Governor Brown Announces Appointments


6-27-2016

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

David Fukutomi, 51, of Camarillo, has been appointed deputy director for response and recovery operations in the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, where he has been assistant director and superintendent of the California Specialized Training Institute since 2012. Fukutomi has been senior consultant for the Naval Postgraduate School, Center for Homeland Defense and Security since 2007. He was a consultant for the Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute from 2009 to 2012 and vice president at ICF International from 2006 to 2008. Fukutomi was an independent consultant for emergency management and homeland security from 2005 to 2012 and federal coordinating officer at the Federal Emergency Management Agency from 1998 to 2005. He is president of the Pier into the Future Board of Directors and a member of the Community Memorial Health System Board of Trustees. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $128,808. Fukutomi is a Republican.

Alex Cabassa, 58, of Sacramento, has been appointed assistant director and superintendent of the California Specialized Training Institute in the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, where he has been a state training officer, administrative agent and deputy team leader for the Incident Support Team since 2013. Cabassa has been command sergeant major of the 115th Support Group and liaison officer at the California State Military Reserve since 2013. He was a state training officer for the California Emergency Management Agency from 2009 to 2013, a command sergeant major for the California State Military Reserve from 2003 to 2013 and a state administrative agent for training at the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security from 2003 to 2009. Cabassa was operation sergeant at California National Guard Youth Programs from 1998 to 2003 and served in the U.S. Army from 1976 to 1998, retiring as an infantry command sergeant major. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $110,220. Cabassa is a Republican.

Miriam Barcellona Ingenito, 44, of Elk Grove, has been appointed director of the Department of FISCal, where she has served as executive partner since 2015. Barcellona Ingenito was chief deputy director at the California Department of Toxic Substances Control from 2013 to 2015, deputy secretary for environmental policy and community programs at the California Environmental Protection Agency from 2011 to 2013 and deputy director of legislation at the California Department of Finance from 2009 to 2011. She served as principal consultant for the California State Senate Committee on Appropriations from 2001 to 2009, assistant to the secretary for policy and program analysis at the California Resources Agency from 1999 to 2001 and fiscal and policy analyst in the California Legislative Analyst’s Office from 1997 to 1999. Barcellona Ingenito earned a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy Studies. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $166,596. Barcellona Ingenito is a Democrat.

Teresa McWilliams, 78, of Santa Barbara, has been appointed to the 19th District Agricultural Association, Santa Barbara Fair and Exposition Board of Directors. McWilliams has been a realtor for Coldwell Banker since 1968. She is a member of the Music Academy of the West. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. McWilliams is a Democrat.

Lynda Appling, 67, of Mariposa, has been reappointed to the 35a District Agricultural Association, Mariposa County Fair and Homecoming Board of Directors, where she has served since 2012. Appling has been a hearing officer at the Tort Claims Appeals Board of the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians since 2005. She was secretary for the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians Tribal Council from 2013 to 2015, secretary and business manager for the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians from 1990 to 1992 and a secretary for the National Park Service from 1978 to 1989. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Appling is a Republican.

Claude “Pelk” Richards, 68, of Mariposa, has been reappointed to the 35a District Agricultural Association, Mariposa County Fair and Homecoming Board of Directors, where he has served since 1992. Richards held several positions at the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office from 1972 to 2003, including sheriff, undersheriff, commander, sergeant and deputy sheriff. He is director of the Mariposa County Fair Association. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Richards is a Republican.

Anthony Roberts, 37, of Brooks, has been reappointed to the 40th District Agricultural Association, Yolo County Fair Board of Directors, where he has served since 2012. Roberts has been treasurer for the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation Tribal Council since 1999. He is a member of the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation Cultural Resources Committee. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Roberts is registered without party preference.

Denise Sagara, 61, of Esparto, has been reappointed to the 40th District Agricultural Association, Yolo County Fair Board of Directors, where she has served since 2012. Sagara has been executive director of the Yolo County Farm Bureau since 1998 and secretary at Sagara Farms Inc. since 1980. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Sagara is a Republican.

Darren Parker, 56, of Lancaster, has been reappointed to the 50th District Agricultural Association, Antelope Valley Fair Board of Directors, where he has served since 2011. Parker has been special assistant to the speaker in the Office of the California State Assembly Speaker since 2011 and a partner at the Parker Group since 2009. He was network operations manager at Communications Workers of America from 1979 to 2009. Parker is chairman of the California Democratic Party African American Caucus, secretary for the Los Angeles County Democratic Party Region 1 and a founding member of Antelope Valley Human Relations Commission. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Parker is a Democrat.

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