SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Appointments announced Oct. 23, by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger include: Alexander Calero, 33, of San Diego, has been appointed to the Dental Hygiene Committee of California. He has served as a member of the Board of Psychology since 2007 and as enforcement division staff counsel at the Department of Corporations since 2005. Previously, Calero was a law clerk for the Law Office of Danny Brace in 2005 and the California State Attorney Generalâ€™s Office in 2004. Prior to that, he served as a legislative aide for Assemblymember Bill Leonardâ€™s Office from 2000 to 2001. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Calero is registered decline-to-state.
Rita Chen Fujisawa, 45, of Davis, has been appointed to the Dental Hygiene Committee of California. Since 2008, she has served as associate executive director of marketing and membership for the California Optometric Association, where she previously held the positions of director of marketing and membership from 2002 to 2008 and senior marketing and membership manager from 2000 to 2002. Chen Fujisawa worked for On Lok Senior Health Services as marketing project manager from 1996 to 1999, business development specialist from 1996 to 1998, communications associate and acting development officer from 1992 to 1996 and administrative assistant 1989 to 1992. Prior to that, she was an executive assistant for Hyatt Regency Embarcadero from 1988 to 1989 and the Hong Kong Tourist Association from 1986 to 1988. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Fujisawa is a Democrat.
George Davis, 52, of Los Angeles, has been reappointed to the State Bar of California Board of Governors, where he has served since 2007. Since 2001, he has owned and served as principal of the Davis Broadband Group, a media and entertainment consultancy focused on international business development and technical operations. Between 2004 and 2006, Davis served Technicolor Network Services as senior vice president of North and South America as well as the Asia-Pacific Rim. He worked for Sony Pictures Entertainment as vice president of international channels for Sony Pictures Television International from 1999 to 2001 and corporate vice president for Worldwide Satellite Operations from 1996 to 1999. Davis was vice president and general manager of Western Region Operations and Engineering for IDB Communications from 1987 to 1996. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Davis is a Republican.
Miriam J. DeLaRoi, 36, of Menifee, has been appointed to the Dental Hygiene Committee of California. She has owned Access Hygiene since 2007 and has been a dental hygiene contractor for the OMO Group since 2006. Previously, DeLaRoi worked as a dental hygienist at the dental offices of Dennis Hunt in 2006. She was a dental hygienist at Pacific Dental Services from 2004 to 2006 and Rancho Dentaland the Dental Offices of Rick Lindleyin 2004. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. DeLaRoi is a Republican.
Cathy DiFrancesco, 52, of Vacaville, has been appointed tothe Dental Hygiene Committee of California. Since 2008, DiFrancesco has served as a dental hygienist for Paul E. Johnson, D.D.S. Previously, she was a registered dental hygienist at the dental offices of Antonio Zarate from 2007 to 2008 and the dental offices of James W. Childress, D.D.S from 2006 to 2008. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. DiFrancesco is a Republican.
Jeannine English, 54, of Sacramento, has been reappointed to the State Bar of California Board of Governors. She previously served on the Board of Governors as an appointee of former Assembly Speaker Fabian NÃºÃ±ez from 2006 to 2007. English has served the AARP as president since 2007 and as a member of the AARP National Policy Council since 2006. She was a founding partner of Lehman, English, Kelly and Oâ€™Keefe from 2002 to 2005 and a legislative advocate for Robinson and Associates from 1999 to 2002. English served the Little Hoover Commission as executive director from 1989 to 1999 and deputy director from 1985 to 1989. Prior to that, she was the assistant executive director for the Department of Transportation from 1979 to 1985 and financial auditor for the Department of Finance from 1976 to 1978 and for the Department of Health Services from 1978 to 1979. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. English is a Democrat.
Karin Fish, 50, of Lincoln, has been appointed chief of operations for the Office of Tourism for the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency (BTH). Since 2006, she has served as deputy secretary of administration and finance at BTH, where she previously held the position of assistant secretary of commerce and trade programs from 2004 to 2006. Fish served the California Trade and Commerce Agency as chief of contracts, grants and loans from 2001 to 2004 and chief of administrative services from 1990 to 1997. She served the Integrated Waste Management Board as chief deputy director 2000 to 2001 and deputy director from 1997 to 2000. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $124,920. Fish is a Republican.
Mitchell Gorsen, 45, of Roseville, has been appointed deputy director for legislation and policy for the Department of Pesticide Regulations. Since 2008, he has worked as an independent government procurement consultant. Gorsen served as vice president of National Strategies, a federal, state and local government affairs firm, in 2008. Prior to that, he was vice president of MultiState Associates from 2002 to 2008, western region director of government affairs at EDS Corporation from 1993 to 2002 and vice president of Information Technology Association of America from 1988 to 1993. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $107,712. Gorsen is a Republican.
Michelle Hurlbutt, 52, of Upland, has been appointed to the Dental Hygiene Committee of California. She has served as an assistant professor at Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry since 1999. Hurlbutt has been a dental hygienist for the dental offices of William C. Domb, D.M.D. since 1998 and previously for Ronald Walton, D.D.S. from 1985 to 1997.This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Hurlbutt is a Republican.
Rhona Lee, 58, of Gilroy, has been appointed to the Dental Hygiene Committee of California. Since 1984, she has served as a dental hygienist for Gar N. Chan, D.D.S. Previously, she served the Committee on Dental Auxiliaries as chair from 2000 to 2003 and secretary then vice chair from 1993 to 1999. Lee was a dental hygienist for Gary Nishimura, D.D.S. from 1984 to 1987 and Eric Nagareda, D.D.S. and Ronald Anderson, DDS from 1984 to 1985. Prior to that, she worked at the Lawrence Hall of Science for the University of California Berkeley as a project coordinator from 1979 to 1980 and curriculum author developer from 1977 to 1980. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Lee is a Republican.
Amber Mace, 37, of Oakland, has been appointed assistant secretary for coastal matters for the Natural Resources Agency. Since 2006, she has been the executive director for the California Ocean Science Trust and the science advisor to the California Ocean Protection Council. Mace worked as a national sea grant John A. Knauss marine policy fellow at the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation in the U.S. Senate in 2006 and as a California sea grant state fellow at the Ocean Resources Management Program in the California Natural Resources Agency in 2005. Prior to that, she was a visitor center and interpretive programs manager at the Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association from 1996 to 2000. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $116,472. Mace is a Democrat.
Cindy McKim, 56, of Roseville, has been appointed chief deputy director for the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). She has served Caltrans since 1985, most recently as chief financial officer since 2004. Prior to that, McKim was the accounting division chief from 2001 to 2004, supervisor of the transportation planner from 1999 to 2001, acting director for the administrative service center in 1999, assistant director for the administrative service center from 1996 to 1999, deputy director for rail, transit and aeronautics from 1992 to 1996, chief for the division of rail from 1990 to 1992, chief for the division of mass transportation from 1988 to 1990 and assistant director for management and policy planning from 1985 to 1988. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $126,240. McKim is a Democrat
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