Governor Brown Announces Appointments


6-1-2017

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

Imelda Ceja-Butkiewicz, 58, of Bakersfield, has been reappointed to the California Board of Registered Nursing, where she has served since 2014. Ceja-Butkiewicz has served in multiple positions at the Kern County Department of Public Health since 1999, including project specialist for the Child Health and Disability Prevention Program and the Kern Access to Children's Health program, and for childhood lead poisoning prevention, refugee health assessment and HIV prevention. She held multiple positions at the Kern County Economic Opportunity Corporation from 1995 to 1998, including immunization coordinator, health educator and Medi-Cal outreach coordinator. She was legal secretary at Chain-Younger Stiles and Cohn from 1988 to 1995 and legal secretary for Daniel Rodriguez, Esq. from 1986 to 1988. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Ceja-Butkiewicz is a Democrat.

Michael Deangelo Jackson, 45, of Chula Vista, has been reappointed to the California Board of Registered Nursing, where he has served since 2012. Jackson has been a clinical nurse in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of California, San Diego Medical Center since 2000, where he served as an extern from 1999 to 2000. He has been an adjunct clinical faculty member in the registered nursing program at Southwestern Community College since 2007 and was an operations supervisor at Scripps Mercy Medical Center from 2007 to 2014. Jackson was a mental health worker at Scripps Mercy Medical Center from 1992 to 2000. He served as a lance corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, supporting the Desert Storm Operation, from 1989 to 1993. Jackson earned a Master of Science degree in nursing from Walden University. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Jackson is a Democrat.

Neil Mansdorf, 48, of Irvine, has been reappointed to the California Board of Podiatric Medicine, where he has served since 2010. Mansdorf has been in private practice since 2000. He was a podiatrist at Cupertino Podiatry Group from 1999 to 2000. Mansdorf is a member of the Orange County Podiatric Medical Association, California Podiatric Medical Association and the Rotary Club of Orange. He earned a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from the California College of Podiatric Medicine. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Mansdorf is a Democrat.

Steve Dayan, 59, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the California Film Commission, where he has served since 2008. Dayan has been a business agent for the Teamsters Local 399 since 1999, where he was elected secretary-treasurer and chairman of basic crafts in 2013. He was a location manager in the film and television industry from 1983 to 1999. He is a member of the California Coalition of Entertainment Jobs and is a vice-president and delegate to the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor and the California State Federation of Labor. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Dayan is a Democrat.

Thomas Davis, 58, of Northridge, has been reappointed to the California Film Commission, where he has served since 2014. Davis has served as business manager at the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Local 80 since 1998, where he has held several positions since 1977, including vice president, chief organizer and executive board member. He is third international vice president of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Executive Board. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Davis is a Democrat.

Michael Carson, 57, of Newcastle, has been appointed to the 20th District Agricultural Association, Gold Country Fair Board of Directors. Carson has been an owner and consulting engineer at Michael Carson Development Inc. since 2007. He was a project manager at JTS Communities Inc. from 2000 to 2007, a project manager at Kaufman and Broad Inc. from 1995 to 2000 and an engineer at Morton and Pitalo Inc. from 1984 to 1994. Carson is a member of the Gold Country Fair Heritage Foundation, Leadership Auburn Board of Regents, Auburn Chamber of Commerce and the Newcastle Community Association. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Carson is a Republican.

Julia Durand, 54, of Granite Bay, has been reappointed to the 20th District Agricultural Association, Gold Country Fair Board of Directors, where she has served since 2016. Durand served as deferred compensation director at the San Francisco Employees' Retirement system from 2013 to 2014, director of defined contribution plans at the California State Teachers’ Retirement System from 2007 to 2013 and held several positions at the California Public Employees’ Retirement System from 1988 to 2007, including call center supervisor and account manager. She is a member of the National Association of Government Defined Contribution Administrators. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Durand is a Democrat.

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