Tifani Bartow

Deputy Director of Operations & Grants

Tifani Bartow is the Deputy Director of Operations and Grants at the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls (CCSWG). Ms. Bartow oversees Commission operations as well as the Women’s Recovery Response Grants, College Students Rights to Access Act and the State Advisory Committee on Sexual Assault. In her role as the Deputy Director, Ms. Bartow ensures programs and policies are consistent with the mission of the CCSWG and in compliance with governing statutes and regulations.   


Immediately prior to joining the CCSWG, Ms. Bartow was a Compliance Officer at CalPERS, the largest public pension plan in the United States. In that role, Ms. Bartow led the Enterprise Compliance Branch with responsibility for workplace investigations, programs to prevent or address conflicts of interests and developing compliance standards for over 27 divisions.


Before taking on the compliance role at CalPERS, Ms. Bartow managed the Office of Legal Services at the Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) where she streamlined the Public Records Act Program for Health Care plans and aided in the protection of the privacy of consumers in compliance with HIPPA.


Prior to DMHC, Ms. Bartow was the Senior Advisor to the General Counsel at the California State Teacher’s Retirement System, where she managed the Office of Ethics and Compliance and organized the administrative litigation practice.


Ms. Bartow is the Chair of the Joseph Sims Elementary School Site Council for the Elk Grove Unified School District and sits on the Restorative Justice Task Force to ensure the district is applying equality to school discipline practices and incorporating Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging throughout the district of more than 63,000 students.


Ms. Bartow is a proud graduate of Sacramento State University where she earned her degree in Criminal Justice with Honors.


Contact: Info@women.ca.gov