SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments:
Patrick J. Mallon, 70, of Azusa, has been appointed assistant director of public safety communications in the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. Mallon was executive director and program manager at Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications Systems from 2011 to 2016 and a senior program manager at Carter Goble Lee Facility Management LLC from 2007 to 2011. He was coordinator of the Los Angeles regional crime laboratory project at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department from 2001 to 2007, where he served as a commander from 1967 to 2003. Mallon was a criminal investigator as an E4 in the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command from 1967 to 1969. He is a member of the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials-International and the Project Management Institute. Mallon earned a Master of Public Administration degree from Pepperdine University. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $144,204. Mallon is a Democrat.
Ellen Greenberg, 57, of Piedmont, has been appointed deputy director for sustainability at the California Department of Transportation. Greenberg was principal at Arup from 2010 to 2016, where she was associate principal from 2010 to 2012. She was a visiting practitioner at the University of California, Davis Sustainable Transportation Institute from 2009 to 2010, sole practitioner at Ellen J. Greenberg, AICP from 2007 to 2010 and principal at Freedman, Tung and Bottomley from 2004 to 2007. Greenberg was interim executive director at Congress for the New Urbanism from 2003 to 2004, where she was director of policy and research from 2000 to 2003. She was project leader at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority from 1997 to 2000 and principal at Blayney, Dyett and Greenberg from 1990 to 1993, where she was a planner from 1986 to 1990. Greenberg is a fellow at the American Institute of Certified Planners. She earned a Master of City Planning degree and Master of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $142,572. Greenberg is a Democrat.
Jerilyn Lopez Mendoza, 48, of Los Angeles, has been appointed deputy director of public participation at the California Department of Toxic Substances Control. Mendoza has been environmental program manager at the Southern California Gas Company since 2013. She was California regional manager at ICLEI: Local Governments for Sustainability from 2010 to 2011 and a staff attorney and policy director at the Environmental Defense Fund’s Environmental Justice Project Office from 2000 to 2009. Mendoza was a litigation associate at Foley and Lardner from 1998 to 2000 and at McCutchen, Doyle, Brown and Enersen from 1996 to 1998. She is a member of the California League of Conservation Voters’ Education Fund Board of Directors. Mendoza earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $125,004. Mendoza is a Democrat.
Peter Paul Liebert V, 38, of Washington, D.C., has been appointed chief information security officer and director of the Office of Information Security at the California Department of Technology. Liebert has been senior product manager at FireEye Inc. since 2016, where he was threat assessment manager from 2015 to 2016. He served in several positions at the United States Cyber Command, where he was special assistant in the Office of the Secretary of Defense for cyber policy from 2014 to 2015 and senior cyber policy analyst from 2013 to 2014. Liebert served as cybersecurity and logistics analyst in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations from 2011 to 2013 and was lead for the Palestinian Logistics Mentoring and Warehouse Information Technology Program at DynCorp International from 2008 to 2010. He served as an officer in the U.S. Navy from 2000 to 2008. He earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government and a Master of Science degree in international security from Cranfield University. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $154,512. Liebert is a Democrat.
Samantha Lui, 28, of Sacramento, has been appointed assistant secretary of the Office of Program and Fiscal Affairs at the California Health and Human Services Agency. Lui has been a consultant for the California State Senate Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review since 2013. She was a consultant for the California State Senate Committee on Governance and Finance from 2011 to 2013 and a California Senate Fellow from 2010 to 2011. Lui was an intern for population care management at the Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center from 2010 to 2011 and an undergraduate coordinator for the University of California, Los Angeles Mobile Clinic Project from 2009 to 2010. She is a member of the Asian Pacific Islander Capitol Association. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $103,176. Lui is registered without party preference.
Daniel Sandri, 54, of Martinez, has been appointed chief deputy commissioner at the California Bureau of Real Estate, where he has been assistant commissioner since 2010 and has held several positions since 1988, including acting assistant commissioner, supervising auditor, general auditor and auditor. He is a member of the Mount Diablo Audubon Society. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $120,336. Sandri is a Democrat.
Kimberly Salomonson, 48, of Clovis, has been appointed to the Advisory Commission on Special Education. Salomonson has been director of pupil personnel services at Sanger Unified School District since 2011 and adjunct faculty at National University since 2007. She was adjunct faculty at Fresno Pacific University from 2009 to 2014. Salomonson held several positions at Sanger Unified School District from 2000 to 2011, including project manager, curriculum support provider and school psychologist. She earned a Master of Arts degree in school psychology and a California pupil personnel services credential from Fresno Pacific University. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Salomonson is a Democrat.
Susan Ducore, 63, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the State Interagency Coordinating Council on Early Intervention. Ducore has been a nurse consultant for the California Area Indian Health Service at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services since 2001. She was a nurse officer at the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps from 1978 to 1979. She was part-time faculty in the Nursing Division at California State University, Sacramento from 1992 to 2002 and a school nurse for the Sacramento City Unified School District from 1989 to 1993. Ducore was faculty at the Baylor University School of Nursing from 1985 to 1986 and a regional nurse coordinator at HPI Health Care Services Inc. from 1983 to 1984. She was a home health aide manager at Visiting Nurses Association of Texas from 1981 to 1983 and a civil service nurse at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in 1977. Ducore is a member of the American Public Health Association and the American Nurses Association-California. She earned a Master of Science degree in nursing from the Catholic University of America. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Ducore is a Democrat.
Belia Ramos, 38, of American Canyon, has been reappointed to the 25th District Agricultural Association, Napa Town and Country Fair Board of Directors, where she has served since 2012. Ramos has served as a member of the American Canyon City Council since 2010. She has been president at Raise the Bar LLC since 2006. Ramos was an associate at Bullivant Houser Bailey PC from 2003 to 2006. She was a law clerk for Justice J. Anthony Kline in 2002 and a district representative in the Office of Congressman Mike Thompson from 1999 to 2002. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Ramos is a Democrat.
Troy Bird, 52, of Clarksburg, has been appointed to the 40th District Agricultural Association, Yolo County Fair Board of Directors. Bird has been a mortgage banker at Guild Mortgage since 2014. He is a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association, Rotary Club of West Sacramento, La Salle Club and LeTip of Sacramento. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Bird is registered without party preference.
Gary Holman, 63, of Woodland, has been appointed to the 40th District Agricultural Association, Yolo County Fair Board of Directors. Holman has been an outside service technician at Valley Hydraulics since 1976. He is a member of Woodland Sunrise Rotary and Woodland Tree Foundation. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Holman is a Republican.