Find Government Relations Contacts

CCST can assist California Legislative and Executive offices in navigating federal research resources in the State of California.

For assistance, please contact:
Amber J. Mace, PhD
CCST Deputy Director

Access this handbook and other information about California’s Federal labs online at:

NASA Ames Research Center

Lisa Lockyer, Government Affairs | (650) 604-3009

Matt Buffington, Public Affairs | (650) 604-3448

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Patty Rhee, Government Affairs

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Jim Hawley, State and External Relations | (916) 747-7912

Dan Krotz, Strategic Communications | (510) 486-4019

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Scott F. Wilson, State Government Liaison | (925) 423-3125

Lynda Seaver, Director of Public Affairs | (925) 423-3103

Sandia National Laboratory, California

Patrick Sullivan, Government Relations | (925) 294-3243

Michael Padilla, Media Relations | (925) 294-2447

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Erika Bustamante, PhD, State Government Relations | (650) 725-3324

Melinda Lee, Communications | (650) 926-8547

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Gary Schmitz, Government Relations | (303) 275-4050

Heather Lammers, Media Relations | (303) 275-4084


Alongside academic powerhouses such as the University of California campuses, Stanford, and Caltech, Californians can take pride in our unrivaled collection of federal laboratories and research centers. CCST helps facilitate links across the capabilities and talents of these labs and centers through its Federal Laboratory Affiliates program — convening their expertise to deliver impartial science advice in response to the Governor, the Legislature, and other state entities. Learn more about the federal labs and science centers benefiting California at

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Updated: 2018.02.13