Governor Brown Announces Appointments


1-5-2016

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

Gloria Bell, 60, of Salinas, has been reappointed to the California Employment Training Panel, where she has served since 2013. Bell has been vice president of human resources at Farm Fresh To You-Capay Organic since 2014. She held several positions at Driscoll Strawberry Associates from 2002 to 2013, including senior human resource business partner of the Americas, senior employee relations manager, corporate compensation, benefit and employee relations manager and manager of human resources for Central Mexico. She was human resource manager at Temple-Inland Paperboard and Packaging Inc. from 1999 to 2002 and at Fresh Express from 1994 to 1999. Bell is a member of AgSafe and the Society for Human Resource Management. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Bell is a Democrat.

Rahim Hassanally, 37, of Fairfield, has been reappointed to the California Consumer Motor Vehicle Recovery Corporation Board of Directors, where he has served since 2013. Hassanally has been owner at Momentum Auto Group since 2010 and at Infiniti of Fairfield since 2006. He is secretary of the Toyota Lexus Minority Dealers Association Board of Directors and a member of the California New Motor Vehicle Board, National Automobile Dealers Association Board of Directors and the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers Board of Directors. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Hassanally is registered without party preference.

Denise Miller, 49, of Glendale, has been reappointed to the California Board of Occupational Therapy, where she has served since 2013. Miller has been director of the Live Well Senior Program at the Glendale Adventist Medical Center’s since 2011, where she was manager of physician relations and coordinator of occupational and hand therapy from 2001 to 2011. Miller was an independent consultant from 1998 to 2002 and director of industrial therapy and training at Key Method Inc. from 1990 to 1998. She earned a Master of Business Administration degree from La Sierra University. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Miller is a Democrat.

Sharon Pavlovich, 49, of Redlands, has been reappointed to the California Board of Occupational Therapy, where she has served since 2013. Pavlovich has been an assistant professor at Loma Linda University since 2004. She was a certified occupational therapy assistant at the Loma Linda University Medical Center from 1994 to 2004 and at Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation from 2014 to 2015. Pavlovich is a member of the Occupational Therapy Association of California and the American Occupational Therapy Association. Pavlovich earned a Master of Arts degree in management from the University of Redlands. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Pavlovich is a Democrat.

Scott Eugene Sillers, 55, of Oakland, has been reappointed to the California Health Professions Education Foundation Board of Trustees, where he has served since 2010. Sillers was a partner at Levensohn Venture Partners from 2009 to 2010, president at Melvin Securities from 2003 to 2006 and director at the Wall Street Project’s Trade Bureau from 1999 to 2003. He was director of business development at the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation from 1996 to 1997. Sillers is chair of the Aspen Institute’s Socrates Steering Committee and a member of the Character.org Board of Directors and the Bentley School Board of Trustees. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Sillers is registered without party preference.

Kara Ralston, 51, of Ojai, has been reappointed to the California Health Professions Education Foundation Board of Trustees, where she has served since 2013. Ralston has held several positions at the Camarillo Health Care District since 1998, including chief executive officer, chief operations officer, chief administrative officer and chief information officer. She was a public relation and business development manager at the Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association from 1987 to 1998. Ralston earned a Master of Business Administration degree in management from California Coast University. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Ralston is a Republican.

Sonia Teresita Delen, 58, of San Francisco, has been reappointed to the California Health Professions Education Foundation Board of Trustees, where she has served since 2015. Delen has been a senior vice president at Bank of America Merrill Lynch since 2006, where she has held several positions since 1994, including principal and vice president. 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.

Nikan Khatibi, 33, of Laguna Niguel, has been appointed to the California Health Professions Education Foundation Board of Trustees. Khatibi has been a pain and addiction medicine physician at the Riverside Medical Clinic since 2015. He held several positions at Loma Linda University Medical Center from 2009 to 2015, including physician anesthesiologist, neuroanesthesia researcher and pain medicine physician. Khatibi served as vice chair and commissioner at the City of Loma Linda Planning Commission from 2012 to 2015. He earned a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and a Master of Business Administration degree from California State University, Dominguez Hills. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Khatibi is a Republican.

William Hendry, 44, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the California Health Professions Education Foundation Board of Trustees. Hendry has been principal at Strategic Development Solutions since 2003. He was vice president and a private client advisor at First Foundation Advisors from 2010 to 2013 and an executive director of external affairs and director of development at the Claremont Graduate University’s Drucker Institute and Peter F. Ducker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management from 2008 to 2010. Hendry was director of development at the California State University, Long Beach College of Business Administration from 2003 to 2008 and an assistant dean of external relations and executive director of development at the University of Southern California, School of Theatre from 1998 to 2002. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Hendry is registered without party preference.

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