As he prepares to leave office, Gov. Jerry Brown Wednesday announced a host of appointments, including nearly a dozen Southlanders to various state boards and committees.
Karriann Farrell Hinds, 47, of Los Angeles, was reappointed to the California Board of Accountancy, where she has served since 2016. She’s has been a community liaison for the Public Policy Institute of Santa Monica College since 2015 and is vice president of the Los Angeles County Commission for Women.
Marjorie Del Toro, 52, of Foothill Ranch, and Marshall Johnson, 61, of Inglewood, were reappointed to the California Underground Facilities Safe Excavation Board, where both have served since 2017.
Del Toro is the founder and president of EHS International Inc., which she started in 2010, while Johnson has been the area manager of network process, quality compliance and damage prevention at AT&T since 2000.
Catherine Crespi-Chun, 55, of Los Angeles, was appointed to the Carcinogen Identification Committee. Since 2006, Crespi-Chun has been a professor at UCLA, where she earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in biostatistics and a Master of Science degree in environmental health sciences.
Thomas Giandomenico, 51, of Covina, was appointed to the Commission on Emergency Medical Services. Giandomenico joined the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in 1990 and most recently was an operations lieutenant for the Special Enforcement Bureau from 2017 to 2018.
David Gillotte, 52, of El Monte, was reappointed to the California State Board of Fire Services, where he has served since 2007. The Los Angeles County Fire Department captain joined the force in 1994, after about seven years with the Lakeside Fire Department, and is president of the Los Angeles County Firefighters Local 1014.
Ulrike Luderer, 57, of Irvine, was appointed chair of the Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee, where she has served since 2012. Luderer has been a faculty member in the UC Irvine Department of Medicine’s Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine since 1999 and earned a Master of Public Health degree in occupational and environmental medicine from the University of Washington.
Carrie Breton, 43, of Sierra Madre, was appointed to the Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee. She has been an associate professor at USC since 2017 and director of the Maternal and Developmental Risks from Environmental and Social Stressors Center for Environmental Health Disparities since 2015.
William Hendry, 47, of Los Angeles, was reappointed to the California Health Professions Education Foundation Board of Trustees, where he has served since 2016. Hendry was the executive director of external affairs and director of development at the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management and the Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University from 2008 to 2010. He was director of development at the College of Business Administration at Cal State Long Beach from 2003 to 2008 and assistant dean of external relations and executive director of development at the USC School of Theatre from 1998 to 2002.
Claradina Soto, 43, of Los Angeles, was reappointed to the Tobacco Education and Research Oversight Committee, where she has served since 2015. The USC assistant clinical professor formerly held several positions at the Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research at the university from 2003 to 2014. Prior to that, she was a health education specialist at the California Rural Indian Board Inc.
Wendy Hatch, 62, of Long Beach, was appointed to the California Professional Fiduciaries Advisory Committee. Hatch has been a fiduciary since 1990 and owner of Hatch and Associates since 1997. She is a charter member of the Professional Fiduciary Association of California, where she has held several regional and statewide leadership positions.
None of the appointments require Senate confirmation, and the compensation is either zero or $100 per diem.
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