Governor Brown Announces Appointments


1-8-2016

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

James Barthman, 81, of Castro Valley, has been reappointed to the California Building Standards Commission, where he has served since 2000. Barthman held several positions at Underwriters Laboratories Inc. from 1990 to 2000, including senior staff engineer, building and electrical code consultant and regional supervisor of codes and technical services. Barthman served in several positions for the City of Oakland from 1965 to 1990, including building official, chief electrical inspector and electrical inspector. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Barthman is a Democrat.

Raj Patel, 54, of Arcadia, has been reappointed to the California Building Standards Commission, where he has served since 2015. Patel has been assistant director of community development and city building official for the City of Beverly Hills since 2014. He served in several positions for Los Angeles County from 1985 to 2014, including assistant deputy director at the Consolidated Sewer Management District, superintendent of building, assistant superintendent of building and chief mechanical and plumbing engineer. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Patel is a Democrat.

Pedro Santillan, 45, of Downey, has been reappointed to the California Building Standards Commission, where he has served since 2015. Santillan has been business manager and secretary-treasurer for Laborers' International Union of North America, Local 1309 since 2014. He held several positions for Laborers' International Union of North America, Local 507 from 2010 to 2014, including business manager secretary-treasurer and business agent. Santillan was assistant executive director at the Construction Laborers Trust Funds for Southern California Administrative Company from 2008 to 2010 and trust funds administrator at Associated Third Party Administrators from 2001 to 2008. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Santillan is a Democrat.

Steven Barrow, 62, of Antelope, has been appointed to the California Commission on Emergency Medical Services. Barrow has been president and chief executive officer at Advocates for Health, Economics and Development and an independent consultant in strategic planning, organizational development and policy since 2013. He was policy director and executive director at the California State Rural Health Association from 2009 to 2013, a senior program officer at the Sierra Health Foundation from 1996 to 1999 and director of governmental affairs at the Center for Public Interest Law and the center's Children's Advocacy Institute from 1985 to 1996. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Barrow is a Democrat.

Steve Drewniany, 54, of Sunnyvale, has been reappointed to the California Commission on Emergency Medical Services, where he has served since 2012. Drewniany has been a deputy chief at the City of Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety since 2011, where he has held several positions since 1989, including captain and lieutenant. He was a paramedic at American Medical Response West from 1985 to 1989 and at the Yacolt, Washington Fire Department, North Country Emergency Medical Services in 1985. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Drewniany is a Republican.

Aaron Francis Hamilton, 35, of Santa Ana, has been appointed to the California Commission on Emergency Medical Services, where he has served since 2011. Hamilton has been a managing member at Atlas Testing Laboratories LLC since 2012. He was chief technology officer at GPS Logic LLC from 2010 to 2015 and a systems engineer, emergency medical technician and dispatcher at the Care Ambulance Service from 2001 to 2010. Hamilton was a reserve firefighter and driver-operator at the Orange County Fire Authority from 1998 to 2005. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Hamilton is a Democrat.

Richard Owen Johnson, 69, of Mammoth Lakes, has been reappointed to the California Commission on Emergency Medical Services, where he has served since 2013. Johnson has been public health officer for Alpine County since 2014, for Inyo County since 2006 and for Mono County since 2002. He has been a clinical specialist at the Infant Botulism Treatment and Prevention Program since 2003 and an adjunct professor at Biola University since 1991. Johnson was a pediatrician at the Southern Mono Healthcare District from 1996 to 2014 and a managing partner and pediatrician at Pediatric Associates of Pasadena from 1979 to 1996. Johnson earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Albany Medical College of Union University and a Master of Public Health degree in maternal and child health from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Public Health. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Johnson is registered without party preference.

David Edward Rose, 51, of Livermore, has been reappointed to the California Commission on Emergency Medical Services, where he has served since 2013. Rose has served as battalion chief-paramedic at the City of Santa Clara Fire Department since 2013, where he was fire captain-paramedic from 1991 to 2013. He has been director of the Emergency Medical Technicians-Basic Training Program at Mission College since 2008. Rose served as a firefighter-paramedic at the South San Francisco Fire Department from 1986 to 1991. Rose is a member of the International Association of Fire Fighters, California Professional Firefighters and the National Association of Emergency Medical Services Educators. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Rose is a Democrat.

Eric M. Rudnick, 55, of Red Bluff, has been reappointed to the California Commission on Emergency Medical Services, where he has served since 2010. Rudnick has been a medical health operational area coordinator at the Glenn County Public Health Department since 2015 and medical director at Northern California Emergency Medical Services Inc. since 2005, where he was a regional disaster medical health specialist from 2004 to 2006. Rudnick was medical director at the Santa Clara County Emergency Medical Services Agency Division of Public Health from 2009 to 2015. Rudnick earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin. He is board certified in emergency medicine and emergency medical services. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Rudnick is a Democrat.

Susan Marie Webb, 58, of Foresthill, has been appointed to the California Commission on Emergency Medical Services. Webb has been a registered nurse and emergency preparedness coordinator at the Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital since 2010. She was an environmental risk coordinator at Sutter Health Support Services from 2007 to 2010 and a registered nurse and emergency preparedness coordinator at the Sutter Roseville Medical Center from 1994 to 2007. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Webb is a Republican.

Lynne Freeman, 54, of Sacramento, has been reappointed to the California Capitol Area Committee, where she has served since 2015. Freeman has been west coast regional director at the American Council for International Studies since 1992. She was a tour consultant at American Leadership Study Groups from 1989 to 1992, graduate assistant for communications studies at California State University, Sacramento from 1988 to 1990, public information officer at East Central University from 1984 to 1988 and news director and reporter at KTEN-TV from 1979 to 1984. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Freeman is a Democrat.

Steven Maviglio, 57, of Sacramento, has been reappointed to the California Capitol Area Committee, where he has served since 2014. Maviglio has been president at Forza Communications since 2008. He served as deputy chief of staff in the Office of California State Assembly Speaker Karen Bass from 2007 to 2008 and deputy chief of staff in the Office of California State Assembly Speaker Fabian Nez from 2005 to 2007. Maviglio was a member of the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board from 2003 to 2004 and served as press secretary in the Office of Governor Gray Davis from 2000 to 2003. He was office director and administrative assistant in the Office of Congressman Rush Holt from 1999 to 2000, deputy director of legislative and public affairs at the U.S. Department of Justice from 1998 to 1999, executive director for the U.S. House Democratic Caucus in the Office of Congressman Victor Fazio from 1997 to 1998, special assistant to the director at the U.S. Trade and Development Agency from 1995 to 1997 and served as a representative in the New Hampshire House of Representatives from 1990 to 1995. Maviglio is secretary of the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op Board of Directors. He earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of New Hampshire. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Maviglio is a Democrat.

Adhitya Nagraj, 39, of Oakland, has been appointed to the California Housing Partnership Corporation Board. Nagraj has been director of development at BRIDGE Housing Corporation since 2013. He was project manager at the Mid- Peninsula Housing Corporation from 2010 to 2013 and at the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation from 2006 to 2010. Nagraj was an associate at Farella, Braun and Martel LLP from 2005 to 2006. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia Law School. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Nagraj is a Democrat.

Timothy Onderko, 38, of Loomis, has been reappointed to the California Housing Partnership Corporation Board, where he has served since 2012. Onderko has been a member of the Loomis Planning Commission since 2015 and vice president at the Money Brokers Inc. since 2006. He was a consultant for California State Assembly Speaker Fabian Nez from 2004 to 2006 and a staff member on the Ira Ruskin for Assembly campaign in 2004. Onderko was grant manager and consultant for the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California from 2002 to 2004 and a legislative aide in the Office of California State Assembly Speaker Robert Hertzberg from 2000 to 2002. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Onderko is registered without party preference.

Steve Beneto, 78, of Carmichael, has been reappointed to the California Horse Racing Board of Directors, where he has served since 2012. Beneto has been president at Beneto Inc. since 1979. He was a member of the California Exposition and State Fair Board of Directors from 2000 to 2004 and from 2005 to 2011, where he served as chair from 2001 to 2002. Beneto is a member of the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame Board of Directors and a founding member and chair of the University of California, Davis Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute. He was a member of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Board of Directors from 2008 to 2010, inducted into the California State Fair Rodeo Hall of Fame in 2011 and awarded the California State Fair Golden Bear Award in 2004. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Beneto is a Republican.

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