Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments.
Derrick Marion, 41, of Sacramento, has been appointed chief of the Office of Correctional Safety at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, where he has served as deputy chief since 2014 and was a correctional administrator from 2013 to 2014. Marion has served as an adjunct instructor at American River College since 2001. He served in several positions at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Office of Internal Affairs from 2007 to 2013, including special agent in charge, senior special agent and special agent. He served in several positions at the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control from 1997 to 2007, including district administrator, supervising investigator and investigator. Marion earned a Master of Science degree in criminal justice administration from San Jose State University. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $141,156. Marion is a Republican.
AnaMarie Avila-Farias, 41, of Martinez, has been appointed to the California Housing Finance Agency Board of Directors. Avila-Farias has served as a housing program analyst at the Housing Authority of Contra Costa County since 2014 and member of the Martinez City Council since 2012. She has over 21 years of experience in administering affordable housing programs in various communities throughout the Bay Area. Avila-Farias served as a community services program manager for the City of Concord from 2013 to 2014, a senior management analyst at the Oakland Housing Authority from 2007 to 2013 and a senior community development specialist in the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development from 1998 to 2007. She served as a housing and healthcare facilitator at the Contra Costa County Public Health Services Department from 1997 to 1998 and as central waiting list supervisor at the Housing Authority of the County of Contra Costa from 1989 to 1997. Avila-Farias is a California Democratic Party Assembly District 14 delegate and a member of the League of California Cities, Housing, Community and Economic Development Policy Committee and the Juvenile Hall Auxiliary of Contra Costa County Board. She earned a Master of Science degree in information systems management from the University of San Francisco. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Avila-Farias is a Democrat.
Leslye M. Tinson, 33, of Salinas, has been appointed to the California Private Security Disciplinary Review Committee, North. Tinson has been a mental health clinician at San Benito County Behavioral Health Department since 2015. She was a mental health clinician and consultant at Asian American Recovery Services from 2012 to 2015, a mental health therapist at Opportunity Plus Inc. from 2011 to 2013 and an administrative support coordinator at San Francisco State University from 2005 to 2012. Tinson is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. She earned a Master of Science degree in psychology from San Francisco State University. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Tinson is a Democrat.