Lisa Mangat was appointed as the director for California State Parks on April 30, 2015 after serving as acting director since July 3, 2014. She began her service with the department as special assistant to the director in October 2013. Lisa has shown a strong commitment to working with the outstanding Parks staff and volunteers, the legislature and partners to move forward on fundamental, positive changes in the department that will ensure a sustainable and successful state park system into the future.
Prior to coming to California State Parks, Lisa was a program budget manager at the Department of Finance. She also has served as a senior fiscal and policy analyst at the Legislative Analyst’s Office, a principal consultant for the California Legislative Analyst’s Office and a principal consultant for the California Legislature.