SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments.
Linda Broyles, 57, of Coronado, has been appointed to the California Commission on Emergency Medical Services. Broyles has been continuous quality improvement coordinator at the Regional Cooperative Care Program since 2006 and clinical coordinator at American Medical Response since 2007. She was base hospital nurse coordinator at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla from 2005 to 2007, and served in various positions at Scripps Mercy Hospital from 1989 to 2005, including base hospital nurse coordinator. Broyles has been a registered nurse since 1977 and a certified emergency nurse since 1990. She is a member of the California Emergency Nurses Association. Broyles earned a Master of Science degree in nursing from California State University, Dominguez Hills. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Broyles is a Republican.
Richard Johnson, 66, of Mammoth Lakes, has been appointed to the California Commission on Emergency Medical Services. Johnson has been a pediatrician at the Southern Mono Healthcare District since 1996. He has been health officer at the Mono County Health Department since 2002 and Inyo County Health and Human Services Department since 2006. Johnson has also been a clinical specialist for the Infant Botulism Treatment and Prevention Program at the California Department of Public Health since 2003 and an adjunct professor at Biola University since 1991. He was a managing partner and pediatrician at Pediatric Associates of Pasadena from 1979 to 1996. Johnson is chair of the Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Committee for the California Conference of Local Health Officers. He is a member of the American Public Health Association and the National Association of City and County Health Officials. Johnson earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Albany Medical College of Union University and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Public Health. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Johnson is a Republican.
Robert Metts, 62, of Chilcoot, has been appointed to the State Rehabilitation Council. Metts was a professor at the University of Nevada, Reno from 1984 to 2011. He earned a doctorate degree in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Metts is a Democrat.
David Watson, 56, of Chula Vista, has been appointed to the 22nd District Agricultural Association, San Diego County Fair Board. Watson has been a partner and attorney at Duane Morris since 2010. He was a partner and attorney at Hecht Solberg Robinson Goldberg and Bagley from 2008 to 2010 and from 2002 to 2006. He was vice president at Yokohl Ranch Company LLC from 2006 to 2008 and a partner and attorney at Gray Cary Ware and Freidenrich from 1988 to 2002. Watson earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the College of William & Mary Law School. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Watson is a Democrat.