Kathy retired from her position as Assistant CEO of ACERA in October 2022 after 21 years. Her 39 years of public service employment also includes prior employment with Contra Costa County’s pension plan.
In her role at ACERA, she was responsible for administering the pension, disability, death and health benefits for members of the system. She was also the liaison to the Retirees Committee of the Board of Retirement, providing information and recommendations to the trustees assisting them in the decision-making process to ensure benefits were paid accurately and timely. Kathy was also responsible for medical, vision and dental plan renewals and providing the trustees with data needed to approve contracts and set annual subsidies for retirees.
Kathy served on the State Association of County Retirement Systems (SACRS) Education and Program Committee for many years and participated in the California Association of Public Retirement Systems (CALAPRS) providing training to all new system employees.
As a newly appointed Director to the REAC Board in 2023, Kathy is excited to continue providing information regarding retiree benefits to the Board in an effort to assist REAC’s support to our members.