Governor Brown Announces Appointments


1-5-2016

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

Mary McComb, 58, of Davis, has been appointed state public defender in the Office of the State Public Defender, where she has served as supervising deputy state public defender since 2010 and was deputy state public defender from 1992 to 2010. McComb was an associate at Kelman Loria from 1990 to 1991, an attorney at the Community Law Center from 1987 to 1990 and a teacher at the Commonwealth High School from 1983 to 1984. She earned a Juris Doctor degree from Stanford Law School. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $153,953.88. McComb is a Democrat.

Lourdes A. Baezconde-Garbanati, 60, of Los Angeles, has been reappointed to the Tobacco Education and Research Oversight Committee, where she has served since 2010. Baezconde-Garbanati has been a professor in preventative medicine at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine since 2015, where she has been director of the Center of Health Equity in the Americas since 2014 and has held several positions since 1997, including assistant professor of research and associate and assistant professor in the Department of Preventative Medicine. Baezconde-Garbanati was an associate director at the University of California, Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine's Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture from 1992 to 1994. She is a member of the American Public Health Association. Baezconde-Garbanati earned a Doctor of Public Health degree and a Master of Public Health degree in community health sciences from the University of California, Los Angeles. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Baezconde-Garbanati is a Democrat.

Patricia Spratlen Etem, 59, of Long Beach, has been reappointed to the Tobacco Education and Research Oversight Committee, where she has served since 2010. Spratlen Etem has been a consultant at Civic Communications Consulting since 2002. She was a director for research, policy and planning at BREATHE California from 2005 to 2009. Spratlen Etem was a regional tobacco control program director at Public Health Foundation Enterprises from 1993 to 2002. She earned a Master of Public Health degree in behavioral sciences from the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Spratlen Etem is a Democrat.

Michael K. Ong, 43, of Santa Monica, has been reappointed to the Tobacco Education and Research Oversight Committee, where he has served since 2007. Ong has been an associate professor in residence at the University of California, Los Angeles since 2005 and a staff physician for the Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System since 2013. He was a staff physician for the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System from 2003 to 2005. Ong earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in health services and policy analysis from the University of California, Berkeley. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Ong is a Democrat.

Robert Lee Oldham, 38, of Roseville, has been reappointed to the Tobacco Education and Research Oversight Committee, where he has served since 2015. Oldham has been the health officer, public health director and medical director at the Placer County Department of Health and Human Services since 2014 and has been an assistant clinical professor at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine since 2011. He was interim health officer at the Fresno County Public Health Department from 2013 to 2014, medical director at the Fresno County Department of Behavioral Health from 2011 to 2014, where he was a psychiatrist from 2010 to 2011, and a consulting psychiatrist at the Central California Faculty Medical Group from 2011 to 2014. Oldham was a psychosomatic medical fellow at the Oregon Health and Sciences University from 2009 to 2010, a resident physician in general preventative medicine and public health at the Virginia Department of Health-Virginia Commonwealth University Health System from 2008 to 2009 and a medical officer at the Central State Hospital from 2006 to 2009. He was house staff council co-chair at the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System from 2005 to 2008, where he was a psychiatry resident physician from 2004 to 2008. Oldham earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine and a Master of Science degree in health administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Oldham is registered without party preference.

Richard Lee Barnes, 76, of San Francisco, has been appointed to the Tobacco Education and Research Oversight Committee. Barnes has been a health sciences clinical professor at the University of California, San Francisco Department of Clinical Pharmacy and an adjunct assistant professor of law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law since 2009. He has been a researcher and consultant for the Cigarette Butt Pollution Project since 2007. Barnes was a specialist at the University of California, San Francisco Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education from 2006 to 2014, a volunteer government relations manager at the American Lung Association of Oklahoma from 1997 to 2004, an adjunct instructor at Tulsa Community College from 1988 to 1994, an attorney in private practice from 1986 to 1997 and a partner at Nichols, Wolfe, Stamper, Nally and Fallis from 1977 to 1986. Barnes was an associate at Kothe and Eagleton from 1973 to 1977 and at Hall and Estill from 1970 to 1972. Barnes earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Oklahoma, College of Law. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Barnes is registered without party preference.

Jose A. Campos, 46, of Glendale, has been reappointed to the California Board of Accountancy, where he has served since 2012. Campos has been a partner at Deloitte and Touche LLP since 2005, where he has held several positions since 1991, including senior manager, senior accountant and staff. He is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Campos is a Democrat.

Katrina Salazar, 45, of Sacramento, has been reappointed to the California Board of Accountancy, where she has served since 2012. Salazar has been controller at California Correctional Peace Officers Association since 2015. She was executive director at the Rotary Club of Sacramento from 2013 to 2014 and chief financial officer at the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges from 2010 to 2013. Salazar was an adjunct accounting professor for the Los Rios Community College District from 2007 to 2011, a director at Ueltzen and Company from 2008 to 2009, an accountant at KL Salazar Company from 2007 to 2010 and a senior audit manager at the Reznick Group from 2003 to 2007. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and California Society of Certified Public Accountants. Salazar earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Drexel University. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Salazar is a Democrat.

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