Personnel Commissioners & Director, Classified Personnel

Lance Bidnick, Commissioner

  • Lance Bidnick, Personnel Commissioner


    Mr. Lance Bidnick is the Board of Trustee's appointee to the Personnel Commission. Mr. Bidnick is currently the Director of Maintenance and Operations at Newport Mesa Unified School District. He is also a former student and employee of Ocean View School District. He is an OVSD community member, an OVSD parent, and a strong advocate of Merit System practices. He was appointed to the Personnel Commission in 2017.

Bob Ewing, Commissioner

  •  Bob Ewing  

    CSEA’s appointee to the Commission is Bob Ewing. Mr. Ewing has been involved with Ocean View School District for over thirty years, as a parent, a volunteer, and as a Commissioner. He has been a Personnel Commissioner since 2003.


Michelle Vellanoweth, Director

  • Michelle Vellanoweth  
    Mrs. Vellanoweth has been an employee of the Ocean View School District since 1982. She worked as a Personnel Analyst from 1989 to 2012, and now serves as the Personnel Commission's Director of Classified Personnel.

Daniel Gooch, Commissioner

  • Daniel Gooch  

    Mr. Dan Gooch is the Joint appointee. Mr. Gooch has been an adherent to the merit system through his previous employment with the City of Long Beach, and his commitment to Ocean View School District. He has been a member of the Personnel Commission since 1997.