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California State Coastal Conservancy
1515 Clay Street, 10th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612-1401
(510) 286-1015

The Conservancy develops and supports projects that protect and improve natural, scenic, and recreational resources that support local economies and improve residents’ quality of life.

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Conservancy Staff

If you have a request for information, concern, or complaint that pertains to a particular Conservancy Program or area, contact one of the Conservancy’s Executive Staff, Regional Managers or Project Managers.

Please direct any requests for information to the proper contact below:

Communications Director

Taylor Samuelson – taylor.samuelson (at) or (510) 286-4182

Public Records Requests

The State Coastal Conservancy follows the California Public Records Act and is mindful of the right of individuals to inspect and obtain copies of public records – learn more.

Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator

Amy Hutzel – amy.hutzel (at) or (510) 286-4180

Policy on Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability

The State Coastal Conservancy will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.  Our Policy on Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability can be found here.

ADA Grievances

Information on how to file a complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in the provision of services, activities, programs, or benefits by the State of California State Coastal Conservancy can be found here.

Small Business/Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Advocate

  • Erlinda Corpuz – erlinda.corpuz (at) or (510) 286-0515
  • Alexander Pineda – alexander.pineda (at) or (510) 286-4372
  • Shemar Mauleon – shemar.mauleon (at) or (510) 286-4159

Conservancy’s Regional Managers or Project Managers

All Coastal Conservancy staff can be reached at 510-286-1015

  • Executive Officer:
    Amy Hutzel – amy.hutzel (at)
  • Deputy Executive Officer:
    Mary Small – mary.small (at)
  • Administrative Deputy Executive Officer:
    Helen Kang –  helen.kang (at)

Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino, coastal Sonoma, and coastal Marin counties

Regional Manager

  • Karyn Gear – karyn.gear (at)

Deputy Regional Manager

  • Joel Gerwein – joel.gerwein (at)

Project Managers

  • Michael Bowen – michael.bowen (at)
  • Su Corbaley – su.corbaley (at)
  • Fanny Yang – fanny.yang (at)
  • Louisa Morris – louisa.morris (at)
  • Simone Nageon de Lestang – simone.nageondelestang (at)

San Francisco, bayside Marin, bayside Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, and bayside San Mateo counties

Regional Manager

  • Moira McEnespy – moira.mcenespy (at)

Deputy Regional Managers

  • Jessica Davenport – jessica.davenport (at)
  • Evyan Sloane – evyan.sloane (at)

Project Managers

  • Vanessa Aczon – vanessa.aczon (at)
  • Laura Cholodenko – laura.cholodenko (at)
  • Virgilio Cuasay – virgilio.cuasay (at)
  • Sara Haugen –
  • Avra Heller – avra.heller (at)
  • Erica Johnson – erica.johnson (at)
  • Shalini Kannan – shalini.kannan (at)
  • Marilyn Latta – marilyn.latta (at)
  • Linda Tong – linda.tong (at)

Coastal San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara counties

Regional Manager

  • Trish Chapman – trish.chapman (at)

Deputy Regional Manager

  • Hilary Hill – hilary.hill (at)

Project Managers

  • Rachel Couch – rachel.couch (at)
  • Tim Duff – tim.duff (at)
  • Tom Gandesbery – tom.gandesbery (at)
  • Erin Gravley – erin.gravley (at)
  • Irvin Tang – irvin.tang (at)
  • Kostoula Vallianos – kostoula.vallianos (at)

Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego counties

Regional Manager

  • Megan Cooper – megan.cooper (at)

Deputy Regional Managers

  • Greg Gauthier – greg.gauthier (at)
  • Kara Kemmler – kara.kemmler (at)

Project Managers

  • Dario Bobeda-Padilla – dario.bobeda-padilla (at)
  • Rodrigo Garcia – rodrigo.garcia (at)
  • Sam Jenniches – sam.jenniches (at)
  • Chris Kroll – chris.kroll (at)
  • Dahn Lai – dahn.lai (at)
  • Emely Lopez – emely.lopez (at)
  • Carol Martinez – carol.martinez (at)
  • Katie Nichols – katie.nichols (at)
  • Bryce Perog – bryce.perog (at)

Administration Staff

  • Director of Fiscal Services:
    German Garcia – german.garcia (at)
  • Human Resources, Budgets, Grants Manager:
    Gail Ignacio –  gail.ignacio (at)
  • Human Resources Lead:
    Johanna Collins – johanna.collins (at)
  • Contracts & Procurement Manager:
    Erlinda Corpuz – erlinda.corpuz (at)
  • Contracts & Procurement Lead:
    Shemar Mauleon – shemar.mauleon (at)
  • Procurement Officer:
    Alexander Pineda – alexander.pineda (at)
  • Accounting Manager:
    Marita Nuval – marita.nuval (at)
  • Accounting Lead:
    Jamil Mahmood – jamil.mahmood (at)
  • Budget Officer & Grants Administrator:
    Sean Williamson – sean.williamson (at)
  • Grants Officer:
    Ashmika Singh – Ashmika.Singh (at)
  • Business Services Administrative Analyst:
    Devin Bancod – devin.bancod (at)

Latest News

  • Coastal Conservancy Public Meeting in San Rafael – April 06
    Meeting Notice Douglas Bosco (Public Member), Chair Joy Sterling (Public Member) Marce Gutiérrez-Graudiņš (Public Member) Joseph Alioto Jr. (Public Member) Wade Crowfoot, Secretary for Natural Resources; Bryan Cash (Designated) Donne Brownsey, Coastal Commission Chair; Madeline Cavalieri (Designated) Keely Bosler, Director, Department of Finance; Gayle Miller (Designated) Senate Representatives Benjamin Allen (District 26) Josh Becker (District […] (Read more on Coastal Conservancy Public...)
  • Joy Sterling Appointed as Coastal Conservancy Member
    Yesterday, March 15, 2023, the Senate Rules Committee, chaired by Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), appointed Joy Sterling to the California State Coastal Conservancy. “Joy Sterling is a respected leader in her community and a dedicated advocate for local coastal economies,” said Pro Tem Atkins. “I am confident she will continue […] (Read more on Joy Sterling Appointed...)
  • Job Posting: Contracts and Procurement Manager
    The Coastal Conservancy is recruiting for a Staff Service Manager I (SSM I) who will be leading our Contracts & Procurement team to join our team. The State Coastal Conservancy values diversity at all levels of the organization and is committed to fostering an environment in which employees from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal […] (Read more on Job Posting: Contracts...)
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