Governor Brown Announces Appointments


9-5-2012

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments.

Matthew McGuinness, 46, of San Francisco, has been appointed to the California Architects Board. McGuinness has held multiple positions at Interior Design Services Inc. since 1988, including president, vice president, sales and marketing manager, sales associate and bookkeeper. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. McGuinness is a Republican.

Nian Peng “Michael” Shi, 49, of Piedmont, has been appointed to the California Acupuncture Board. Shi has been an adjunct professor at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine since 2009 and clinical director at Wellspring Clinic since 1991. He was an associate acupuncturist with Pacific Complementary Medicine Center from 1994 to 2005. Shi served as an expert examiner for the California Acupuncture Licensing Examination Committee from 1995 to 1996 and an expert item writer for the California Acupuncture Committee from 1992 to 1995. Shi earned a Master of Science degree in traditional Chinese medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Shi is a Democrat.

Patti Solomon-Rice, 56, of Belmont, has been appointed to the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board. Solomon-Rice has taught at San Francisco State University since 2006, and has been a speech and language medical consultant with the Center for Disability at the Social Security Administration since 1999 and a speech-language pathologist in private practice since 1986. She was a clinic coordinator with San Jose State University from 2001 to 2005 and a clinic coordinator and clinical supervisor at California State University, East Bay from 1994 to 1999. Solomon-Rice was the speech pathology director at Kentfield Medical Hospital from 1984 to 1986, clinic and senior supervisor and staff speech-language pathologist with the San Jose Speech and Hearing Center from 1981 to 1984 and RPE/CF speech-language pathologist for the Center 4 Speech, Language, Hearing, Hearing Aids in 1980. She earned a Doctorate degree in special education from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master of Business Administration degree in marketing from San Francisco State University. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Solomon-Rice is a Democrat.

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