Today, California State Parks announces another Transformation effort that will help foster communication about the changes taking place in the department. The new effort is called Transformation Agent Network.
A key reason transformation projects fail has to do with “people” and the failure to consider the impact on operations, staff and external stakeholders. Having the agent network in place will help the department execute bold new strategies to improve communications during this pivotal time for California State Parks.
The network is comprised of employees from State Parks, better known as Transformation Agents, who have been selected by their managers to serve as field or division ambassadors to keep staff informed on important key departmental and Transformation initiatives (see list below). These agents will open up another line of two-way communication. Additionally, this added layer of support will enhance the efforts of our leaders throughout the department to keep employees informed of the efforts underway to improve ourselves.
Thank you to the staff that are serving as agents. We look forward to hearing from you!
|Agent Leader: Gloria Sandoval, Deputy Director of Public Affairs — Coordinator: John Fraser, Acting Deputy Director, Park Operations|
|District / Division||Name||Title|
|Angeles||Lynn Mochizuki||Administrative Officer|
|Bay Area||Rosemary Blackburn||Supervising Ranger|
|Capital||Kyle Watt||State Historian II|
|Central Valley||Greg Martin||State Park Superintendent III|
|Channel Coast||Tyson Butzke||State Park Superintendent II|
|Colorado Desert||Terry Gerson||Senior Park and Recreation Specialist|
|Gold Fields||Jim Micheals||Senior Park and Recreation Specialist|
|Inland Empire||Eric Palmer||State Park Peace Officer (Ranger)|
|Monterey||Pat Clark-Gray||Regional Interpretive Specialist|
|North Coast Redwoods||Greg Collins||Associate State Archaeologist|
|Northern Buttes||Trish Ladd||Environmental Scientist|
|Orange Coast||Blythe Liles||Regional Interpretive Specialist|
|San Diego||Kailey Geirman||Office Technician|
|Santa Cruz||Teri Crawford||Staff Services Analyst|
|San Luis Obispo Coast||Ty Smith||State Park Interpreter III|
|Sierra||Matt Green||State Park Superintendent III|
|Sonoma Mendocino||Andrea Mapes||Staff Park and Recreation Specialist|
|Tehachapi||Steve Ptomey||State Park Interpreter III|
|Oceano Dunes||Stephanie Little;||Environmental Scientist;|
|Dena Bellman||Associate Park and Recreation Specialist|
|Ocotillo Wells||Jeff Price;||State Park Interpreter;|
|Melony Light||Staff Services Analyst|
|San Andreas||Peter Jones||Associate Parks and Recreation Specialist|
|Twin Cities||Merrilee Byrnes||Staff Services Analyst|
|Acquisition and Development||Lisa Fields||Southern Service Center|
|— Southern Service Center|
|Acquisition and Development||David Gutierrez||Northern Service Center|
|— Northern Service Center|
|Administrative Services||Sonia Windtberg||Associate Governmental Program Analyst|
|Boating and Waterways||Joleane King||Associate Park and Recreation Specialist|
|Communications||John Garlock||Park and Recreation Specialist|
|External Affairs||Jean Lacher||Chief, Office of Grants and Local Services|
|Legislation||Megan Florida||Staff Services Manager I|
|Office of Historic Preservation||Jenan Saunders;||Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer|
|Off-Highway Vehicle Division – Headquarters||Jay Baker||Associate State Archaeologist|
|Park Operations||John Fraser||Acting Assistant Deputy Director|
- Stay abreast of the Transformation Team’s progress on their website.
- The Transformation Team is interested to know your ideas, thoughts and comments. Let us know what you think.
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