Executive level representatives from WRP member agencies

The Directors Group (DiG) meets annually to approve the Work Plan and discuss WRP initiatives. The Secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency chairs the Directors Group, which comprises the top officials from the 18 state and federal partner agencies.


The next annual Directors Group meeting will be held in Fall 2024. Meeting information will be posted online.

Directors Group

Federal Partners

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9
Tomas Torres, Water Division Director

National Marine Fisheries Service
Chris Yates, Assistant Regional Administrator

Natural Resources Conservation Service
Carlos Suarez, State Conservationist

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Colonel Julie A. Balten, Commander of the Los Angeles District

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Paul Souza, Regional Director

State Partners 

California Natural Resources Agency
Wade Crowfoot, Secretary (Chair of the Directors Group)

State Coastal Conservancy
Amy Hutzel, Executive Director

California Coastal Commission
Kate Huckelbridge, Director

California Department of Fish & Wildlife
Charlton Bonham, Director

California Department of Parks & Recreation
Armando Quintero, Director

State Lands Commission
Jennifer Lucchesi, Executive Officer

Wildlife Conservation Board
John Donnelly, Executive Director

California Environmental Protection Agency
Yana Garcia, Secretary

State Water Resources Control Board
Jon Bishop, Chief Deputy Director

Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
Matthew T. Keeling, Executive Officer

Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board
Renee Purdy, Executive Officer

Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board
Jayne Joy, Executive Officer

San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board
David Gibson, Executive Officer