The board's responsibilities include setting employer contribution rates, determining investment asset allocations, providing actuarial valuations, and much more. However, the board does not have the authority to add, change, or delete benefits without the concurrence of the Legislature.

Theresa Taylor

Theresa Taylor

President, State Member Representative

Rob Feckner

Rob Feckner

Vice President, School Member Representative

Fiona Ma

Fiona Ma

Ex Officio Member, California State Treasurer

Lisa Middleton

Lisa Middleton

Governor Appointee, Local Government Elected Official

David Miller

David Miller

All Member Representative

Eraina Ortega

Eraina Ortega

Ex Officio Member, California Department of Human Resources

Jose Luis Pacheco

Jose Luis Pacheco

All Member Representative

Ramon Rubalcava

Ramón Rubalcava

Public Representative, Appointed Jointly by the Senate Rules Committee and Speaker of the Assembly

Vacant

Gail Willis

Ex Officio Member, State Personnel Board Representative

Betty Yee

Betty Yee

Ex Officio Member, California State Controller

Vacant

Vacant

Governor Appointee, Insurance Industry Representative

Mullissa Willette

Mullissa Willette

Public Agency Member Representative

Vacant

Vacant

Retired Member Representative

The Board is made up of:

Six Elected Members
  • Two elected by and from all CalPERS members
  • One elected by and from all active state members
  • One elected by and from all active CalPERS school members
  • One elected by and from all active CalPERS public agency members (employed by contracting public agencies)
  • One elected by and from retired members of CalPERS
Three Appointed Members
  • Two appointed by the Governor - an elected official of a local government and an official of a life insurer
  • One public representative appointed jointly by the Speaker of the Assembly and the Senate Rules Committee
Four Ex Officio Members
  • The State Treasurer
  • The State Controller
  • The Director of the California Department of Human Resources
  • A Representative of the State Personnel Board

Board Member Designees

Eraina Ortega

  • Thomas Gjerde
  • Nicole Griffith

Fiona Ma

  • Genevieve Jopanda
  • Frank Ruffino
  • Sertan Usanmaz

Betty Yee

  • Karen Greene-Ross
  • Lynn Paquin