San Diego County

District 2

Supervisor Joel Anderson


Team Anderson

Maggie Sleeper

Deputy Chief of Staff
(858) 264-9547

Maggie.Sleeper@sdcounty.ca.gov

 

Maggie Sleeper brings almost two decades of political, policy and industry experience to the job of Deputy Chief of Staff for Supervisor Joel Anderson. Previously, Maggie served as a Municipal Infrastructure Advisor for San Diego Gas & Electric, where she partnered with local governments to coordinate major infrastructure projects. She was the recipient of an SDG&E Spotlight Award for her work facilitating a series of Wildfire Safety Workshops with local governments and community leaders. Prior to her role at SDG&E, Maggie served as Director of Policy to San Diego City Councilmember Scott Sherman, where she worked on reforms to encourage housing production and improve outcomes for the City’s homelessness response system. For 10 years, Maggie served as a staff member, Legislative Director, and Deputy Chief of Staff for California Assemblymember, then State Senator Joel Anderson, and Assemblymember Linda Halderman. During this time, she shepherded successful legislation to crack down on human trafficking in massage establishments, to provide funding to school districts for reducing school bus emissions, to prevent incarcerated physicians from writing prescriptions, and to provide transitional services to exonerated inmates. She also managed the legislative efforts to rename a portion of I-15 near MCAS Miramar the “Tuskegee Airmen Highway,” as well as historic designations for Highway 94 and Highway 67 in the San Diego backcountry. Maggie graduated from University of California, San Diego with a BA in Political Science and is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. She is an Alumna of the San Diego County Water Authority “Citizens Water Academy,” LeSar Development Consultants Housing Policy Leadership Academy, and holds a certificate in Advanced Public Engagement for Local Government from the Pepperdine School of Public Policy. She, her husband, and six-year-old son reside in the Spring Valley community of San Diego County.

Team Anderson exists to make County government work for the constituents of Distrct 2. Learn more about the roles and responsibilities of Team Anderson below. If you are unsure of who to contact with your question or concern, please consider using the Contact Us form.


Administrative Team


Maggie Sleeper

Chief of Staff
(619) 764-1883

Maggie.Sleeper@sdcounty.ca.gov

 

Maggie Sleeper brings almost two decades of political, policy and industry experience to the job of Chief of Staff for Supervisor Joel Anderson. Previously, Maggie served as a Municipal Infrastructure Advisor for San Diego Gas & Electric, where she partnered with local governments to coordinate major infrastructure projects. She was the recipient of an SDG&E Spotlight Award for her work facilitating a series of Wildfire Safety Workshops with local governments and community leaders. Prior to her role at SDG&E, Maggie served as Director of Policy to San Diego City Councilmember Scott Sherman, where she worked on reforms to encourage housing production and improve outcomes for the City’s homelessness response system. For 10 years, Maggie served as a staff member, Legislative Director, and Deputy Chief of Staff for California Assemblymember, then State Senator Joel Anderson, and Assemblymember Linda Halderman. During this time, she shepherded successful legislation to crack down on human trafficking in massage establishments, to provide funding to school districts for reducing school bus emissions, to prevent incarcerated physicians from writing prescriptions, and to provide transitional services to exonerated inmates. She also managed the legislative efforts to rename a portion of I-15 near MCAS Miramar the “Tuskegee Airmen Highway,” as well as historic designations for Highway 94 and Highway 67 in the San Diego backcountry. Maggie graduated from University of California, San Diego with a BA in Political Science and is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. She is an Alumna of the San Diego County Water Authority “Citizens Water Academy,” LeSar Development Consultants Housing Policy Leadership Academy, and holds a certificate in Advanced Public Engagement for Local Government from the Pepperdine School of Public Policy. She, her husband, and six-year-old son reside in the Spring Valley community of San Diego County.


Heather Koszka

Senior Executive Assistant and Special Projects Manager

(619) 531-5932 (desk)  |  (858) 289-9272 (cell)

Heather.Koszka@sdcounty.ca.gov

 

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If you would like to schedule a meeting with Supervisor Anderson, please use our scheduling request form or contact Heather.


Eliran Hershko
Internship Coordinator
(858) 289-9221
Eliran.Hershko@sdcounty.ca.gov

 

Eliran is proud to be a product of Senator Anderson’s internship program and is on a mission to provide as many interns with as many opportunities as possible. Eliran has worn many hats over his professional career, from filling a vacant staff role in the state legislature to being an educator for an international non-profit and a marketing director for a small business. Eliran attended Moorpark Community College before transferring to UC – San Diego to study Political Science with a focus in Public Policy. He is an outdoors enthusiast who loves board sports and basketball, you may run into him at the Pacific Highlands pump track on the weekends or passionately supporting his favorite team the Los Angeles Lakers.

 

If you are interested in an internship with Supervisor Anderson’s office, please contact Eliran.


Policy Team


Michael Kulis
Senior Policy Advisor
(858) 285-5669

Michael.Kulis@sdcounty.ca.gov

 

Michael is a strategic policy and government relations professional and has served in senior positions for elected officials and major public and private-sector agencies. Prior to joining Supervisor Anderson’s office, he worked as a legislative assistant in the U.S. Senate and as a senior advisor to a member of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. As director of inter-governmental relations at San Diego International Airport, Michael led the agency’s legislative and regulatory advocacy program. He also served as director of public affairs and government relations for a leading communications firm in San Diego. Michael has served on numerous regional, state and national committees and was recognized as a “40 Under 40” honoree by San Diego Metropolitan Magazine. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Villanova University and resides in the community of San Carlos. 

 

Michael handles the policy areas of economic development, infrastructure, airports, broadband, LAFCO, and SANDAG for Supervisor Anderson. 


Mike Fredenburg
Senior Research Analyst

(619) 531-6441

Mike.Fredenburg@sdcounty.ca.gov

 

Mike joins Supervisor Joel Anderson’s office as a senior policy analyst with many years of experience in researching and writing on public policy areas ranging from data privacy and security, to military matters to telecom policy, etc.  Prior to joining Supervisor Anderson’s office, he worked for over 20 years in information technology and prior to that founded and ran a public policy institute/PAC. He currently serves on the Board of Life Perspectives – a non-profit that provides training, continuing education and other resources for nurses, counselors and social workers in the area of reproductive grief. He has written for publications at the local, state and national level on a wide variety of political and policy issues. He enjoys delving deeply into complex issues with the goal of making them easily understandable for those who are not as familiar with the topic. Mike has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration.

 

Mike handles the policy areas of the Finance & General Governance Group.


Victoria Floyd

Policy Advisor

(619) 531-5940

Victoria.Floyd@sdcounty.ca.gov

 

Victoria (also known as 'Tori') is a knowledgeable east county enthusiast. Before joining Team Anderson, Victoria carried out her passions for public service and community involvement as a Field Representative, Grant Administrator and Policy Advisor in Supervisor Jacob’s office. Tori earned a double B.A. in Political Science and Communications from the University of California, San Diego and plans to pursue a Masters in Public Administration in the next few years. Tori is extremely dedicated to her community and loves to volunteer and maintain strong engagement with many organizations. She now serves as an Assistant Policy Director for Supervisor Anderson and is excited to continue to work alongside great people who share her fervor for helping constituents.

 

Tori handles the policy areas of the Health & Human Services Agency for Supervisor Anderson. 


Ibrahim Ahmed

Policy Advisor

(619) 957-8912

Ibrahim.Ahmed@sdcounty.ca.gov

 

Ibrahim obtained a bachelor’s degree in Political Science at San Diego State University and shortly after, obtained his master’s in Public Policy and Administration. His professional expertise lies in both policy and community development. Prior to joining Supervisor Anderson’s office, he was at the Somali Community of San Diego, a community-based organization focused on improving the health and well-being of refugee and immigrant communities in San Diego. He also served as a staffer at the San Diego City Council where he closely worked with constituents to solve issues and advised the Council President on policy matters.

 

Ibrahim handles the policy areas of Homelessness & Equitable Communities, Office of Equity & Racial Justice, Office of Ethics, Compliance & Labor Standards, and Libraries for Supervisor Anderson.


Matthew Phy

Policy Advisor

(619) 957-8834

Matthew.Phy@sdcounty.ca.gov

 

Matthew is a southern California native bringing over a decade of political and policy experience to District 2. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State University earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science with Minors in Communication and Media Analysis. Matthew’s significant policy experience includes several statewide and local campaigns, where he served as a top advisor. Prior to joining Supervisor Anderson’s office, Matthew worked as Deputy District Director and Senior Policy Advisor to CA State Senator Patricia Bates. In this role, he collaborated with city, state, county, and federal offices, resolved constituent cases, and assisted in crafting legislation that positively impacted local communities. Matthew is a foodie and loves exploring new, local restaurants with friends. He’s also a proud uncle with two nieces and a nephew.

 

Matthew handles the policy areas of the Public Safety Group and Public Works for Supervisor Anderson.


Greg Kazmer
Land Use Advisor

(858) 289-9234
Gregory.Kazmer@sdcounty.ca.gov

 

Greg Kazmer joins Supervisor Anderson’s Office after spending four years with the County’s Planning & Development Services (PDS) department. Greg was a Planning Manager that worked on some of the most complex land use issues and programs, including the Climate Action Plan and the Vehicle Miles Traveled threshold, as well as numerous development projects. While at PDS, Greg managed a staff of nine planners. Prior to working at the County, Greg spent eight years working locally for environmental consulting firms specializing in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Greg is well versed in federal, state, and local regulations, including the County’s General Plan and Zoning Ordinance. While not working he enjoys spending time with his family, watching Chicago sports teams, and attempting to play golf.

 

Greg handles the policy areas of the Land Use & Environment Group for Supervisor Anderson. 


Community Outreach Team


Marc Schaefer

Community Outreach Director

(619) 441-4108

Marc.Shaefer@sdcounty.ca.gov
 

Marc is originally from California’s San Joaquin Valley.  Moving to San Diego over 20 years ago, Marc graduated from San Diego State University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a minor in Geography. Previously earning an Associate of Arts degree from Merced College. Prior to joining Supervisor Anderson’s team, Marc worked for two San Diego City Councilmembers.  He has also worked on projects and campaigns in the San Diego region and Southern California. His work has ranged from grassroots organizing and outreach to fundraising up to the national level.  In addition, Marc has worked for previous elected officials at the local, state, and federal levels of government. Marc lives in the Second District community of Del Cerro and is a member of Tecolote Canyon Citizens Advisory Committee, Kiwanis, the House of Norway at Balboa Park and serves as an alumni volunteer for his college fraternity.

 

If you are interested in representing District 2 on a County board or commission, or have questions about County grants, please contact Marc.


Eileen Henot
Constituent Outreach Coordinator & Community Representative

(858) 264-8109
Eileen.Henot@sdcounty.ca.gov

 

Eileen is passionate about helping constituents. She is a graduate of Georgetown University, has served on the Mar Vista Site council, and served as an interviewer for the State Disabilities Board. She has worked as a teacher and manager of educational programs for at-risk students, executive assistant, UPS driver/delivery person, Vons night clerk, and IHSS caregiver. Her focus is on finding solutions for all constituents.

 

If you would like to request a certificate of recognition from Supervisor Anderson, please use our Certificate Request form or contact Eileen.


Mariko Nakawatase

Community Outreach Coordinator
(858) 285-0162
Mariko.Nakawatase@sdcounty.ca.gov

 

Mariko is a native San Diegan with a keen interest in helping her community foster growth, connection and acceptance. A graduate of Arizona State University with a double major in Philosophy and Political Science, she is ready for creating a better community. Before joining Team Anderson, Mariko assisted him with his campaign and also worked on the Escondido City Council campaign for Joe Garcia. Her decade long record of community service in the county includes the cities of La Mesa, Bonita, San Diego and Imperial Beach. She has a background of service, fundraising, and leadership and passion for her county. She is thrilled to be back on Team Anderson and ready to serve the constituents of District 2. 


Communications Team


Michael Botello
Director of Communications
(858) 276-9119
Michael.Botello@sdcounty.ca.gov

 

Michael has been a member of Team Anderson since 2014. Having started his career with Supervisor Anderson at the state legislature as his communications assistant, Michael later honed his skills as a communications professional by working for a nonprofit in the foster care system. In addition to a love for marketing and communications, Michael is passionate about leadership; he holds a Masters of Business Administration in organizational leadership. Michael uses his creativity to connect constituents with Team Anderson through digital media platforms, including social media, website, traditional media and more. 

 

For media inquiries, please contact Michael.

 


Paige Bounds

Communications Coordinator
(858) 264-9257
Paige.Bounds@sdcounty.ca.gov

 

Paige is a communications professional who strives to serve the public good. A native East County resident, Paige is passionate about connecting people with their government institutions through the power of storytelling. Prior to her current role, she worked as one of the County’s first Lead Contact Tracers during the COVID-19 pandemic, served as a Digital Media Coordinator on a local congressional campaign, and jumpstarted her career through an internship with then-Senator Anderson. Paige is a proud San Diego State alumna and former Aztec Cheerleader. She graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Communication and was recognized as the best student in American Politics and Public Policy.


Gianna Belsito
Constituent Affairs Coordinator
(619) 531-5942
Gianna.Belsito@sdcounty.ca.gov

 

Gianna Belsito is a recent graduate from Sonoma State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and Government. Gianna has been a part of Team Anderson since 2017 and served as both a legislative and executive intern, as well as assisting on his campaign for County Supervisor in the summer of 2019. She recently worked on the Listos California Campaign under the Governor's office, in partnership with CALOES, as a Social Media and Marketing Coordinator. She disseminated vital information to vulnerable populations to help them prepare for natural disasters. In her spare time, Gianna enjoys going to the beach and spending time with her family and friends.

 

If you need assistance with a County department or agency issue, or would like to share your opinions with Supervisor Anderson, please use our Contact Us form or contact Gianna.