SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Friday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Rebecca Stilling, 59, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy director of California Department of Technology, Information Technology Project Oversight and Consulting Division.
Stilling has been chief information officer and deputy director of the Technology Services Division at the California Department of Child Support Services since 2010, where she served as policy branch chief from 2009 to 2010. She was general manager of operations at Delegata from 2008 to 2009, executive director of Nelnet Guarantor Solutions LLC from 2005 to 2007 and held multiple positions at EDFund from 1997 to 2005, including president and vice president of operations. Stilling served in multiple positions at the California Student Aid Commission from 1982 to 1996, including deputy director of operations and default management, manager, supervisor and analyst. She earned a Master of Arts degree in educational administration from California State University, Fullerton. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $128,988. Stilling is registered without party preference.
Neal Folsom, 43, of San Jose, has been appointed to Area Board VII of the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities. Folsom was a volunteer sorter at the Sunnyvale Public Library in 2011 and a sign waver for Eventz Extraordinaire from 2005 to 2010. He was a volunteer at the San Jose Public Library in 2004 and an assistant at General Aid San Jose in 2003 and at Outback Steakhouse San Jose from 2002 to 2003. Folsom was an associate at Walmart San Jose in 2001 and at Sears San Jose in 2000. He was a stockroom assistant at Kentucky Fried Chicken in Gilroy in 1997 and a janitor at Hope Workshop from 1990 to 2000. He is a member of the Statewide Self-Advocacy Network and the People First of California, Silicon Valley Independent Living Center. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Folsom is a Democrat.
Sandra Yi, 27, of Montebello, has been appointed to Area Board X of the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities. Yi has been a bilingual therapist at Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services since 2012. She was a case specialist at Intercare Therapy Inc. in 2011 and a behavioral therapist for Wellspring from 2010 to 2011 and for ACES Inc. in 2009. Yi was a respite worker at TERI Inc. from 2008 to 2009 and served in multiple positions for the University of California, San Diego’s Sixth College from 2006 to 2009, including orientation staff and senior orientation leader. She was a legal assistant at the Law Offices of William J. Ward and Associates from 2007 to 2009. Yi is a registered trainer for the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training workshop at LivingWorks and a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Yi is a Democrat.
Gov. Brown announced the following appointments on Thurs., March 6, 2014:
Richard Bookwalter, 53, of San Francisco, has been appointed to the California Board of Occupational Therapy. Bookwalter has been an occupational therapist for durable medical equipment and rehabilitation outcomes for Kaiser Foundation Hospitals Inc. since 2008. He was supervisor of outpatient rehabilitation at the California Pacific Medical Center from 2006 to 2008, occupational therapist and program manager at the Institute on Aging from 1996 to 2006 and a home health occupational therapist at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center Home Health Care from 1998 to 1999. Bookwalter was an occupational therapist at the Davies Medical Center from 1995 to 1997, a development associate at the Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation from 1988 to 1993 and a manager in development communications at the Columbia University Teachers College from 1986 to 1987. Bookwalter earned a Master of Science degree in occupational therapy from San Jose State University. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Bookwalter is a Democrat.
Ben R. Drake, 64, of Temecula, has been appointed to the California State Board of Food and Agriculture, where he has served since 2010. Drake has been president of Drake Enterprises since 1980. He was manager of grower relations at McMillan Farms from 1976 to 1980 and manager of agriculture development at Kaiser Aetna from 1973 to 1976. Drake is a member of the California Department of Food and Agriculture Pierce’s Disease and Glassy-winged Sharpshooter Board and the University of California, Riverside Chancellor’s Agricultural Advisory Council. He is vice-president of the Rancho California Water District and a member of the Murrieta Temecula Group Board. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Drake is a Republican.
Mohammad Qureshi, 48, of Redlands, has been appointed to the California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists. Qureshi has been chief of traffic at the San Bernardino County Department of Public Works of since 2012. He was regional director and senior project manager at LIN Consulting from 2007 to 2012, director of the Jackson State University Institute for Multimodal Transportation from 2006 to 2007 and assistant professor and director at the University of Missouri-Rolla’s Missouri Local Transportation Resource Center from 2000 to 2006. Qureshi was a research specialist at the University of Tennessee Center for Transportation Research from 1998 to 2000 and senior associate at the Resource Systems Group Inc. from 1995 to 1997. Qureshi earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in civil engineering from the University of Tennessee and a Master of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Qureshi is a Democrat.
Karen Roberts, 52, of San Diego, has been appointed to the California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists. Roberts has been senior structural engineer at the California Department of General Services, Division of the State Architect since 1999. She was project engineer and special inspection department manager at Biggs Cardosa Associates from 1990 to 1999 and a staff engineer at Mesiti-Miller Engineering from 1989 to 1990. Roberts was a junior engineer at Biggs Cardosa Associates and at Creegan and D’Angelo Consulting Engineers from 1983 to 1986. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Roberts is registered without party preference.
Gov. Brown announced the following appointments on Wed., March 5, 2014:
Carrie Bowen, 54, of Stockton, has been appointed to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors, where she has served since 2013, the Ventura County Transportation Commission, where she has served since 2013, and the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority Board of Directors. Bowen has served in multiple positions at the California Department of Transportation District 7 since 2013, including director and acting director. She was director of the California Department of Transportation District 10 from 2011 to 2013 and California High-Speed Rail Authority, Central California regional director from 2009 to 2010. Bowen served in multiple positions at the California Department of Transportation from 1992 to 2009, including office chief and deputy district director at the Central Region Environmental Division, chief of the central region and associate environmental planner in the Environmental Project Management Branch. She was a manager and legislative aide for California Assemblymember Jim Costa from 1985 to 1991 and a substitute teacher for the Coalinga Unified School District from 1983 to 1985. These positions do not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Bowen is a Democrat.
Ann MacKenzie, 62, of Crockett, has been appointed to the California Healthcare Workforce Policy Commission. MacKenzie has held multiple positions at the Permanente Medical Group since 1975, including women’s health nurse practitioner, nurse practitioner quality liaison and registered nurse. She is a member of the California Nurses Association, the National Nurses United and the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals. MacKenzie earned a Nurse Practitioner Certificate from San Jose State University. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. MacKenzie is a Democrat.
Donald Veverka, 66, of Port Orchard, WA, has been appointed administrator of the Veterans Home of California, Yountville. Veverka has been superintendent and administrator at the Washington Veterans Home since 2011. He was executive director at Oak Lane Retirement from 2008 to 2011, senior consultant and operations manager at Paradigm Senior Living from 2003 to 2006 and executive director at the Necanicum Village Retirement Community from 2002 to 2003. Veverka was administrator at the Peoples Retirement Community from 2000 to 2001, vice president of business development at Donald P. Maynes and Associates from 1998 to 2000 and a marketing representative for John Hancock from 1996 to 1998. He was administrator and consultant in private practice from 1992 to 1996 and owner and administrator at Care Centers West Inc. from 1982 to 1992. Veverka was administrator at the Torrey Pines Convalescent Hospital from 1978 to 1981 and at the TLC Convalescent Hospital from 1977 to 1978. He served as a medical corpsman in the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1970. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $140,040. Veverka is a Democrat.