San Francisco Estuary Institute Announces New Interim Executive Director

SFEI Announces New Interim Executive Director

Meredith Williams, our Interim Executive Director, has departed SFEI for a new position in Sacramento. Governor Brown has appointed her Deputy Director of the California Department of Toxic Substances Control Safer Products and Workplaces Program. With a tenure of over seven years at SFEI, Dr. Williams has held multiple positions, including Deputy Director, Senior Project Manager and Program Director of the Environmental Data, Information and Technology. The staff and board of SFEI wish the exceptional Dr. Williams all of the best in her new position, knowing that she will continue to excel in work serving the public interest.

Meanwhile, the SFEI board appointed Jim Kelly, former General Manager of the Contra Costa Sanitation District, to assume the role of Interim Executive Director. With over forty years of experience in environmental engineering and agency management, Mr. Kelly is a seasoned leader who can offer administrative, financial and technical insights to shepherd SFEI through its many ambitious plans. Mr. Kelly is honored by the appointment and and feels fortunate to serve as SFEI’s Interim Executive Director while the new Executive Director is selected.