Executive Management

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

Yana Garcia
Secretary for Environmental Protection

CalEPA Undersecretary Serena McIlwain

Serena McIlwain
Undersecretary for Environmental Protection

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Jason Boetzer
Assistant Secretary for
Local Program Coordination and Emergency Response

Jeremy Brown
Assistant General Counsel

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Erin Curtis
Deputy Secretary for
Communications and External Affairs

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Shereen D’Souza
Deputy Secretary for
Climate Policy and
Intergovernmental Relations

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Sergio Gutierrez
Agency Chief Information Officer

Eric Jarvis
Deputy Secretary for
Fiscal and Administrative
Programs

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Linda Lye
Deputy Secretary for
Law Enforcement and General Counsel

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Clare Mendelsohn
Deputy Secretary
for Public Policy

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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
Enforcement

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Vacant
Deputy Secretary for
Environmental Justice, Tribal Affairs and Border Relations

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Vacant
Deputy Secretary for
Environmental Policy and Emergency Response