Executive Management

Meet the CalEPA executive management team and read their biographies.
To reach them, visit our Contact Us page.

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Yana Garcia
Secretary for Environmental Protection

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Catalina Hayes-Bautista
Undersecretary for Environmental Protection

Krystal Acierto
Deputy Secretary
for Public Policy

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Jason Boetzer
Deputy Secretary for
Local Program Coordination and Emergency Response

Nefretiri Cooley
Deputy Secretary for
Communications and External Affairs

Eric Jarvis
Deputy Secretary for
Fiscal and Administrative

Scott Lichtig
Deputy Secretary for
Environmental Policy

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Linda Lye
Deputy Secretary for
Law Enforcement and General Counsel

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Anna Naimark
Deputy Secretary and
Special Counsel for Water Policy 

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Craig Scholer
Deputy Secretary for
Legislative Affairs

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Rachel Zwillinger
Assistant General Counsel for

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Deputy Secretary for
Environmental Justice, Tribal Affairs and Border Relations

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Agency Chief Information Officer

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Deputy Secretary for
Climate Policy and
Intergovernmental Relations

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Assistant General Counsel