Leadership Team

  • Gregg Rademacher

    Gregg Rademacher

    Chief Executive Officer

    Serving as the Chief Executive Officer, Gregg is responsible for leadership and organizational development in delivering accurate and timely member services and ensuring the trust fund’s safety, integrity, and growth. Gregg also serves as an ex-officio trustee for the City’s Defined Contribution Board and as a board member for the CALAPRS organization. Prior to joining SDCERS, he worked with the Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association and in Ernst & Young’s Health Care and Non-Profit audit practice. He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from California State University Northridge.

  • Colin Brazile

    Colin Brazile

    Human Resources Manager

    Colin Brazile has been the Human Resources Manager for SDCERS since October 2020. She has served in other Human Resources positions as a City employee for 20 years. Colin served as a Deputy Director of the Employee Services and Quality Assurance Division of the Public Utilities Department. She also worked several years in the City’s Human Resources Department as a Human Resources Officer and as a Personnel Liaison Analyst in the Personnel Department. As the SDCERS HR Manager, Colin is responsible for recruitment and retention; developing and implementing HR and administrative best practices and procedures to ensure compliance with existing HR policies, procedures, and collective bargaining agreements; as well as managing HR functions, including employee relations, labor relations, recruitment, leave management, and counseling.

  • Sandra Claussen

    Sandra Claussen

    Director of Benefits Administration

    Sandra joined SDCERS in 2003 as the Medical Review Officer, responsible for processing disability retirement applications. Over the years, she took on additional roles within the Benefits Administration Division, including management of the City retiree health program and oversight of the administration of SDCERS death benefits. In January 2024, Sandra became the Director of Benefits Administration. She is responsible for leading the Benefits Administration team in delivering timely and accurate benefits to all SDCERS participants, while also providing outstanding customer service to all SDCERS stakeholders.

  • Carina Coleman

    Carina Coleman

    Chief Investment Officer

    Carina became SDCERS' Chief Investment Officer in 2022. Before that, she worked as the Director, Pension and Trust Investments, at Sempra. Carina earned her MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of Business and is a CFA and CAIA Charterholder. She also holds an MA in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Economics/International Area Studies and German Studies from UCLA. Carina has experience managing the investments of multi-billion-dollar retirement plans of varying risk profiles across multiple asset classes. She also has expertise in formulating investment policy, constructing portfolios to meet return and risk objectives, conducting investment manager due diligence, and analyzing risk and performance. Further, Carina previously served as SDCERS Board President as well as a member of SDCERS' Investment Committee.

  • Sarah Dickson

    Sarah Dickson

    Chief Internal Auditor

    Sarah Dickson has served as SDCERS' Chief Internal Auditor since 2018. She has a Bachelor’s degree from UC Davis and a Master’s degree in Accountancy from SDSU. She has over 15 years of experience in the finance and accounting arena. To learn more about Sarah's job as SDCERS' Chief Internal Auditor, visit our Internal Audit page under the "About SDCERS" tab.

  • Ted LaSalvia

    Ted LaSalvia

    Finance Director

    Ted joined SDCERS in March 2013 as the Finance Director and is responsible for the Finance Division, which accounts for the SDCERS Trust Fund and pays accurate and timely benefits to retirees and their beneficiaries. Prior to joining SDCERS, Ted worked for SEC registered companies as the Head of Internal Audit, in public accounting, auditing public and private companies, and as the Controller for non-profit and private companies. He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a BS in Business Administration from San Diego State University and an MBA in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix.

  • Johnny Tran

    Johnny Tran

    General Counsel

    Since 2015, Johnny Tran, Esq. has served as SDCERS' General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. As General Counsel, he oversees the Legal Services Division and litigation, and provides legal advice to the Board of Administration and staff. As Chief Compliance Officer, he develops and administers procedures to prevent illegal, unethical, and improper conduct. He has been practicing law since 2004 and been with SDCERS since 2010.

  • Michelle Wegner-Maleki

    Michelle Wegner-Maleki

    Chief Information Officer

    Since 2007, Michelle Wegner-Maleki has served SDCERS, first as the Application Services Manager and now as Chief Information Officer (“CIO”). As the CIO she is responsible for managing all aspects of the SDCERS’ information technology functions, including network services, business application, communication services, business resumption, and project management services. Prior to joining SDCERS, Ms. Wegner-Maleki worked for the City of San Diego since 1997, supporting the application environment across multiple City departments. Ms. Wegner-Maleki is a native to San Diego and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics at San Diego State University. She also holds a certificate of Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute.