Dear CalMutuals Members –

It’s with great respect and pride that I would like to announce that CalMutuals Managing Director Denise Peralta Gailey will be leaving CalMutuals on December 11th, to begin another position in January. As you know, Denise has worked alongside our board of directors, members and myself, for the last five years.

During her time with CalMutuals, she’s been part of a family of leaders who helped grow our organization from 14 original members to over 300 today.

Many of you know Denise for her excellent grasp of policy, legislation, and technical referrals. Others witnessed her leadership in generating dozens of letters in support (or opposition) to bills we targeted.

In these final days, I am experiencing bittersweet moments seeing her leave. I am proud that Denise crossed our door and earnestly worked to master her talents. I will miss our daily interactions and look forward to watching her thrive in her new role. I urge you to stay in touch with her. This young woman, leader and friend is going places!

Until further notice, please feel free to contact Susan Allen for general inquiries and requests at or call Susan at (714) 449-8403.

Adán Ortega
Executive Director, CalMutuals

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