Governor Brown Announces Appointments


12-12-2012

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

Danielle Anderson, 26, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the California State Rehabilitation Council. Anderson has been a staff services analyst for the California Department of Health Care Services since 2012. She was a management services technician for the California Department of Rehabilitation from 2008 to 2012 and a project assistant at the California Health Incentives Improvement Project from 2007 to 2008. She was also appointed as a student commissioner to the California Advisory Committee on Special Education. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Anderson is a Republican.

Deanna Graziano, 42, of Atascadero, has been appointed to the California State Rehabilitation Council. Graziano has been program manager for Transitions-Mental Health Association since 2006. She served in various positions at the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Barbara County from 2005 to 2006, including grants manager and executive assistant. Graziano was a clinic manager at Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics from 2000 to 2005, a program coordinator at the Mental Health Association of Orange County from 1995 to 2000 and a mental health counselor at Olive Vista Center for Problems of Living from 1994 to 1995. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Graziano is a Republican.

LeNae Liebetrau, 43, of Santa Cruz, has been appointed to the California State Rehabilitation Council, where she has served since 2009. Liebetrau has been a senior vocational rehabilitation counselor at the California Department of Rehabilitation since 2005 and served in the same position from 2001 to 2003. She was a field case manager at Intracorp from 2003 to 2005, a client assistance program advocate at the Fresno Center for Independent Living from 1999 to 2000 and a project manager at Pima Prevention Partnership from 1998 to 1999. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Liebetrau is a Democrat.

Andrew Mudryk, 48, of Sacramento, has been reappointed to the California State Rehabilitation Council, where he has served since 2012. Mudryk has served in multiple positions at Disability Rights California since 2006, including deputy director. He was the director of litigation and advocacy at the Arizona Center for Disability Law from 2003 to 2006. Mudryk was owner of the Law Offices of Andrew M. Mudryk from 1998 to 2002. He was an executive legal editor and program attorney at the Institute of Continuing Legal Education at the University of Michigan from 1995 to 1998. Mudryk was a senior associate attorney at Ravid and Associates from 1991 to 1995 and an attorney at Winshall Radner and Curhan from 1990 to 1991. Mudryk earned a Juris Doctorate degree from George Washington University Law School. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Mudryk is a Democrat.

Elsa Quezada, 60, of Salinas, has been appointed to the California State Rehabilitation Council. Quezada has served in various positions at the Central Coast Center for Independent Living since 1988, including executive director. She served in various positions at Community Rehabilitation Services from 1983 to 1988, including executive director. Quezada was appointed to the California State Independent Living Council in 2010, where she served as chair. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Quezada is a Democrat.

Anthony Sauer, 52, of Grass Valley, has been appointed to the California State Rehabilitation Council, where he has served since 2007. Sauer has been director at the California Department of Rehabilitation since 2007. He was executive director at Nevada-Sierra Regional In-Home Supportive Services from 2003 to 2007 and was deputy director of external affairs at the California Department of Rehabilitation from 2001 to 2003. Sauer was executive director at FREED Center for Independent Living from 1990 to 2001 and was a self-employed cabinet maker from 1979 to 1992. He is a member of the Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation and of the California State Independent Living Council. Sauer earned a Master of Arts degree in management and disability services from the University of San Francisco. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Sauer is a Democrat.

Milton Wright, 66, of Northridge, has been appointed to the California State Rehabilitation Council, where he has served since 2010. Wright has been president of Milt Wright and Associates Inc. since 1983. He was executive director at Assisting the Disabled with Employment Placement and Training from 1976 to 1983 and a rehabilitation counselor at Golden State Mental Health Centers from 1974 to 1976. Wright is a business advisory board member for Build WorkSource Center. He earned a Master of Education degree from California State University, Northridge. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Wright is a Democrat.

Ian Parkinson, 48, of San Luis Obispo, has been appointed to the California Rehabilitation Oversight Board. Parkinson has served as sheriff-coroner at the San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Office since 2011. He served as police captain at the City of San Luis Obispo Police Department from 1988 to 2011 and was a police officer at the Morro Bay Police Department from 1984 to 1988. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Parkinson is a Republican.

Elvin Valenzuela, 51, of Visalia, has been appointed warden at the California Men’s Colony, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, where he has served as acting warden since 2011. Valenzuela has served in multiple positions at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation since 1987, including chief deputy administrator, associate warden and correctional captain at the California Men’s Colony, associate warden at North Kern State Prison, correctional lieutenant, correctional sergeant and correctional officer at Corcoran State Prison and correctional officer at Avenal State Prison. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $130,668. Valenzuela is a Republican.

Rodney Diaz, 39, of Roseville, has been appointed to the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board, where he has served since 2010. Diaz has served as an associate professor at the University of California, Davis Medical Center since 2006. He was a clinical fellow of otology, neurotology and skull base surgery at the Michigan Ear Institute from 2004 to 2006. He earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of California, Davis. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Diaz is a Democrat.

Marcia Raggio, 63, of Pacifica, has been appointed to the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board. Raggio has been a professor at San Francisco State University and owner of Hearing Science of Daly City since 1997. She has also been a research audiologist at the University of California, San Francisco since 1992. She was a lecturer at San Francisco State University from 1995 to 1997 and a lecturer at San Jose State University from 1992 to 1995. Raggio was a lecturer at California State University, Long Beach from 1985 to 1986. She earned a doctorate in speech and hearing science from the University of California, San Francisco. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Raggio is a Democrat.

Amnon Shalev, 65, of Woodland Hills, has been appointed to the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board. Shalev has been a licensed hearing aid dispenser and co-owner of Supertone Hearing Aid Center since 1985. He was international and regional sales manager at Tadiran Electronic Industries from 1975 to 1985. He was director of managed care and Medi-Cal affairs for the Hearing HealthCare Providers California Board of Directors from 2006 to 2008. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Shalev is a Democrat.

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