SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments:
Guillermo Viera Rosa, 45, of Sacramento, has been appointed director of the Division of Adult Parole Operations at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. He has served as undersecretary of operations at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation since 2019 and was director of the Division of Correctional Policy Research and Internal Oversight there from 2018 to 2019. Viera Rosa served in multiple other positions at the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation from 2013 and 2018, including as director of Adult Parole Operations, southern regional parole administrator, associate director of parole, and parole administrator. Viera Rosa was a deputy commissioner at the Board of Parole Hearings from 2007 to 2009. He was a parole agent III, supervisor, a correctional counselor II supervisor, a parole agent II and a parole agent I at the Depatment of Corrections and Rehabilitation from 2000 to 2007. Viera Rosa served as a San Bernardino County probation officer II from 1995 to 2000. He earned a Master of Arts degree in social science and leadership studies from Azusa Pacific University. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $181,908. Viera Rosa is registered without party preference.
Mary Ellen Early, 68, of Los Angeles, has been reappointed to the Respiratory Care Board of California, where she has served since 2013. Early held several positions at Valley Presbyterian Hospital from 1972 to 2013, including information technology security analyst, analyst for patient care systems, management information systems specialist and nursing computer liaison. Early was a ward clerk at Riveredge Hospital in 1972 and a nurse aide at Loretto Hospital from 1969 to 1972. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Early is a Democrat.
Mark Goldstein, 74, of El Dorado Hills, has been reappointed to the Respiratory Care Board, where he has served since 2012. Goldstein has been owner of California Pulmonary Function Testing Service and Consulting since 2020. He was senior manager of respiratory and clinical services at Sutter Care at Home, Timberlake Division from 2002 to 2020, special projects coordinator at Mercy San Juan Medical Center from 1989 to 2002, a respiratory therapist II at the University of California, Davis Sacramento Medical Center from 1994 to 2002 and a respiratory therapist at Kaiser Hospital from 1983 to 1989. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Goldstein is a Democrat.