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Executive Staff

Julie Nauman, Executive Officer

Julie NaumanJulie Nauman was appointed to the position of Executive Officer by the three-member Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board (VCGCB) effective July 1, 2008.

Prior to joining the VCGCB, Ms. Nauman was the Chief Deputy Director of the Integrated Waste Management Board where she served since 1998. As Chief Deputy Director she was responsible for the administrative and programmatic functions of the Board.

Ms. Nauman’s public sector experience also includes serving as Chief Deputy Director at the California Department of Housing and Community Development from 1984 to 1990. She worked in the private sector from 1990 to 1998 as Principal-In-Charge of The Planning Center, a Sacramento land-use and environmental planning consulting firm. From 1973 to 1983, she served as a consultant to the Assembly Committee on Local Government.

Ms. Nauman received both a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and a Master of Arts degree in Public Administration from California State University, Sacramento.

Wayne Strumpfer, Chief Counsel

Wayne StrumpferWayne Strumpfer joined the Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board as Chief Counsel on November 9, 2009.

Prior to joining the Board, Mr. Strumpfer had a variety of executive assignments in State and Federal Government. Mr. Strumpfer’s experience includes  Interim Executive Director for the Governor’s Office of Criminal Justice Planning (OCJP), Director of Investor Education for the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, Acting Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of Enforcement for the California Department of Corporations, Executive Director of the Fair Political Practices Commission, Deputy Attorney General in the California Attorney General’s Criminal Division and Deputy District Attorney in Sacramento County.

Mr. Strumpfer received his Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University Sacramento and his Juris Doctorate from University of the Pacific's McGeorge School of Law.

Mindy Fox, Deputy Executive Officer, Victim Compensation and Government Claims

Jon MyersMindy Fox joined VCGCB as the Deputy Executive Officer for the Victim Compensation and Government Claims Programs in December 2011.

Prior to joining VCGCB, Ms. Fox served as the Director of the Office of Education and the Environment at the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) overseeing the development and implementation in California classrooms of the K–12 Education and the Environment Initiative Curriculum. Ms. Fox has served in a multitude of positions in her state career, including providing oversight of public participation for communities impacted by hazardous waste sites; technical assistance to the recycled-content manufacturing sector; education and outreach for solid waste Local Enforcement Agencies; and public education programs regarding hazardous materials. Ms. Fox provided executive leadership at the California Integrated Waste Management Board and CalEPA .

Ms. Fox earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies from California State University, Sacramento and completed extensive coursework in Biological Sciences and Education at California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo.

Valinda Roberts, Deputy Executive Officer, Administration and Finance

Valinda Roberts joined the VCGCB executive team in April 2015 with over twenty years of fiscal and administrative experience, specializing in business process improvements. Ms. Roberts utilizes her leadership and technical experience in carrying out the Board’s mission. As a long-term resident of the Sacramento area, Ms. Roberts earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Degree with a concentration in Accountancy from California State University, Sacramento. She is also a current and past member of several professional organizations.