Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments:
Frederick J. Just, 60, of Riverside, has been appointed administrator of the Veterans Home of California, Yountville. Just held several positions at Kaiser Permanente from 2005 to 2017, including assistant hospital administrator, transition director and director of facilities services for the Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center and for the Kaiser Permanente Ontario Medical Center, and assistant hospital administrator and area safety leader for the Kaiser Permanente Modesto Medical Center. He was director of construction and engineering at the Tri-City Medical Center from 2002 to 2005 and director of construction and plant engineering at the Firelands Regional Medical Center from 1994 to 2002. Just is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He earned a Master of Advanced Studies degree in leadership of healthcare organizations from the University of California, San Diego. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $159,792. Just is a Republican.
Marci Baker, 54, of Clovis, has been appointed to the Collateral Recovery Disciplinary Review Committee. Baker has been general manager at AOC Adjusters Fresno LTD since 1986. She is a member of the American Recovery Association and the California Association of Licensed Repossessors. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Baker is a Republican.
Albert Martinez, 42, of Escondido, has been appointed to the Collateral Recovery Disciplinary Review Committee. Martinez has been president and chief executive officer at Challenge Recovery Inc. since 2010. He is a member of the California Association of Licensed Repossessors. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Martinez is registered without party preference.
Carrie Valente, 32, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the 51st District Agricultural Association, San Fernando Valley Fair Board of Directors. Valente has been an agriculture teacher at Canoga Park High School, Los Angeles Unified School District since 2012. She was an agriculture teacher at Central West High School, Central Unified School District from 2010 to 2012. Valente is a member of the South Coast Region Agricultural Education Consortium Advisory Committee. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Valente is registered without party preference.