Governor Brown Announces Appointments


2-6-2015

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

Kiyomi Burchill, 30, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy secretary for legislative affairs at the California Health and Human Services Agency, where she has served as assistant secretary for program and fiscal affairs since 2012. Burchill was a policy consultant in the Office of California State Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg from 2008 to 2011 and was a legislative aide in the Office of California State Senator Steinberg from 2007 to 2008, where she was a Senate fellow for the California Senate Fellows Program from 2006 to 2007. She earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $124,236. Burchill is a Democrat.

Jean Iacino, 56, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy director of the Center for Health Care Quality at the California Department of Public Health, where she has served as interim deputy director of the Center for Health Care Quality since 2014 and has held several positions since 2007, including acting chief at the Office of Civil Rights and Internal Audits and special assistant to the director. She served as assistant secretary at the California Health and Human Services Agency in 2006 and served in several positions at the California Department of Health Services from 1992 to 2007, including special assistant to the director and legislative coordinator. Iacino earned a Master of Arts degree in theology from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Arts degree in public policy from Duke University. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $126,432. Iacino is a Democrat.

Kimberley Johnson, 37, of Sacramento, has been appointed chief of the Child Care and Refugee Programs Branch, Welfare to Work Division at the California Department of Social Services. Johnson has been public policy director at the California Child Care Resource and Referral Network since 2012. She was program manager at the City College of San Francisco California Early Childhood Mentor Program from 2009 to 2012, director of programs and training at the Parent Services Project from 2007 to 2010 and director of child care and development programs at the Children’s Network of Solano County from 1999 to 2007. Johnson is a public policy member of Child Care Aware of America. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $97,728. Johnson is a Democrat.

Fran Mueller, 53, of Sacramento has been appointed chief deputy director of the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development. Mueller has been deputy director of administration at the California Department of Social Services since 2010, where she was chief of the Financial Management and Contracts Branch from 2006 to 2010. She was a finance budget analyst at the California Department of Finance from 2002 to 2006 and director of research and programming at PTI Media Networks from 2001 to 2002. Mueller was director of research and programming at KTXL-TV from 1998 to 2001, where she was director of research from 1987 to 1998, and was research and marketing group manager at MMT Sales Inc. from 1984 to 1987. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $139,476. Mueller is a Republican.

Ronald Rackley, 49, of Elk Grove has been appointed warden at Folsom State Prison, where he has served as acting warden since 2014. Rackley was acting warden at the California Health Care Facility from 2012 to 2014 and held several positions at the Deuel Vocational Institution from 1987 to 2012, including warden, chief deputy administrator, correctional administrator, captain, lieutenant, sergeant and officer. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $141,204. Rackley is a Republican.

Phoebe Beasley, 71, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the California Arts Council. Beasley has been an artist and the owner of Phoebe Beasley Art Studio since 1975. She was a senior account manager at KFI-AM and KOST-FM from 1970 to 1999 and was a layout artist at Sage Productions from 1969 to 1970. Beasley was a high school art teacher for the Cleveland, Ohio Board of Education from 1965 to 1969. She is a member of the Ebell of Los Angeles and the Trusteeship, a Southern California Chapter of the International Women’s Forum. Beasley was a member of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission from 1997 to 2012, the United Negro College Fund Los Angeles Advisory Board and the Transportation Foundation of Los Angeles Board. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Beasley is a Democrat.

Christopher Coppola, 52, of Los Angeles, has been reappointed to the California Arts Council, where he has served since 2013. Coppola has been head of the film program at the San Francisco Art Institute since 2013. He has been owner and executive producer for his companies Plaster City Productions Inc. and Christopher Coppola Enterprises since 1994 and has been a Directors Guild of America film and television director since 1987. Coppola is president of Project Accessible Hollywood, a non-profit organization he founded in 2006 to bring digital technology education to underserved communities. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Coppola is a Democrat.

Steven Oliver, 73, of San Francisco, has been appointed to the California Arts Council. Oliver has been owner of Oliver and Company Inc. since 1969. He was a project manager at Oliver and Coburn from 1964 to 1969. Oliver is chairman of the United States Artists Foundation Board of Trustees and a member of the California College of the Arts Board of Trustees, Presidio Bank Board of Directors, Community Arts Stabilization Trust Board of Directors, Museum of Craft and Design National Advisory Board, Lambda Alpha International, Mills College Art Museum Advisory Board and the Sutter Health West Bay Board of Directors, where he is chair of the Facility Committee. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Oliver is a Republican.

Rosalind Wyman, 84, of Los Angeles, has been reappointed to the California Arts Council, where she has served since 2011. Wyman is president of the James A. Doolittle Foundation. She was the youngest person ever elected to the Los Angeles City Council, where she served from 1953 to 1965. She is a member of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission Board, Music Center of Los Angeles Board of Directors and the Thelma Pearl Howard Foundation Board of Directors. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Wyman is a Democrat.

Alfredo Pedroza, 28, of Napa, has been reappointed to the California State Assistance Fund for Enterprise, Business and Industrial Development Corporation, where he has served since 2013. Pedroza has served as a member of the Napa County Board of Supervisors since 2014 and has been assistant vice president at Mechanics Bank since 2013. He was a member of the Napa City Council from 2012 to 2014, branch manager at Redwood Credit Union from 2009 to 2013 and a personal banker at Bank of America from 2004 to 2009. Pedroza is vice president of the League of California Cities North Bay Division, vice chair of the Napa-Vallejo Waste Management Authority and a member of Clinic Ole Community Health, Aldea Children and Family Services and Community Action Napa Valley. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Pedroza is a Democrat.

Eric Banks, 43, of San Diego, has been reappointed to the California Public Employment Relations Board, where he has served since 2013. Banks was a partner at Ten Page Memo LLC in 2013 and held several positions at the Service Employees International Union, Local 221 from 2001 to 2013, including advisor, president and director of government and community relations. Banks was policy associate for state government affairs at the New York AIDS Coalition from 2000 to 2001 and held several positions at the Southern Tier AIDS Program from 1993 to 2000, including director of client services, assistant director of client services and case manager. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $134,591. Banks is a Democrat.

Mark Gregersen, 61, of Auburn, has been appointed to the California Public Employment Relations Board. Gregersen has been principal consultant at Renne, Sloan, Holtzman, Sakai LLP since 2013, where he was senior consultant from 2009 to 2011. He served as director of labor and workforce strategy for the City of Sacramento from 2011 to 2012 and was director of human resources for Napa County from 2005 to 2009, for El Dorado County from 2004 to 2005 and for the City of Sunnyvale from 2001 to 2004. Gregersen was assistant county manager for Washoe County, Nevada from 1999 to 2001, director of human resources for the City of Vallejo from 1990 to 1999, director of personnel and labor relations for the City of Reno, Nevada from 1985 to 1990, director of personnel for the City of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin from 1979 to 1985 and personnel manager and personnel analyst for the State of Wisconsin from 1976 to 1979. Gregersen earned a Master of Business Administration degree in human resources/labor relations from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $134,591. Gregersen is a Democrat.

Felix De La Torre, 50, of Sacramento, has been appointed general counsel at the California Public Employment Relations Board. De La Torre has been chief counsel at the Service Employees International Union, Local 1000 since 2012, where he was an attorney from 2008 to 2012. He was a shareholder and partner at Weinberg, Roger and Rosenfeld from 2000 to 2008, director of the pesticide and worker safety program at the California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation Inc. from 1999 to 2000, state policy analyst for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund from 1994 to 1996 and a field representative for California State Assemblymember Rusty Areias from 1992 to 1994. De La Torre earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Davis School of Law. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $144,144. De La Torre is a Democrat.

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