Governor Brown Announces Appointments


6-8-2015

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

Kelly Harrington, 51, of Roseville, has been appointed director of the Division of Adult Institutions at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, where he has been acting director since 2014 and served as deputy director of facility operations from 2013 to 2014. Harrington served in several positions at Kern Valley State Prison from 2008 to 2013, including associate director of high security and transitional housing, warden and acting warden. He served in several positions at Wasco State Prison from 2003 to 2008, including chief deputy administrator and correctional administrator, and from 1997 to 2000, including facility captain and correctional counselor. Harrington was a correctional administrator and facility captain at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Community Correctional Facilities Unit from 2000 to 2003, 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 requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $163,200. Harrington is a Republican.

Ralph Diaz, 45, of Woodlake, has been appointed deputy director of facility operations at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, where he has served as acting deputy director of facility operations since 2014. Diaz was associate director of high security institutions at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison, Corcoran, from 2013 to 2014, where he served in several positions from 2000 to 2013, including warden, acting warden, chief deputy administrator, 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 does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $155,508. Diaz is registered without party preference.

Amy Miller, 41, of Brawley, has been appointed associate director of reception center institutions at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, where she has served as acting associate director of reception center institutions since 2014. Miller served in several positions at California State Prison, Centinela, from 2010 to 2014, including warden, chief deputy warden and associate warden and was a correctional officer there from 1999 to 2000. She served as a facility captain at Calipatria State Prison from 2007 to 2010, where she was a lieutenant from 2003 to 2006, sergeant from 2000 to 2003 and correctional officer from 1996 to 1999. Miller served as a captain at the California Institution for Women from 2006 to 2007. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $148,188. Miller is a Democrat.

Nolice Edwards, 58, of Sacramento, has been appointed chief of the Office of Victim Services at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, where she has served as deputy assistant secretary of external communications since 2012. Edwards was chief of staff for Service Employees International Union Local 1000 from 2010 to 2012 and in the Office of California State Assembly Speaker Karen Bass from 2004 to 2010. She was a lobbyist at Aaron Read and Associates LLC from 2003 to 2004 and served as deputy legislative secretary in the Office of the Governor from 1999 to 2003, chief of staff in the Office of California State Assemblymember Carl Washington from 1996 to 1999 and in the Office of California State Assemblymember Diane Martinez from 1993 to 1996 and was a lobbyist for the Peace Officers Research Association of California from 1983 to 1993. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $132,372. Edwards is a Democrat.

Cynthia Florez-DeLyon, 51, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy director of community reentry services and program support at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, where she has served in several positions since 1992. Florez-DeLyon has served as chief of the Office of Victim and Survivor Rights and Services since 2013, where she was acting chief in 2012 and served in several positions from 1997 to 2005, including assistant director and parole agent. She was chief of the Office of Policy Standardization from 2011 to 2012 and director of the Division of Rehabilitation Programs from 2009 to 2011. Florez-DeLyon served as a parole administrator at the Division of Adult Parole Operations in 2009 and at the Division of Reentry Facilities from 2007 to 2009. She served as a youth authority administrator at the Division of Juvenile Justice from 2005 to 2007, a casework specialist at the Northern Youth Correctional Reception Center and Clinic from 1993 to 1997 and a youth correctional counselor at the Division of Juvenile Justice’s Karl Holton Drug and Alcohol Abuse Treatment Center from 1992 to 1993. She earned a Master of Social Work degree from California State University, Sacramento. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $138,468. Florez-DeLyon is a Democrat.

Robert Fox, 46, of Vacaville, has been appointed warden at the California Medical Facility, Vacaville, where he has been acting warden since 2014 and served as chief deputy warden from 2013 to 2014. Fox served in several positions at California State Prison, Solano, from 2008 to 2013, including associate warden and facility captain. He was captain at San Quentin State Prison from 2006 to 2008 and served in several positions at California State Prison, Centinela, from 1998 to 2006, including lieutenant, correctional counselor and correctional sergeant. Fox served as a correctional officer at California State Prison, Los Angeles County, from 1992 to 1998. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $141,204. Fox is a Republican.

William Muniz, 51, of King City, has been appointed warden at the Salinas Valley State Prison, where he has been acting warden since 2014 and has served in several positions since 1998, including chief deputy administrator, correctional administrator, captain, lieutenant and sergeant. Muniz served as a correctional officer at the Correctional Training Facility, Soledad, from 1994 to 1998. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $141,204. Muniz is a Republican.

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