Governor Newsom announces appointments 8.23.22

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments:

Susan DeMarois, 57, of Sacramento, was named to the state Independent Living Advice. DeMarois has served as Director of the California Department of Aging since 2021. She was a member of the Master Plan for Aging Stakeholder Advisory Committee from 2019 to 2020. DeMarois held several positions at the Alzheimer’s Association from 1999 to 2021, including Director of Public Policy and Advocacy, California Director of Government Affairs and Director of California State Policy. She was associate director of government and community relations at the University of California, Davis Health System from 2002 to 2009. DeMarois was associate director of public policy at LeadingAge California from 1993 to 1999. This position does not require Senate confirmation. and there is no pay. . DeMarois is a Democrat.

Kimberley Johnson, 44, of Sacramento, was named to the state Independent Living Advice. Johnson has served as Director of the California Department of Human Services since 2019, where she has held several positions since 2015, including Deputy Director of Family Engagement and Empowerment, CalWORKS Branch Chief and Child Care. children and branch manager of childcare and refugee programs. She served as Director of Public Policy at the California Child Care Resource and Referral Network from 2012 to 2015. Johnson served as Manager of the Early Childhood Mentoring Program at City College of San Francisco from 2009 to 2012. She served as Director of Programs and training for parent services. Project from 2007 to 2010. Johnson served as program director at the Children’s Network of Solano County from 1999 to 2007. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Johnson is a Democrat.

Susan “Tink” Miller, 75, of Foresthill, was reappointed to the state Independent Living Council, where she has served since 2019. Miller is an executive director of Placer Independent Resource Services since 1995. She has held several positions at the Westside Center for Independent Living between 1979 and 1995, including Director of Administration and Finance, Controller and Co-Executive Director ad interim. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Miller is registered with no party preference.

Ning “Jenny” Yang, 34, of Ukiah, was deported to the state Independent Living Council, where she has served since 2019. Yang served as vice president of the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities from 2013 to 2018. She was a student member of the California Community College Board of Governors from 2011 to 2013. This position does not require a senate. confirmation and there is no compensation. Yang is a Democrat.

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