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  • Wendy Sommer, Executive Director

    Phone: (510) 891-6500 Email:

    Wendy Sommer has been with StopWaste since 1991, serving a variety of roles. Wendy has created key policies and market transformation programs – many being firsts in California, such as construction and demolition debris recycling requirements, food scrap recycling, and green building.

    Wendy managed construction of the Agency’s headquarters, the first LEED Platinum renovation project in the nation. She began her role as Executive Director on January 1, 2016.

Staff Directory

Name Titlesort descending
Nisha Patel Accountant
Anna Borg Administrative Assistant
Pat Cabrera Administrative Services Director
Arliss Dunn Clerk of the Board
Jeff Becerra Communications Manager
Chris Ross Designer / Developer
Adrienne Ramirez Executive Assistant
Wendy Sommer Executive Director
Herb Hirschfeld Information Systems
Mike Cohen Information Systems Manager
Anu Natarajan Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Manager
Karen Kho Principal Program Manager
Elese Lebsack Program Manager
Miya Kitahara Program Manager
Angelina Vergara Program Manager
Michelle Fay Program Manager
Lisa Pontecorvo Program Manager
Candis Mary-Dauphin Program Manager
Jennifer West Program Manager
Shasta Phillips Program Manager
Cassie Bartholomew Program Manager
Ben Cooper Program Manager
Jeanne Nader Program Manager
Alma Freeman Program Manager
Emily Alvarez Program Manager
Robin Plutchok Program Manager
Kelly Schoonmaker Program Manager
Tommy Fenster Program Services Specialist
Annalisa Belliss Program Services Specialist
Arielle Conway Program Services Specialist
Audrey Lin Program Services Specialist
Jeannie Pham Program Services Specialist
Maricelle Cardenas Program Services Specialists
Nathan Greene Senior Administrative Assistant
Jenny O’Brien Senior Administrative Assistant
Meghan Starkey Senior Management Analyst
Justin Lehrer Senior Management Analyst
Meri Soll Senior Program Manager
Rachel Balsley Senior Program Manager
Jeffery Liang Senior Program Services Specialist
Jeanine Sidran Senior Program Services Specialist
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