California Health Care Personnel News Update for July 2012
Board of State and Community Corrections
On July 13, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) appointed Susan Mauriello (D) to the Board of State and Community Corrections, the Santa Cruz Sentinel reports.
She previously served on the Corrections Standards Authority, which was dissolved in June and was replaced by the community corrections board (Hoppin, Santa Cruz Sentinel, 7/13).
Mauriello's new position requires Senate confirmation, and there is no compensation (Office of the Governor release, 7/13).
California Department of Developmental Services
On July 17, Brown appointed Eric Gelber (D) as assistant director of the office of legislation at the California Department of Developmental Services.
Since 2008, Gelber has served as chief consultant for the California State Assembly Committee on Human Services.
Gelber's new position does not require Senate confirmation, and compensation is $115,008 annually.
California Department of Health Care Services
On July 17, Brown appointed Norman Williams (D)Â as deputy director for the office of public affairs at the state Department of Health Care Services, a position he has held since 2007.
The position does not require Senate confirmation, and compensation is $114,024 annually (Office of the Governor release, 7/17).
On July 27, Brown made two additional appointments to the DHCS.
He appointed Vanessa Baird, who has served in multiple DHCS positions since 2005, as deputy director of mental health and substance use disorder services at DHCS. The position requires Senate confirmation, and annual compensation is $126,588.
Brown also appointed Rene Mollow (D), who has served as acting deputy director of health care benefits and eligibility, as deputy director of health care benefits and eligibility at DHCS. The position does not require Senate confirmation, and annual compensation is $126,588 (Office of the Governor release, 7/27).
California State Council on Developmental Disabilities
On July 13, Brown made several appointments to Area Board V of the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities. He appointed:
Feda Amaliti (D), who has been a self-employed, full-time advocate for persons with disabilities since 2005;
Jonathan Lyens (D), who has served as an employee relations representative for the city and county of San Francisco since 2011; and
Dianne Millner (D), who has served as deputy city attorney and special counsel for the city of Oakland since 2000.
The new appointments do not require Senate confirmation, and there is no compensation (Office of the Governor release, 7/13).
On July 25, Brown made two appointments to the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities. He appointed:
- Julie Austin (D) --Â who has worked since 1997 as a self-employed special education and disabilities advocate --Â to serve on the council's Area Board XIII; and
- Jordan Wright (D) -- who worked from 2011 to 2012 as a representative and organizer at Service Employees International Union Local 1000 -- to serve on the council's Area Board XII.
The positions do not require Senate confirmation, and there is no compensation (Office of the Governor release, 7/25).
CalPERS Board of Administration
On July 17, Brown appointed Bill Slaton (D) -- who serves as director of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District -- to the CalPERS Board of Administration, the Sacramento Bee's "Capitol Alert" reports (Siders, "Capitol Alert," Sacramento Bee, 7/17).
The position does not require Senate confirmation, and compensation is $100 per diem (Office of the Governor release, 7/17).
Children's Hospital Central California, Madera
On July 19, Todd Suntrapak began serving as the new president and CEO of Children's Hospital Central California, the Fresno Bee reports.
Suntrapak joined the hospital in 1995 and was named COO in 2005 (Anderson, Fresno Bee, 7/19).
Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research, Oakland
On July 2, Tracy Lieu began serving as the director of Kaiser Permanente's Oakland-based Division of Research, the San Francisco Business Times reports.
Lieu most recently served as center director for the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute's Department of Population Medicine and as a professor at Harvard Medical School (Rauber, San Francisco Business Times, 7/5).
Sacramento Medical Center
On July 1, Robert Azevedo became physician-in-chief at Sacramento Medical Center, a Kaiser Permanente affiliate, the Roseville Press-Tribune reports.
Azevedo previously served as assistant physician-in-chief for women's and children's services and the physician lead for physician human resources at the hospital (Roseville Press-Tribune, 7/9).
Seton Medical Center, Daly City
Seton Medical Center has hired Irwin Shelub for its newly created position of chief medical officer at its Daly City hospital, effective July 23, the San Francisco Business Times reports.
Shelub -- a pulmonologist and internal medicine specialist -- has been a member of the Seton medical staff for 30 years, according to hospital officials (Rauber, San Francisco Business Times, 7/25).
UC-Davis Health System
Chong Porter has been named UC-Davis Health System's first associate vice chancellor for health sciences development and alumni relations, the Sacramento Bee reports.
She formerly served as an assistant vice president of the Arizona State University foundation and assistant dean for development at Arizona State's engineering school (Smith, Sacramento Bee, 7/24).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.