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California State Coastal Conservancy
1515 Clay Street, 10th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612-1401
(510) 286-1015 • Fax: (510) 286-0470

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.

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:
    Sam Schuchat – sam.schuchat (at)
  • Chief Deputy Executive Officer:
    Mary Small – mary.small (at)
  • Deputy Executive Officer:
    Amy Hutzel – amy.hutzel (at)
  • Legislative Liaison:
    Deborah Ruddock – deborah.ruddock (at)

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

Regional Manager

  • Karyn Gear – karyn.gear (at)

Project Managers

  • Lisa Ames – lisa.ames (at)
  • Michael Bowen – michael.bowen (at)
  • Su Corbaley – su.corbaley (at)
  • Julia Elkin – julia.elkin (at)
  • Peter Jarausch – peter.jarausch (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

  • Brenda Buxton – brenda.buxton (at)
  • Jessica Davenport – jessica.davenport (at)

Project Managers

  • Laura Cholodenko – laura.cholodenko (at)
  • Avra Heller – avra.heller (at)
  • Shalini Kannan – shalini.kannan (at)
  • Marilyn Latta – marilyn.latta (at)
  • Jeff Melby – jeff.melby (at)
  • Linda Tong – linda.tong (at)
  • Erica Johnson – erica.johnson (at)
  • Virgilio Cuasay – virgilio.cuasay (at)

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

Regional Manager

  • Trish Chapman – trish.chapman (at)

Project Managers

  • Rachel Couch – rachel.couch (at)
  • Tim Duff – tim.duff (at)
  • Tom Gandesbery – tom.gandesbery (at)
  • Hilary Walecka – hilary.walecka (at)
  • Fanny Yang – fanny.yang (at)

Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego counties

Regional Manager

  • Megan Cooper – megan.cooper (at)

Deputy Regional Manager

  • Joel Gerwein – joel.gerwein (at)

Project Managers

  • Rodrigo Garcia – rodrigo.garcia (at)
  • Greg Gauthier – greg.gauthier (at)
  • Sam Jenniches – sam.jenniches (at)
  • Kara Kemmler – kara.kemmler (at)
  • Chris Kroll – chris.kroll (at)
  • Emely Lopez – emely.lopez (at)
  • Evyan Sloane – evyan.sloane (at)

Administration Staff

  • Chief of Fiscal Services
    Helen Kang – helen.kang (at)
  • Procurement & Contracts Manager:
    Erlinda Corpuz – erlinda.corpuz (at)
  • Human Resources Manager:
    Johanna Collins – johanna.collins (at)
  • Budget Officer & Fiscal Implementation Coordinator:
    Sean Williamson – sean.williamson (at)
  • Accounting Manager:
    Riakat Ali – riakat.ali (at)
  • Contracts Manager Lead:
    Shemar Mauleon – shemar.mauleon (at)
  • Grants Administrator:
    Lily Rios – lily.rios (at)
  • Business Services:
    Ashmika Singh – Ashmika.Singh (at)
  • Procurement Officer:
    Alexander Pineda – alexander.pineda (at)

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