Governor Brown Announces Appointments

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

Nancy Bien, 61, of Camarillo, has been appointed skilled nursing facility administrator at the Veterans Home of California, West Los Angeles. Bien held multiple positions at the Los Angeles Jewish Home from 2008 to 2014, including administrator in training, residential care facility for the elderly administrator, assistant to the administrator and director of nursing. She was long-term consultant on Social Security Systems for the United Nations Development Programme in China from 1997 to 1999 and an independent consultant from 1993 to 2003. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $106,716. Bien is registered without party preference.

Julian Manalo, 49, of Corona, has been appointed deputy administrator at the Veterans Home of California, West Los Angeles. Manalo has been a medical administrator and major in the California Air National Guard since 2008. He was a homeland response force observer, controller and trainer for the National Guard Bureau Joint Staff, Office of the Joint Surgeon in 2013, an operations and training officer in the California Air National Guard Homeland Response Force from 2010 to 2013 and residential care facility for the elderly administrator at the Village Homes of Moreno Valley from 2006 to 2012. Manalo served as a captain in the California Army National Guard from 1999 to 2008 and fire chief and emergency management coordinator at the California Department of Mental Health Patton State Hospital from 1995 to 2008. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $115,008. Manalo is a Democrat.

Paul Sullivan, 51, of Cedar Park, Texas, has been appointed deputy secretary of communications at the California Department of Veterans Affairs. Sullivan has been managing director of public affairs and veterans outreach at Bergmann and Moore LLC since 2012. He was executive director at the National Organizations of Veterans' Advocates from 2011 to 2012, executive director at Veterans for Common Sense from 2006 to 2011 and lead program analyst in Veterans Benefits Administration at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs from 2000 to 2006. Sullivan was executive director at the National Gulf War Resource Center from 1997 to 2000, armored reconnaissance specialist in the Georgia Army National Guard from 1991 to 1993 and armored reconnaissance specialist in the U.S. Army from 1989 to 1991. He served in the 1st Armored Division of the U.S. Army during the Gulf War in 1991. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $120,000. Sullivan is a Democrat.

Danny Hawkins, 47, of San Jose, has been appointed to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors. Hawkins has served as the senior systems administrator for the San Jose - Evergreen Community College District since 1997. He served as the systems manager at the Santa Clara University, Office of Undergraduate Admission from 1988 to 1997. Hawkins is a member of the California School Employees Association. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Hawkins is a Democrat.

Karyn Karp, 56, of Sonoma, has been appointed to the California Healthcare Workforce Policy Commission. Karp has been an obstetric certified registered nurse anesthetist at Mel Atchison Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Inc. since 2008 and a nurse anesthetist at Anesthesia IAG Services Ltd. since 2006. She was a certified registered nurse anesthetist at the Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical Center from 2002 to 2008, at Wahiawa Community Hospital from 1997 to 2002 and at the Straub Clinic and Hospital from 1996 to 2000. Karp was director of the nurse anesthesia program at the University of California, San Francisco Department of Physiological Nursing from 1993 to 1996, director of the certified registered nurse anesthesiology program at the Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island from 1991 to 1993 and a graduate certified registered nurse anesthetist at the New England Baptist Hospital from 1989 to 1991. She is a member of the California Association of Nurse Anesthetists and the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. Karp earned a Master of Science degree in nursing from the University of San Francisco and a Master of Science degree in nurse anesthesia from the University of North Dakota. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Karp is a Democrat.

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