Governor Brown Announces Appointments


7-27-2011

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments.

Trevor Albertson, 31, of Folsom, has been appointed to serve as deputy secretary of veterans services at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Albertson is a captain with over nine years of commissioned service in the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserve. He has served as an intelligence officer since 2010, and was director of public affairs from 2009 to 2010, in the Air Force Reserves’ 713th Combat Operation Squadron. He also served on the staff of Headquarters US Strategic Command from 2007 to 2009 and held multiple positions in the 11th Mission Support Squadron from 2002 to 2004. He was an adjunct professor at Yuba College from 2010 to 2011, a teaching assistant at the University of California, Merced from 2006 to 2009 and an assistant professor at the United States Air Force Academy from 2004 to 2006. Albertson was a University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation Dissertation Fellow and served on the staff of Congressman Dennis Cardoza from 2008 to 2010. This position does not require Senate confirmation and compensation is $119,616 annually. Albertson is a Democrat.

Donna Campbell, 52, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy secretary for legislative affairs at the California Health and Human Services Agency. Campbell served as the deputy secretary for legislation and general counsel at the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency from 1996 to 2001, and was deputy director for legislation at the Department of Fair Employment and Housing from 1994 to 1995. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $125,196. Campbell is a Democrat.

Sonia Fernandez-Herrera, 48, of Elk Grove, has been appointed chief of administrative and financial services at the California Health and Human Services Agency. Fernandez-Herrera has served as the administrative unit manager at the California Health and Human Services Agency since 2008. Previously, she served as the associate business management analyst at the Department of Fair Employment and Housing from 2007 to 2008, was an associate government program analyst at the Department of General Services from 2000 to 2007 and was a staff services analyst from 1996 to 1999. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $83,064. Fernandez-Herrera is a Democrat.

Lawrence “Larry” Gonzales, 67, of Laguna Niguel, has been appointed to serve as the undersecretary for administration at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Mr. Gonzales is a retired colonel with more than 38 years of enlisted and commissioned service in the United States Marine Corps and is a combat veteran of Desert Storm. He served on the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Committee from 2003 to 2009 and as director of the Equal Opportunity Branch for the United States Marine Corps from 2002 to 2003. He also held multiple positions in the Los Angeles Unified School District from 1968 to 2000, including the position of principal at three elementary schools from 1982 to 2000. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $122,464. Gonzales is a Democrat.

Kelly Green, 35, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy director of legislative and governmental affairs at the Department of Health Care Services. Green has served as a regulatory policy specialist at the California Nurses Association since 2009. She was a consultant for the California State Senate Committee on Health from 2006 to 2009 and was a legislative consultant for Senator Deborah Ortiz in 2005 after serving as a district representative from 1999 to 2004. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $105,528. Green is a Democrat.

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