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Mayor Office Biographies
Mayor Liccardo is proud to work with an experienced and dedicated team that is committed to making San José a better place to live, work and raise a family. Learn more about the Mayor’s Senior Staff and see the list of the Mayor's policy analysts and assistants. 

 Name  Title  Email Address
 Ragan Henninger         Director of Policy                      
 Scott Green  Policy Advisor - Transportation,
 Intergovernmental Relations
 José Lujano
 Policy Analyst - Housing,
 Education, Homelessness

 Paul Pereira
 Policy Advisor - Mayor's
 Gang Prevention Task Force,
 Neighborhood Services
 Katie Scally
 Policy Analyst - Economic
 Development, Cultural Affairs

 Weston Starbird  Policy Analyst - Water,
 Environment, Seniors, Parks

 Chris Ratana  Neighborhood Engagement Specialist  

Land Use and Economic Development
 Name Title  Email Address
 Ru Weerakoon          Director of Land Use 
 and Economic Development
 Ruth Cueto
 Policy Advisor

Strategic Partnerships and Innovation
 Name Title  Email Address
 Khanh Russo            Director of 
 Strategic Partnerships,
 and LGBT Liaison              
 Shireen Santosham  Chief Innovation Officer   
 Ingrid Holguin  Policy Advisor   


 Name Title  Email Address
 David Low  Communications Director/PIO  
 Ahmad Chapman          Communications Specialist       

 Name Title  Email Address
 Lee Wilcox                Director of Budget               
 and Finance                       
 Pealeen Sangha  Policy and Budget Analyst  
 Cindy Escobar  Staff Technician  

 Name Title  Email Address
 Jim Reed                   Chief of Staff                          
 Dylan Simon
 Deputy Chief of Staff  
 Rhonda Hadnot  Executive Assistant  
 Candace Le  Vietnamese Community Liaison
 Agenda Services Manager
 Celina Carrasco
 Office Specialist II
 Shelley Opsal  Secretary to the Mayor