Governor Newsom announces appointments 7.29.22


SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments:

Miriam Barcellona Ingenito, 50, of Elk Grove, has been appointed undersecretary at the Government Operations Agency. Barcellona Ingenito has served as the California Financial Information System Director since 2016, where she served as an Executive Partner from 2015 to 2016. She served as Chief Deputy Director at the California Department of Toxic Substances Control from 2013 to 2015. Barcellona Ingenito was Assistant Secretary for Environmental Policy and Community Programs at the California Environmental Protection Agency from 2011 to 2013. She served as Deputy Director of Legislation at the California Department of Finance from 2009 to 2011 and Senior Consultant for the California State Senate Committee on Appropriations from 2001 to 2009. Barcellona Ingenito served as the Secretary’s Assistant for Policy and Program Analysis at the California Resources Agency from 1999 to 2001 and was an analyst of finance and policy at the California Legislative Analyst’s Office from 1997 to 1999. Barcellona Ingenito is a member of California Women Lead and Latinas in Tech. She earned a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Chicago. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $205,841. Barcelona Ingenito is a Democrat.

Christine Ciccotti, 41, of Davis, has been named deputy director and chief counsel in the California Department of General Services. Ciccotti has served as Chief Counsel at the California State Department of Hospitals since 2018. Ciccotti served as Assistant Attorney General in the Corrections Law Section of the California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General from 2014 to 2018. She was trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Contract Management Agency from 2012 to 2013 and an Assistant General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons from 2009 to 2012. Ciccotti has held several positions for the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General corps at Nellis Air Force Base and Travis Air Force Base from 2006 to 2009, including trial counsel, chief of contract law, chief of civil law , Head of Adverse Actions and Head of Claims. She earned a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $196,480. Ciccotti is a Democrat.

Christian Crumlish, 57, of Palo Alto, has been named a senior project manager in the Office of Data and Innovation. Crumlish has been a principal consultant and founder of Design in Product since 2019. He was vice president of product at 7 Cups from 2015 to 2019. Crumlish was senior director of product management and user experience at CloudOn from 2012 to 2015. He was Senior Director of Customer Experience and Messaging Products at AOL from 2010 to 2012. Crumlish was Curator of the Design Pattern Library at Yahoo! from 2007 to 2010. He was Director of Strategic Services at Extractable Solutions from 2005 to 2007. Crumlish was Senior Information Architect at Enterpulse from 2001 to 2002. He was Senior Content Strategist at Groundswell from 2000 to 2001. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $154,836. Crumlish is a Democrat.

John Tengan, 53, of Lakewood, has been appointed to the Structural Pest Control Board. Tengan has been a territory manager at the Industrial Fumigant Company since 2007. Tengan was a service technician at the Industrial Fumigant Company from 2006 to 2007. He was a field manager at A-1 Fumigation from 1999 to 2005. Tengan owned of Blue Meridian Urban Pest Management from 2001 to 2006. He held several positions with Cal-Western Termite and Pest Control from 1997 to 1999, including Service Manager and Service Technician. Tengan was a member of the Rollins Employee Relief Fund Committee. This position does not require Senate confirmation and compensation is $100 per day. Tengan is registered without party preference.

Joni A. Forge, 65, of Long Beach, has been appointed to the California Dental Board. Forge has been a dentist with CDI Dental Group since 2018 and has been an Adjunct Clinical Instructor at USC Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry since 2022. She was the Owner and Dentist at Overhill Dental from 1995 to 2021. Forge was the Owner and Dentist. at Joni Forge DDS from 1985 to 2004. She is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association and National Dental Association. Forge earned a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry. This position does not require Senate confirmation and compensation is $100 per day. Forge is a Democrat.

Kellie L. Funk, 43, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. Funk has been an esthetician and owner at Kellie Lynn’s Esthetics since 2016. She was an esthetician at Byuti Salon and Spa from 2011-2016 and has worked as a licensed esthetician since 2005. This position requires Senate confirmation and compensation is $100 per die. Funk is a Democrat.

Meagan Curtis, 44, of Crescent City, has been named to the 41st District Agricultural Association (Del Norte Fair Board). Curtis has been a financial advisor with Edward Jones since 2014, where she served as a senior branch administrator from 2011 to 2014. She was office manager at Alexandre Dairy from 2004 to 2011. Curtis served as executive director at Crescent City and Del Norte County Chamber of Commerce from 2003 to 2004. She was a high school teacher in the Del Norte County Unified School District from 2002 to 2003. Curtis was a researcher at Sparks Companies Inc. from 2001 to 2002. She earned a Master of Science in agricultural economics. from the University of Kentucky. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Curtis is a Republican.

Anthony Fabricius, 53, of Crescent City, has been appointed to the 41st District Agricultural Association (Del Norte Fair Board). Fabricius has been the principal of Sunset High School since 2013. Fabricius is a member of Lake Earl Grange, the Association of California School Administrators, the California Continuation Education Association, and the Del Norte County Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commission. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Fabricius is a republican.

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