Governor Schwarzenegger appointments December 31 2010

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the following appointments:

Patti Aguiar, 61, of Paso Robles, has been appointed to the Veterinary Medical Board. Prior to retirement, she served as an interim supervisor for San Bernardino County, 4th District. Aguiar was director and past president of the Chino Valley Independent Fire District from 2000 to 2004 and was director of marketing and business development for Doctors’ Hospital Medical Center of Montclair from 2000 to 2004. She was advertising consultant for Uber Advertising from 2000 to 2001, director of fund development for Sunset Haven from 1999 to 2000, executive director of Heritage Research and Support Foundation from 1998 to 1999, director of business development for the Chino Valley Medical Center from 1996 to 1998, president of Enhanced Healthcare Images from 1994 to 1997, director of business development for Chino Valley Medical Center from 1982 to 1994 and field representative for Senator Ruben S. Ayala from 1987 to 1988. Aguiar is a member of the San Luis Obispo Cattlewomen’s Association and the San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Aguiar is a Republican.

James A. Aleru, 63, of Fresno, has been reappointed to the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley, where he has served as a member since 2007. He has owned and been the proprietor of James A. Aleru, CPA, CVA since 2001. Previously, Aleru was an account clerk and auditor-appraiser for the county of Fresno from 1976 to 2001, shareholder and controller for Soccer and Lifestyle from 1996 to 1997, partner and controller for The Medicom Management Group from 1994 to 1995 and partner and chief financial officer for P.C. Experts from 1986 to 1987. He is a member of the California State Society of Certified Public Accountants, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, associate member of American Society of Appraisers and audit committee member of the Fresno County Economic Opportunities Commission. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Aleru is registered American Independent.

Hilary Rice Armstrong, 45, of San Francisco, has been appointed to the California Film Commission. Since 2006, she has been president of Fire of Life Films and executive producer for California State of Mind—the Legacy of Pat Brown. Additionally, she has been development director for My California Now since 2007. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Armstrong is a Democrat.

Lynne Ashbeck, 56, of Clovis, has been appointed to the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley. She has been regional vice president for Hospital Council of Northern and Central California since 2006. Prior to that, Ashbeck was public policy facilitator and mediator at the Center for Collaborative Policy at California State University, Sacramento from 2003 to 2006. Previously, she was director of the Extension Programs at California State University, Fresno (CSUF) from 2003 to 2009 and was director of education at the Children’s Hospital of Central California from 1997 to 2003. Ashbeck has served on the Clovis City Council since 2001. She is a member of the board of trustees for the Fresno Pacific University, a founder and co-chair of the United Way of Fresno County Women’s Initiative, a member of the Community Advisory Council for the Valley Public Radio, Fresno County Restorative Justice Framework Committee, on the Association for Conflict Resolution Board of Directors and the Central Valley Health Policy Institute Regional Advisory Council at CSUF. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Ashbeck is a Republican.

Dariush Assemi, 50, of Fresno, has been appointed to the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley. He has served as president of Assemi Development and Granville Homes, a real estate development firm, since 1983. Assemi is a member of the Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control District Board of Directors, the American Medical Overseas Relief, the Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno and the Building Industry Association. This appointment does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Assemi is a Republican.

Richard Tim Bakman, 51, of Fresno, has been appointed to the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley. He has been president and manager of Bakman Water Company since 1982 and a licensed salesperson for Realy Concepts since 2000. Previously, Bakman was a trainer and evaluator for Holiday Health Spa from 1980 to 1982. He is a member of the Fresno County Water Advisory Committee, the American Water Works Association and the Association of California Water Agencies. Bakman is a member of the Fresno County Economic Opportunities Commission and the San Joaquin Memorial High School Board of Directors. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Bakman is a Republican.

Lindsay Barsamian, 30, of Fresno, has been appointed to the Legislative Task Force on Summer and Intersession Enrichment. She has served as the director of the Governor Schwarzenegger’s Fresno Field Office since 2007, where she previously served as deputy director from 2006 to 2007, field representative from 2005 to 2006 and administrative assistant from 2004 to 2005. She worked as a campaign assistant for Mike Villines in 2004. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Barsamian is a Republican.

Fred Baron, 56, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the California Film Commission. He has been executive vice president of Feature Production for Twentieth Century Fox since 2002. Since 1990, he has overseen the production of feature films that include: Knight and Day, Date Night, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Live Free or Die Hard, Borat, Kingdom of Heaven, I Robot, The Day After Tomorrow, Last of the Mohicans, Grand Canyon, Edward Scissorhands, Hot Chicks, Broken Arrow, Romeo and Juliet, Alien Resurrection, Bulworth and Moulin Rouge. Baron worked as a producer of the cable TV series “Tales From The Crypt,” from 1988 to 1990 and a producer and executive at HBO Pictures from 1985 to 1988. He held various positions in feature film production ranging from production assistant to assistant director and associate producer from 1979 to 1985. Fred began his movie career in the mailroom at Universal Studios from 1978 to1979. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Baron is a Democrat

Pamela Winston Bertani, 56, of Fairfield, has been reappointed to the Uniform State Laws Commission, where she has served as a member since 2007. Since 2006, she has worked as an attorney for the Law Offices of John P. Costello. From 2000 to 2006, Bertani was an associate attorney for Weintraub, Genshlea and Chediak Law Corporation. She was an associate attorney for Dillingham and Murphy from 1997 to 2000 and a products liability technical analyst for Crosby, Heafey, Roach and May from 1995 to 1997. Bertani worked as an Intellectual property prosecution and licensing legal intern for Bayer in 1994 and an associate research immunologist for Wiles Laboratories from 1988 to 1992. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Bertani is a Democrat.

Frank Bigelow, 55, of O’Neals, has been reappointed to the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley, where he has served as a member since 2007. He has worked for the Ponderosa Telephone Company since 1973, where he currently serves as vice president. Bigelow has also served on the Madera County Board of Supervisors since 1999. He is a volunteer firefighter for the Madera County Fire Department and is a member of the Madera County Farm Bureau and American Shorthorn Association. Bigelow also currently serves as president of the California State Association of Counties. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Bigelow is a Republican.

Victoria Bradshaw, 62, of Sacramento, has been reappointed to the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley as co-deputy chair, where she has served as a member, and most recently as chair, since 2005. She has served as senior undersecretary for the Labor and Workforce Development Agency since 2010, having served as secretary from 2009 to 2010 and as undersecretary and acting secretary from 2003 to 2004. In 2009, Bradshaw was deputy chief of staff and cabinet secretary to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. She served as executive director of the Employment Training Panel from 1999 to 2001. Bradshaw worked in the Office of Governor Pete Wilson as deputy chief of staff and cabinet secretary from 1998 to 1999 and deputy cabinet secretary from 1996 to 1998. From 1995 to 1996, she was director of the Employment Development Department and, from 1991 to 1995, was state labor commissioner. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Bradshaw is a Republican.

Cynthia Bryant, 52, of Elk Grove, has been appointed to the California Exposition and State Fair Board of Directors. She has served as chief deputy director in the Department of Finance since January 2010. From 2006 to January 2010, Bryant was deputy chief of staff and director of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research and, from 2003 to 2006, she served as chief deputy legislative secretary in the Office of the Governor. She served as the director for the Senate Republican Office of Policy from 2000 to 2003, where she previously was lead policy advisor to the Senate Republican Caucus from 1999 to 2000. Previously, Bryant served as legal counsel to the Assembly Republican Caucus from 1997 to 1999 and deputy chief administrative officer and legal counsel to the Assembly Rules Committee from 1996 to 1997. Prior to that, Bryant worked for the public affairs firm Russo, Marsh and Rapper as vice president from 1993 to 1996 and as an account executive from 1986 to 1993. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Bryant is a Republican.

Martin Carr, 39, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the Commission on Uniform State Laws. Since 2004, he has been a partner at Belzar and Carr. Prior to that, Carr was an associate attorney for Livingston and Mattesich Law Corporation from 2001 to 2002. He was the student director of the Housing and Community Development Clinic at Yale Law School from 1996 to 1998. Carr is a member of the Legal Services of Northern California Board of Directors and a barrister in the Anthony M. Kennedy Inn of Court. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Carr is a Democrat.

Judith Case, 58, of Sanger, has been appointed to the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley. She has served on the Fresno County Board of Supervisors since first being elected in 1998, representing the 4th District. Case also currently serves as the administrative director for the Saint Agnes Medical Center. From 1994 to 1998, she served as a council member and mayor of the city of Sanger. Prior to that, she owned Prosthodontic Specialties from 1992 to 1997 and was the assistant vice president of medical affairs for the Valley Children’s Hospital from 1991 to 1992. From 2007 to 2008, Case served as an appointed member of the California Air Resources Board. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Case is a Republican.

Leonard Chapman Sr., 40, of Anaheim Hills, has been appointed to the California African American Museum Board of Directors. He has been working as Senior Vice President for the Target Corporation since 2003. Prior to that, he worked as Store Manager for Best Buy from 1997 to 2003 and Kmart from 1992 to 1997. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Chapman is a Democrat.

Michael Chrisman, 66, of Visalia, has been appointed to the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley, where he has served as a member since 2007. Chrisman served as secretary for the Natural Resources Agency since 2003 and served as the regional manager for Southern California Edison from 1996 to 2003. Prior to that, he served as the undersecretary for the California Department of Food and Agriculture and as deputy secretary for operations and legislation for the Natural Resources Agency. Chrisman currently serves as chair of the Sierra Nevada Conservancy and the California Ocean Protection Council and sits on the board of the Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks Foundation. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Chrisman is a Republican.

David Clark, 61, of Lafayette, has been reappointed to the Commission on Uniform State Laws, where he has served as a member since 2008. Since 1998, he has served as managing director for Boerio and Company. He served as a consultant for Coopers and Lybrand from 1996 to 1998 and was a senior advisor for Barents Group in 1997. Clark was a senior staff attorney for Mitretch Systems in 1996 and was an instructor of law for the University of San Francisco Law School in Cambodia in 1996. He was a self-employed tax consultant for David J. Clark from 1987 to 1994 and a senior tax manager for Arthur Anderson and Company from 1977 to 1986. Clark was an IRS field agent from 1971 to 1974. This position does not require Senate Confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Clark is a Democrat.

Sidney Craighead, 73, of Avenal, has been reappointed to the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley, where he has served as a member since 2009. He has served as a councilmember for the city of Avenal since 1994 and as mayor from 2004 to 2006. Previously, Craighead was a teacher at Avenal High School from 1986 to 2007 and a business teacher at El Dorado High School from 1983 to 1986. From 1971 to 1983, he was a partner in California Grain Brokers. Craighead is the Kings County representative of LAFCO-Local Agency Formation Commission of Kings County, KCAG-Kings County Association of Governments, KCAPTA-Kings County Area Public Transit Agency and KART-Kings Area Rural. He is also on the policy committee for the California League of Cities. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Craighead is a Republican.

John Cruz, 59, of San Clemente, has been appointed to the Commission on Uniform State Laws. He has served as appointments secretary for the Office Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger since 2007. Previously, Cruz was a commissioner for the California Gambling Control Commission from 2005 to 2007. He practiced law for Daehnke and Cruz from 1992 to 2005. Cruz is a co-founder and member of Hispanic 100 and a member of the Santa Ana Education Foundation Board of Directors. This position does not require Senate confirmation and compensation is $100 per diem. Cruz is a Republican.

Dorene D’Adamo, 50, of Modesto has been reappointed to the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley, where she has served as a member since 2007. She has served as senior policy advisor for Congressman Dennis Cardoza since 2003. Prior to that, D’Adamo was legal counsel and legislative director for Congressman Gary Condit from 1994 to 2003 and an attorney in the Law Offices of Perry and Wildman from 1992 to 1994. Previously, she was a visiting lecturer at California State University, Stanislaus from 1992 to 1998 and a consultant to the Stanislaus County Farm Bureau from 1991 to 1992. D’Adamo is chair of the California Air Resources Board Agricultural Air Quality Advisory Committee and a member of the Northern District Regional Coordinating Committee, Merced Junior College, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Department Advisory Committee and Merced County Board of Supervisors High Speed Rail Citizens Advisory Committee. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. D’Adamo is a Democrat.

Steve Dayan, 53, of Los Angeles, has been reappointed to the California Film Commission, where he has served as a member since 2008. Since 1999, he has worked as a business agent for the Teamsters Local 399 representing Drivers, Location Managers and Casting Directors. Dayan worked as a location manager for the film and television industry from 1983 to 1999 and he worked as a disc jockey at KORJ Radio from 1976 to 1977. He is a member of the California Coalition of Entertainment Jobs and serves as a delegate to the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Dayan is a Democrat.

Lindy DeKoven, 57, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the California Film Commission. She has served as president of DeKoven Entertainment since 2002. DeKoven was executive vice president of NBC Entertainment from 1993 to 2000 and vice president of Warner Brothers Television from 1991 to 1993. She is chair of the Commission on the Status of Women. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. DeKoven is a Democrat.

Benjamin Duran, 63, of Merced, has been appointed to the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley. Since 1998, he has been superintendent and president of Merced College. Prior to that, he was assistant superintendent and vice president for district administrative services at Merced College. From 1983 to 1991, Duran was superintendent at Le Grand Union High School and from 1976 to 1980 he was vice principal of Le Grand High School. He is president of the Central Valley Higher Education Consortium, a member of the board of directors for the University of California Merced and the California State University, Stanislaus Community Advisory Board. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Duran is a Democrat.

Christine Essel, 60, of Los Angeles, has been reappointed to the California Film Commission, where she has served as a member since 2008 and from 2004 to 2008. Since May 2010, she has been chief executive officer for the Community Redevelopment Agency for the city of Los Angeles. Previously, Essel worked for Paramount Pictures as senior vice president of government affairs from 2004 to 2010, senior vice president of planning and development of public affairs from 1996 to 2004, vice president of planning and development and public affairs from 1994 to 1996, vice president of planning and development from 1986 to 1994, director of planning and development from 1981 to 1986, manager of facilities accounting in 1979 and financial analyst in 1978. Essel is a member of the FilmLA, Incorporated board of directors. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Essel is a Democrat.

Alex Fortunati, 50, of Laguna Niguel, has been appointed to the California Lottery Commission. Fortunati has been the president and chief executive officer of Support Services of America, Inc. since 1996. From 1995 to 1997, he was the general manager of Sodexo USA Corporation. Prior to that, Fortunati served as director of services at Vencor Hospitals Inc., from 1993 to 1995. He was the president and chief executive officer of a network of medical waste management and medical supply providers including Interclean Healthcare, Interclean Supplies, Healthcare Environmental Services and Ecosafe Corporation from 1991 to 1993. From 1986 to 1991, he was president and chief executive officer of Interclean Healthcare, Inc. Fortunati is a member of the Los Angeles Latin Business Association, Orange County Hispanic 100, American Heart Association, Antioch University, and the Presidential Advisory Council at Pepperdine University. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Fortunati is a Republican.

William Fox Jr, 50, of Folsom, has been appointed to the State Personnel Board. He has served as Governor Schwarzenegger’s deputy chief of staff since 2006. Prior to that, Fox served as the Governor’s director of advance from 2004 to 2006. From 1989 to 2004, he was president of Team America, a consulting firm in Littleton, Colorado. This position requires Senate confirmation and the salary is $40,669. Fox is a Republican.

Kimberly Freeman, 42, of Los Angeles, has been reappointed to the California African American Museum Board of Directors, where she has served since 2008. She has served as regional director of community partnerships at Sempra Energy since 2006. Prior to that, she was director of community relations from 2002 to 2004 and sales manager from 2001 to 2002 for Southern California Gas Company. Previously, Freeman was a state regulatory relations administrator for Sempra Energy from 1998 to 2001 and a regulatory consultant and advisor from 1997 to 1998. She is vice chair of the Los Angeles Quality and Productivity Commission and a member with Operation HOPE and Southern California Leadership Network. She is also an active member of Los Angeles Urban League Executive Corps and served as a member of the founding board of directors of the Los Angeles African American Women’s Public Policy Institute. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Freeman is a Democrat.

Carole Goldsmith, 45, of Fresno, has been appointed to the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley. She has served the West Hills Community College District since 2003 as the vice chancellor of educational services and workforce services since 2009. Prior to that, Goldsmith served as director of workforce development and vocational education from 2003 to 2009. Previously, she was vice principal II and student learning coordinator at the Fresno Adult School for the Fresno Unified School District from 1999 to 2003. Goldsmith is a member of the California Community College Association for Occupational Education, currently serving as vice president for the Central Region, San Joaquin Valley Clean Energy Organization, president of the United Way of Fresno County, RJI Workforce Development Taskforce, co-chair of the California Department of Education, Field Advisory Committee and the Fresno County Workforce Investment Board. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Goldsmith is a Democrat.

Raymond Patrick Gordon, 58, of Fresno, has been appointed to the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley. He has been the manager of human resources for John Bean Technologies since 2007. Prior to that, Gordon was a human resources partner at the Children’s Hospital of Central California from 2006 to 2007 and director of human resources at the Roman Diocese of Fresno 1997 to 2006. Previously, he was the director of staff relations at Delano Regional Medical Center from 1995 to 1997 and director of human resources at Standard Rent-A-Car from 1994 to 1995. Gordon is a member of the Madera Compact, the Greater Madera County Industrial Association and Society for Human Resource Management Association. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Gordon is a Republican.

Patrick Henning Jr., 37, of West Sacramento, has been reappointed to the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission, where he has served as a member since 2005. He has been the legislative advocate for the California Council of Laborers since 2003. Henning was previously an assistant secretary for legislation and intergovernmental affairs at the Labor and Workforce Development Agency from 2003 to 2004 and a deputy director for legislation for the Department of Industrial Relations from 2000 to 2003. He served as a special advisor and congressional liaison in the U.S. Presidential Personnel Office from 1999 to 2000 and was previously a legislative assistant to Congressman Vic Fazio from 1996 to 1999. Henning is a member of Local 304 of the Laborers International Union. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Henning is a Democrat.

Corwin Harper, 47, of Stockton, has been appointed as co-deputy chair of the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley. He has served on the partnership since 2007. Harper has been senior vice president and area manager for Kaiser Foundation Hospital and Health Plan in Modesto since 2005. Previously, he served at the Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Fresno as senior vice president and area manager from 2004 to 2005 and as medical group administrator and director of the hospital from 2002 to 2004. Harper was vice president of professional services at Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center from 1994 to 1996 and healthcare systems planner from 1993 to 1994. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Harper is a Republican.

Barry Hibbard, 44, of Bakersfield, has been reappointed to the Economic Strategy Panel, where he has served since 2005. He has also been reappointed to the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley, where he has served as a member since 2007. Since 2010, he has been principal of Central Valley Investments. Previously, he was vice president of commercial industrial marketing for Tejon Ranch Company from 1998 to 2010 and, from 1989 to 1998, he was a sales representative for Karpe Real Estate. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Hibbard is a Republican.

Sinan Kanatsiz, 36, of San Clemente, has been appointed to the State Assistance Fund for Enterprise, Business and Industrial Development Corporation. He has served as chairman and chief executive officer for Kanatsiz Communications since 1997. Kanatsiz is Chairman and Founder of the Anaheim International Film Festival, chairman and founder of the Internet Marketing Association, member of the Pretend City Children’s Museum Board of Directors and National Outreach Chairman for YMCA Youth and Government. This position does not require Senate confirmation and his compensation is $100 per diem. Kanatsiz is a Republican.

Blake Konczal, 45, of Fresno, has been appointed to the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley. He has been the chief executive officer of the Fresno Area Workforce Investment Corporation since 2002. Prior to that, Konczal was director of the Silicon Valley Workforce Investment Board from 1999 to 2002 and was head of special projects and strategic planning for the City of Hawthorne/South Bay Private Industry Council from 1996 to 1999. Previously, he was chief analyst for the City of Redondo Beach in the job training partnership office from 1994 to 1996. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Konczal is a Republican.

Janet Knutsen, 57, of Los Angeles, has been reappointed to the California Film Commission, where she has served as a member since 2008. Since December 2010, she has been a freelance producer and production manager. Previously, Knutsen was a production manager for Warner Horizon from June 2010 to December 2010, production manager for Nickelodeon in 2009 and production manager for Warner Bros. from 2008 to 2009. Prior to that, she worked as a producer for the television show “Boston Legal” from 2004 to 2008, a production manager and producer for the television show “The Practice” from 1997 to 2004 and a first assistant director on several feature films and syndicated television shows including “NYPD Blue” from 1987 to 1997. Knutsen worked as the director of several episodes of the syndicated television show “Sisters” from 1994 to 1995 and worked on contract as a second assistant director on feature films, including “Rocky IV” from 1980 to 1987. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Knutsen is a Democrat.

Aaron McLear, 33, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the California Film Commission. Since 2007, he has been press secretary for the Office of Governor Schwarzenegger. Previously, he served as a regional press secretary for the Republican National Committee from 2005 to 2007. McLear was communications director for the 2004 Bush-Cheney Campaign in Ohio. Prior to that, he served Ohio Governor Bob Taft as a legislative liaison, assistant press secretary and communications assistant. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. McLear is a Republican.

Sunne McPeak, 62, of Pleasanton, has been appointed to the Economic Strategy Panel. She has also been reappointed to the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley, where she has served as member since 2005. Since 2006, she has served as president and chief executive officer of the California Emerging Technology Fund. Prior to that, McPeak served as secretary of the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency from 2003 to 2006. Previously, she was president and chief executive officer of the Bay Area Council from 1995 to 2003 and from 1993 to 1996 she was president and chief executive officer of the Bay Area Economic Forum. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. McPeak is a Democrat.

Luisa Medina, 57, of Fresno, has been reappointed to the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley, where she has served as a member since 2007. She has been the director of development for Central California Legal Services since 1999. Prior to that, Medina was the chief operating officer for the Fresno Private Industry Council from 1995 to 1998. Previously, she was a public policy advocate for Central California Legal Services from 1993 to 1995 and executive director of Centro La Familia de Fresno from 1978 to 1993. Medina is a member of the League of Women Voters, the Valley Coalition for UC Merced Medical School and the Children’s Health Initiative of Fresno County. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Medina is a Democrat.

Michael Miller, 42, of Los Angeles, has been reappointed to the California Film Commission, where he has served as a member since 2006. Since 1990, Miller has worked for the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) where he has been division director of the Motion Picture and Television Production Department since 2008 and served as eighth international vice president of the IATSE General Executive Board. Additionally, he has served as international vice president in charge of the West Coast offices from 2006. Previously, he also was an international representative from 2001 to 2006. Miller joined the IATSE Stagehand Local 27 as a member in 1990. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Miller is a Democrat.

Kari Miner, 47, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the Public Employment Relations Board. Since 2003, she has been an independent consultant to small businesses focusing on image and efficiency. Prior to that, Miner was a statewide development and programs officer at the Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs from 1996 to 2002. Previously, she was a paralegal for the law firm Burger and Plavan from 1993 to 1996. This position requires Senate confirmation and the salary is $128,109. Miner is a Republican.

Wendy Mitchell, 40, of Los Angeles has been appointed to the California Coastal Commission. She has been president of WM Consulting since 2006. Previously, Mitchell was vice president of government and public relations for Woodside Natural Gas from 2005 to 2006 and she was chief of staff for Senator Denise Moreno Ducheny from 2003 to 2006. Prior to that, she was vice president of external affairs for Cadiz from 2000 to 2002 and she was budget consultant for Assembly Member Denise Morano Ducheny from 1997 to 2000. Mitchell was legislative consultant for Senator Richard Polanco from 1995 to 1997. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Mitchell is a Democrat.

David Nelsen, 56, of Valley Glen, has been appointed to the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley. He has been senior vice president of A.G. Spanos Companies since 2008. Prior to that, Nelsen was senior director of real estate development at Vulcan from 2007 to 2008. Previously, he was senior vice president of strategic planning, vice president of commercial real estate and vice president of environmental and regulatory affairs at Playa Capital Company from 1998 to 2007. Nelsen was senior development manager at The Walt Disney Company from 1990 to 1998 and senior construction manager at Cabot, Cabot and Forbes from 1987 to 1990. He is a member of the San Joaquin Partnership, the Delta Building Industry Association and the Climate Action Plan Committee for the City of Stockton. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Nelsen is a Republican.

Steven Nelsen, 61, of Visalia, has been appointed to the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley. Since 2010, he has served as a member on the Visalia City Council. Nelsen is the owner and managing partner of Valhalla Sales and Marketing since 1996. Prior to that, he was sales manager at DiMAre Fresh from 1996 to 1999 and from 1990 to 1996 he was sales manager at Sun Pacific. Nelsen is a member of the Visalia Water Management Committee, the Visalia Property Based Improvement District Board, the Produce Management Association, the Grape and Tree Fruit League and California Citrus Mutual. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Nelsen is a Republican.

Ralph Nelson, M.D., 68, of Visalia, has been appointed to the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission. He worked as a radiologist for the Kern Radiology Medical Group from 1974 until his retirement in 1999. Previously, Nelson was a radiologist for William Beaumont U.S. Army Medical Center from 1973 to 1974. He currently serves as a board member on the National Alliance of Mental Illness and is a member of the California State Licensing and Certification Advisory Committee and California Collaborative Justice Court Advisory Committee. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Nelson is a Republican.

Joseph Oliveria, 64, of Gustine, has been appointed to the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley. He currently serves as the mayor pro tem of Gustine and has served on the City Council since 2000. Prior to that, Oliveria worked at Pacific Gas and Electric as a senior engineering estimator and in various capacities from 1967 to 2002. He is a member of the Gustine Historical Society. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Oliveria is a Democrat.

David Pating, 51, of San Francisco, has been reappointed to the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission, where he has served as a member since 2007. He has been chief of addiction medicine and the medical director of the Chemical Dependency Recovery Program for the San Francisco Kaiser Permanente Medical Center since 2001. Pating previously served as an assistant medical director of the Chemical Dependency Recovery Program from 1999 to 2001 and staff psychiatrist in the Department of Psychiatry from 1994 to 2001 for the San Francisco Kaiser Permanente Medical Center. He is also an assistant clinical professor in Addiction Medicine since 1995 and served as a lecturer on addiction medicine from 1993 to 1995 at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. Pating has been the regional chair of Kaiser Permanente’s Addiction Medicine Chiefs and Chemical Dependency Quality Improvement Committee since 2001. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Pating is a Democrat.

Pete Parra, 66, of Bakersfield, has been reappointed to the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley, where he has served as a member since 2007. Parra is retired. He is a former County Supervisor for Kern County, where he served from 1996 to 2005. Prior to that, Parra was executive director of the Employers Training Resource from 1974 to 1996 and auditor/appraiser at the Kern County Assessor’s Office from 1969 to 1974. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Parra is a Democrat.

John Peck, 52, of Sutter Creek, has been reappointed as Commissioner to the Board of Parole Hearings, where he has served since 2009. He has worked for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitations for over two decades, holding numerous positions. From 2007 to 2009, Peck was deputy commissioner with the Board of Parole Hearings. Prior to that, he was correctional captain and conservation camp liaison from 2001 to 2007 and correctional captain of custody at the Ironwood State Prison from 2000 to 2001. The position requires Senate confirmation and the salary is $111,845. Peck is a Democrat.

Robert Petersen, 71, of Saratoga, has been appointed to the Boating and Waterways Commission. Petersen has been owner of Robert A. Petersen CPA since 2005. Previously, he was a partner in the firm of Petrinovich, Pugh and Co. from 2001 to 2005. Prior to that, Petersen was owner of Petersen Associates from 1995 to 2001, a partner for Petersen and Ginner from 1994 to 1995 and owner of Petersen Associates from 1982 to 1994. Earlier, he was a partner in Price Waterhouse from 1963 to 1982. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Petersen is a Republican.

Joseph Phillips, 48, of West Hills, has been reappointed to the California African American Museum Board of Directors, where he has served as a member since 2005. Since 1995, he has served as president/owner of DBA Productions. Phillips is an ambassador for the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America and is the face of Project Alpha for the March of Dimes. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Phillips is a Republican.

David Quackenbush, 39, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley. He has served as chief executive officer of the Central Valley Health Network since 2006. Prior to that, Quackenbush was development director for the Mexican American Alcoholism Program from 2004 to 2006 and development specialist for the Public Health Institute from 2002 to 2004. Previously, he was a policy analyst for the California Hispanic Health Care Association from 1999 to 2002. Quackenbush is a board member of the California Primary Care Association and vice chair of the Rural Committee of National Association of Community Health Centers. Quackenbush is also a member of the California State Rural Health Association and a member of the California Telehealth Network Advisory Board. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Quackenbush is a Democrat.

Tim Rios, 40, of Fresno, has been reappointed to the Economic Strategy Panel, where he has served since 2005. He has been senior vice president and community development manager for Wells Fargo Bank since 1997. Previously, he served as a vice president and small business banking administrator for Union Bank of California from 1995 to 1997 and as a commercial banking officer for Valliwide Bank from 1992 to 1995. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Rios is a Republican.

Daniel Robbins, 43, of Calabasas, has been reappointed to the Commission on Uniform State Laws, where he has served as a member since 2007. Since 2000, he has been the vice president, associate general counsel and chief technology counsel for the Motion Picture Association of America, where he previously served as domestic counsel from 1996 and 1999. Robbins was an attorney for the Los Angeles office of the law firm of Graham and James from 1992 and 1996 and for Pepper, Hamilton and Scheetz in 1992. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Robbins is a Republican.

Ronald Slaven, 47, of Carmichael, has been appointed to the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency. He previously served as a member of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency from 2001 to 2004. Since 2009, Slaven has been market development representative for Laborers Pacific Southwest Regional Organizing Coalition. Previously, he was market development representative for the Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust from 2007 to 2009 and business representative and vice president of the Construction and General Laborers’ Local 185 from 1998 to 2007. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Slaven is a Democrat.

Ted Smalley, 44, of Visalia, has been appointed to the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley. He has worked at the Tulare County Association of Governments since 1998. Since 2008, Smalley has served as executive director and from 2006 to 2008 he was deputy executive director. Prior to that, he was a transportation engineer III from 2001 to 2006, and a transportation engineer II from 2000 to 2001. Previously, Smalley worked at Urban Systems and Associates from 1988 to 1999 as a senior transportation planner. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Smalley is a Republican.

Ashley Swearengin, 38, of Fresno has been appointed as Chair of the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley, where she has served as a member since 2009. She has served as mayor of Fresno since 2009. Prior to that, Swearengin was lead executive for the Partnership from 2007 to 2008 and executive director for the Office of Community and Economic Development, at California State University, Fresno, from 2000 to 2008. Previously, she was director of Central Valley Business Incubator from 1993 to 2000 and development coordinator for Baker, Manock and Jensen from 1995 to 1998. Swearengin is a member of the board of directors of the Fresno Citizens for Good Government, the Fresno West Coalition for Economic Development, Community Development Corporation and Ex Officio member of the Fresno Business Council. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Swearengin is a Republican.

Gary Tobey, 62, of Montecito, has been reappointed to the California Film Commission. He has served as chairman and chief executive officer for Haworth Marketing and Media since 1995. Tobey was president of the media agency for Focus Media from 1987 to 1994. Prior to that, he served as senior vice president for the Federated Group from 1985 to 1987. Tobey is a member of the Musical Instrument Museum Board of Directors and the St. Jude Children’s Hospital Executive Marketing Committee. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Tobey is a Republican.

Eduardo Vega, 43, of Los Angeles, has been reappointed to the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission, where he has served as a member since 2007. He has served as chief of the division of empowerment and advocacy for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health since 2007. Vega previously served as an associate director for community mental health at the Mental Health Association of Greater Los Angeles from 2005 to 2007. Prior to that, he was the program manager for the National Mental Health Consumers Self Help Clearinghouse in Philadelphia, between 2003 and 2005. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Vega is a Democrat.

Noreen Walton, 60, of Poway, has been appointed to the California Postsecondary Education Commission. Since 2007, she has been Director of Curriculum and Instruction at the Poway Unified School District. Walton was Assistant Principal at Poway High School in Poway, California from 2004 to 2007 and an English teacher and Chair of the English Department at Poway High School from 1999 to 2004. Previously, she served as a freelance Magazine writer/editor from 1973 to 1996. This appointment does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $50 per diem. Walton is a Democrat.

Raymond Watson, 74, of Bakersfield, has been reappointed to the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley, where he has served as a member since 2007. He has served on the Kern County Board of Supervisors since 2002. Prior to that, Watson worked in the television industry for 36 years, finishing his career as president of the Ackerley Group/AK Media Group. Previously, he was chair of the Future Bakersfield Foundation and the Kern Transportation Foundation. Watson currently serves on the Kern County Air Pollution District Board, San Joaquin Valley Rail Committee, Southern California Water Committee, San Joaquin Valley Water Coalition and Kern County LAFCO. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Watson is a Republican.

Peter Weber, 68, of Fresno, has been reappointed to the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley, where he has served as a member since 2007. He served as chief executive officer of Anron International from 2001 to 2006. Prior to that, Weber was vice president of the manufacturing business FMC Corporation from 1992 to 2001 and president of Riverbend International from 1989 to 1991. Previously, he was president of Teknowledge from 1987 to 1989 and director at FMC Corporation from 1965-1987. Weber currently serves as chairman of the Fresno Citizen Corps, chairman of Fresno Citizens for Good Government, co-chair of the Fresno Regional Jobs Initiative, co-chair of the Superintendent’s Advisory Task Force for Fresno Unified School District and chairman of the Board of RealWorld Schools. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Weber is a Republican.

Francille Wilson, 63, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the California African American Museum Board of Directors. She has served as an associate professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California since 2008. Prior to that, Wilson served as visiting associate professor at the University of Southern California from 2007 to 2008 and as assistant to associate professor of African American Studies at the University of Maryland from 1992 to 2008. She is the president of the City of Los Angeles Commission on the Status of Women, the chair of the John Higham Travel Awards Committee for the Organization of American Historians, a member of the Executive Council for the Association for the Study of African American Life and History and a member of the Labor and Working Class History Association. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Wilson is a Democrat.

Tina Wooton, 53, of Santa Barbara, has been appointed to the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission. She has worked as consumer empowerment manager for Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health Services of Santa Barbara County since 2009. Wooton worked as consumer and family member liaison for the Department of Mental Health from 2005 to 2009, consumer liaison for the Mental Health Association of Sacramento from 1997 to 2005, and service coordinator for Human Resources Consultants from 1994 to 1997. She is a member of the Junior League. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Wooton is a Democrat.

Pablo Wong, 54, of San Francisco, has been reappointed to the Economic Strategy Panel, where he has served as a member since 2005. Since 2006, he has been senior vice president for marketing development for Fidelity National Financial. Prior to that, Wong was vice president emerging markets for First American Title Company. Previously, he was manager of community affairs for the California State Automobile Association from 1997 to 2003. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Wong is a Republican.

Kenneth Zanzi, 67, of Fortuna, has been appointed to the California Coastal Commission representing the north coast region. He has been mayor pro tem of the city of Fortuna since 2010 and where he served as city councilmember from 2008 to 2010. Zanzi has owned Mad River Parkway Business Center since 1983. He worked for the Department of Fish and Game from 1965 to 1998 retiring as the deputy chief of the Wildlife Management Division. Zanzi is a member of the Fortuna Chamber of Commerce. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Zanzi is a Republican.

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