Governor Brown Announces Appointments


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

Amy Miller, 42, of Folsom, has been appointed associate director of female offender programs and services at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, where she has served as associate director of reception center institutions since 2014. Miller served in several positions at California State Prison, Centinela from 2010 to 2014, including warden, chief deputy warden and associate warden and was a correctional officer there from 1999 to 2000. She served in several positions at Calipatria State Prison from 2000 to 2010, including facility captain, lieutenant and sergeant and was a correctional officer there from 1996 to 1999. Miller was a captain at the California Institution for Women from 2006 to 2007. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $148,188. Miller is a Democrat.

Kimberley Johnson, 38, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the State Interagency Coordinating Council on Early Intervention. Johnson has served as a branch chief of child care and refugee programs at the California Department of Social Services since 2015. She was a public policy director at the California Child Care Resource and Referral Network from 2012 to 2015 and a program manager at the City College of San Francisco, California Early Childhood Mentor Program from 2009 to 2012. Johnson was a director of programs and training at Parent Services Project Inc. from 2007 to 2010 and a director of child care and development programs at the Children’s Network of Solano County from 1999 to 2007. She is a public policy member at Child Care Aware of America. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Johnson is a Democrat.

Charles Berdan, 60, of Sacramento, has been reappointed to the State 9-1-1 Advisory Board, where he has served since 2013. Berdan has been a consultant at Smokeater Consulting since 2014. He was dispatch manager at the Alameda County Regional Emergency Communications Center from 2002 to 2013 and emergency communications manager at Pacific Bell SBC from 2000 to 2002. Berdan held several positions at the Sacramento Regional Fire EMS Communication Center from 1979 to 2000, including dispatcher, shift supervisor, training officer and deputy director. He was a firefighter and dispatcher at the Citrus Heights Fire Department from 1973 to 1979. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Berdan is a Democrat.