SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments:
Mario Guerrero, 41, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy director of legislative affairs of the Department of Human Resources at the Government Operations Agency. Guerrero has been legislative director at the California Faculty Association since 2017. He has served as a lecturer at Sacramento State University since 2016. Guerrero was legislative director at the Service Employees International Union, Local 1000 from 2013 to 2017. He was senior consultant at the California State Assembly Committee on Accountability and Administrative Review from 2012 to 2013. Guerrero was a consultant at Capitol Impact in 2012 and government affairs director at Equality California from 2010 to 2012. Guerrero was deputy director for policy and research at the Coalition for Clean Air from 2009 to 2010, an analyst intern at the Government Accountability Office in 2008 and public affairs director at Bienestar Human Services Inc. from 2004 to 2007. He was program coordinator at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Education Fund from 2003 to 2004. Guerrero is a member of the Sacramento Community Police Review Commission and the Sacramento Stonewall Democrats. Guerrero is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He earned a Master of Public Administration degree from Cornell University. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $136,008. Guerrero is a Democrat.
Elizabeth Jensen-Blumberg, 40, of San Francisco, has been reappointed to the Osteopathic Medical Board of California, where she has served since 2015. Jensen-Blumberg has been a hospitalist physician at Verity Medical Foundation, Seton Medical Center since 2018, where she also worked as a physician advisor from 2017 to 2018. She was a physician at Apollo Medical/Bay Area Hospitalist Associates Inc. from 2010 to 2018, a hospitalist at St. Mary’s Medical Center from 2008 to 2016 and an internal medicine intern and resident at St. Mary’s Medical Center from 2005 to 2008. Jensen-Blumberg is a member of the American Osteopathic Association. She earned a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Jensen-Blumberg is a Democrat.
Cyrus Fram Buhari, 45, of Stockton, has been reappointed to the Osteopathic Medical Board of California, where he has served since 2015. Buhari has been a physician at the San Joaquin Cardiology Medical Group since 2013. Buhari was an assistant clinical professor of medicine and physician at the Central California Faculty Medical Group from 2012 to 2013 and a physician at the Veterans Affairs Central California Healthcare System from 2012 to 2013 and at the Community Hospitalist Medical Group from 2008 to 2012. Buhari earned a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the Western University of Health Sciences. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Buhari is registered without party preference.