Governor Brown Announces Appointments


8-4-2015

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

Amy Reising, 52, of San Diego, has been appointed as a deputy director at the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Reising has been director of credentialing and teacher development at High Tech High since 2008. She was deputy director at the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality from 2006 to 2008 and worked at the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing as an administrator for examinations, research and teacher development from 1998 to 2006. She was project manager and consultant at Educational Testing Service from 1997 to 1998 and a research consultant at WestEd from 1990 to 1997. Reising earned a Master of Arts degree in educational psychology from the University of Connecticut. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $125,004. Reising is a Democrat.

Thomas W. Barth, 58, of Winters, has been appointed as a justice on the California Courts-Martial Appellate Panel. Barth has been a partner at Barth Daly LLP since 2007. He was senior associate and shareholder at Kronick, Moskovitz, Tiedemann and Girard from 1996 to 2007 and served as a major in the California Army National Guard from 1994 to 2012. Barth was an associate at Thompson and Heller from 1991 to 1996 and served in the U.S. Army from 1979 to 1991, achieving the rank of captain. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from the Georgetown University Law Center. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is a federal rate of O-6, only while in session. Barth is a Republican.

Roland Candee, 62, of Sacramento, has been appointed as a justice on the California Courts-Martial Appellate Panel. Candee served as commanding general of the California State Military Reserve from 2009 to 2013 and as a judge at the Sacramento County Superior Court from 1992 to 2013. He served as a municipal court judge for Sacramento County from 1992 to 1998 and was a partner at Kronick, Moskovitz, Tiedemann and Girard from 1986 to 1992. Candee served in the California Army National Guard in several positions from 1986 to 2008, achieving the rank of colonel as state staff judge advocate. He served in the U.S. Army from 1978 to 1986. Candee earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is a federal rate of O-6, only while in session. Candee is a Republican.

David McCray, 53, of Lincoln, has been appointed as a justice on the California Courts-Martial Appellate Panel. McCray has been an attorney at Beveridge and Diamond since 2014. He served as assistant chief counsel at the California Department of Transportation from 2007 to 2014, where he was a deputy attorney from 2005 to 2007. McCray served in several positions in the U.S. Air Force from 1984 to 2005, achieving the rank of lieutenant colonel, including staff judge advocate in the 9th Reconnaissance Wing, chief of the Environmental Litigation and Tort Branch, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, deputy chief of the Compliance and Planning Branch and deputy staff judge advocate. McCray earned a Master of Laws degree from the University of Utah College of Law, a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Davis School of Law and a Master of Business Administration degree from Golden Gate University. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is a federal rate of O-6, only while in session. McCray is a Republican.

Justin Delacruz, 31, of Elk Grove, has been appointed to the State Bar of California Attorney Diversion and Assistance Program Oversight Committee. Delacruz has been staff counsel at the California Correctional Peace Officers Association since 2015. He served as a judicial law clerk at the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California from 2014 to 2015 and was an associate at Downey Brand LLP from 2011 to 2014. Delacruz served as an extern at the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California in 2011 and as a budget analyst at the California State Board of Equalization from 2007 to 2010, where he was a graduate student assistant from 2006 to 2007. Delacruz earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Delacruz is a Democrat.

Terry Lewis, 59, of Burbank, has been appointed to the State Bar of California Attorney Diversion and Assistance Program Oversight Committee. Lewis has been executive director of the Mental Health Commission at the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health since 2000, where she has served in several positions since 1982, including health program analyst and secretary at the Mental Health Commission. Lewis earned a Master of Science degree in counseling from California State University, Los Angeles. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Lewis is a Democrat.

Joel Sherman, 58, of Bakersfield, has been appointed to the California Fraud Assessment Commission, where he has served since 2010. Sherman has been director of safety and workers’ compensation at Grimmway Farms since 2000 and an associate professor for the California State University, Bakersfield Extended University Program since 1997. He was director of workers’ compensation services at the Southern California Orthopedic Institute from 1999 to 2000, workers’ compensation and safety specialist in the Office of Willard B. Christiansen, M.D. from 1991 to 1999 and a claims representative at the State Compensation Insurance Fund from 1979 to 1991. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Sherman is a Republican.

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