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Chief Deputy Director, Policy and Program Support, California Department of Health Care Services
"Keeping your team well-informed and empowered can build toward success."
Formerly Director of the California Department of Technology and State Chief Information Officer
"We had to do things differently if we, as a government, were going to continue to thrive and to provide service to citizens."
Formerly Chief Counsel of the California Department of Human Resources
"To build collaborative relationships, you need to model, encourage, and reward collaboration within your own organization."
State Personnel Board Member and representative on the CalPERS Board of Administration
"The biggest lesson that I've learned in leadership change is to always hire people who are better than I am."
Chief Service Officer for CaliforniaVolunteers
"The public that seeks 'service' from government doesn’t care whether the person assisting them is paid or not. The service is simply needed."
The Adjutant General, California Military Department
"At the core of our leadership beliefs is that we don’t expect our soldiers to do anything we wouldn’t do."
California State Controller
"Everyone must understand their own potential to lead. Each of us has something to offer to bring about positive change."
Covered California Board of Directors Member
"If you're the one who wants the change, you have to be determined and persistent."
California State Treasurer
"My first job as a child was selling the Penny Saver. Little did I know ..." Read More
Secretary of the California Department of Health and Human Services
"People look to you as a leader to know about their world, their organization, the details of their work."
Executive Director of the California Franchise Tax Board
"I decided on a vision for my own life. I knew it would be centered around service to others."