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Paola Avila
Chief of Staff
Nick Serrano
Deputy Chief of Staff

Appointments/Boards & Commissions

Mathew Gordon
Director of Appointments/Boards and Commissions


Jen Lebron
Director of Communications
Chida Warren-Darby
Deputy Director of Communications
Dave Rolland
Senior Advisor of Communications

Community Engagement

Michaela Valk
Director of Community Engagement
(Council District 6)
Kohta Zaiser
Community Representative
(Council Districts 2 and 3)
Matthew Griffith
Community Representative
(Council Districts 1, 4, and 7)
Stephanie Estrada
Community Representative
(Council Districts 5, 8, and 9)

Global Affairs

Rita Fernandez
Director of Global Affairs
Don Giaquinto

Government Affairs

Adrian Granda
Director of Government Affairs
Walt Bishop
Strategic Advisor for Federal Affairs
Juan Reyes
State and Local Government Affairs Manager
Keith Corry
Grants Manager
Marie Joyce
Grants Manager


Jessica Lawrence
Director of Policy
Matt Yagyagan
Deputy Director of Policy
Policy Areas: Public safety
Stephen Hill
Senior Advisor for COVID-19 Response
Javier Gómez
Senior Advisor of Policy and Council Affairs
Brittany Bailey
Senior Policy Advisor
Policy Areas: Budget, economic development, infrastructure
Alexandra Berenter
Senior Water Policy Manager
Randy Wilde
Policy Advisor
Policy Areas: Housing, land-use, climate
Sarah Moga-Alemany
"Back to Work SD" Coordinator



Michelle Porras
Maria Bojorquez-Gomez
Confidential Executive Assistant to the Mayor
Lauren Cazares
Confidential Executive Assistant to the Chief of Staff