SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments:
Hunter Anglea, 58, of Janesville, has been appointed warden at Sierra Conservation Center, Jamestown, where he has been acting warden since 2017 and was chief deputy administrator in 2017. Anglea was a correctional administrator at High Desert State Prison from 2014 to 2017 and served in several positions at California Correctional Center, Susanville from 1989 to 2014, including correctional administrator, facility captain, lieutenant, correctional counselor II and sergeant. He was a correctional officer at Folsom State Prison from 1983 to 1989. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $154,308. Anglea is a Republican.
Janel Espinoza, 46, of Visalia, has been appointed warden at Central California Women’s Facility, where she has been acting warden since 2017 and served as chief deputy warden from 2016 to 2017. Espinoza served in several positions at California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison, Corcoran from 2006 to 2016 and from 1997 to 1999, including associate warden, correctional captain and medical technical assistant. She was a correctional counselor at California State Prison, Corcoran from 1999 to 2006 and a medical technical assistant at Wasco State Prison from 1996 to 1997. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $154,308. Espinoza is a Republican.
Connie Chan, 35, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the California Fair Employment and Housing Council. Chan will begin working as a deputy city attorney at the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, Affirmative Litigation Division in August, 2018. She was an associate at Altshuler Berzon LLP from 2012 to 2018. Chan served as a law clerk at the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California from 2011 to 2012 and at the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit from 2010 to 2011. She earned a Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Chan is a Democrat.
Christy Cooper, 38, of Windsor, has been appointed to the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board. Cooper has been chief audiologist at Kaiser Permanente, Santa Rosa since 2017, where she has held several positions since 2009, including supervising audiologist and clinical and dispensing audiologist. Cooper was managing audiologist at the California Ear Institute from 2007 to 2008, clinical and dispensing audiologist at the Hearing Institute/Eisenhower Balance Institute from 2005 to 2007 and research assistant at the Center for Health Policy and Workforce Research, Towson University from 2002 to 2004. She is a member of the American Academy of Audiology and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Cooper is co-chair of the Kaiser Permanente National Audiology Work Group, audiology lead of the Kaiser Permanente Head and Neck Surgery Technology Committee and regional chair of Kaiser Permanente, Northern California Audiology. She earned a Doctor of Audiology degree from Towson University. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is a $100 per diem. Cooper is a Democrat.