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Dr. Jean-Pierre Wolff - Chair

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Term Expires: 09/30/2015

Dr. Wolff, Ph.D., of San Luis Obispo has been the owner and vintner of Wolff Vineyards since 1999.  He was an independent consultant providing technical consulting services for privately held corporations from 2000 to 2002, senior vice president for Global Energy Services, a division of Emerson Electric from 1998 to 2000 and Vice President and corporate officer for Electro-Test from 1981 to 1998. 

He is a member of the Coastal San Luis Resource Conservation District and the Agriculture Liaison Advisory Board, Cal Poly Center for Sustainability, Cal Poly College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Science, Dean's Executive Advisory Board, Central Coast Salmon Enhancement, San Luis Obispo Vintners Association and the Central Coast Wine Growers Association.

 

Dr. Monica S. Hunter - Vice Chair

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Term Expires: 09/30/2016

Dr. Hunter, Ph.D., of Los Osos is the central coast Senior Program Advisor for the Planning and Conservation League Foundation and since 2005 has conducted numerous stakeholder processes in support of sustainable coastal watershed resource management. Dr. Hunter was a consultant to the Morro Bay National Estuary Program in 2001, and a former member of the Executive Committee, serving on the Education and Stewardship Committee. She is currently on the Executive Board of the Carmel River Watershed Conservancy and a member of the Carmel River Task Force. In 2012-13, she served on the Governor's Drinking Water Stakeholder Group.

 

Bruce Delgado

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Term Expires: 09/30/2017

Mr. Delgado of Marina has been the mayor of the City of Marina since 2008. He has worked as a botanist for the United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management since 1988.

   

Michael Johnston

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Term Expires: 09/30/2015

Mr. Johnston of Watsonville is currently a consultant for Teamsters Local 948 and the California Teamsters State Council of Cannery and Food Processing Unions. He was a campaign coordinator at the International Brotherhood of Teamsters from 2006 to 2009, and a business representative for Teamsters Local 890 from 1988 until 2005.

 

Jeffrey Young

Jeffrey Young

Term Expires: 09/30/2017

Mr. Young of Santa Barbara is a practicing attorney and focuses on small business and regulatory matters related to the aquaculture industry in California . He is a former owner and operator of Pacific Seafood Industries Inc., a small company that grows oysters and mussels in the Santa Barbara Channel. Mr Young is a member of the Morro Bay Technical Advisory Committee to the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board. He also serves on the Sewer Testing and Maintenance Committee of Project Clean Water for the county of Santa Barbara and the cities of Santa Barbara and Carpinteria.

 

Karina Cervantez

 

Term Expires: 09/30/2018 (Pending Senate Confirmation)

Ms. Cervantez of Watsonville, has served as a member of the City Council of Watsonville since 2012 and served as mayor of the city from 2013 to 2014. She was adjunct faculty at the Cabrillo College Department of Sociology from 2013 to 2014 and at the California State University, Monterey Bay Departments of Psychology and Social and Behavioral Sciences from 2012 to 2013. Mrs. Cervantez was a teaching assistant at the University of California, Santa Cruz from 2006 to 2013.

 

 

Kathleen Thomasberg

 

Term Expires: 09/30/2018 (Pending Senate Confirmation)

Ms. Thomasberg of Salinas  served in several positions at the Monterey County Water Agency from 1992 to 2012, including senior hydrologist and conservation manager, program manager for water quality and conservation, water quality supervisor and water quality specialist. She was a source control inspector at the Carmel Area Wastewater District from 1991 to 1992 and a microbiology laboratory technician at Hartnell College from 1986 to 1991.

 

   
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