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association, but for the past eight years he has been the elected treasurer of that organization. Patrick was elected in October 2019 to the Insurance and Benefits Trust.

Richard Buss

Trustee Buss represents Region IV (Inland, Orange County and San Diego/Imperial Chapters). Buss began his law enforcement career in 2001 with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. In 2013, he took on the role as the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s, Rancho Cucamonga Station, alternate board of director for SEBA (Sheriff’s Employees Benefits Association) and in 2015 he was elected as the station director. He remains a member of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and is currently assigned to patrol at the Rancho Cucamonga Station. Buss has been a member of PORAC since 2001. In April 2017 he was elected to the Insurance and Benefits Trust of PORAC and selected as the Trust Vice-Chairman November 2019.

Gary Frace

Trustee Frace began his police career in 2006 when he was hired by Lake County Sheriff’s Department where he worked patrol exclusively. In 2013 he was promoted to Sergeant and became the supervisor of the Lake County Gang Task Force, the Field Training program and the K-9 program. He was elected to the PORAC board of directors in 2009 to represent the Redwood Chapter where he represents Lake, Mendocino, Humboldt and Del Notre counties. In 2016 he became the PORAC Board appointee assigned to the Insurance and Benefits Trust of PORAC.

Shane Talbot

Trustee Talbot began his police career in 1974 when he was hired by the Santa Monica Police Department. In 1979 he was elected to the board of directors for the Santa Monica Police Officers’ Association, where he served in numerous leadership positions until his retirement in 2008. In November 1989, he was elected as the Region III Trustee to the Insurance and Benefits Trust of PORAC and was Chairman from January 1991 to February 2005. He serves as a trustee on the Santa Monica Police Officers’ Association Retiree Medical Trust and has held that position since 1995. In November of 2009 he became the PORAC Board Retiree Appointee assigned to the Insurance and Benefits Trust of PORAC.

Rusty Rea

Trustee Rea represents Region IV (Inland, Orange County and San Diego/Imperial Chapters).  Rea began his law enforcement career in 1998 with the Chula Vista Police Department. In 2003 he was elected to the CVPOA board of directors and has been the treasurer of the CVPOA since 2005. He remains a member of the Chula Vista Police Department and is currently assigned as a motor agent. Rea has been an active member of PORAC since 1998 and was selected by President Cottingham as the Region IV representative on the committee to develop the Retiree Medical Trust. He remains the elected Region IV Trustee, and is the only founding member remaining on the Trust. In November 2008 he was elected to the Insurance and Benefits Trust of PORAC, and was Chairman from November 2010 thru November 2015.

Cody Green

Trustee Green represents Region III (Tri-Counties, Los Angeles North and Los Angeles South Chapters). He has been with the Santa Monica Police Department for 14 years, and is currently a Sergeant assigned to Patrol. Cody is a Trustee of the Santa Monica Police Officers Retirement Medical Trust which manages assets of 15 million dollars. He has a Master’s degree in Public Administration and was elected in November 2015 to the Insurance & Benefits Trust.

Damon Kurtz

Trustee Kurtz began his career in law enforcement as a deputy with the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office in 1994.  Later he went to work as a deputy in San Luis Obispo County from 1998 to 2004. In 2004 Damon became a police officer for the City of Fresno Police Department. He was elected to the executive board of the FPOA as a business representative in 2009 and first vice president in 2012. He was elected to the PORAC Insurance and Benefits Trust as a Region II Trustee representing North Valley, Central California, South San Joaquin and Nevada Chapters in May of 2013 and became Chairman of the Trust in 2016. In November 2017 he was elected as the PORAC Vice President and was appointed as the Presidents appointee to the Insurance and Benefits Trust of PORAC.

Franco Vado

Trustee Vado represents Region I (Northern Bay Area, Central Coast and Redwood Chapters). Vado began his law enforcement career in 1995 with the San Jose Police Department. Vado was elected as a director of the San Jose Police Officers’ Association in 2009 and was elected to Chief Financial Officer in July 2010. In November 2010 he was elected to the PORAC Insurance and Benefits Trust and became Chairman of the Trust November 2019. Vado has been an active member of PORAC since 1999.

Joey Schlemmer

Trustee Schlemmer represents Region I (Northern Bay Area, Central Coast and Redwood Chapters).  He has been a police officer for 20 years, the last 10 with Richmond Police Department. Schlemmer has been promoted to Sergeant and Captain and has been assigned to patrol, investigations, field training, street narcotics and violence suppression, and evidence technician (CSI).  Schlemmer is a past member of the Richmond POA executive board, and served as a Director on the Bay Area Chapter board, first elected in 2010.  In November 2012 he was elected to the PORAC Insurance and Benefits Trust and was Chairman of the Trust from August 2017 to November 2019.