Kathie Kishaba, Deputy Director
Prior to assuming her current role, Kathie served as the Department's Budget Officer beginning in 2003 and was responsible for the development and administration of DWR's multi-billion dollar budget. Previously, Kathie also oversaw all administrative activities of DWR's Bay-Delta Office and worked in the administrative sections of DWR's former Division of Land and Right of Way and Office of Water Education (now the Public Affairs Office). She participated in the implementation and upgrade of SAP, the Department's enterprise financial system, and more recently managed the design and roll-out of the Department's Enterprise Budget Planning system in 2009.
Kathie holds both a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of California, Davis' Graduate School of Management, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science from the University of California, Berkeley.