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.

Priya Mathur

Priya Mathur

President, Public Agency Member Representative

Rob Feckner

Rob Feckner

Vice President, School Member Representative

Margaret Brown

Margaret Brown

All Member Representative

John Chiang

John Chiang

Ex Officio Member, California State Treasurer

Richard Costigan

Richard Costigan

Ex Officio Member, State Personnel Board Representative

Richard Gillihan

Richard Gillihan

Ex Officio Member, California Department of Human Resources

Dana Hollinger

Dana Hollinger

Governor Appointee, Insurance Industry Representative

Henry Jones

Henry Jones

Retired Member
Representative

David Miller

David Miller

All Member Representative

Ramon Rubalcava

Ramón Rubalcava

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

Bill Slaton

Bill Slaton

Governor Appointee, Local Government Elected Official

Theresa Taylor

Theresa Taylor

State Member Representative

Betty Yee

Betty Yee

Ex Officio Member, California State Controller

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

John Chiang
  • Steve Juarez
  • Frank Moore
  • Matthew Saha
  • Collin Wong-Martinusen
Richard Gillihan
  • Danny Brown
Betty Yee
  • Karen Greene-Ross
  • Alan LoFaso
  • Lynn Paquin