SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments:
Laura E. Kent-Monning, 39, of Oakland, has been appointed to the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board. Kent-Monning has been founding attorney at LKM Legal since 2016. Kent-Monning was an attorney at HaleyNelson and Heilbrun from 2012 to 2016 and at Van Der Hout Immigration and Nationality Law from 2009 to 2011. Kent-Monning earned a Juris Doctor degree from Golden Gate University School of Law. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $159,068. Kent-Monning is a Democrat.
Victoria Hassid, 37, of San Francisco, has been appointed chair of the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board. Hassid has served as chief deputy director at the California Department of Industrial Relations since 2018, where she has served in several positions since 2012, including deputy director of legislation and policy and special counsel. Hassid served as a deputy appointments secretary in the Office of the Governor from 2011 to 2012 and as a post-graduate research assistant at the University of California, Davis School of Law in 2010, where she was a research assistant from 2008 to 2010. She was a summer law clerk at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and a legal intern at the Yolo County Counsel’s Office in 2009 and a legal policy intern at the Planning Conservation League in 2008. Hassid was a regional sales manager at Education First from 2006 to 2007. Hassid earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Davis School of Law. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $164,122. Hassid is a Democrat.
Cinthia Flores, 32, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board. Flores has been a staff attorney at the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights since 2017. Flores served in several positions at the University of California, Los Angeles Labor Center from 2015 to 2017, including Dream Resource Center director and Central America Project manager. Flores was an associate attorney at Holguin, Garfield, Martinez and Quinonez from 2015 to 2016. She is a member of the Health Professions Education Foundation Board of Trustees, treasurer for Latinas Lead California, vice president for the Latina Lawyers Bar Association and a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $159,068. Flores is a Democrat.
Isadore Hall III, 48, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board, where he has served since 2017. Hall served as a Senator for the California State Senate’s 35th District from 2014 to 2016 and as an Assemblymember for the California State Assembly’s 64th District from 2008 to 2014. He served as a member of the Compton City Council from 2003 to 2008 and the Compton Unified School District Board of Trustees from 2001 to 2003. Hall earned a Master of Public Administration degree from National University and a Master of Public Administration degree in management and leadership from the University of Southern California. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in religious studies from Next Dimension Bible College. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $159,068. Hall is a Democrat.