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Risk Pooling Excellence

Golden State Risk Management Authority (GSRMA) is a risk-sharing pool that offers a full line of programs to cover the many unique exposures of public entities throughout the State of California. We are well-funded and structured to offer extremely competitive products to individual public agencies. We have been “Accredited with Excellence” through the California Association of Joint Powers Authorities since 1992.


Our current membership covers a broad spectrum of public agencies including, but not limited to, cemetery districts, special districts (water, sewer, and lighting), fire districts, school districts, counties and cities. Golden State Risk Management Authority currently has in excess of 310 member agencies in the State of California.

Our Philosophy

GSRMA was created for the purpose of providing services and other items necessary and appropriate for the establishment, operation and maintenance of liability, workers’ compensation, property and other risk pooling and insured plans for public agencies. We also provide our members with a forum for discussion, study, development and implementation of recommendations of mutual interest regarding risk pooling and insured programs.


GSRMA has designated department specific emails for superior customer service. Below you will find department access and explanations to accommodate your individual and/or member district needs.

Accounting & Finance

Contact this department when you have questions regarding contribution payments, billing questions, audit confirmations, Form 700, accounts payable and receivable.

Property & Liability

Contact this department when you have questions regarding property and liability coverages, or if you need to report an auto, property or liability loss. You may also contact this department if you are in need of claims forms.

Workers’ Compensation

Contact this department when you have questions regarding filing workers’ compensation claims, claim benefits, treatments and facilities, disability payments and forms.

Member Services

Contact this department when you have questions regarding GSRMA programs, coverage questions, to receive a quote, make changes to your policy, and for help with the GSRMA Member Portal.

Safety & Loss Prevention

Contact this department when you have questions regarding safety and loss prevention services including training, assistance with safety programs including Vector Solutions, Risk Management Accreditation Program (RMAP) & Loss Prevention Subsidy Fund (LPSF) as well as OSHA compliance.

Events & Training

Contact this department when you have any questions regarding upcoming events & training inquiries.

Employee Benefits

Contact this department when you have questions regarding offered health plans, rates and quotes, summary of benefit coverages, open enrollment, policy changes and to request new ID cards.

Certificate Requests

Contact this department when you need a certificate of insurance for a third party. GSRMA requires the full contract or agreement between parties whenever Additional Insured or Loss Payee language is requested. Certificates take approximately 24-48 hours, so please send your request in a timely manner.

Leadership & Staff

Scott Schimke, ARM

Executive Director

Rick Krepelka

Chief Operations Officer

Jennifer Peters, ARM

Assistant Risk Manager

Tricia Alderman

Director of Claims

Dave Glende

Chief Information Officer

Cathy Mudd

Operations Manager

Naomi Whatley

Employee Benefits Specialist

Liz Smith, CPCU, ARM


Melinda Robinson

Workers’ Compensation Manager

Brenda Eldredge

Senior Property & Casualty Adjuster

Jaheesha Griffin

Sr. Workers’ Comp. Claims Examiner

Sam Adams

Information Technology Manager

Steve Wood

Risk Control Advisor

Ryan Brannon

Risk Control Advisor

Ryan Schimke

Accounting Technician

Tracey Crosby

Claims Assistant

Cynthia Connelly

Special Projects Technician

Erica Forster

Executive Assistant

Evonn Lopez

Administrative & Claims Assistant

Veronica Corriea

Accounting & Operations Specialist

Amy Gunter

Senior WC Claims Examiner

Jennifer Chilton

Chief Financial Officer, CPA, ARM

Tim McClanahan

Risk Control Advisor

Jake Dickman

Risk Control Advisor

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