Julie Nauman, Executive Officer
Julie Nauman has served as the Executive Officer of the Victim Compensation Board since 2008.
Prior to joining CalVCB, 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 in government and a Master of Arts in public administration from California State University, Sacramento.
Larenda Delaini, Chief Counsel
Larenda Delaini joined CalVCB in September 2016 as Chief Counsel. Prior to this, Ms. Delaini was a Deputy Attorney General in the Criminal Division at the California Attorney General’s Office for eight years, where she practiced in state and federal courts handling criminal appeals, state and federal habeas proceedings, erroneously convicted offender claims, death penalty matters and People’s appeals.
Before joining state government, Ms. Delaini was a Deputy District Attorney in Sacramento and Contra Costa counties, where she handled a variety of misdemeanor and serious felony matters from filing to conviction and sentencing.
Also, for nearly 10 years, Ms. Delaini taught Criminal Procedure, Basic Concepts of Criminal Law and the Legal Aspects of Evidence at Sacramento Community College. She earned a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from California State University, Sacramento and a Juris Doctorate from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where she graduated with distinction.
Gary Arstein-Kerslake, Deputy Executive Officer, Information Technology
Gary Arstein-Kerslake joined CalVCB as Chief Information Officer in October 2017. Prior to that, he served as the Chief Information Officer for the California Integrated Waste Management Board from 1994–1999, Assistant Secretary for Information Technology and Services and Agency Information Officer for the California Environmental Protection Agency from 2000–2009, and Chief Information Officer for the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) from 2010–2017.
During his career, Gary has served in various advisory roles such as co-chair of the state and federal Environmental Health Data Action Team, as a member of the California State IT Council, and as Chair of the California State Telecommunications Strategic Plan Workgroup (2007).
Gary has a B.S. from University California, Davis; an M.A. from California State University, Sacramento (CSUS); has completed graduate-level Computer Science coursework at CSUS, and has published articles related to various statistical analysis and information technology topics.
Christie Munson, Deputy Executive Officer, Victim Compensation
Christie Munson serves as the Deputy Executive Officer of the Victim Compensation Division. Ms. Munson joined the Board in 2001. She has been on the management team since 2005, working in Public Affairs, the County Liaison and Support Section and a number of other areas in the Victim Compensation Division.
Ms. Munson has served crime victims in a multitude of capacities for three decades. Her experience includes work as the Victim Witness Coordinator at the Johnson County Attorney’s Office in Iowa, and seven years as the Agency Director of the Rape Victim Advocacy Program, also in Iowa. She provided technical assistance to state sexual assault coalitions through the National Sexual Assault Coalition Resource Sharing Project, served on the board of the Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault and is a past president of the Iowa Organization for Victim Assistance.
Ms. Munson holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa.