Governor Brown Announces Appointments


10-25-2011

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments.

Kathleen Allison, 47, of Lemoore, has been appointed warden at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison, Corcoran. Allison has served as acting warden at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility State Prison, Corcoran since 2009, after serving as chief deputy administrator and chief deputy warden from 2007 to 2009, associate warden from 2004 to 2007, and a correctional health services administrator from 2002 to 2004. She was the community resources manager at Avenal State Prison from 1996 to 2002, after working in a number of positions at the prison beginning in 1987. Allison was a senior medical technical assistant at North Kern State Prison from 1993 to 1994. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $129,108. Allison is a Republican.

Mark Lennon, 39, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy secretary of administrative services at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Lennon is a lieutenant commander of the United States Navy and has been a naval reservist since 1997. He was a senior intelligence officer and deployed in Iraq with a Navy SEAL Team from 2010 to 2011. Lennon was a consultant at WP Lennon Corporation from 2009 to 2010, managing director at Blackstone Technology Group from 2006 to 2009, senior manager at Delegata from 2005 to 2006, and senior manager at Deloitte Consulting Services from 2001 to 2005. This position does not require Senate confirmation and compensation is $120,240. Lennon is a Democrat.

Leland Scott McEwen, 59, of Woody, has been appointed warden at the Calipatria State Prison. McEwen has served as acting warden at Calipatria State Prison since 2010. He served as chief deputy warden at Avenal State Prison from 2009 to 2010, after serving as associate warden from 2008 to 2009. He was a facility captain at Wasco State Prison from 2004 to 2008. McEwen was a correctional lieutenant at North Kern State Prison from 1997 to 2004, after serving as a correctional sergeant from 1993 to 1996. He was a correctional lieutenant at Pleasant Valley State Prison from 1996 to 1997. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $129,108. McEwen is a Democrat.

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