Chief Deputy Director of Operations
Brandon Nunes has been the chief deputy director of operations at the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) since June 22, 2015. Nunes had served as principal program budget analyst at the California Department of Finance (DOF) since 2010, where he has held several positions since 1999, including staff budget analyst, supervisor of financial and performance evaluations and financial and performance evaluator.
Nunes worked closely with CDPH staff from 2010 – 2013, where he oversaw the development and administration of the CDPH budget. He is very familiar with the organizational structure of CDPH and has substantial experience in budget analysis, the legislative process and auditing principles.
He also oversaw budget development of the CalWORKs, In-Home Supportive Services, and CalFresh programs within the Department of Social Services.
Nunes spent eight years in DOF's Office of State Audits and Evaluations in various staff and management roles. Most of his experience focused on fiscal, programmatic, and internal control reviews of state programs, including those administered by the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the Department of State Hospitals, and the California Highway Patrol.