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Staff Roster

January 2014

Executive Management

The Executive Director (Exempt) manages all of the Commission’s affairs, directs the staff in the implementation of the Commission’s laws, regulations and policies, and serves as the Commission’s confidential assistant.

Larry Goldzband (415-352-3653 lgoldzband@bcdc.ca.gov) has worked for members of both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, was Chief Deputy Cabinet Secretary for former Governor Pete Wilson, and was Director of the California Department of Conservation. In the private sector, he managed Pacific Gas and Electric Company's charitable contributions program for over ten years, which provided almost $20M in grants annually (mainly to northern California-based charitable organizations), and was Executive Director of the PG&E Corporation Foundation. In addition, Larry twice served as a BCDC Commissioner for a total of almost ten years. Larry received his undergraduate degree from Pomona College and his MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

The Chief Deputy Director (Career Executive Assignment 2) manages day-to-day staff operations and liaison to other governmental agencies, oversees the Commission’s climate change and sea level rise adaptation programs and serves as the Acting Executive Director in the Executive Director’s absence.

Steven Goldbeck (415-352-3611 steveg@bcdc.ca.gov) has been Chief Deputy Director (Career Executive Assignment 2) since August 2010. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Planning and Public Policy from the University of California at Santa Cruz. He has been with BCDCs staff since 1985 where he has specialized in policy and management of technical planning issues, including climate change, water quality and sediment management.

Mr. Goldbeck also oversees the Commissions climate change and sea level rise response program and serves as the staff legislative coordinator, He was the Commissions lead staff member on dredging and sediment management issues for over 15 years. He was a principal architect of the interagency Long Term Management Strategy for dredging (LTMS) program and Management Plan, including the creation of the award-winning Dredged Material Management Office (DMMO), and served as the Commissions project manager for the Hamilton Wetlands Restoration Project. He was Co-chairman of the San Francisco Estuary Projects Dredging and Waterway Modification Committee and co-authored the section of the Estuary Projects Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan on dredging and waterway modification, and prepared the 2007 update. He has overseen diverse technical studies, and presented at numerous national and international conferences.

The Executive Secretary (Executive Secretary II) provides secretarial support for the Commission’s executive unit and manages all of the office’s secretarial work.

Graciela Gomez (415-352-3608 graceg@bcdc.ca.gov) was appointed Executive Secretary in 1995. She is a graduate of the Adelante, Inc. Clerical Program. She joined BCDC’s staff as a Seasonal Clerk in 1983 to serve as the Commission’s receptionist. She was subsequently promoted to an Office Assistant, then to a Word Processing Technician, and then to an Office Technician. From 1989 through 1995, she served as BCDC’s Planning Secretary. She is fluent in Spanish.

Regulatory Affairs

The Regulatory Program Director (Career Executive Assignment 1) supervises the day-to-day operations of the permit, enforcement, dredging and technical services staff.

Brad McCrea (415-352-3615 bradm@bcdc.ca.gov) became the Commission’s Regulatory Program Director in 2010. He is a registered landscape architect licensed in the State of California. Mr. McCrea holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of City Planning and a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley. He joined BCDC’s staff in 1998 and served as the Commission’s Bay Development Design Analyst for 12 years, Prior to that, Mr. McCrea worked for several landscape architecture and urban design firms in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has been an instructor and lecturer in landscape architecture at UC Berkeley, and has been a guest design critic at the College of Environmental Design.

Permits, Enforcement and Technical Services

The Chief of Permits (Coastal Program Manager) supervises the day-to-day operations of the permit staff.

Robert Batha (415-352-3612 bobb@bcdc.ca.gov) holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Zoology from the University of California at Davis and a Master of Science degree in Zoology from the University of Michigan where he emphasized ecology and population biology. Before joining BCDC’s staff in 1978, he was a research associate at the Stanford Research Institute and a naturalist in the California State Park system’s interpretive services unit. At the Commission, he has worked in both the permit and planning units and as the staff biologist. He is the principal author of several studies on mitigation, transportation, and the impacts of small fills on Bay resources. He served as the Commission’s staff biologist before being appointed Chief of Permits in 2000.

The Principal Permit Analyst (Coastal Program Analyst III) handles the most difficult permits, provides guidance to more junior staff, and serves as the Acting Chief of Permits in the Chief’s absence.

Jaime Michaels (415-352-3613 jaimem@bcdc.ca.gov) holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of California at Berkeley and a Masters degree in Geography from San Francisco State University. Since completing her undergraduate studies, she has worked exclusively in the environmental field at organizations such as the Sierra Club national headquarters and the Friends of the River Foundation. From 1987 until 1992, she was a student intern at the California Coastal Commission where she worked in both the enforcement and the energy and resources divisions. While at the Coastal Commission she co-authored a report on the impacts of sea level rise on the California coast. She joined BCDC’s staff in 1992 as a member of the dredging unit. She transferred to the permits unit in 2002, served on a one-year limited term assignment as Principal Permit Analyst in 2006, and was appointed permanently to the position in December, 2007.

The five Permit Analysts (Coastal Program Analyst I/II) evaluate proposed projects for conformity with the Commission's policies and regulations, prepare staff reports, make recommendations for Commission action, and review local, state and federal plans and environmental reports for projects affecting the Bay.

Michelle Levenson (415-352-3618 michellel@bcdc.ca.gov) received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Davis in wildlife, fish, and conservation biology. Prior to joining BCDC's staff in 2000, she worked as a project manager and environmental scientist for several environmental consulting companies where she prepared environmental documents. In addition, she volunteers her time to non-profit organizations aimed at preserving and enhancing habitats and species diversity within the San Francisco Bay Area.

Erik Buehmann (415-352-3645 erikb@bcdc.ca.gov) is an attorney, having earned his law degree from the University of Michigan. He also has a master’s degree in Social Psychology from Ball State. Since moving to California, Erik has served as a law clerk for several judges in San Francisco. Before joining BCDC's staff in 2012, he has also served as an environmental services intern at the California Coastal Commission in its Enforcement Program in San Francisco. 

Ellie Knecht (415-352-3668 elliek@bcdc.ca.gov) graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Art History, and holds a Master of Environmental Science and Management from UC Santa Barbara. Ellie has worked for The Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, the Environmental Defense Fund and the Cleantech Group, and most recently served as a Program Associate at The Trust for Public Land at which she helped deliver a suite of conservation planning services in support of local efforts to balance open space protection with development.

The Bay Development Design Analyst (Bay Development Design Analyst) evaluates proposals for conformance with the Commission's policies, reviews plans submitted pursuant to Commission permits, provides advice regarding the nature and design of public access along the shoreline, prepares staff reports, and acts as secretary to and liaison with the Design Review Board.

Ellen Miramontes (415-352-3643 ellenm@bcdc.ca.gov) received a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from the University of California, Davis and a Master of Landscape Architecture and Master of City Planning from the University of California, Berkeley. She has been a registered landscape architect licensed in the State of California since 1993; has nearly two decades of experience in landscape architecture, community development and urban design in the San Francisco Bay Area; and served as BCDC’s Bay Development Design Analyst from 2001 to 2003. She wrote a shoreline planting guide, “Shoreline Plants: A Landscape Guide for the San Francisco Bay,” for BCDC in 2007. She speaks Spanish and Norwegian. Ellen rejoined BCDC in June 2011.

The Staff Engineer (Senior Engineer) provides technical advice to the Commission and staff on engineering matters, evaluates proposals for conformance with the Commission's policies, reviews engineering plans submitted pursuant to Commission permits, and is liaison with the Engineering Criteria Review Board.

Rafael Montes (415-352-3670 rafaelm@bcdc.ca.gov) is a registered civil engineer licensed in the State of California. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from Don Bosco College in Newton, New Jersey and a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from San Francisco State University. Prior to joining BCDC’s staff in 2007, he worked for the California Department of Transportation in a variety of capacities, including rebuilding freeway bridges in the Bay Area and southern California after the Loma Prieta and Northridge earthquakes, assessing the structural vulnerability of the Bay Area toll State bridges and field-managing the construction operations of the new tunnel that will bypass the Devil’s Slide along the San Mateo County coastline. He is an avid cyclist and an international travel enthusiast.

The Permits Secretary (Office Technician, Typing) provides secretarial support for the permits unit, and assists other units of the office as needed.

Reyna Amezcua (415-352-3621 reynaa@bcdc.ca.gov) graduated in Computer Operations from Mission Language and Vocational School. She also studied printing technology at San Francisco City College. She worked for seven years as a typesetter for “Tiempo Latino,” the Spanish newspaper which serves the Bay Area’s Latino community. In 1990 she was hired as an Office Assistant II to serve as the BCDC’s Permit Secretary. She was promoted to Office Technician in 1991. In addition to her other responsibilities, she serves as BCDC’s notary public.

The Chief of Enforcement (Coastal Program Analyst III) supervises the day-to-day operations of the enforcement staff.

Adrienne Klein (415-352-3609 adriennek@bcdc.ca.gov) holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies with an emphasis in watershed restoration from the University of California, Santa Cruz. From 1996 to 2000 she was an Enforcement Analyst at BCDC. Before joining the Commission’s staff, she spent four and a half years as an Enforcement Analyst at the California Coastal Commission where she acted as the enforcement program restoration specialist and co-authored policy guidelines on enforcement and beach erosion and response for use by local governments.

The two Enforcement Analysts (Coastal Program Analyst I/II) investigate alleged unauthorized activities, prepare legal and factual research, negotiate resolutions of enforcement problems, review applications for permits resulting from enforcement actions and prepare reports and recommendations on these matters.

Andrea (Ande) Bennett (415-352-3626 andeb@bcdc.ca.gov) received a Bachelor of Arts degree in social sciences with a minor in Environmental Studies from Mills College in Oakland, and a Master of Landscape Architecture in Environmental Planning from the University of California at Berkeley. Prior to joining the BCDC’s staff in 1999, she worked as a consulting policy analyst for American Farmland Trust, as a consultant on natural resource planning to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, as the field program manager for hydrology consultant firm of Philip Williams and Associates, and as an intern with the San Francisco Regional Water Quality Control Board.

Doug Armstrong (415-352-3659 douga@bcdc.ca.gov) graduated from Colgate University with a B.A. in environmental economics, and holds a J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law, where he specialized with distinction in Environmental Law. Doug was admitted to the California Bar in December, 2011. While obtaining his law degree, Doug interned with the California Coastal Commission, The Sierra Club, and the California Attorney General's Office. Doug has also served the National Park Service as an Ocean Lifeguard at Stinson Beach and worked as a pro bono attorney for the Legal Aid of Marin.

The Enforcement Secretary ( Legal Secretary) provides secretarial support for the Commission's legal and enforcement units and assists other units of the office.

Mike Sevik (415-352-3625 mikes@bcdc.ca.gov) earned a Bachelors of Arts in English at San Francisco State University and holds an ABA-approved paralegal certificate from UC San Diego. Prior to joining BCDC as a legal secretary, Mike began his professional career providing legal support to a San Francisco law practice specializing in construction defects. He later provided administrative support services to San Mateo County's managed health care program, and eventually returned to law by working as a paralegal for a small Bay Area law office before entering State service as a legal secretary for the California Public Utilities Commission.

Sediment Management Team

The Sediment Program Manager (Coastal Program Analyst III) supervises the day-to-day operations of the Commission’s staff who are carrying out the Long Term Management Strategy program and participating in the Dredged Material Management Office.

Brenda Goeden (415-352-3623 brendag@bcdc.ca.gov)has a Bachelor of Arts in marine biology from Occidental College and twelve years of experience developing and facilitating California marine conservation programs, as well as teaching marine education. She has consulted with a variety of environmental organizations, preparing educational program evaluations. She participates in the Gulf of the Farallones Beach Watch Program and Oil Spill Response Team, is a featured author in Heal the Bay’s quarterly newsletter and rehabilitates insectivore songbirds through WildCare. She joined BCDC’s staff in 2000 after an internship with the Commission during which she prepared BCDC’s 1999 annual report. She served as BCDC’s Bay-Delta Program Analyst from 2000 until 2006 when she was promoted to her current position.

The two Sediment Program Analysts (Coastal Program Analyst I/II) conducts research on upland disposal and reuse issues, plans and documents projects that demonstrate the reuse of dredged material, participates in the Long Term Management Strategy program, participates in the Dredged Material Management Office, processes permits involving dredging and disposal, coordinates with other agencies and the public on dredging issues, and prepares reports and recommendations to the Commission, other agencies and the public.

Pascale Soumoy (415-352-3669 pascales@bcdc.ca.gov) received a Bachelor of Arts degree in international commerce and French from the California State University, Chico and a Master in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Oregon. Prior to joining BCDC in 2011 she was a planner with the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway & Transportation District focusing on facility improvement and public involvement and is a former intern with California Coastal Commission mapping unit. She also volunteers for a disadvantaged children's art program and rides endurance horses on west Marin trails.

Jenny Jacox (415-352-3624 jennyj@bcdc.ca.gov) received a Ph.D. in Ocean Sciences and a B.S. in Marine Biology from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and is a recipient of the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation Distinguished Alumna Award. Her doctoral research focused on the prediction and monitoring of neurotoxic algal blooms in coastal waters, with special consideration of public health protection and human influence on oceanographic dynamics at the land-sea interface. Jenny's postdoctoral focus has been on the intersection of science and policy, joining BCDC in January 2012 as a California Sea Grant State Fellow to apply that focus in the development of a regional sediment management strategy. Jenny was hired, as a sediment program analyst in June 2012.

The California Sea Grant Fellow is assigned to the Commission to assist in the development of a regional sediment management strategy for the Bay.

Anniken Lydon (415-352-3622 annikenl@bcdc.ca.gov) received a Masters and B.S. in Marine Biology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Her Masters thesis research focused on the use of DNA barcoding techniques to identify morphologically similar species of kelp found in Arctic waters around the Svalbard Archipelago in the Norwegian Arctic. Anniken taught undergraduate courses at Cal Poly and she also worked with public outreach and marine education. During her time at BCDC, she will be focused on the interface between science and policy through her experience with the sediment management team.  

The Sediment Program and Planning Secretary (Office Technician, Typing) provides secretarial support for the Commission's dredging unit and assists other units of the office.

Greg Ogata (415-352-3658 gregoryo@bcdc.ca.gov) has completed an Associates Degree in Economics from Sacramento City College and has three years experience as an office technician and as a student intern at the California Public Employee Retirement System in their Strategic Management Services Division. Prior to that he was a Pharmacy Clerk. He has proficiency in number of computer programs and applications. He joined the staff in early April, working with both the Regulatory and Planning Divisions.

Planning

The Chief Planner (Chief Planning Officer, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission) plans, directs and supervises the Commission's planning program, serves as technical advisor to the Commission and staff and provides liaison with governmental and private agencies on planning matters.

Joseph LaClair (415-352-3656 joel@bcdc.ca.gov) holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Masters in Landscape Architecture and City and Regional Planning. He joined BCDC’s staff in 1992 and served at the Bay Design Analyst until he was appointed Senior Planner in 1997. In 2007, he became BCDC’s Chief Planner. From 1980 to 1986 he was a carpenter and building contractor constructing custom homes in the Pacific Northwest. After receiving his graduate degree in urban design from the University of California at Berkeley in 1989, he served an architectural internship in Il Borro, Italy and then joined the staff of the City of Mountain View as an urban planner. At Mountain View he was a member of the city’s Site Plan and Architectural Review Committee, served on project development teams for City capital projects, and developed the city’s program for preserving an urban forest. He has presented papers on shoreline public access issues at professional conferences and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Bay Trail project.

The Senior Planner (Senior Planner, Supervisor) supervises the planning staff responsible for Bay Plan update studies and amendments; directs the development of special area plans; and handles the duties of the chief planner in the his absence.

Lindy Lowe (415-352-3642 lindyl@bcdc.ca.gov) received a Bachelor of Arts degree in urban studies from San Francisco State University and a Master of Urban Planning degree from the University of California, Los Angeles where her master’s thesis was on potential preservation strategies for the Santa Monica Mountains. Prior to joining BCDC’s staff in 2000, Ms. Lowe was a senior planner in the long range planning division of the City of San Diego where she worked on amendments and updates to land use plans, assisted community groups in understanding development proposals, creating and maintaining trails systems and preserving open spaces. She has also worked for the Los Angeles Regional Planning Department in both their advance and current planning divisions and for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. She resigned from BCDC in 2003 to accept a position at the East Bay Regional Park District, but rejoined BCDC’s staff in 2004. She was appointed to her current position in December, 2007.

The Senior Planner (Senior Planner, Specialist) handles the most complex planning matters and is responsible for special area planning.

Wendy Goodfriend (415-352-3646 wendyg@bcdc.ca.gov) holds a PhD and Masters in ecology and evolutionary biology from the University of Arizona and a Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of California, Davis. Prior to joining BCDC’s staff in 2010, she worked in Connecticut for ten years as consultant, educator, and natural resource specialist, and member of a local wetland protection commission. She has developed watershed management plans, evaluated development proposals, advised decision-makers on permits and enforcement actions, served as a technical writer and been a biology and environmental sciences professor.

The four Planners (Coastal Program Analyst I/II) carry out planning studies, serve as technical advisors to the Commission and staff on planning matters and are responsible for a variety of special planning projects.

Sara Polgar (415-352-3654 sarap@bcdc.ca.gov) received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Stanford University and a Master of Environmental Science and Management with a specialization in coastal and marine resource management from the Bren School at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Prior to joining BCDC’s staff in 2007, Sara spent two years as a NOAA Coastal Management Fellow at BCDC where she directed the preparation of the San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail Plan. She also lead an environmental education program at the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge and worked in product management, technical support and research in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

Lindsey Fransen (415-352-3649 lindseyf@bcdc.ca.gov) has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Earth & Environmental Sciences from Wesleyan University and a Master of Science degree from the Energy & Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining BCDC in 2011, Lindsey worked with the California Public Utilities Commission, where she focused on urban water conservation, and the World Resources Institute, where she worked on a variety of international environmental governance projects. She also carried out a Watson Fellowship studying environmental conservation in subsistence agriculture in Bolivia, Jamaica, Uganda, and Southeast Asia.

Sarah Richmond (415-352-3660 sarahr@bcdc.ca.gov) is a registered geologist licensed in the State of California. She holds Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Master of Science degree in Energy and Resources from the University of California, Berkeley. Ms. Richmond has considerable private sector consulting experience as a geomorphologist/hydrologist leading surface-groundwater and sediment transport investigations, reviewing environmental regulations, and developing conceptual designs for stream and wetland restoration projects.

Cody Aichele (415-352-3641 codya@bcdc.ca.gov) received her Bachelor of Art degree from Washington State University, with a focus on Anthropology.  She received her Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in New York City.  Prior to joining BCDC, Ms. Aichele worked for several years at Columbia’s Earth Institute performing GIS and environmental data analysis, and then after moving to the Bay Area, she interned with the California Coastal Commission’s Enforcement Program. 

The Geographic Information Systems Specialist

Javier del Castillo (415-352-3667 javierd@bcdc.ca.gov) received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin and a Masters of Urban and Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia with a focus in coastal planning.  He worked for a number of environmental non-profits in Washington, D.C., including the World Wildlife Fund and the Blue Frontier Campaign.  In 2005, he studied minority use of Narragansett Bay under a Department of Housing and Urban Development Research Fellowship at the Coastal Resources Center at the University of Rhode Island. In 2011, he interned at the San Francisco Planning & Urban Research Association (SPUR) where he assisted in the Ocean Beach Master Plan and is a former Geographic Information Systems Intern with BCDC where he assisted in the redevelopment of BCDC's Bay Resources and Analysis tool (BayRAT).  Prior to his appointment as GIS Specialist, Javier was a BCDC Planning Analyst on assignment from the San Francisco Estuary Institute’s Aquatic Science Center.

The NOAA Coastal Fellow is assigned to the Commission to investigate the potential effectiveness of ecosystem-based management for the San Francisco Bay.

Maggie Wenger (415-352-3647 maggiew@bcdc.ca.gov) focuses on working with key park and recreation stakeholders to refine the Adapting to Rising Tides shoreline park and recreation vulnerability and risk assessment and develop adaptation response options and implementation strategies. Maggie recently finished her Masters of Science in Environmental Policy and Planning at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Maggie was awarded a prestigious Doris Duke Conservation Fellowship and worked as a research team member evaluating institutional relationships and collaborations for the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary in Port Angeles, Washington. In addition to her Master’s degree, Maggie has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska in Biology and Environmental Studies, served in the US Peace Corps as an Agroforestry Extension Officer in Zambia, interned with the Union of Concerned Scientists in Washington D.C., and worked for the National Youth Science Foundation as a Natural Science Coordinator.

The Oil Spill Prevention and Response Manager (Coastal Program Analyst III) coordinates the Commission's program responsibilities under the California Oil Spill Prevention and Response Act. The planner is a member of the Northern California Coastal and San Francisco Bay-Delta Area Committee, serves as the Commission’s alternate to the Harbor Safety Committee for the San Francisco Bay Region, and provides expertise and advice to the Commission and staff on oil spill prevention, contingency planning and recovery.

Linda Scourtis (415-352-3644 lindas@bcdc.ca.gov) holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban Studies and Planning from San Francisco State University, with a background in conservation and biology from the University of Maryland. Since joining BCDC’s staff in 1993, she has developed policy for the Bay Plan and the Seaport Plan, and serves as staff liaison to the Seaport Planning Advisory Committee. She also authored a series of evaluations of the Commission¹s federal coastal management program. As oil spill program manager, she has participated as the BCDC representative and as a member of the Incident Command liaison staff during spill responses, including the 2007 Cosco Busan incident. She maintains a 24-hour HAZWOPER certification and was a primary contributor to the regional U.S. Coast Guard Potential Places of Refuge contingency program for ships in distress.

Legal Services

The Staff Counsel (Staff Counsel III (Specialist)) provides legal support, advice and assistance to the Commission's staff, serves as liaison with the Attorney General's Office and the Office of Administrative Law, prepares and present enforcement cases.

John Bowers (415-352-3610) jbowers@bcdc.ca.gov) received a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan. Prior to joining BCDC’s staff in October 2008, he served was a staff counsel at the California Coastal Commission for more than 20 years. He has also served on the legal staffs of the California Housing Finance Agency, the Maine State Housing Authority, Bronx Legal Services, and the National Health and Environmental Law Program.

Ming Yeung (415-352-3616 mingy@bcdc.ca.gov) received a Bachelor of Arts in history and politics from Oberlin College and a Master of Arts in urban planning and a Juris Doctorate, both from the University of California, Los Angeles. Before joining BCDC’s enforcement staff in 2005, she was a land use attorney at the law firm of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter and Hampton in San Francisco and spent two years as a senior planner with Dyett and Bhatia, a regional planning firm in San Francisco. She transferred to the Permits Unit in 2006. She served in a limited-term assignment as a Coastal Program Analyst III (Supervisor) from May-July, 2008 and was reappointed to another limited-term assignment as a Coastal Program Analyst III (Specialist) in June, 2011 with lead responsibility for planning and authorizing a range of waterfront facility improvement projects related to the America’s Cup race in 2013.

Administrative Services

The Director, Administrative and Technology Services (Staff Services Manager II) manages the Commission's administrative services including personnel, budgeting, accounting, contracts, business services, facility operations, information technology, and Commission meetings.

Sharon Louie (415-352-3638 sharonl@bcdc.ca.gov) holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the California State University, Los Angeles. Serving as BCDC’s Associate Administrator, Human Resources Officer since 2001, she became BCDC’s Director of Administrative and Technology Services in 2012. Prior to joining BCDC in 1977, she worked for the Secretary of State in Los Angeles.

The Human Resources Officer (Associate Management Analyst) performs work in the area of management analysis and administers personnel actions, prepares personnel analyses for job classifications, coordinates classification and pay, conducts civil service exams, and serves as liaison between BCDC and Department of Personnel Administration and State Personnel Board.

Lawlun Leung (415) 352-3639 lawlunl@bcdc.ca.gov) received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from San Francisco State University. He most recently worked at the State Compensation Insurance Fund (SCIF) and has over 11 years of experience in human resources management and staffing. He has advised and assisted managers and supervisors with recruitment, labor relations and employee performance issues. He also has received multiple “Encore” awards from SCIF for going above and beyond the expectations of his management.

The Chief Financial Officer (Staff Services Manager I) manages BCDC’s financial services unit, which includes budget, accounting, contracts, procurement, facilities management and Commissioner affairs.

Richard Ng (415-352-3637 richardn@bcdc.ca.gov) holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with emphasis in accounting from the University of California at Berkeley. He joined BCDC’s staff as its Budget Officer in 2000 after working at the California Coastal Commission, first as a budget officer and later as a fiscal officer in charge of the budget and accounting units. He was also Senior Budget Analyst in the Oakland Unified School District’s Research, Planning and Budget Department. He was appointed to his current position in 2007.

The Accounting Officer (Senior Accounting Officer) performs professional accounting duties in the establishment and maintenance of accounts and financial records for BCDC.

Sabrina Shui (415-352-3665 sabrinas@bcdc.ca.gov) has over 12 years of experience in accounting with the California Employment Development Department where she worked as a Senior Accounting Officer prior to joining BCDC's staff in 2001. She has a strong background in planning, organizing and training in the field of accounting. She was appointed to her current position in 2006.

The Records Manager (Associate Governmental Program Analyst) manages the conversion of hard copy records and historical data into an electronic format and oversees the maintenance of this information in accordance with records retention, disaster recovery, information privacy and public disclosure requirements.

This position is vacant.

The Contracts Manager (Associate Governmental Program Analyst) administers BCDC’s contracts and provides guidance on contract rules, regulations and Department of General Services guidelines.

Anna Yee (415-352-3652 annay@bcdc.ca.gov) was the business services officer for the California Department of Financial Institutions prior to joining BCDC’s staff in 2006. She has also worked for the California Coastal Commission.

The Business Services and Acquisition Analyst (Staff Services Analyst) coordinates BCDC’s procurement process, claims for reimbursement, invoices and other related fiscal documents, maintains property records, Commission's vehicle, facility operations, and Commission meetings.

Reggie Abad (415-352-3636 reggiea@bcdc.ca.gov) has a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, with a concentration in computer information systems, from California State University, East Bay. Prior to joining BCDC’s staff in 2006, he was a senior operations specialist at Charles Schwab and an office technician at the State Board of Equalization where he was being trained as a tax auditor. He was born in the Philippines and is fluent in Tagalog. In addition, he serves as BCDC’s alternate notary public.

The Chief Information Officer (Staff Information Systems Analyst) is responsible for managing BCDC’s computer system and developing information technology solutions to Bay management issues.

Andrew Chin (415-352-3651 andrewc@bcdc.ca.gov) received a Bachelor of Science degree from San Francisco State University in Computer Information Systems/Accounting. Prior to joining BCDC’s staff in 2005 he spent five years as an Associate Information Systems Analyst (Specialist) at the California Coastal Commission. He has also worked for the California Department of Industrial Relations. He was appointed to his current position in 2006.

The Information Security Officer (Associate Information Systems Analyst) provides assistance in network management, user support, and the development and maintenance of the Commission's information systems.

Elsa Gomez (415-352-3630 elsag@bcdc.ca.gov) received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from San Francisco State University and worked in a variety of information technology positions at the California Department of Industrial Relations prior to joining BCDC’s staff in 2006. She has extensive private sector experience in creating websites and developing data bases.

The Administrative Secretary and Receptionist (Office Technician, Typing) provides secretarial support for the executive and administrative support units, serves as the office receptionist, and assists other units of the office as needed.

Estella M. Corona (415-352-3604 estellac@bcdc.ca.gov) was born in Mexico but has lived in the United States since she was ten years old. She attended the College of San Mateo's Nursing Program and worked in various divisions of California Department of Corporations for 12 years before joining BCDC’s staff in 1996. On weekends she works as secretary and receptionist in her husband’s roofing business. She is fluent in Spanish.

The Administrative Support Secretary (Office Technician, Retired Annuitant) provides secretarial support for the administrative support unit and assists other units of the office as needed.

Quezon Ganotise (415-352-3666 quezong@bcdc.ca.gov) currently works part-time as a retired annuitant. From 1986 until his retirement in 1996, he worked for BCDC, first as an Office Assistant and later as an Office Technician. Prior to joining BCDC’s staff, he served in the military for three years as a company clerk, in Hawaii and then worked for the federal government as a surplus property specialist. One of his hobbies is collecting autographs.