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
Stephanie Landregan, Vice Chair2018-2022​Landscape Architect
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.
George Kenline2017-2021Mining Engineer with background and experience in mining in California
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
Brian Anderson, Vice-Chair
Janet Kappmeyer

Lead Agency Standards

Brian Anderson, Chair
George Kenline, Vice-Chair
Negar Noushkam​

Mineral Conservation and Reclamation

George Kenline, Chair
Stephanie Landregan, Vice-Chair
Zia Zafir

Policy and Administration

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

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