CWC Members

​​Armando Quintero 

Armando Quintero, Chair, of San Rafael, is the Executive Director of the University of California, Merced Sierra Nevada Research Institute and previously served as the Institute's director of development from 2008 to 2014. He was an independent environmental educator from 1998 to 2008 and held multiple positions at the U.S. National Park Service from 1977 to 1998, including district ranger and chief of the special park uses group at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Mr. Quintero is president of the Marin Municipal Water District Board of Directors.

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Carol Baker

Carol Baker, Vice-Chair, of Sacramento, was chair of the California Fish and Wildlife Strategic Vision Blue Ribbon Citizen Commission in 2011 and an independent water policy consultant at Kaufman Campaign Consultants in 2009. She was chief policy consultant for natural resources and environmental protection policy and deputy budget director in the California State Assembly Speaker’s Office from 2000 to 2008. Previously, Ms. Baker served as principal budget analyst at the California Department of Finance from 1994 to 2000 and from 1985 to 1992, where she was a staff budget analyst from 1982 to 1985. She was a deputy director for administration and management at the California Department of Housing and Community Development from 1992 to 1994.

Andrew Ball

Andrew Ball

Andrew Ball, of Berkeley, is a Partner with Ball + Winter, a consulting firm specializing in Real Estate Development services, Project Design, and Preconstruction and Construction Management for large commercial projects. He was previously President of Suffolk Construction West Region, and prior to that served as President and CEO of Webcor Builders; both companies provided General Contracting services for residential, commercial, hospitality, and high technology projects. Mr. Ball is a Board Member of the Bay Area Council, and co-Chair of its Water Committee, and has served as a Board Member of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group heading up Water Policy. He has been involved in other industry organizations including the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, the San Francisco Center for Economic Development, SPUR, the Stanford Center for Integrated Facility Engineering, and UC Berkeley’s Center for the Built Environment.


Joseph Byrne

Joseph Byrne, of Los Angeles, is an of counsel attorney in the law office of Best, Best & Krieger, LLP and is a member of the firm's Environmental & Natural Resources Law, Special Districts, Municipal, and Business Services practice groups.  Previously, he was a partner in a leading public law firm. He also worked in the California State Assembly from 1998-2002, where he served as counsel and chief water and public safety policy consultant to the Speaker of the Assembly. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Tierra del Sol Foundation.


Daniel Curtin

Daniel Curtin, of Sacramento, has served as director for the California Conference of Carpenters since 2001 and previously held the same position from 1992 to 1999. From 1999 to 2001, he served as chief deputy director for the Department of Industrial Relations. Prior to that, Curtin was a legislative advocate for the California Conference of Carpenters. He serves on the State Compensation Insurance Fund Board of Directors, the Economic Development Commission, and the Industrial Welfare Commission.


Joe Del Bosque

Joe Del Bosque, of Los Banos, is president and CEO of Empresas Del Bosque, Inc., a diversified farm in the San Joaquin Valley since 1985, where he grows cantaloupes, almonds, asparagus, cherries, and organic melons. He is a Chair Emeritus of AgSafe, a nonprofit organization whose mission is the prevention of injuries and fatalities among agricultural workers. Del Bosque is director-at-large at the California Melon Research Board. He serves on the board of directors of the Fresno Regional Foundation. He is a member of California Farm Bureau, California Latino Water Coalition, and Western Growers Association. He is also a member-grower of the San Joaquin Sustainable Farming Project, whose mission is to find better farm management practices that lessen environmental impacts on our water resources. Previously he served as director of Pacheco Water District and the San Joaquin Valley Drainage Authority.

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Maria Herrera 

Maria Herrera, of Visalia, has been a community development specialist at Self-Help Enterprises since 2014. She was a community advocacy director at the Community Water Center from 2008 to 2014 and an ag-aid inspector at the California Department of Food and Agriculture from 2004 to 2007. Herrera is a member of El Quinto Sol de America and la Asociación de Genta Unida por el Agua.

Catherine Keig

Catherine Keig, of Pasadena, served as the interim Exposition Park Manager at the California Science Center in 2014 and Director of Southern California activities in the Office of the California State Senate pro Tempore from 1992 to 2011. She served in several positions in the California State Senate from 1981 to 1992, including as Communications Director of the Senate Rules Committee, Director of the Senate Democratic Caucus, and as a Senate floor analyst.

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CWC Executive Officer

Joe Yun

Joe Yun, Executive Officer, California Water Commission. Joe is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Toxicology. Most recently, Joe served as the Commission's Interim Water Storage Investment Program Manager. Prior to joining the Water Commission Joe served as Chief of the Planning Grant Section in the Financial Assistance Branch of DWR's Division of Integrated Regional Water Management. Joe managed multidisciplinary teams to implement various water management grant programs funded by general obligation bonds. Before joining DWR, Joe worked for 13 years in private environmental consulting assisting clients on surface water, groundwater, and storm water quality projects, remedial investigations, and site remediation.