The Board of Supervisors, at its June 14 meeting, concurred with the County Executive’s appointment of Jennea Monasterio as Director of the Environmental Management Department, effective June 19.
Monasterio has 24 years of environmental program experience. She has served in various roles in the County’s Environmental Management Department since 2014, first as an Environmental Specialist, as an Environmental Program Manager, and most recently as the Interim Director.
“Ms. Monasterio has done an excellent job in her role as Interim Director, demonstrating her support of teamwork and collaboration while advancing environmental priorities and ensuring compliance with environmental regulations,” said Deputy County Executive for Social Services Bruce Wagstaff.
Before joining the County in 2014, she worked for the California Water Resources Control Board as an Environmental Scientist, as well as for Napa County’s Environmental Management Department as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist.
In addition to having extensive program compliance experience, Monasterio has managed a wide variety of environmental programs, including the County’s Hazardous Materials Business Plan, California Environmental Reporting System (CERS) data management, Aboveground Petroleum Storage, Liquid Waste, Medical Waste, Recycled Water and Cross Connection.
Monasterio has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Notre Dame de Namur University and a Master of Science in Environmental Studies from California State University, Fullerton.