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This list displays the administrative structure of LACERA’s management staff, as presented visually in its organizational chart.

  • Board of Retirement
  • Board of Investments
    • Santos H. Kreimann, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Office
        • Norma Minjarez, Executive Secretary
        • Cassandra Smith, Director Retiree Healthcare, Retiree Healthcare Benefits Program
      • Bonnie Nolley and Linda El-Farra, Office of the Boards
      • Jonathan Grabel, Chief Investment Officer, Investments
      • Vacant, Assistant Executive Officer, Executive Office
        • Ted Granger, Chief Financial Officer, Financial & Accounting Services Division*
        • James P. Brekk, Information Systems Manager, Systems Division
        • Derwin Brown, Chief, Quality Assurance & Metrics Division
        • Bernardo Buenaflor, Division Manager, Benefits Division
      • Steven Rice, Chief Counsel, Legal Services
      • Richard Bendall, Chief, Internal Audit (Reports to CEO and both Boards)
      • John Popowich, Assistant Executive Officer, Executive Office
        • Terri Moore, Executive Secretary
        • Allan Cochran, Division Manager, Member Services
        • Ricki Contreras, Division Manager, Disability Retirement
        • Kimberly Hines, Division Manager, Administrative Services Division
        • Cynthia Martinez, Chief, Communications
        • Annette Cleary, Director, Human Resources*
      • Vincent Lim, Chief Counsel, Disability Litigation

*Interim assignment