SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments:
Alice Chen, 50, of Berkeley, has been appointed deputy secretary for policy and planning and chief of clinical affairs for the California Health and Human Services Agency. Chen has been deputy director and chief medical officer for the San Francisco Health Network at the San Francisco Department of Public Health since 2015 and a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine since 2005. Chen is a member of the Harvard University Board of Overseers and a board member of the San Francisco Marin Medical Society, National Council of Asian and Pacific Islander Physicians and the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation. She is board president of the Health Access Foundation and the Health Initiative. Chen earned a Master of Public Health degree in health care policy and management from the Harvard School of Public Health and a Doctor of Medicine degree from Stanford Medical School. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $190,008. Chen is a Democrat.
Amy Reising, 56, of San Diego, has been appointed director of performance assessment policy and development at the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Reising has been deputy director of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing since 2015. She was director of credentialing and teacher development at High Tech High Charter School from 2008 to 2015 and deputy director of the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality at Learning Point Associates from 2006 to 2008. Reising was administrator of exams for research and teacher development programs at the Commission on Teacher Credentialing from 1998 to 2006, a research consultant at WestEd from 1990 to 1997 and an assessment associate at the Bureau of Evaluation and Assessment at the Connecticut State Department of Education. She is a member of the American Education Research Association and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. Reising earned a Master of Arts degree in educational psychology from the University of Connecticut. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $144,132. Reising is a Democrat.
Grady Joseph, 29, of San Francisco, has been appointed assistant director of recovery operations at the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. Joseph has been deputy program manager at Serco since 2019 and founder of Disasters I/O since 2017. He was regional coordination lead for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Grants Management Modernization Program from 2016 to 2017 and a recovery operations subject matter expert from 2013 to 2016. Joseph was co-founder of Hirely from 2015 to 2016, field organizer for Organizing for America, Virginia in 2012 and a business specialist for Apple Inc. from 2009 to 2012. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $145,692. Joseph is a Democrat.
Eric Lamoureux, 49, of Placerville, has been appointed assistant director of response for the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. Lamoureux has served as acting deputy director of response and recovery operations and chief of statewide operations at the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services since 2017, where he has served in several other positions, including regional administrator from 2013 to 2017, acting deputy director of finance and administration from 2016 to 2017 and chief of the Public Information Office from 1999 to 2007. Lamoureux served as deputy director at the California Department of General Services from 2010 to 2013, acting deputy secretary for communications at the Government Operations Agency in 2013 and manager of media relations at the Department of General Services from 2007 to 2010. He was acting deputy secretary for communications at the California State and Consumer Services Agency in 2011 and a public information officer at CalRecycle from 1993 to 1999. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $148,800. Lamoureux is registered without party preference.