Commission Senior Management Staff

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Catalina Mistler

Catalina Mistler
Deputy Director, Program Administration & Services Division

As Division Chief of Program Administration and Services, Catalina Mistler is responsible for the oversight of the administration and delivery components of the California Student Aid Commission’s numerous grant, loan assumption and scholarship programs, including the $1 billion annual Cal Grant program that provides low income California students financial assistance at colleges and career technical schools.

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Gurinder Bains

Gurinder Bains
Chief Information Officer

Gurinder Bains was selected in June 2016 to serve as the California Student Aid Commission’s Chief Information Officer (CIO). In this position, he oversees an information technology (IT) portfolio of CSAC. As the CIO, Gurinder serves as the day to day lead for coordinating and managing various functions within Office of the Chief Information Officer, and provides recommendations to the Department’s senior leadership regarding IT, information management, information assurance, and website activities management and operations.