Announcements regarding key staffing changes of importance to California's rural counties.
Susan Tatayon, 58, of Rocklin, has been reappointed to the Delta Stewardship Council, where she has served since 2014. Tatayon has held several positions at the Nature Conservancy since 2006, including water program director and associate director for the California water program. She was supervising resource planner at Schlumberger Water Services from 2001 to 2005 and special assistant to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Mid-Pacific regional director from 2000 to 2001. Tatayon served in several positions at the California Department of Water Resources from 1996 to 2000, including research program specialist and special assistant to the chief deputy director. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $46,913. Tatayon is registered without party preference.
Richard Wade, 64, of Pollock Pines, has been reappointed to the California State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection, where he has served since 2011. Wade has held several positions at Sierra Pacific Industries since 1995, including district manager and district forester. He was a forester at the Cal Oak Lumber Company from 1983 to 1995 and at James Nicklos and Associates from 1980 to 1983. Wade was a harvest inspector for the U.S. Forest Service from 1979 to 1980 and a forester at Western Timber Services Inc. from 1978 to 1979. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Wade is a Democrat.
Camille E. Maben, 63, of Rocklin, has been appointed to the California State Advisory Council on Early Learning and Care. Maben has been executive director at First 5 California since 2012. She was director of the Child Development Division at the California Department of Education from 2008 to 2012, where she held several positions from 1992 to 2007, including director of the School and District Accountability Division, coordinator, senior advisor, consultant and special assistant to the superintendent. Maben was chief of staff in the California Secretary for Education’s Office from 2007 to 2008, legislative aide to the California State Assembly Education Committee from 1991 to 1992 and a business manager at Roseville Community Preschool Inc. from 1983 to 1992. She is a member of the Rocklin Unified School District Board of Trustees. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Maben is a Democrat.
Dorene D’Adamo, 57, of Turlock, has been reappointed to the State Water Resources Control Board, where she has served since 2013. D’Adamo served as senior policy advisor to Congressman Jim Costa in 2013 and to Congressman Dennis Cardoza from 2003 to 2012. She was legal counsel for Congressman Gary Condit from 1994 to 2003 and a visiting instructor at California State University, Stanislaus from 1992 to 1998. D’Adamo was an associate attorney at the Law Offices of Perry and Wildman from 1992 to 1994 and a policy consultant at DeeDee D’Adamo Consulting from 1991 to 1992. She was legislative director for Congressman Gary Condit from 1990 to 1991 and assistant director at the California Youth Authority from 1988 to 1990. D’Adamo was legal counsel at the California State Assembly Committee on Public Safety from 1986 to 1988 and legislative director for the California State Assembly Assistant Majority Leader from 1985 to 1986. She is a member of the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley and served on the California Air Resources Board from 1999 to 2013. D’Adamo earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $147,778. D’Adamo is a Democrat.
Curtis Hill, 63, of Hollister, has been appointed to the California Victim Compensation Board. Hill was acting executive officer at the Board of State and Community Corrections in 2014 and a legislative advocate and strategic business consultant at Warner and Pank LLC from 2011 to 2012. Hill served as the sheriff of San Benito County from 1999 to 2010 and served in several positions in the San Benito County Sheriff’s Department from 1976 to 1999, including as undersheriff, sergeant, investigator and deputy sheriff. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Hill is a Republican.
Jane Dolan, 68, of Chico, has been reappointed to the Central Valley Flood Protection Board, where she has served since 2012. Dolan has been executive director at the Sacramento River Forum since 2010 and an independent probate referee since 1987. She served as member of the Butte County Board of Supervisors from 1979 to 2011. Dolan was a committee member of the Governor’s Advisory Drought Planning Panel in 2000. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $46,913. Dolan is a Democrat.
Michael Villines, 50, of Placerville, has been reappointed to the Central Valley Flood Protection Board, where he has served since 2010. Villines has been owner at the Villines Group LLC since 2011. He served as a California State Assemblymember from 2004 to 2010 and was director of public relations and co-owner at Panagraph Marketing Solutions from 1999 to 2004. Villines was chief of staff to California State Assemblymember Chuck Poochigian from 1994 to 1998 and special assistant at the California Department of Fish and Game from 1992 to 1994. He was an advance representative in the Office of the Governor from 1991 to 1992. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $46,913. Villines is a Republican
Shirley H. Diaz, 58, of Chico, has been appointed to the Computer Science Strategic Implementation Advisory Panel. Diaz has been assistant superintendent of educational services for the Glenn County Office of Education since 2007. She served as superintendent for the Plaza Elementary School District from 2006 to 2007 and as a social science teacher at Wheaton Warrenville South High School from 2003 to 2006. Diaz was an adjunct professor in the School of Education at Wheaton College and at Trinity International University from 2002 to 2003. She was a teacher for the Community Unit School District 200 from 1997 to 2002 and for the Alvord Unified School District from 1986 to 1991. Diaz is a member of the California Standards Technical Assistance Network and the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association Curriculum Instruction Steering Committee. She earned a Master of Education degree in curriculum and instruction from National Louis University. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Diaz is a Republican.