Executive Management

Meet the CalEPA executive management team and read their biographies.

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Jared Blumenfeld
Secretary for Environmental Protection

CalEPA Undersecretary Serena McIlwain

Serena McIlwain
Undersecretary for Environmental Protection

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Alex Barnum
Deputy Secretary for
Communications and External Affairs

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Deputy Secretary for

Anna Ferrera Legislative Affairs

Anna Ferrera
Deputy Secretary for
Legislative Affairs and External Partnerships

Yana Garcia
Deputy Secretary for
Environmental Justice, Tribal Affairs and Border Relations

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Deputy Secretary for
Environmental Policy and Emergency Response

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Julie Henderson
Deputy Secretary for
Health and Public Policy

Eric Jarvis
Deputy Secretary for
Fiscal and Administrative

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Christina Morkner Brown
Deputy Secretary for
Law Enforcement and Counsel

Kristin Peer
Deputy Secretary and
Special Counsel for Water Policy 

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Lauren Sanchez
Deputy Secretary for
Climate Policy and
Intergovernmental Relations

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Jason Boetzer
Acting Assistant Secretary for
Local Program Coordination and Emergency Response

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Jeremy Brown
Assistant General Counsel

Sergio Gutierrez
Agency Chief Information Officer

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Suma Peesapati
Assistant General Counsel for





Alejandro Rodarte
Assistant Secretary for
Border Affairs