Governor Brown Announces Appointments


11-26-2014

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

Charles Horne-Nutt, 39, of Paradise, has been appointed to the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities. Horne-Nutt has served on Area Board II of the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities since 2014 and has been a care provider at the Butte County In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority since 1999. He is a member of the Statewide Self-Advocacy Network. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Horne-Nutt is a Democrat.

Buford Crites, 66, of Palm Desert, has been appointed to the Colorado River Basin Regional Water Quality Control Board, where he served since 2010. Crites has been a board consultant at the South Coast Air Quality Management District since 2006. He served as a member of the Palm Desert City Council and as mayor of the city from 1986 to 2006. Crites was a professor at the College of the Desert from 1976 to 2006. He earned a Master of Science degree in information science from Illinois State University. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Crites is registered without party preference.

Karina Cervantez, 34, of Watsonville, has been appointed to the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board. Cervantez has served as a member of the City Council of Watsonville since 2012 and served as mayor of the city from 2013 to 2014. She was adjunct faculty at the Cabrillo College Department of Sociology from 2013 to 2014 and at the California State University, Monterey Bay Departments of Psychology and Social and Behavioral Sciences from 2012 to 2013. Cervantez was a teaching assistant at the University of California, Santa Cruz from 2006 to 2013. She earned a Master of Science degree in psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Cervantez is a Democrat.

Kathleen Thomasberg, 62, of Salinas, has been appointed to the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board effective January 15, 2015. Thomasberg served in several positions at the Monterey County Water Agency from 1992 to 2012, including senior hydrologist and conservation manager, program manager for water quality and conservation, water quality supervisor and water quality specialist. She was a source control inspector at the Carmel Area Wastewater District from 1991 to 1992 and a microbiology laboratory technician at Hartnell College from 1986 to 1991. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Thomasberg is a Democrat.

Francine Diamond, 71, of Pacific Palisades, has been appointed to the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board, where she has served since 1999. Diamond was principal at Fran Diamond Consulting from 2005 to 2010 and at Media Partners from 1992 to 2004. She was special assistant on the environment at the California State Controller’s Office from 1988 to 1991, an independent food retailer and shop owner from 1979 to 1985 and a legislative advocate for Project Heavy from 1976 to 1977. Diamond was a primary school teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District from 1965 to 1967. She earned a Master of Arts degree in organizational management from Antioch University. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Diamond is a Democrat.

Madelyn Glickfeld, 65, of Malibu, has been appointed to the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board, where she has served since 2008. Glickfeld has held multiple positions at the University of California, Los Angeles since 2003, including director of the Water Resources Group since 2011 and assistant director of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability since 2009, where she was a researcher and visiting lecturer from 2003 to 2009 and from 1999 to 2000. Glickfeld was assistant secretary of resources at the California Natural Resources Agency from 2001 to 2003, president of MJG Inc. from 1977 to 2007 and a commissioner at the California Coastal Commission from 1986 to 1997. Glickfeld earned a Master of Science degree in urban and environmental planning from the University of California, Los Angeles. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Glickfeld is a Democrat.

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