SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments.
Ana Mascareñas, 31, of Los Angeles, has been appointed assistant director for environmental justice at the California Department of Toxic Substances Control. Mascareñas has been a graduate student researcher in the Office of the Associate Vice Provost at the University of California, Los Angeles since 2015, where she was a graduate student researcher at the School of Public Health from 2014 to 2015. She was policy and communications director at Physicians for Social Responsibility, Los Angeles from 2011 to 2013, where she was membership coordinator from 2008 to 2010. Mascareñas served as a caseworker and staff assistant in the Office of Congressman Xavier Becerra from 2006 to 2008. She will complete a Master of Public Health degree in environmental health sciences from the University of California, Los Angeles in June of 2015. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $85,872. Mascareñas is a Democrat.
Greer Fuller Woodruff, 30, of Templeton, has been appointed to the 16th District Agricultural Association, California Mid-State Fair Board of Directors. Woodruff has been owner and operator of Scout Rental Co. since 2014. She was a tasting room and special events manager at Silver Horse Winery from 2010 to 2014 and at Pomar Junction Vineyard and Winery from 2008 to 2010. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Woodruff is registered without party preference.
Robert Lilley, 64, of Atascadero, has been reappointed to the 16th District Agricultural Association, Mid-State Fair Board of Directors, where he has served since 2012. Lilley was a consultant for the California Agricultural Commissioners and Sealers Association from 2013 to 2014 and served in several positions at the San Luis Obispo County Department of Agriculture from 1977 to 2010, including agricultural commissioner and sealer of weights and measures. Lilley was co-owner at Lilac Rain Landscaping from 1975 to 1977. He is a member of the Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences’ Center for Sustainability Advisory Board, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Alumni Association and the California Agricultural Leadership Foundation Alumni Association. Lilley earned a Master of Science degree in agricultural science from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Lilley is a Democrat.
Robert Boneso, 53, of Paso Robles, has been reappointed to the 16th District Agricultural Association, Mid-State Fair Board of Directors, where he has served since 2012. Boneso has been vice president at Boneso Brothers Construction since 1999. He held several positions at R.P. Richards Inc. from 1985 to 1999, including superintendent and project manager. Boneso is a member of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 403 and the Mid-State Fair Heritage Foundation. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Boneso is a Democrat.
Brenda Farias, 32, of Orcutt, has been appointed to the 37th District Agricultural Association, Santa Maria Fairpark Board of Directors. Farias has been a county executive director at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency since 2006. She is a member of the Righetti High School Future Farmers of America Agricultural Advisory Board, Allan Hancock College Foundation Board and the Santa Barbara County Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Farias is a Democrat.