Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments:
Dara Thompson, 44, of San Rafael, has been appointed to the California Naturopathic Medicine Committee. Thompson has been a naturopathic doctor at Azzolino Chiropractic Neurology and Integrative Wellness since 2013 and has been a naturopathic doctor since 2002. She was a medical and nutrition writer at KQED from 2012 to 2014, a western medical professor at the Traditional Chinese Medical College of Hawaii from 2003 to 2012 and adjunct faculty for the Department of Holistic Health Education at John F. Kennedy University from 2007 to 2008. Thompson earned a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from the National College of Natural Medicine. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Thompson is a Democrat.
Greta Hauck D’Amico, 49, of Auburn, has been appointed to the California Naturopathic Medicine Committee. D’Amico has been president and a physician at Four Rivers Naturopathic Clinic PC since 2004. She was senior secretary at Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. from 1996 to 2000, assistant to the director of systemwide services at Scripps Clinic from 1995 to 1996 and an account executive at Stratecom in 1995. D’Amico was communications manager at U.S. West Technologies from 1994 to 1995, a sales representative at Cell Tech from 1992 to 1994 and acting director of operations at World Business Academy from 1991 to 1992. D’Amico is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, California Naturopathic Doctors Association and Philanthropic Educational Organization International. D’Amico earned a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. D’Amico is registered without party preference.