Water Boards' Tribal Contacts

The State Water Resources Control Board's Executive Director, outgoing and newly appointed Board Chair's signed the Water Boards' Tribal Consultation Policy (Policy) in June 2019. The Water Boards' Policy is intended for staff guidance or the use of our over 2,000 Water Board staff statewide. This Policy is just one step forward to the Water Boards' continuous commitment to building and strengthening government-to-government relationships with California Native American tribes.


State Water Resources Control Board Tribal Liaison

Gita Kapahi

1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 341-5501

Moy Moreno-Rivera

1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 341-5261


(Region 1) North Coast Regional Board Tribal Coordinator

(Del Norte, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Modoc, Siskiyou, Sonoma, and Trinity counties.)

Charles (Chuck) Striplen

5550 Skyland Blvd., Suite A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Phone: (707) 576-2689

(Region 2) San Francisco Regional Board Tribal Coordinator

(Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, Santa Clara (north of Morgan Hill), San Mateo, Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Solano counties.)

James Ponton

1515 Clay St., Suite 1400
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 622-2492

Sami Harper

1515 Clay St., Suite 1400
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 622-2415


(Region 3) Central Coast Regional Board Tribal Coordinator

(Santa Clara (south of Morgan Hill), San Mateo (southern portion), Santa Cruz, San Benito, Monterey, Kern (small portions), San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura (northern portion) counties.)

Angela Schroeter

895 Aerovista Place, Suite 101
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: (805) 542-4644

(Region 4) Los Angeles Regional Board Tribal Coordinator

(Los Angeles, Ventura counties, (small portions of Kern and Santa Barbara counties.)

Susana Lagudis

320 West Fourth Street, Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Phone: (213) 576-6694

(Region 5) Central Valley Regional Board Tribal Coordinator

(Modoc, Shasta, Lassen, Plumas, Butte, Glen, Colusa, Lake, Sutter, Yuba, Sierra, Nevada, Placer, Yolo, Napa, (N. East), Solano (West), Sacramento, El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras, San Joaquin, Contra Costa (East), Stanislaus, Toulumne, Merced, Mariposa, Madera, Kings, Fresno, Tulare, Kern. (Very small portions of San Benito, San Luis Obispo) counties.)

Robert L'Heureux

11020 Sun Center Drive, Suite 200
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Phone: (916) 464-4736

(Region 6) Lahontan Regional Board Tribal Coordinator

(Modoc (East), Lassen (East side and Eagle Lake), Sierra, Nevada, Placer, El Dorado, Alpine, Mono, Inyo, Kern (East), San Bernardino, Los Angeles (N/E corner) counties.)

Cindy Wise

2501 Lake Tahoe Blvd.,
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Phone: (530) 542-5408

(Region 7) Colorado River Regional Board Tribal Coordinator

(Imperial, San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego counties.)

Frank Gonzalez

73-720 Fred Waring Dr. Suite 100
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Phone: (760) 346-2612

(Region 8) Santa Ana Regional Board Tribal Coordinator

(Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino counties.)

Claudia Tenorio

3737 Main Street, Suite 500
Riverside, CA 92501
Phone: (951) 782-4963

(Region 9) San Diego Regional Board Tribal Coordinator

(San Diego, Imperial, Riverside counties.)

Cynthia Gorham

2375 Northside Dr. #100
San Diego, CA 92108
Phone: (619) 521-3921

Division of Water Rights Tribal Coordinator

(Water Right Permits, Water Quality Certifications, Bay Delta, and Water Right Enforcement and Hearings.)

Erica Gonzales

1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 341-5325

Division of Water Quality Tribal Coordinator

(Statewide Policies and Plans, Underground Storage Tank Cleanup, Water Quality Standards and Assessment, and Groundwater Quality Protection.)

Frank Roddy

1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 341-5379

Division of Financial Assistance Tribal Coordinator

(Operator Certification Program, Loans and Grants, and Office of Sustainable Water Solutions.)

Wendy Pierce

1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 449-5178

Division of Drinking Water Tribal Coordinator

(Regulate Public Water Systems, Inspections, Issue Permits and Determine Compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act and maintain the Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP).)

Robert Brownwood

1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 341-5125