Giovane Rivera Pizano
Giovane Rivera Pizano is the Assistant Treasurer responsible for the Treasury and Capital Markets units of the Office of the Treasurer Tax Collector for the County of Riverside. The Treasury division accounts for over $15 billion annually in receipts and disbursements of various sources of public funds. The Capital Markets Division is responsible for the management of the $6‐8 billion Treasurer’s Pool Investment Fund (TPIF). Giovane joined the Treasurer Tax Collector’s Office in 2001. Prior to joining the County, Giovane was a Corporate Finance Teaching Assistant at the A. Gary Anderson School of Management, University of California at Riverside. He has earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration and an MBA from The University of California, Riverside.
Melissa Johnson currently serves as the Assistant Tax Collector for the County of Riverside. In her capacity as Assistant Tax Collector she oversees all tax collector operational aspects of the department and fulfills the role of Tax Collector in the absence of the TTC. Melissa Johnson has been with the department for over 30 years. She began her career as an Office Assistant II in the Unsecured division and advanced through the positions of Accounting Assistant II, Senior Accounting Assistant, Accounting Technician, Supervising Accounting Technician, Staff Analyst, Chief Deputy TTC, Senior Chief Deputy TTC to her current position. Melissa has achieved several milestones throughout her career including having the first-ever, online auction of tax defaulted properties.
Anthony (Tony) Danciu is currently the manager over Quality Assurance and Public Relations division of the Treasurer-Tax Collector. He started his career in 1999 with the County Assessor-Clerk-Recorder as an Appraiser Trainee. Tony advanced through several positions and projects with the Assessor including Senior Appraiser, Business Process Analyst II, Supervising Appraiser and Principal Deputy ACR. Tony has also developed course materials and instructed Appraisal staff throughout the County on the subject of Supplemental Assessments. In addition, during his time in ACR Public Service he helped oversee the creation and implementation of the ACR Call Center. In 2017 Tony accepted his current Chief Deputy position with the Riverside County Treasurer-Tax Collector’s office. Tony holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing Management from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
Desiree Taylor currently serves as the Chief Deputy over the Information Technology division in the Office of the Treasurer Tax Collector for the County of Riverside. This division includes Help Desk and Enterprise Application Services which oversees the Treasurer-Tax Collector’s portion of the new property tax system. Desiree holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources Management and an Associate in Science Degree in Business Administration with Accounting Concentration. Desiree has been with the department since 2005 and started out as an Accounting Assistant II in Public Services and advanced through the positions of Senior Accounting Assistant, Accounting Technician, Supervising Accounting Technician, Deputy Treasurer-Tax Collector to her current position.
In her current capacity as Chief Deputy, Erica Cervantes is responsible for the fiscal management of a multi-million-dollar operating budget, Accounts Payable, Payroll, Purchasing and a wide variety of complex accounting and internal auditing functions within the Treasurer-Tax Collector’s office. Since joining the department in 2001; she has advanced through several ranks. Under her direction, she ensures the development and continued monitoring of the department’s annual budget, which has led to the department meeting and exceeding County budget targets; as well as returning millions of dollars to the County general fund over the years. In addition, Erica continually works to ensure that effective internal controls and full compliance of our accounting and auditing standards are being met. Erica holds a Master of Public Administration from California Baptist University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Redlands, School of Business.
Steve Faeth currently serves as the Deputy Investment Manager for the County of Riverside’s Treasury Capital Markets Division. He is responsible for daily trading activity in the ’90 day - 5 year’ maturity sector of the Treasurer’s Pooled Investment Fund (TPIF) and is also responsible for daily credit and market research. Steve also acts in the capacity of the Chief Investment Manager in the absence of the Chief. After moving to Riverside County (Temecula), Steve joined the County’s Treasury Capital Markets Division in 2017. Prior to joining the Treasurer-Tax Collector, Steve led a successful career of 25 years as an Institutional Fixed Income Sales Executive, serving exclusively public funds clients, achieving investment transaction volumes in excess of $1.5 billion per year. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri, Columbia.
Sandy Finley currently serves as the Chief Deputy over the Public Services, Remittance Processing, and Refund Processing Division in the County of Riverside Office of the Treasurer Tax Collector. During her time in this office she has achieved many accomplishments including the implementation of bankruptcy software enabling tracking ability and reducing the inventory of Power to Sell parcels. Sandy has been with the department for 18 years and started out as an Accounting Assistant II in Public Services and advanced through the positions of Senior Accounting Assistant, Accounting Technician, Supervising Accounting Technician, Deputy Treasurer-Tax Collector to her current position.
Adrianna Gomez is an Administrative Services Manager I. She is responsible for Human Resources. Adrianna Gomez holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources Management and has been with the department since 2003. She began her career in the private sector and started with the Treasurer-Tax Collector as a Staff Analyst II.