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Main Office: 20 Lower Ragsdale Drive, Suite 100
Monterey, CA 93940
Information: (831) 649-2870, AskMarine@wildlife.ca.gov
Acting Regional Manager:
- Catherine Reheis-Boyd, Chair
- William W. Anderson
- Meg Caldwell
- Dr. Jane Pisano
- Gregory F. Schem
- Don Benninghoven, Chair and Member through August 4, 2009
Catherine Reheis-Boyd, Chair
Reheis-Boyd was appointed by the Governor as a California petroleum industry representative on the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission and is a member of the California Chamber of Commerce Natural Resources and Policy Committee. She has chaired the Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce Air Quality Committee, and was past president of the Sacramento chapter of the Air & Waste Management Association. She has also served as past president of the Kern County Chapter of the American Lung Association, and is a past recipient of the Bureau of Land Management's State Director's Oil and Gas Award for Special Achievement. Reheis-Boyd was first appointed by the California secretary for resources to the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force for the central coast and was reappointed for the north central coast.
Reheis-Boyd received her bachelor's of science degree in natural resource management from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and pursued her post-graduate studies in environmental engineering at the University of Southern California. She is a graduate of the Bakersfield and California Leadership Programs.
William W. Anderson
Anderson is a past member of the U.S. Department of the Interior's Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council. He has also served as a board member of the Grand Canyon National Park Foundation and is the past President of the Association of Marina Industries. He was appointed to the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force for the both the central coast and the north central coast. Anderson is a graduate of Penn State University's Recreation and Park Management program.
Caldwell previously served on the boards of San Francisco Baykeeper, the Bay Area Sports Organizing Committee, the Coyote Creek Riparian Station, and the City of Saratoga Planning Commission.
Caldwell is a member of the California State Bar and the American Bar Association. She was first appointed by the California secretary for resources to the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force for the central coast and was reappointed for the north central coast. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and Juris Doctorate from Stanford Law School.
Dr. Jane Pisano
Pisano is president and chair of the research and grants committee of the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation Board of Trustees, and serves on the board of trustees of the Lincoln Club and on the board of directors of WellPoint, Inc. She was elected to the National Academy of Public Administration, where she served as chair of the board, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the board of the California Council for the Humanities. Pisano is past chair of the board of directors of the California Community Foundation and past president of the American Society of Public Administration, Los Angeles Chapter.
Prior to her arrival in Los Angeles, Pisano was on the faculty of Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and served as a White House Fellow on the National Security Council staff. She earned M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in international relations from the Johns Hopkins University, and a B.A. degree in political science from Stanford University.
Gregory F. Schem
An avid yachtsman and sport fisherman, Schem has fished, cruised, and scuba dived extensively throughout the United States and Mexico. He currently serves on the Marina del Rey Design Guidelines Task Force and has just completed the pro bono development of a new pier on Catalina Island for the Boy Scouts of America. He is an assistant scoutmaster, major sponsor of the Pacific Palisades "Movies in the Park," and an ambassador member of the executive board for the West Los Angeles County Council-Boy Scouts of America.
Schem earned his bachelor's of science in chemistry from the State University of New York and his master's in business administration from Cornell University. As an undergraduate student, Schem was an intern at the New York Ocean Science Laboratory at Montauk, where he co-published his work in analytical chemistry.
Don Benninghoven (Chair and Member through August 4, 2009)
As executive director, Benninghoven worked intently to modernize the organizational structure and services of LCC to meet the very diverse needs of all cities. He was passionate about including the voices of city officials when setting LCC policy and was the driving force behind the creation of a variety of handbooks and library materials to help cities meet their unique needs for fiscal enhancement, economic development, land use planning, and dozens of other topics.
Benninghoven earned bachelor's and master's degrees in political science and public administration from the University of California, Berkeley. He's a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administrators, which includes a worldwide membership of 250. Don served on the boards of directors of the National Civic League, the National League of Cities, and the National Association of Regional Councils, and served as secretary of the City-County-School Partnership. He was on the executive committee of the Institute for Local Self Government and is currently chairman of the California Center for Civic Renewal. Don has continued his interest in city government by working with local officials and universities as an advisor and lecturer. He was first appointed to the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force for the north central coast.