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

Sarah Izant
Deputy Secretary for
Climate Policy

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Deputy Secretary for
Fiscal and Administrative

Ana Jovel Melendez
Deputy Secretary for
Legislative Affairs

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Jeannie Lee
Assistant General Counsel

Scott Lichtig
Deputy Secretary for
Environmental Policy

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Linda Lye
Deputy Secretary for
Law Enforcement and General Counsel

Mike Marshall
Agency Information Officer

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Anna Naimark
Deputy Secretary and
Special Counsel for Water Policy 

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Deputy Secretary for
Environmental Justice, Tribal Affairs and Border Relations

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Assistant General Counsel for