Governor Brown Announces Appointments


5-10-2012

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments to the State Water Resources Control Board:

Felicia Marcus, 56, of Emeryville, has been appointed to the State Water Resources Control Board. Marcus has been western director at the Natural Resources Defense Council since 2008 and was executive vice president and chief operating officer at the Trust for Public Land from 2001 to 2008. She served as the administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9 from 1993 to 2001. Marcus was a commissioner on the City of Los Angeles Board of Public Works from 1989 to 1993 and served as president of the Board from 1991 to 1993. She has been a member of the Delta Stewardship Council since 2010. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $128,109. Marcus is a Democrat.

Steven Moore, 45, of Sausalito, has been appointed to the State Water Resources Control Board. Moore has been a civil and sanitary engineer at Nute Engineering since 2006 and has been a member of the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board since 2008. He served in multiple positions at the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board from 1999 to 2006 and 1992 to 1996, including resources control engingeer. He was a senior engineer at Montgomery Watson Consulting Engineers from 1997 to 1998. Moore was an environmental analyst and biologist for Earth Metrics Inc. from 1989 to 1991. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $128,109. Moore is a Democrat.

Charles Hoppin, of Yuba City, will remain chair of the State Water Resources Control Board. Hoppin was appointed to the Board in 2006 and has served as chair since 2009. He is a partner in a family farm operation in Sutter and Yolo Counties.

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today also announced the following appointments:

Michael Deangelo Jackson, R.N., 40, of Chula Vista, has been appointed to the Board of Registered Nursing. Jackson has been a clinical nurse II in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of California, San Diego Medical Center since 2000 and served as an extern there from 1999 to 2000. He has been an adjunct clinical faculty member in the registered nursing program at Southwestern Community College and an operations supervisor at Scripps Mercy Medical Center since 2007. Jackson was a mental health worker at Scripps Mercy Medical Center from 1992 to 2000. He served as a lance corporal in the United States Marine Corps Reserve from 1989 to 1993. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Jackson is a Democrat.

Cindy Cipres Klein, R.N., 44, of Canyon Lake, has been appointed to the Board of Registered Nursing. Cipres Klein has been a registered nurse in population care management with Kaiser Permanente Medical Group since 2005. She has served in multiple positions with Kaiser, including as the RN charge nurse in urgent care from 2003 to 2005 and an ambulatory care RN team leader in family medicine, pediatrics, allergy and obstetrics and gynecology from 1998 to 2003. Cipres Klein worked as a RN supervisor for U.S. Family Care West from 1997 to 1998, as a general pediatric floor nurse at Miller’s Children’s Hospital in 1996 and as a RN lead for the Universal Care Medical Group from 1992 to 1995. She was a medical records clerk at St. Jude’s Medical Center from 1991 to 1992. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Cipres Klein is a Democrat.

Raymond Mallel, 75, of Agoura Hills, has been appointed to the Board of Registered Nursing. He has been a private investor since 2001. Mallel was director of marketing and operations at Long Beach Mortgage Company and Ameriquest Bank from 1991 to 2001 and vice president of Loubella Extendables Inc. from 1971 to 1991. He served as vice president of the State Bar of California Board of Governors from 1983 to 1986 and was chair of the Client Security Fund at the State Bar of California from 1986 to 1990. From 1982 to 1994, he served three consecutive terms on the Medical Board of California, including as president and vice president. Mallel is a co-founder and member of the International Executive Board for the Sephardic Educational Center in Jerusalem, Israel. He also serves as president of the Raymond Mallel Foundation. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Mallel is a Democrat.

Trande Phillips, R.N., 62, of Walnut Creek, has been appointed to the Board of Registered Nursing. Phillips has been a registered nurse at Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek Medical Center in the pediatric-flex unit and the medical, surgical, hospice and oncology unit since 1983. She was a registered nurse at the Merrithew Memorial Hospital in Contra Costa County from 1979 to 1981 and the Wichita General Hospital in Texas from 1971 to 1972. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Phillips is a Democrat.

Dave O’Toole, 40, of Sacramento, has been appointed chief deputy commissioner at the California Department of Corporations. O’Toole has been policy director in the California State Controller's Office since 2007. He was a consultant for the California State Senate Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review from 2004 to 2007 and a staff finance analyst at the California Department of Finance from 2001 to 2003. O’Toole served as an ordnance and damage control officer in the United States Navy from 1995 to 1999 and worked as a teacher and community organizer at Dolores Mission Alternative School from 1994 to 1995. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $130,008. O’Toole is a Democrat.

Kurt Schuparra, 55, of Sacramento, has been appointed assistant secretary for research and policy development at the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency. Schuparra was an associate at California Strategies LLC from 2007 to 2012. From 2004 to 2006, he served as the principal consultant to Assemblymember Joe Canciamilla. Schuparra served as a senior policy analyst in the Office of Governor Gray Davis from 1999 to 2002 and as deputy director for policy at the California Environmental Protection Agency in 2003. From 1997 to 1999, he was a research coordinator at the California State Employees Association. Schuparra earned a Ph.D. in history from the University of Arizona. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $113,004. Schuparra is a Democrat.

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