California Governor Gavin Newsom Appoints Mariposa County Resident, Heather A. Bernikoff to the Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Bernikoff has been a Program Officer of Education at The James B. McClatchy Foundation since 2020 and a Self-Employed Consultant since 2017.
She was a Consultant for Mariposa County providing service to the American Indian Council of Mariposa County from 2019 to 2020, was Administrative Director at California Small County Collaborative from 2017 to 2020 and Program Director at the California Consumer Protection Foundation from 2002 to 2017.
Bernikoff was Program Director at The Special Hope Foundation from 2014 to 2017, Program Manager at California Telehealth and Telemedicine Center from 2000 to 2002 and Senior Health Educator and Program Manager at Contra Costa Health Plan from 1997 to 2000.
She is a volunteer on the Outreach and Education Committee of the Integrated Regional Watershed Management Plan and American Indian Council of Mariposa County, and an advisor of the Fellowship Program at the Sierra Institute.
Bernikoff earned a Master of Science degree in health education from the University of Wyoming.
This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem.
Bernikoff is a Democrat.
Source: Office of the Governor