Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments:

Karen Baylor, 57, of Nipomo, has been appointed deputy director of mental health and substance use disorder services at the California Department of Health Care Services. Baylor has been behavioral health administrator for the County of San Luis Obispo since 2005. She worked in multiple positions at FamiliesFirst Inc. of Davis from 2002 to 2005, including director of clinical services and program development. Baylor served in multiple positions at the Mental Health and Mental Retardation Authority of Harris County, Texas from 1991 to 1996, including program director. Baylor has been a licensed marriage and family therapist since 1984. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $138,528. Baylor is a Democrat. 

Asa Bradman, 51, of Berkeley, has been appointed to the California Scientific Guidance Panel, where he has served since 2007. Bradman has been co-founder and director of the Center for Environmental Research and Children's Health at the University of California, Berkeley since 1998. He was a research scientist at the California Department of Public Health, Division of Environmental and Occupational Disease Control from 1991 to 1997, an independent consulting analyst from 1989 to 1991 and a field scientist at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory from 1984 to 1987. Bradman is a member of the International Society of Exposure Science. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in public health and a Master of Science degree in energy and resources from the University of California, Berkeley. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Bradman is registered decline-to-state.

Oliver Fiehn, 46, of Davis, has been appointed to the California Scientific Guidance Panel. Fiehn has held multiple positions at the University of California, Davis since 2004, including professor and associate professor of metabolomics, director of the Genome Center and faculty lead at the Metabolomics Core in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology. He was a group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Plant Physiology from 1998 to 2004 and a visiting research scientist at the University of Washington Abersold Group in 1999. Fiehn was a research scientist at the Technical University of Berlin, Department of Water Quality Control from 1994 to 1997. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in analytical toxicology from the Technical University of Berlin and a Master of Science degree in analytical chemistry from Free University of Berlin. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Fiehn is not registered to vote.

Ulrike Luderer, 52, of Irvine, has been appointed to the California Scientific Guidance Panel, where she has served since 2007. Luderer has been a faculty member at the University of California, Irvine, Department of Medicine in the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine since 1999. She was a senior post-doctoral fellow at the University of Washington, Department of Environmental Health from 1998 to 1999. Luderer is a member of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the Society of Toxicology, the Endocrine Society and the Society for the Study of Reproduction. She earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in neurobiology and physiology and a Doctor of Medicine degree from Northwestern University and a Master of Public Health degree in occupational and environmental medicine from the University of Washington. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Luderer is a Democrat.

Thomas McKone, 62, of Alameda, has been appointed to the California Scientific Guidance Panel, where he has served since 2007. McKone has been adjunct professor of environmental health sciences at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health since 1996 and has held multiple positions at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Division of Environmental Energy Technologies since 1996, including senior scientist and deputy of research programs. He was a research engineer at the University of California, Davis, Department of Environmental Toxicology from 1992 to 1995 and a staff scientist at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Division of Health and Ecological Assessment from 1983 to 1995. McKone was a visiting scientist at the Harvard School of Public Health from 1987 to 1988 and a post-doctoral fellow at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards from 1981 to 1983. He is a member of the International Society of Exposure Science, the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry and the Society for Risk Analysis. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree and Master of Science degree in engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. McKone is a Democrat.

Penelope Quintana, 54, of San Diego, has been appointed to the California Scientific Guidance Panel. Quintana has held multiple positions at the San Diego State University, Graduate School of Public Health since 1995, including associate professor. She was an assistant professor at the University of British Columbia from 1992 to 1994 and staff scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Indoor Environment Program from 1991 to 1992. Quintana was a research associate at the University of California, Berkeley from 1985 to 1990 and an industrial hygiene trainee at the Naval Ocean Systems Center, San Diego in 1984. She is a member of the International Society of Exposure Science, the American Public Health Association and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Border 2020 Environmental Health and Air Quality Task Forces for California/ Baja California. Quintana earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in environmental health sciences from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master of Public Health degree in occupational and environmental health from San Diego State University. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Quintana is a Democrat.

Michael Bishop, 62, of San Diego, has been appointed to the California Physician Assistant Board. Bishop has been director of anesthesia for same-day surgery at the University of California, San Diego Hillcrest Medical Center since 2008 and an attending anesthesiologist and clinical professor of anesthesiology at the University of California, San Diego since 2006. He was a staff anesthesiologist at the Commonwealth Orthopedics Surgery Centers from 2004 to 2006, at Henrico Doctors Hospital from 2003 to 2004, at Fauquier Hospital from 1993 to 2003, at Smyth County Community Hospital in 1993 and at Fredericksburg Anesthesia Associates from 1992 to 1993. Bishop earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Bishop is registered decline-to-state.

Leslie Lohse, 58, of Glenn, has been appointed to the California State Athletic Commission. Lohse has been chairwoman of the California Tribal Business Alliance since 2004 and tribal council treasurer and assistant administrator for the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians since 1998. She is a member of the Rolling Hills Clinic Board of Directors and member of Tehama County, Girls Inc. Lohse was chair of the Bureau of Indian Affairs Central California Agency Policy Committee, vice president at the National Congress of American Indians, board member of Northern Valley Indian Health, member of the Bay Delta Public Advisory Committee and served on the National Indian Health Services Budget Committee. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Lohse is a Republican.

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