Equity and Environmental Justice Points of Contact

Agency Name Position E-mail
California Natural Resources Agency Noaki Schwartz Deputy Secretary for Equity and Environmental Justice


Salton Sea Management Program (SSMP) Miguel Hernández SSMP Public Affairs Officer Miguel.Hernandez@resources.ca.gov
California Conservation Corps Larry Notheis Senior Deputy Director Larry.Notheis@ccc.ca.gov
Department of Conservation Sarah Rubin Chief Outreach and Engagement Advisor Sarah.Rubin@conservation.ca.gov
CalGEM (Conservation) Christina Jimenez Public Information Officer Christina.Jimenez@conservation.ca.gov
Department of Fish and Wildlife Nicole Cropper Deputy for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Nicole.Cropper@wildlife.ca.gov
Department of Forestry & Fire Protection - CalFire Walter Passmore State Urban Forester Walter.Passmore@fire.ca.gov
Department of Parks and Recreation Viktor Patino Manager, Competitive Section Viktor.Patino@parks.ca.gov
Department of Water Resources Bianca Sievers Deputy Director for Special Initiatives Bianca.Sievers@water.ca.gov
Boards & Commissions:
Board of Forestry Edith Hannigan Executive Director Edith.Hannigan@bof.ca.gov
California Boating and Waterways Commission (Parks) Keren Dill Chief of the Grants and Loans Keren.Dill@parks.ca.gov
California Coastal Commission Noaki Schwartz Deputy Director of Communications, Environmental Justice and Tribal Affairs Noaki.Schwartz@coastal.ca.gov
California Energy Commission Mona Badie Public Advisor Mona.Badie@energy.ca.gov
California State Lands Commission Yessica Ramirez Environmental Justice and Tribal Liaison Yessica.Ramirez@slc.ca.gov
Fish and Game Commission (Fish & Wildlife) Rachel Ballanti Deputy Executive Director Rachel.BallantiBuck@fgc.ca.gov
San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission Phoenix Armenta Senior Manager for Climate Equity and Community Engagement Phoenix.Armenta@bcdc.ca.gov
Wildlife Conservation Board Erin Aquino-Carhart Senior Environmental Scientist Erin.Aquino-carhart@wildlife.ca.gov
Baldwin Hills Conservancy David McNeill Executive Director David.Mcneill@bhc.ca.gov
California Tahoe Conservancy Whitney Brennan Landscape Resilience Program Supervisor Whitney.Brennan@tahoe.ca.gov
San Gabriel & Lower Los Angeles Rivers & Mountains Conservancy Melissa Bahmanpour Project Development Manager Mbahmanpour@rmc.ca.gov
San Joaquin River Conservancy Karen Buhr Deputy Executive Officer Karen.Buhr@deltaconservancy.ca.gov
Sierra Nevada Conservancy Luke Hunt Field Operations Manager Luke.Hunt@sierranevada.ca.gov
State Coastal Conservancy Emely Lopez JEDI and Tribal Liaison Specialist Emely.Lopez@scc.ca.gov
Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy Diana Rosas Associate Director Drosas@cvmc.ca.gov
Delta Stewardship Council Amanda Bohl Special Assistant for Planning and Science Amanda.Bohl@deltacouncil.ca.gov
Ocean Protection Council Maria Rodriguez Climate and Environmental Justice Program Manager Maria.Rodriguez@resources.ca.gov