SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Wednesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, David Long, 49, of Tehachapi, has been appointed warden at the California City Correctional Facility, where he has served as acting warden since 2014. Long served in several positions at Ironwood State Prison from 1995 to 2014, including warden, chief deputy warden, correctional counselor and lieutenant.
He was an associate warden at Mule Creek State Prison from 2006 to 2008 and a facility captain at the Adelanto Modified Community Correctional Complex from 2002 to 2006. Long served as a correctional officer at Chuckawalla Valley State Prison from 1989 to 1995. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $141,204. Long is a Republican.
Sandra Aldana, 43, of Newbury Park, has been appointed to the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities. Aldana has been a technical assistant at JFA Avionics since 2010. She was a graduate research assistant at the University of California, Santa Barbara Department of Education from 2005 to 2011, a graduate intern at the University of California Cooperative Extension Agricultural Water Quality Research and Education Program from 2006 to 2009 and a consultant and facilitator at the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association’s Kern County Patient and Caregiver Support Group from 2005 to 2006. Aldana was a Spanish language instructor at the University of Kansas Spanish and Portuguese Department and a development coordinator at the American Stroke Foundation in 2004.
She was a graduate teaching and research assistant at the University of Kansas Department of Applied Behavioral Science from 2003 to 2004, a service coordinator at the North Los Angeles County Regional Center from 2001 to 2003 and a qualified mental retardation professional at the United Cerebral Palsy Chatsworth Chapter from 2000 to 2001. Aldana was a pregnancy prevention program coordinator at the Vista Community Clinic from 1999 to 2000, a senior health educator for pregnancy prevention at the Northridge Hospital Medical Center from 1998 to 1999 and a staff intern at the World Health Organization in 1997.
She was a graduate teaching assistant at California State University, Northridge from 1995 to 1996, an intern at the Ventura County Department of Public Health from 1996 to 1997 and an AIDS educator for AIDS Care Inc. from 1990 to 1998. Aldana is a member of the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities Central Coast Regional Advisory Board, American Association of University Women and the American Public Health Association. She earned Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Arts degrees in education from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Master of Public Health degree in health education from California State University, Northridge. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Aldana is a Democrat.
Jay Lytton, 26, of Sherman Oaks, has been appointed to the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities. Lytton has been an independent disability advocate and consultant since 2008. He was a tutor for the Spanish Ministry of Education’s North American Language and Culture Assistant Program from 2010 to 2012. Lytton is a founder and co-chair of the University of Southern California School of Social Work’s Leadership and Organization Student Caucus and is a member of the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities Los Angeles Regional Advisory Committee, Professional Child Development Associates Executive Advisory Board and the Alliance of California Autism Organizations. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Lytton is a Democrat.