Governor Brown Announces Appointments


10-10-2014

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

Kirsten Barlow, 38, of Sacramento, has been appointed executive officer of the Council on Mentally Ill Offenders. Barlow has been associate director at the County Behavioral Health Directors Association of California since 2009. She was an information officer at the California Department of Mental Health from 2006 to 2009 and a legislative and information officer at the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health from 2004 to 2006. Barlow was a program specialist at the Los Angeles County Office of Child Care from 2003 to 2004 and a principal consultant to the California State Assembly Committee on Human Services from 2000 to 2002. She earned a Master of Social Welfare degree in management and planning from the University of California, Berkeley. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $120,000. Barlow is a Democrat.

Kome Ajise, 53, of Sacramento, has been appointed chief deputy director at the California Department of Transportation, where he has served as deputy director of planning and modal programs since 2012. Ajise has served in several positions at the California Department of Transportation since 1989, including program manager for public private partnerships, director of District 10, chief of the District 3 North Region Environmental Division, chief of the Office of Community Planning, chief of the District 3 Advance and System Planning Branch, senior specialist for District 3 North Region Advance Planning, chief of the District 3 Rail and Transit Planning Branch, associate transportation planner at the District 6 Regional Planning Branch and transportation planner at the District 6 System Planning Branch. He earned a Master of City and Regional Planning degree from California State University, Fresno. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $162,900. Ajise is registered without party preference.

Teri Holoman, 42, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the California Voting Modernization Board. Holoman has been an independent public affairs consultant since 2013. She was deputy appointments secretary in the Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. from 2011 to 2013, an independent public affairs consultant from 2003 to 2011 and incoming district director in the office of Assemblymember Karen Bass in 2005. She was campaign-political director of the California Democratic Party in 2004, where she was campaign-deputy political director in 2002. Holoman was corporate and brand affairs manager at Nestlé from 2001 to 2002 and an account manager at LAGRANT Communications from 1999 to 2001. She served as a field representative in the office of Senator Kevin Murray from 1998 to 1999 and in the office of Assemblymember Kevin Murray from 1996 to 1998, was a public affairs representative at Warner Bros. Studio from 1995 to 1996 and a development associate at Prototypes in 1995. Holoman was vice chair of the Los Angeles County Boundary Review Committee in 2014. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Holoman is a Democrat.

June Awano Lagmay, 60, of Temple City, has been appointed to the California Voting Modernization Board. Lagmay served as Los Angeles City Clerk from 2009 to 2013 and was legislative coordinator in the offices of Los Angeles mayors Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor James Hahn and Mayor Richard Riordan from 1994 to 2009. Lagmay was a legislative assistant in the Los Angeles City Clerk’s office from 1988 to 1994 and a personnel analyst at the City of Los Angeles Personnel Department from 1986 to 1988. She served as a field representative in the office of Assemblymember Gloria Molina from 1985 to 1986 and a field deputy in the office of Los Angeles City Councilwoman Peggy Stevenson from 1981 to 1985. Lagmay was vice chair of the City of Los Angeles Municipal Elections Reform Commission from 2013 to 2014. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Lagmay is a Democrat.

Gabriel Sandoval, 43, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the California Voting Modernization Board. Sandoval has been a partner at Atkinson Andelson Loya Ruud and Romo since 2013. He was senior advisor and director of policy for President Barack Obama’s White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics from 2011 to 2013 and senior counsel at the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights from 2010 to 2011. He served as deputy legal counsel at the office of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa from 2005 to 2010 and was directing deputy city attorney and special assistant city attorney in the office of Los Angeles City Attorney Rockard Delgadillo from 2003 to 2005. Sandoval served as special counsel to the legal affairs secretary and special assistant to the director of communication and intergovernmental relations in the Office of Governor Gray Davis in 2003 and was deputy political director at the Governor Gray Davis Committee in 2002. He was an associate at O’Melveny and Myers LLP from 2000 to 2002 and served as a law clerk for the Honorable Carlos Moreno at the U.S. District Court, Central District of California from 1998 to 1999. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia Law School. Sandoval is a member of the Campaign for College Opportunity Advisory Board, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund Law School Scholarship Committee and the Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project, Inc. Board of Directors. He is a fellow in the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship program and was a fellow in the American Marshall Memorial Fellowship program in 2007. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Sandoval is a Democrat.

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