SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Friday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Joseph R. Landolph, 70, of Altadena, has been reappointed to the Carcinogen Identification Committee, where he has served since 1993. Landolph has been a member of the University of Southern California Free Radical Institute since 2013 and associate professor of pathology, molecular microbiology and immunology at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine since 1987, where he has been a member of the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center since 1982.
Landolph was a captain in the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps from 1976 to 1977. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a member of the Forensic Expert Witness Association Los Angeles Chapter Board of Directors, Society of Toxicology, American Association for Cancer Research and the American Society for Cell Biology. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Landolph is a Democrat.
Dana Loomis, 63, of Blairsden, has been appointed to the Carcinogen Identification Committee. Loomis has been a professor of environmental health at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Community Health Sciences since 2018, where he was a professor of environmental health from 2007 to 2010. He was head of the International Agency for Research on Cancer’s Monographs Program from 2012 to 2017, professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center from 2010 to 2012 and professor of epidemiology and environmental sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1989 to 2006. Loomis is a member of the International Commission for Occupational Safety and Health. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in epidemiology, Master of Public Health degree in environmental sciences and a Master of Science degree in geology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Loomis is a Democrat.
Thomas Mack, 82, of Manhattan Beach, has been reappointed chair of the Carcinogen Identification Committee, where he has served since 1993. Mack has been a professor of preventive medicine at the University of Southern California since 1974. He was an assistant professor of epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health from 1969 to 1974 and an epidemiologist at the U.S. Public Health Service Communicable Disease Center from 1964 to 1969. Mack earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and a Master of Public Health degree in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Mack is a Democrat.
Carin Fujisaki, 59, of Walnut Creek, has been appointed to the California Civil Liberties Public Education Grant Program Advisory Panel. Fujisaki has served as an associate justice at the First District Court of Appeal since 2018. She served as principal attorney to the chief justice at the California Supreme Court from 2015 to 2018, where she was a judicial staff attorney from 1991 to 2014 and a staff attorney from 1990 to 1991. She was an associate at Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Robertson and Falk from 1986 to 1990, a research attorney in the Civil Law and Motion Department at the San Francisco County Superior Court from 1985 to 1986 and a paid student extern at the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office from 1983 to 1985. Fujisaki earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Fujisaki is a Democrat.
Ross Viselman, 46, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the Collateral Recovery Disciplinary Review Committee. Viselman has been a senior trial counsel at the State Bar of California and an adjunct professor at the California School of Law since 2011. He has been a volunteer commissioner for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors since 2008. Viselman was senior counsel for the Los Angeles Dodgers LLC from 2008 to 2011, an associate at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP from 2006 to 2008, a civil litigation associate at Simpson Thacher and Bartlett LLP from 2003 to 2005 and a trial attorney for Federal Public Defenders of San Diego Inc. from 1999 to 2003. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Viselman is not registered to vote.
William Emmerson, 73, of Redlands, has been appointed to the Milton Marks “Little Hoover” Commission on California State Government Organization and Economy. Emmerson was senior vice president of state relations and advocacy at the California Hospital Association from 2014 to 2018, a California State senator from 2010 to 2013 and a California State assemblymember from 2004 to 2010. He earned a Doctor of Dentistry degree and a Master of Science degree in orthodontics from Loma Linda University. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Emmerson is registered without party preference.
Jennifer Gonring, 46, of Pasadena, has been appointed to the California Film Commission. Gonring has been a partner at Gonring, Spahn and Associates since 2006. She was director of corporate affairs at DreamWorks SKG from 1996 to 2006. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Gonring is a Democrat.
Douglas H. Bosco, 72, of Santa Rosa, has been reappointed to the California Coastal Conservancy, where he has served as chair since 2005 and as a member since 2003. Bosco has been an attorney at the Law Office of Douglas Bosco since 2016 and general counsel at Sonoma Media Investments since 2013. He was an attorney at Hanson Bridgett LLP from 2008 to 2016, of counsel at Holland and Knight LLP from 2004 to 2008 and a partner at Lanahan and Reilley LLP from 1990 to 2003. He served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1982 to 1990 and of the California State Assembly from 1978 to 1982. Bosco was director at the Marin County Housing Authority from 1975 to 1978 and at the Marin County Department of Human Resources from 1972 to 1975. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from the Willamette University College of Law. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Bosco is a Democrat.
William Mathews Brooks, 67, of San Francisco, has been appointed to the Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Bays of San Francisco, San Pablo and Suisun. Brooks has been president at Ardenbrook Inc. since 1980. He was president at Wm. Mathews Inc. from 1977 to 1979. Brooks earned a Juris of Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Brooks is a Democrat.
Rudy Ortega, 44, of Sylmar, has been appointed to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. Ortega has been tribal president of the Fernandeno Tataviam Band of Mission Indians since 2015, where he was vice president and chairman of the tribal senate from 2014 to 2015 and tribal administrator from 2003 to 2013. Ortega is chair of the Los Angeles City/County Native American Indian Commission, where he has been a member since 2004, and is executive director of Pukuu Cultural Community Services. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Ortega is a Democrat.
Brian Winfield, 54, of Elk Grove, has been appointed chief deputy director of the Program Services Division at the California Department of Developmental Services, where he has been deputy director since 2015 and has served in several positions since 1998, including as assistant deputy director, acting deputy director, branch manager, section chief, assistant section chief and community program specialist. Winfield was case manager and resource developer at the Alta California Regional Center from 1995 to 1998 and program director at Cole Vocational Services from 1991 to 1995. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $160,608. Winfield is a Republican.
LeeAnn Christian, 55, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy director of the Community Services Division at the California Department of Developmental Services, where she has been program manager since 2017. She was chief clinical officer at the Regional Center of Orange County from 2013 to 2017, where she was director of organizational effectiveness from 2004 to 2013 and manager of behavioral services from 2001 to 2002. Christian was an independent consultant from 2003 to 2004. She was a coordinator for behavioral health services at the Tustin Center in 2002. She was research director at the Institute for Applied Behavior Analysis from 1999 to 2001, where she was director from 1998 to 1999, manager from 1992 to 1995, supervisor from 1989 to 1992, senior employment specialist from 1987 to 1989 and employment specialist in 1987. Christian earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in psychology from Western Michigan University and a Master of Science degree in psychology from California State University, Los Angeles. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $146,004. Christian is registered without party preference.
Catherine Gudis, 55, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the California Cultural and Historical Endowment. Gudis has been an associate professor and director of the public history program at the University of California, Riverside since 2007, where she was an assistant professor from 2005 to 2007. She was director of education at the Los Angeles Conservancy from 2004 to 2006, assistant professor at Honors College, University of Oklahoma from 2000 to 2005, assistant professor at Northern Illinois University from 1999 to 2000 and an independent cultural planner and exhibitions and publications consultant from 1991 to 2006. She is a member of the National Council on Public History Board of Directors. Gudis earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree and Master of Arts degree in American studies from Yale University. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Gudis is a Democrat.
Originally published on CaliforniaNewswire.com -- Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Dec. 14, 2018 including to Carcinogen Identification Committee