Governor Brown Announces Appointments


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

Dr. Natalie Berg, 75, of San Francisco, has been appointed to the Community Colleges Board of Governors. She has served as an elected member on the board of trustees for the City College of San Francisco since 1997. Dr. Berg has also worked as an independent consultant with her own firm NKB Strategies. Prior to her election to the City College of San Francisco Board of Trustees, Dr. Berg served with the City College of San Francisco in a variety of instruction and administrative positions from 1967 to 1997, retiring as dean of the School of Health on the John Adams Campus. Dr. Berg is a member of the Bay Area Council, and current president of Jewish Vocational Services. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Berg is a Democrat.

Martin Hoshino, 47, of Sacramento, has been appointed to serve as the undersecretary for program support at the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Hoshino has more than seven years of service with the department, currently serving as the executive director of the Board of Parole Hearings after having served as the assistant secretary for the Office of Internal Affairs from 2003 to 2008. Hoshino served as the chief assistant inspector general in the Office of the Inspector General from 1999 to 2003. He also served in a variety of roles at the California State Controller’s Office from 1988 to 1999. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $153,960. Hoshino is a Democrat.

Van Ton-Quinlivan, 42, of Burlingame, has been appointed as the Community Colleges Vice Chancellor of Economic and Workforce Development. Ton-Quinlivan has been serving as the director of workforce development for PG&E since 2006. Previously, she served as an adjunct faculty member for De Anza Community College from 2002 to 2004, as vice president for internet marketing at Knowledge Universe from 1999 to 2001, and as director for strategic marketing at Digital Island. Ton-Quinlivan also served as a corporate strategist for Pacific Bell from 1995 to 1997. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $116,508. Ton-Quinlivan is a Democrat.

Robin Umberg, 55, of Villa Park, has been appointed deputy secretary for veterans homes with the California Department of Veterans Affairs. Umberg retired from the United States Army in June 2010 after 36 years of active and reserve services. With the Army Reserve, she served as chief of professional services for the 3rd Medical Command, commander for the 4211th and 6252nd United States Army Hospitals and chief nurse of the 18th Field Hospital. During 13 years of active duty, Umberg served as a nurse and training officer and was inducted into the Order of Military Medical Merit and received a legion of merit medal. Umberg was appointed to the board of visitors for the United States Military Academy by President Bill Clinton, serving from 2002 to 2004. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $132,396. Umberg is a Democrat.