SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments:
Jennifer Moffitt, 37, of Davis, has been appointed undersecretary at the California Department of Food and Agriculture, where she has served as deputy secretary since 2015. Moffitt was managing director at Dixon Ridge Farms from 2005 to 2015. She was an education, outreach and research specialist at the American Farmland Trust from 2004 to 2005, where she was a land projects coordinator from 2002 to 2004. Moffitt is a member of the California Agricultural Leadership Foundation. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $170,328. Moffitt is a Democrat.
Amanda Bohl, 42, of Sacramento, has been appointed special assistant for planning and science at the Delta Stewardship Council, where she has served as manager of meeting services and special projects since 2016. She was economic development lead at the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy from 2012 to 2015, program director at the American Land Conservancy from 2006 to 2008 and a program analyst at the Resources Law Group from 2004 to 2006. Bohl was an independent consultant from 2000 to 2004, project director at the Amador-Tuolumne Community Action Agency from 2001 to 2003, project coordinator at the American Lung Association from 1999 to 2001 and an associate consultant in the Office of Assemblymember Diane Martinez from 1997 to 1999. She is a member of the Sacramento Valley Conservancy Board of Trustees. Bohl earned a Master of Science degree in community development from the University of California, Davis. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $107,304. Bohl is a Democrat.
Alina Bokde, 47, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the California Wildlife Conservation Board. Bokde has been deputy director of the Planning and Development Agency at the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation since 2017. She was executive director at the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust from 2010 to 2016, deputy executive director at the San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy from 2007 to 2009 and project manager at the Trust for Public Land from 2001 to 2006. Bokde earned a Master of Arts degree in regional community planning from the University of New Mexico. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Bokde is a Democrat.
Fran Pavley, 69, of Agoura Hills, has been appointed to the California Wildlife Conservation Board. Pavley served as a member of the California State Senate from 2008 to 2016 and of the California State Assembly from 2000 to 2006. She was a member of the Agoura Hills City Council from 1982 to 1997. Pavley earned a Master of Arts degree in environmental planning from California State University, Northridge. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Pavley is a Democrat.
Sandra Matsumoto, 43, of Davis, has been appointed to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy. Matsumoto has been associate director for the California Water Program at the Nature Conservancy since 2015, where she was project director from 2004 to 2015. She was project manager at the Los Angeles Community Design Center from 2003 to 2004 and a project analyst at Mintz Levin from 1997 to 1999. She is a member of the Groundwater Resources Association. Matsumoto earned a Master of Business Administration degree in finance from the University of California, Los Angeles Anderson School of Management. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Matsumoto is a Democrat.
Dolores Sandoval, 56, of Cupertino, has been reappointed to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy, where she has served since 2014. Sandoval has been a mathematics teacher at Los Gatos High School since 1996. She was a mathematics teacher at San Lorenzo Valley Junior High School from 1989 to 1996. She was a member of the Cupertino City Council from 2001 to 2009 and a member of the Foothill-DeAnza Community College Board of Trustees from 1991 to 2001. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Sandoval is a Democrat.