Governor Brown Announces Appointments


10-12-2017

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

Kevin McGuire, 36, of Los Angeles, has been appointed skilled nursing administrator at the Veterans Home of California, West Los Angeles. McGuire was a skilled nursing facility administrator at the Veterans Home of California, Barstow from 2015 to 2017. He was a nursing home administrator at Country Villa Terrace Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living from 2014 to 2015 and at Country Villa Los Feliz Nursing Center from 2011 to 2014. McGuire was an assistant nursing home administrator at Golden Living Center, Fresno from 2008 to 2011. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $125,340. McGuire is a Democrat.

Kevin Chan, 44, of Elk Grove, has been appointed special assistant to the state fire marshal at the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, where he has been an associate government program analyst since 2016. He served in several positions in the Office of the California Secretary of State from 1998 to 2016, including staff services analyst, program technician and office assistant. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $69,156. Chan is registered without party preference.

Joyce Dudley, 64, of Carpinteria, has been reappointed to the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, where she has served since 2013. Dudley has served as district attorney of Santa Barbara County since 2010 and was a deputy district attorney in the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office from 1990 to 2010. She was director of child development programs at the Community Action Commission of the County of Santa Barbara from 1984 to 1988 and child development director at the Children’s Home Society of California from 1979 to 1984. She earned a Master of Education degree in early childhood education from Antioch University, a Master of Arts degree in education from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Juris Doctor degree from the Santa Barbara College of Law. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Dudley is a Democrat.

John McMahon, 53, of Phelan, has been appointed to the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. McMahon has been sheriff-coroner of San Bernardino County since 2012 and has served in several positions at the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner’s Department since 1985, including assistant sheriff, deputy chief, captain, lieutenant, sergeant, detective and deputy. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. McMahon is a Republican.

Laurie Smith, 66, of San Jose, has been reappointed to the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, where she has served since 2012. Smith has been sheriff of Santa Clara County since 1998 and has served in several positions at the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office since 1973, including assistant sheriff, lieutenant, sergeant, deputy and deputy sheriff matron. She earned a Master of Science degree in management from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Smith is a Republican.

Alejandro J. Lomeli, 22, of Downey, has been appointed to the California Student Aid Commission. Lomeli has been a student assistant for the Long Beach Community College District since 2016 and a student at Long Beach City College since 2014. He was a customer service associate at Kohl’s from 2014 to 2017 and a sales associate at Zumiez from 2015 to 2016. Lomeli is vice president of system affairs at the Student Senate for California Community Colleges and served on the Long Beach City College Board of Trustees from 2015 to 2017. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Lomeli is registered without party preference.

Laura Schaad, 25, of Tulelake, has been appointed to the 10a District Agricultural Association, Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair Board of Directors. Schaad has been a fair entry manager at Tulelake-Butte Valley Fairgrounds since 2017 and business development marketing specialist at County Cork Collectibles since 2017, where she has held several positions since 2013, including media specialist, operations manager and store associate. She was a farm loan officer at the U.S. Department of Agriculture from 2015 to 2017, a universal banker at U.S. Bank from 2014 to 2015 and office assistant for the Tulelake –Butte Valley Fair in 2011. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Schaad is a Republican.

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