SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments:
Gilberto Chavez, 59, of Roseville, has been appointed deputy director of the Center for Infectious Diseases at the California Department of Public Health, where he has been deputy director since 2007 and has served in several positions since 1990, including assistant director, state epidemiologist and director of maternal and child health. Chavez has been a public health medical officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since 2007, where he has held several positions since 1987, including founding director of the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, supervisory research medical officer, research medical officer, preventative medicine resident and epidemic intelligence officer. Chavez has been an assistant clinical professor at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine since 1994. He earned a Master of Public Health degree from San Diego State University and a Doctor of Medicine degree from Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $219,156. Chavez is a Democrat.
Thomas Dalzell, 65, of Berkeley, has been reappointed to the California Citizens Compensation Commission, where he has served since 2011. Dalzell has been business manager for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1245 since 2006, where he was a staff attorney from 1981 to 2006. He was an attorney for the United Farm Workers of America from 1972 to 1980. Dalzell is a member of the California State Bar, Dictionary Society of North America and the American Dialect Society. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Dalzell is a Democrat.
Margaret Wong, 66, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the California Citizens Compensation Commission. Wong has been president and chief executive officer at Golden California Inc. since 2014, at McWong Environmental Technology since 1997 and at McWong International Inc. since 1985. She was vice president at American Savings and Loans from 1983 to 1984 and corporate controller at Bostrom Management Corporation from 1974 to 1983. Wong is a member of the California Chamber of Commerce Board and the California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce Board. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Wong is a Republican.
Kimberly Rutledge, 42, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the California State Independent Living Council. Rutledge has been chief of the Policy and Quality Assurance Branch in the Adult Programs Division at the California Department of Social Services since 2016. She was assistant legislative director at United Domestic Workers of America Local 3930 from 2013 to 2016, where she was a budget and policy analyst from 2012 to 2013. Rutledge was an independent policy consultant at the County Welfare Directors Association from 2011 to 2012 and a graduate intern for disability policy at the National Academy of Social Insurance in 2011. She was a graduate policy intern at Westside Center for Independent Living from 2010 to 2011. Rutledge is a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance and the American Association of University Women, Sacramento Branch. She earned a Master of Social Welfare degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Public Affairs. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Rutledge is a Democrat.