Jeffery R. Marino, 41, of Los Angeles, has been appointed deputy director of strategy in the Office of Data and Innovation, where he has served as deputy director of service innovation since 2022. Marino served several positions in the Office of Digital Innovation from 2020 to 2022, including Insights Program Manager and Insights Product Lead. Marino was head of research and development for Symbihom from 2019 to 2021 and senior content manager and data journalist at ZipRecruiter from 2018 to 2019. He was head of information and communications at Redfin from 2014 to 2017 and editor chef at First Tuesday from 2010 to 2014. He earned a Master of Arts in Literature and Critical Theory from the University of California, Santa Cruz. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $168,432. Marino is registered without party preference.
David Blake Valenta, 38, of Oakland, has been named deputy director of data programs and policy in the Office of Data and Innovation, where he serves as the enterprise-wide data program manager. State since 2022. He was head of statewide data programs at CalData in 2021. Valenta served as an analytics strategist in the San Francisco Chief Data Officer’s Office from 2018 to 2021. He was a researcher for the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard from 2016 to 2018. Valenta was a graduate student researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles Labor Center from 2014 to 2016 and a statistician with the Empirical Research Group at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law from 2015 to 2016. He was a public policy advocate and office director at Interfaith Worker Justice from 2009 to 2014. Valenta received a master’s degree in public policy from the University of California at L os Angeles. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $168,432. Valenta is a Democrat.
Kathryn “Katie” Clarkin, 30, of Long Beach, has been appointed program director of the Office of Family Engagement and Empowerment Initiatives at the Department of Human Services, where she has been a special advisor to management since 2021 Clarkin was Special Assistant to the Governor in Governor Gavin Newsom’s office from 2019 to 2020. She was a research associate at the California Policy Lab at the University of California, Los Angeles from 2017 to 2019 and a research assistant at the University of Syracuse, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs from 2016 to 2017. She held several positions as President Obama’s appointee at the U.S. Department of Energy from 2014 to 2016, including Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary, Assistant Secretary’s Planner and Special Assistant for Planning and Advance. Clarkin received a master’s degree in public administration from Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $110,184. Clarkin is a Democrat.
James Treggiari, 41, of Oakland, has been appointed administrator of adult protective services at the Department of Human Services. Treggiari has been executive director of Legal Assistance for Seniors since 2015, where he has held several positions since 2009, including senior counsel and attorney. He served as pro bono counsel to the Homeless Advocacy Project in 2009. Treggiari held several positions at Harbor Homes between 1999 and 2003, including project manager and supportive housing staff. He was night staff at Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter in 1999. Treggiari is a board member of the East Bay Foundation on Aging and American Non-Profits. He is chair of the Alameda County Council Housing Task Force for Age-Friendly Communities and a member of the executive committee of the California Elder Justice Coalition. He earned a Juris Doctorate from Golden Gate University School of Law and a Masters of Social Work from the University of California, Los Angeles. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $138,000. Treggiari is a Democrat.
Thomas D. Cameron, 38, of Sacramento, has been named deputy director of strategic initiatives at the California Department of Aging. Cameron has served as Deputy Director of Administration at the Department of Aging since 2019 and Chief of Administration at the California Board of State and Community Corrections from 2015 to 2019. Cameron has held several positions in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Division of Operations of parole for adults between 2012 and 2015, including the manager of support services, the acting supervisor of the mental health program and the manager of contracts and commercial services. Cameron was Fiscal Officer at the California High-Speed Rail Authority from 2011 to 2012 and held several positions in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Budget Management Branch between 2008 and 2011, including Budget Manager, Associate Budget Analyst and Staff Services Analyst. Cameron served as IT Acquisitions Analyst in the Department of State Hospitals from 2007 to 2008 and Contracts and Procurement Officer in the Department of General Services, Office of Fleet and Asset Management in 2007. Cameron held several positions at the Deuel Vocational Institution from 2006 to 2007. , including a buyer and office technician, and was an administrative assistant and office assistant at Ameriprise Financial Advisors from 2001 to 2005. This position does not require Senate confirmation and compensation is of $161,064. Cameron is a Democrat.
Shannon Coe, 45, of Davis, has been appointed to the State Independent Living Council. Coe has been a community parent at WarmLine Family Resource Center since 2018. She was a program coordinator at the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers from 2011-2015. Coe was a consultant at Humanity & Inclusion in 2009. She was a youth development worker in an urban environment. in the United States Peace Corps from 2004 to 2006. Coe was a mentor at the Youth Empowerment Project in 2003. She was the acting program coordinator at the Fulfillment Fund Teen Access Program from 2002 to 2003. Coe earned a master’s degree in public administration in international management. from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Coe is a Democrat.
Susan Rotchy, 57, of Dixon, has been appointed to the State Independent Living Council. Rotchy has served as Executive Director at Independent Living Resources of Solano and Contra Costa Counties since 2022, where she held several positions from 2005-2022, including Program Manager and Benefits Specialist. She was a substitute teacher for the Vacaville Public School District from 2007 to 2010. Rotchy was an optician for Dr. Randall Cummings from 1993 to 1996. She is a member of Home Support, the Solano Advisory Board, and Consolidated Transportation Services Agency. Consultative Committee. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Rotchy is a Democrat.
Kimberly Rutledge, 47, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the State Independent Living Council. Rutledge has served as Deputy Director of Legislation and Communications at the Department of Rehabilitation since 2022. She held several positions at the California Department of Human Services from 2016-2022, including Chief of Adult Programs, Policy and quality assurance and the adult protective services program. Connection. Rutledge held several positions with United Domestic Workers of America, AFSCME Local 3930 between 2012 and 2016, including Budget and Policy Analyst and Deputy Legislative Director. She was an independent policy consultant at the County Welfare Directors Association of California from 2011 to 2012. Rutledge was a Sweeney graduate intern on disability policy at the National Academy of Social Insurance in 2011. She was a graduate intern in politics at the Disability Community Resource Center from 2010 to 2011. Rutledge was a graduate clinical social work intern at the OPICA Adult Day Program and Counseling Center from 2009 to 2010. She served as an editor and news designer at the Sacramento Bee from 2005 to 2009. She is a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance and the American Association of University Women. Rutledge earned a master’s degree in social welfare from the University of California, Los Angeles. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Rutledge is a Democrat.
Timothy “Tim” Travis, 55, of Glendora, has been appointed to the State Independent Living Council. Travis has served as a manager in the California Department of Developmental Services since 2020. He served as Director of Clinical Services and Federal Programs at the San Gabriel/Pomona Regional Center from 1996 to 2020. Travis served as Program Director in Human and Professional Services at 1994 to 1996. He was a teacher and supervisor at United Cerebral Palsy of Orange County from 1990 to 1993. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Travis is a Democrat.
Julie Gaona, 47, of Glendale, has been appointed to the State Council on Developmental Disabilities. Gaona was an attorney at the Community Access Center from 2001 to 2010. She is a member of the State Council on Developmental Disabilities, the Los Angeles Area Office Area Advisory Committee; the State self-representation network; the University of Southern California Developmental Disabilities Center of Excellence Community Advisory Committee; and Actively Independent and Free Living Communities. Gaona is secretary of the Los Angeles Self-Advocacy Board. This position does not require Senate confirmation and compensation is $100 per day. Gaona is a Democrat.