Governor Brown Announces Appointments


4-13-2017

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

Anthony Sertich, 39, of Sacramento, has been appointed director of enterprise risk management and compliance at the California Housing Finance Agency, where he has been director of multifamily programs since 2015 and has served in several positions since 2004, including risk manager, financing officer, financing specialist and financing associate. He was an actuarial analyst at Watson Wyatt Worldwide from 1999 to 2003. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $167,268. Sertich is registered without party preference.

Charles Plopper, 72, of Chester, has been reappointed to the Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee, where he has served since 2015. Plopper has been professor emeritus at the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine's Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Cell Biology since 2005, where he has served in several positions since 1979, including chairperson, acting chairperson, professor, associate professor and assistant professor. He was a senior staff fellow at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Laboratory of Pulmonary Function and Toxicology from 1978 to 1979, associate professor at the University of Kuwait Department of Human Morphology and Experimental Pathology from 1977 to 1978, assistant professor at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine's Department of Anatomy and Reproductive Biology from 1975 to 1977 and a visiting research morphologist at the University of California, Davis California National Primate Research Center from 1974 to 1975. Plopper was chief of the Electron Microscopy Division at the Letterman Army Institute of Research, Presidio of San Francisco from 1974 to 1975 and chief of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Nutrition Laboratory's Electron Microscopy Branch, Pathology Division from 1972 to 1973. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in anatomy from the University of California, Davis. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Plopper is a Democrat.

Suzan Carmichael, 50, of Menlo Park, has been reappointed to the Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee, where she has served since 2015. Carmichael has been a professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine since 2015, where she was an associate professor from 2010 to 2015. She held several positions at the March of Dimes Foundation from 1998 to 2010, including epidemiologist and director of the California Research Division and epidemiologist for the California Birth Defects Monitoring Program. She was an epidemic intelligence service officer in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Reproductive Health from 1996 to 1998. Carmichael was a research assistant at the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health from 1993 to 1996 and at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Division of Research in 1993. She was a child survival specialist and health educator for the U.S. Peace Corps in 1992, a research assistant at the University of California, Davis Department of Human Development and Pediatrics from 1989 to 1992 and a laboratory assistant at the Texas A&M University Department of Animal Science in 1989. She earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master of Science degree in international agricultural development from the University of California, Davis. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Carmichael is registered without party preference.

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