SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments:
Heidi Steinecker, 41, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy director of the Center for Health Care Quality at the California Department of Public Health. Steinecker has been health care executive consultant at Global Health Consulting since 2017. She served in several positions at the University of California, Davis Medical Center from 2004 to 2017, including director of licensure and accreditation, manager of clinical operations, community health coordinator and new student services program director. Steinecker earned a Master of Arts degree in English from California Polytechnic State University. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $150,240. Steinecker is a Democrat.
Daniel Millsap, 41, of Folsom, has been appointed deputy of the Capital Outlay Program at the California Conservation Corps. Millsap has been project director at the California Department of General Services since 2018. He served in several positions as a construction supervisor at the California Department of Parks and Recreation from 2007 to 2018. Millsap was project manager at 4leaf Inc. from 2006 to 2007, regional health and safety supervisor and staff engineer at Kennedy/Jenks Consultants from 2002 to 2006 and a staff engineer at Kleinfelder from 2001 to 2002. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $140,376. Millsap is a Republican.
Excel Sharrieff, 49, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the Board of Parole Hearings, where he has been deputy commissioner since 2017. Sharrieff was lead hearing officer at Amtrak from 2016 to 2017 and a hearing officer for the City of Los Angeles from 2015 to 2016. He served as a judge pro tempore at the Los Angeles County Superior Court from 2006 to 2017 and was an attorney in private practice from 1999 to 2016. Sharrieff earned a Juris Doctor degree from the Pepperdine University School of Law. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $153,689. Sharrieff is a Democrat.
Sean Maguire, 37, of Carmichael, has been appointed to the California State Water Resources Control Board. Maguire has been supervising water resources control engineer at the State Water Resources Control Board since 2017, where he was senior water resources control engineer from 2015 to 2017. He held several positions at Kennedy/Jenks Consultants from 2003 to 2015, including water resources practice leader, senior associate engineer and senior staff engineer. Maguire is a member of the Groundwater Resources Association of California. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $153,689. Maguire is a Democrat.