Miriam Barcellona Ingenito was appointed Chief Deputy Director in August 2013. She assists the director in the day-to-day management of the department, providing policy and program direction. Ingenito had been Deputy Secretary for the California Environmental Protection Agency since July 2011. Prior to joining Cal/EPA, she served as Deputy Director of Legislation for the California Department of Finance, where she advised the Director and the Governor's Office on legislative issues affecting the budgetary process and the state's fiscal condition.
From 2001 to 2009, she served as a principal consultant for the Senate Committee on Appropriations. She also served as an assistant to the secretary for policy and program analysis at the California Resources Agency from 1999 to 2001 and was a fiscal and policy analyst at the Legislative Analyst's Office from 1997 to 1999.
Ingenito received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of San Francisco, and her Master's degree in Public Policy (MPP) from the Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago.