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Executive Staff

Julie Nauman, Executive Officer

Julie NaumanJulie Nauman has served as the Executive Officer of the Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board since 2008.

Prior to joining the VCGCB, Ms. Nauman held a number of executive level positions in California State Government. Ms. Nauman served as Chief Deputy Director of the Integrated Waste Management Board and Chief Deputy Director of the Department of Housing and Community Development, as well as Chief Consultant to the Assembly Local Government Committee. Known for her expertise in public policy and land use planning, she held the position of Principal-In-Charge of a multi-state private consulting firm.

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 & Legislative Director

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.

Tom Mays, Deputy Executive Officer, Public Affairs & Outreach