Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Friday announced the following appointments:
Alice T. Germond, 75, of West Hollywood, has been appointed chairperson of the California Fair Political Practices Commission. Germond has been secretary emeritus of the Democratic National Committee since 2013, where she was elected national secretary from 2002 to 2013 and held several positions from 1988 to 1996, including director of party and government affairs, senior advisor, director of party programs and political director for chairman Ron Brown’s election. She has been a special guest lecturer of U.S. politics at Tsinghua University, Georgetown University, Yale University and Shepherd University and for the National Democratic Institute since 2003. Germond was secretary of the Democratic National Convention in 2012, 2008 and 2004. She was acting president at NARAL Pro-Choice America in 2002, where she was executive vice president from 1998 to 2002. Germond was a self-employed consultant from 1995 to 1998. She was California political director for Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign in 1992 and super delegate director for Gary Hart’s presidential campaign in 1987, where she was California co-chair in 1984. Germond was deputy political director for Michael Dukakis’ presidential campaign from 1987 to 1988. She was national vice-chair for Governor Brown’s presidential campaign in 1980, where she was national matching funds director in 1976. Germond was deputy campaign manager for Governor Brown’s re-election gubernatorial campaign in 1978. She earned a Master of Science degree in recreation with a concentration in public administration from California State University, Los Angeles. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $152,473. Germond is a Democrat.
Kathleen Y. Allavie, 63, of Riverside, has been appointed to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Allavie has been a trustee at the Riverside Unified School District Board of Education since 2005. She is a member of the La Sierra University Foundation Board. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Allavie is registered without party preference.
Johanna K. Hartwig, 45, of San Francisco, has been appointed to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Hartwig has been assistant dean for career planning and legal community engagement at the University of San Francisco, School of Law since 2014, where she was senior director for the Office of Career Planning from 2012 to 2014. She was a managing associate at Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe LLP from 2010 to 2012 and a law clerk and ethics committee clerk for the Honorable M. Margaret McKeown at the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit from 2008 to 2010. She was a litigation associate at Morrison and Foerster LLP from 2005 to 2008, where she was a summer associate in 2003 and in 2004. Hartwig was a graduate student instructor for the University of Michigan School of Public Policy from 2004 to 2005 and a law and policy intern at the National Center for Youth Law in 2004. She was a Bergstrom fellow of the Child Advocacy Law Clinic at the University of Michigan Law School in 2002, where she was a law clinic student attorney from 2004 to 2005 and a research assistant from 2002 to 2005. Hartwig was a paralegal at Pennie and Edmonds LLP from 1999 to 2001, a teacher at Bronx High School of Science from 1997 to 1998 and a teacher at Sri Rajñi Primary School from 1994 to 1995. She is a member of the Open Door Legal Board of Directors, California Bar Association, Bar Association of San Francisco, National Association for Law Placement and the Bay Area Legal Recruitment Association. Hartwig earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan Law School and a Master of Public Policy degree in domestic policy from the University of Michigan. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Hartwig is a Democrat.
Jane D. Marks, 59, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Marks has been a teacher at the Alice Birney Public Waldorf K-8 School since 2002. She was a substitute teacher for the Sacramento City Unified School District from 1995 to 1996 and a teacher at the Mark Hopkins Elementary School from 1991 to 1992. She was a substitute teacher for the Davis Joint Unified School District and for the Elk Grove Unified School District from 1995 to 1996. Marks was a community outreach worker at Loaves and Fishes Sacramento from 1992 to 1994. She was a teacher for the San Bernardino City Unified School District from 1989 to 1991, where she was a student teacher in 1988. Marks held several positions at the Los Angeles YMCA from 1984 to 1988, including manager and director of the outdoor education camp and program director. She was a substitute teacher and instructional aide for special education for the Bear Valley School District from 1986 to 1988. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Marks is a Democrat.
Francis Lau, 63, of San Francisco, has been reappointed to the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities, where he has served since 2015. Lau has been a vice president and area manager at First Bank since 2000. He was co-manager and vice president at the Washington Mutual Bank Retail Banking Division from 1997 to 2000 and a corporate development director and director of finance at Pharmakon International Laboratory Ltd. from 1994 to 1995. Lau was a branch manager at Wells Fargo from 1992 to 1994, where he held several positions from 1977 to 1992, including assistant vice president, manager of the Private Banking Department and lending officer in the Retail Banking Group. Lau earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of San Francisco School of Management. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Lau is registered without party preference.
Juan Pedro Gaffney, 80, of Sebastopol, has been appointed to the California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board. Gaffney has been a member of the California Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board since 2017 and director at Coro Hispano de San Francisco since 1975. He was director of Hispanic liturgy at Mission Dolores from 1993 to 2008 and was the first artist-in-residence at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Gaffney was an associate professor of philosophy at St. Joseph's College and a lecturer at Saint Mary's College from 1972 to 1996. Gaffney is a vice president of the Instituto Pro Música de California. He earned a Master of Arts degree in music from Stanford University. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $147,778. Gaffney is a Democrat.