Mark Tollefson was appointed Undersecretary of the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) by Governor Gavin Newsom in December 2022. As Undersecretary, Mark advises the Secretary on CalSTA issues, programs and departments, and oversees personnel, fiscal and administrative functions, and planning.
Deputy Secretary, Transportation Planning
Avital Barnea was appointed Deputy Secretary for Transportation Planning at CalSTA by Governor Newsom in July 2019.
Deputy Secretary, Transportation Safety and Enforcement
Stephanie Dougherty joined the CalSTA team in March 2016. She previously worked at the California Department of Motor Vehicles since 2008, where she most recently served as the Chief of Enterprise Planning and Performance.
Chief Deputy Secretary, Rail and Transit
Chad Edison was reappointed Chief Deputy Secretary for Rail and Transit at CalSTA in September of 2019, where he served as Deputy Secretary for Transportation since 2014. Edison served as Transportation Industry Analyst at the Federal Railroad Administration from 2010 to 2014.
Deputy Secretary, Administration and Audits
Matt Espenshade joined CalSTA as the Deputy Secretary for Administration and Audits in October 2022.
Deputy Secretary, Legislation
Alejandro Espinoza was appointed Deputy Secretary for Legislation by Governor Newsom in December, 2019.
In November 2019, Giles Giovinazzi started as Senior Advisor to CalSTA with over 20 years of transportation policy, legislative and regulatory experience.
Assistant Deputy Secretary, Communications
Marty Greenstein was appointed Assistant Deputy Secretary for Communications at CalSTA by Governor Newsom in November 2020.View more details about Marty
Deputy Secretary, Agency Chief Information Officer
Marcie Kahbody is the Deputy Secretary and Agency Chief Information Officer for CalSTA.
Acting Deputy Secretary, Communications
Tamie McGowen is serving as the Acting Deputy Secretary for Communications as of October 2022.
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Deputy Secretary, Environmental Policy and Housing Coordination
Darwin Moosavi was appointed Deputy Secretary for Environmental Policy and Housing Coordination at CalSTA in August of 2019 by Governor Newsom.
Deputy Secretary, Innovative Mobility Solutions
Lori Pepper was appointed the Deputy Secretary for Innovative Mobility Solutions at CalSTA by Governor Newsom in August 2019.
Deputy Secretary, Budget and Administration
Carlos Quant joined CalSTA as the Deputy Secretary for Budget and Administration in October 2020.
Bret Ladine was appointed General Counsel in February 2022.View more details about Bret
Deputy General Counsel
Ann Salisbury joined CalSTA as the Deputy General Counsel in November 2021.