Governor Brown Announces Appointments


11-27-2013

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

Charles Dangerfield, 50, of Fairfield, has been appointed chief of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Office of Correctional Safety, where he has held multiple positions in the Special Services Unit since 2003, including senior special agent and special agent. Dangerfield was a special agent at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Office of Internal Affairs from 1999 to 2003 and held multiple positions at the Deuel Vocational Institution from 1987 to 1999, including correctional lieutenant, sergeant and officer. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1982 to 1987. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $132,480. Dangerfield is a Republican.

Cynthia Florez-DeLyon, 50, of Sacramento, has been appointed chief of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Office of Victim Services, where she has been acting chief since 2012. Florez-DeLyon has served in multiple positions at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation since 1992, including chief of the Office of Policy Standardization from 2011 to 2012 and director of the Division of Rehabilitation Programs from 2009 to 2011. She was a parole administrator at the Division of Adult Parole Operations in 2009 and at the Division of Reentry Facilities from 2007 to 2009. Florez-DeLyon was a youth authority administrator at the, Division of Juvenile Justice from 2005 to 2007 and held multiple positions at the Office of Victim Services from 1997 to 2005, including assistant director and parole agent. She was a casework specialist at the Northern Youth Correctional Reception Center and Clinic from 1993 to 1997 and was a youth correctional councilor at the Division of Juvenile Justice’s Karl Holton Drug and Alcohol Abuse Treatment Center from 1992 to 1993. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $135,756. Florez-DeLyon is a Democrat.

Ralph Diaz, 44, of Sacramento, has been appointed associate director of high security institutions at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, where he has served as acting associate director of high security institutions since 2013. Diaz held multiple positions at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison, Corcoran from 2000 to 2013, including warden, acting warden, chief deputy administrator, correctional captain and counselor. He was a correctional counselor and officer at the California State Prison, Corcoran from 1993 to 2000 and a correctional officer at Wasco State Prison from 1991 to 1993. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $137,124. Diaz is registered decline-to-state.

Kelly Harrington, 49, of Folsom, has been appointed deputy director of facility operations at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, where he has been acting deputy director of facility operations since 2013 and served as associate director of high security and transitional housing from 2010 to 2013. Harrington held multiple positions at Kern Valley State Prison from 2008 to 2010, including warden and acting warden, and held multiple positions at Wasco State Prison from 2003 to 2008, including chief deputy administrator and correctional administrator. He was a facility captain at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Community Correctional Facilities Unit from 2000 to 2003. He served in multiple positions at Wasco State Prison from 1997 to 2000, including facility captain and correctional counselor, was a correctional counselor at North Kern State Prison from 1995 to 1997 and a correctional counselor and officer at the California Correctional Institution in Tehachapi from 1987 to 1995. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $149,592. Harrington is a Republican.

Vimal Singh, 47, of Elk Grove, has been appointed associate director of reception center institutions at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, where he has served as acting director of reception center institutions since 2013. Singh held multiple positions at the California Medical Facility from 2009 to 2013, including warden, acting warden and chief deputy administrator. He held multiple positions at the California State Prison, Solano from 1998 to 2009, including correctional administrator, business manager, accounting officer supervisor, budget analyst, institutional personnel officer and correctional food manager. Singh was a supervising correctional cook at the California State Prison, Sacramento from 1991 to 1998 and a supervising cook at Folsom State Prison and at California State Prison, Sacramento from 1989 to 1991. He was a dietary chef at the University of California, Davis Medical Center from 1987 to 1989. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $137,124. Singh is a Democrat.

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