Sherri Gastinell was appointed January 6, 2016 by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. as Deputy Secretary of Administrative Services at the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet). As the Deputy Secretary of Administrative Services at CalVet, Ms. Gastinell oversees many vital services including; Human Resources, Fiscal Services, Budgets, Facilities and Business Services, and Strategic Planning functions. Prior to her current appointment, she has served the state for more than 25 years.
In 2015, Ms. Gastinell served as the Assistant Personnel Officer at the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA). Before DCA, Ms. Gastinell served from 2008 – 2015 at the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) as an Office Chief within the Office of Business and Economic Opportunity, with a focus on Administrative Services, Budgets, Contract Evaluation, Contractor Compliance, Title VI, and the Federal Highway Administration External Equal Opportunity program. Prior to Caltrans, Ms. Gastinell was DCA's Office Chief for the Office of Professional Examination Services, oversaw Labor Relations and personnel matters at the Bureau of Automotive Repair, and served in DCA's Office of Administrative Services in various capacities. Ms. Gastinell's state service also includes working at the Department of General Services (DGS), the Secretary of State (SOS), and the California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) formally known as the Department of Corporations (DOC).