Governor Brown Announces Appointments


3-14-2016

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

Sandra Alfaro, 50, of Hanford, has been appointed associate director of high security institutions at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, where she has served as acting associate director of high security institutions since 2015. Alfaro served as warden at the North Kern State Prison from 2012 to 2015, chief deputy warden at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison, Corcoran from 2011 to 2012 and associate warden at the Central California Women’s Facility from 2008 to 2011. She served in several positions at Avenal State Prison from 1988 to 2008, including acting associate warden, facility captain, lieutenant, counselor, sergeant and correctional officer. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $148,188. Alfaro is a Republican.

Karla Crawford, 64, of Sacramento, has been reappointed to the California Volunteers Commission, where she has served since 2000. Crawford has served in several positions at the Sacramento County Department of Human Assistance since 1980, including program manager, director of the Foster Grandparent Program and eligibility worker. She is a member of the Sacramento County Department of Human Assistance’s Retired and Senior Volunteers Program Advisory Council, Senior Companions Program Advisory Council and the Foster Grandparent Program Advisory Council. Crawford was a California delegate at the White House Conference on Aging in 2005. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Crawford is a Republican.

Rita Holiday, 57, of San Jose, has been reappointed to the California Volunteers Commission, where she has served since 2008. Holiday has been community engagement manager at Intel since 1997. She was community engagement manager at PageNet from 1991 to 1997 and a branch manager at Olsten Professional Temporary Services from 1983 to 1991. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Holiday is a Democrat.

Henry Lozano, 67, of Long Beach, has been appointed to the California Volunteers Commission, where he has served since 2010. Lozano has been president and chief executive officer at the Deep Still Water Institute, California Youth to Youth Alliance since 2010. He was director of the Los Angeles County Teen Challenge and Urban Ministries Initiative from 2011 to 2014, executive director at the Shinnyo-en Foundation from 2009 to 2011, deputy assistant to the president and director at the USA Freedom Corps from 2007 to 2008 and president and chief executive officer at Californians for Drug Free Youth from 1996 to 2007. Lozano was founder and executive director at the California Youth to Youth Alliance from 1992 to 1995, executive director at the Santa Ynez Valley Network for Drug-free Youth from 1988 to 1992 and a drug counselor at the California Department of Mental Health, Drug Abuse Services Riverside from 1986 to 1988. He was executive director of the Riverside Teen Challenge from 1976 to 1986 and of Youth Awakening from 1974 to 1976. Lozano was a manager at the Steven Elmore Ranching Company from 1966 to 1974. He is an advocate and consultant for the Global Peace Foundation’s First Amendment National Campaign and Safe Haven Campaign. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Lozano is a Republican.

Kathryn Lynn McKim, 53, of El Dorado Hills, has been reappointed to the California Volunteers Commission, where she has served since 2014. McKim has held several positions at AT&T California since 1986, including vice president of external affairs, assistant vice president of operations for external affairs and assistant vice president of sales operations. McKim is chair of Teach for America, California Capital Valley and a member of the College Track Sacramento Advisory Board, California Women Lead, City Year Sacramento, Asian and Pacific Islander Scholarship Fund and the California Asian Chamber of Commerce. She earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of San Francisco. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. McKim is a Republican.

Amanda Plasencia, 28, of Sacramento, has been reappointed to the California Volunteers Commission, where she has served since 2015. Plasencia has been a coordinator at Sacramento Charter High School since 2013. She was a science teacher for the Chelsea Public School District in Massachusetts from 2009 to 2012. Plasencia earned a Master of Education degree in prevention science and practice from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Master of Education degree in curriculum and instruction from Boston University. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Plasencia is a Democrat.

Lisa Spinali, 52, of San Francisco, has been appointed to the California Volunteers Commission, where she has served since 2007. Spinali has been an independent consultant at Lisa Spinali Consulting since 2011. She was executive director at the San Francisco Education Fund from 2009 to 2011 and at the San Francisco School Volunteers from 2005 to 2009. She was vice president for civic engagement at the Omidyar Foundation from 2002 to 2004, founder and managing partner at Ripple Effect Consulting from 1997 to 2002 and program director and senior consultant at the Presidio Leadership Center from 1995 to 1997. Spinali was senior manager for consumer card group marketing and travel related services at American Express from 1990 to 1994, an executive on loan at the White House in 1993 and a banking services officer at the Wells Fargo Bank, Credit Card Division from 1985 to 1988. Spinali earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Spinali is a Democrat.

Tim Strauch, 49, of Huntington Beach, has been reappointed to the California Volunteers Commission, where he has served since 2015. Strauch has been vice president and chief operating officer at OneOC since 2009. He has held several positions at the YMCA of Orange County since 1991, including executive vice president, senior vice president, group vice president, executive director and senior health and fitness director. He earned a Master of Science degree in athletic administration from Florida State University. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Strauch is a Republican.

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