State Mining and Geology Board Roster

​​​​​​​​ ​Roster History: 1975 to Present 

BOARD HISTORY (as excerpted from SMGB Annual Report 2009-2010)

(Correspondence addressed to specific Members should be sent directly to the Board Office.)

Member NameCurrent Term
Sandra Potter, Chair
​2015-2019​​Representative of local government with background experience in urban planning
George Kenline, Vice Chair2017-2021​Mining Engineer with background and experience in mining in California
Brian Anderson
2015-2019Mineral resource conservation, development or utilization
​​​Pablo Garza
2017-2021​​Environmental protection or the study of ecosystems
Janet Kappmeyer
​2017-2021​Registered Geologist with background and experience in mining geology
Stephanie Landregan
Landscape Architect
Negar Noushkam2016-2020​Groundwater hydrology, water quality, or rock chemistry
Larry Sheingold
Non-Specialized Public Member
Zia Zafir
​Registered Geologist, Geophysicist, or Civil Engineer with background and experience in seismology

(a)   Board member terms effectively terminate January 15 of the term-ending year.

Committee Structure


Zia Zafir, Chair
Janet Kappmeyer, Vice-Chair
Brian Anderson

Lead Agency Standards

George Kenline, Chair
Larry Sheingold, Vice-Chair
Stephanie Landregan

Mineral Conservation and Reclamation

Pablo Garza, Chair
Brian Anderson, Vice-Chair
George Kenline

Policy and Administration

Stephanie Landregan, Chair
Larry Sheingold, Vice-Chair
​Janet Kappmeyer

  *The  Board Chair ​shall serve as an ex-officio member of all committees. ​