Governor Brown Announces Appointments


8-23-2012

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

Michelle Hurlbutt, 55, of Upland, has been appointed to the Dental Hygiene Committee of California, where she has served since 2009. Hurlbutt has been an assistant professor at the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry since 1999 and a registered dental hygienist at the office of Nathan Pfister, D.D.S. and William Domb, D.M.D. since 1998. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Hurlbutt is a Republican.

Joyce Noel Kelsch, 54, of Moorpark, has been appointed to the Dental Hygiene Committee of California. Kelsch has been the learning and development manager at Coast Dental since 2012. She has served as an infection control columnist at RDH Magazine, a national dental magazine, and has been an international speaker and consultant since 2002. Kelsch was a registered dental hygienist for Steven Kaminsky, D.D.S. from 2003 to 2007 and for Philip Wolff, D.D.S. from 1999 to 2003. She has been a registered dental hygienist in alternative practice since 2008 and a registered dental hygienist since 1992. This position does not require Senate confirmation and compensation is $100 per diem. Kelsch is a Democrat.

Timothy S. Martinez, 52, of Temple City, has been appointed to the Dental Hygiene Committee of California. Martinez has been associate dean for community partnerships and access to care at the Western University of Health Sciences since 2009 and president of Outer Cape Dental Center since 2003. He served as program evaluator at the Forsyth Institute from 2010 to 2011, state dental Medicaid director at the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office of Health and Human Services from 2006 to 2009 and dental consultant at the Office of Public Protection, Board of Registration in Dentistry, Massachusetts Department of Public Health from 2005 to 2009. He was the owner of Mid-Cape Dental Center from 2000 to 2005 and the dental director at South End Community Health Center from 2000 to 2003. Martinez served as dental director for Harbor Health Services Inc. from 1999 to 2003 and dental director at Boston Healthcare for the Homeless from 1994 to 2003. He earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Martinez is a Democrat.

Nicolette Moultrie, 40, of Martinez, has been appointed to the Dental Hygiene Committee of California. Moultrie has served in multiple positions at the Contra Costa County Regional Medical Center since 2010, including program manager of the children's oral health program and project liaison. She has been the owner and registered dental hygienist in alternative practice at Strategies for Healthy Smiles since 2008 and a dental hygienist at the Contra Costa Health Services, Children’s Oral Health Program since 2007. She was a registered dental hygienist for Jess J. Santucci, D.D.S., from 2000 to 2009. Moultrie received a Master of Science degree in dental hygiene from the University of California San Francisco. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Moultrie is a Democrat.

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