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California Natural Resources Agency
1416 Ninth Street, Suite 1311
Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 653-5656
(916) 653-8102 fax

Email the Natural Resources Secretary

Agency Staff


John Laird


Thomas Gibson

Deputy Secretary and General Counsel

Christopher Calfee

Deputy Secretary for Communications

Lisa Lien-Mager

Deputy Secretary for External Affairs


Deputy Secretary for Legislation

Caroline Godkin

Deputy Secretary for Ocean and Coastal Policy

Deborah Halberstadt

Deputy Secretary for Energy

Keali’i Bright

Special Assistant for Water Policy


Special Assistant for Delta Restoration

Michael Roberts

Assistant Secretary of Forest Resources Management

Russell K. Henly

Assistant Secretary of Salton Sea Policy

Bruce Wilcox

Communications Director

Heather Williams

Science Advisor

Robert Powell

Assistant General Counsel

Heather Baugh

Assistant General Counsel

Emiko Burchill

Assistant Secretary for Policy

Brady Moss

Assistant Secretary for Climate Issues

Claire Jahns

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Legislation

Nicole Mendez

Assistant Secretary for Administration and Finance

Bryan Cash

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration and Finance

Julie Alvis

Deputy Assistant Secretary

Joshua Nelson

Chief, Bonds & Grants

Polly Escovedo

Program Managers

Carol Carter

Cristelle Erickson

Grants Administrators

Brad Juarros

Diane Sousa

Craig Zeff

Melissa Jones

Larelle Burkham-Greydanus

Stacey Bell

Jocelyn Raphael

Evelyn Maginnity

Deputy Director, Ocean Protection Council

Jenn Eckerle

Coastal Grants and Wetlands Coordinator

Chris Potter

Program Manager

Holly Wyer

Program Manager

Paige Berube

Program Manager

Marina Cazorla

Information Systems Manager

Chris Besenty

Agency Chief Information Officer

Tim Garza

Agency Information Security Officer

Glen Carson