SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.on Monday announced the following appointments. First, Cliff Allenby, 74, of Elk Grove, has been appointed chair of the Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board. Allenby is currently interim director of the Department of Mental Health. He was interim director of the Department of Social Services from 2006 to 2007 and director of the Department of Developmental Services from 1997 to 2006.

Allenby served as chief legislative representative for the County of Los Angeles from 1996 to 1997 and senior vice president of the California Building Industry Association from 1991 to 1996. He was secretary of the California Health and Welfare Agency from 1987 to 1991. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Allenby is registered decline-to-state.

Norman Andrews, 64, of Lancaster, has been appointed administrator of the William J. “Pete” Knight Veterans Home of California-Lancaster. He has been a consultant at Andrews and Associates since 2010. Andrews was the administrator and chief executive officer at Kindred Hospital Westminster from 2007 to 2010 and also at Kindred Hospital San Gabriel Valley from 2005 to 2007. He served in multiple positions at Antelope Valley Medical Center from 1999 to 2005, including hospital supervisor and senior vice president of operations.

Andrews was chief executive officer of Oak Valley District Hospital from 1998 to 1999, chief executive officer for Econo Health Group from 1997 to 1998, and the administrator of Priority Health Services from 1994 to 1997. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $91,392. Andrews is a Republican.