Governor Brown Announces Appointments


10-16-2015

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

Mike Gallo, 64, of Merced, has been appointed to the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley Board of Directors. Gallo has been co-owner at Joseph Gallo Farms since 1965. He is a member of the California State Board of Food and Agriculture. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Gallo is a Republican.

Francisco Ramirez, 34, of Hanford, has been appointed to the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley Board of Directors. Ramirez has served as a member of the Hanford City Council since 2014 and has been an independent business consultant since 2004. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Ramirez is a Republican.

Mack Jenkins, 60, of Irvine, has been appointed to the Council on Mentally Ill Offenders. Jenkins has been chief probation officer at the San Diego County Probation Department since 2007. He served in several positions at the Orange County Probation Department from 1977 to 2007, including division director, assistant director, supervisor and deputy probation counselor. Jenkins was an adjunct instructor of criminal justice at the Rancho Santiago Community College District from 1992 to 2007. He is a member of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals Board of Directors and the Judicial Council’s Task Force for Criminal Justice Collaboration on Mental Health Issues. Jenkins earned a Master of Science degree in criminal justice from California State University, Long Beach. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Jenkins is a Republican.

Sonia Teresita Delen, 58, of San Francisco, has been appointed to the California Health Professions Education Foundation Board of Trustees. Delen has been a senior vice president at Bank of America Merrill Lynch since 1994. She was a project administrator at GATX Leasing and Capital Corporation from 1986 to 1994 and an account executive assistant at Ketchum Advertising from 1984 to 1986. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Delen is a Democrat.

Cinthia Flores, 28, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the California Health Professions Education Foundation Board of Trustees. Flores has been a senior public administration analyst at the University of California, Los Angeles Labor Center since 2015. She was an associate attorney at Holguin, Garfield, Martinez and Quinonez from 2014 to 2015. Flores earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Irvine School of Law. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Flores is a Democrat.

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