Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments:
Francesc R. Martí, 34, of Brooklyn, New York, has been appointed director of legislation at the California Housing Finance Agency. Martí has been assistant commissioner of government affairs at the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development since 2016. He was finance director in the Office of New York State Senator Jeffrey Klein from 2013 to 2016 and supervising analyst in the New York City Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget from 2008 to 2013. He earned a Master of Public Administration degree from New York University. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $137,508. Martí is registered without party preference.
Martin K. Deffee, 55, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy director of the California State Lottery Security and Law Enforcement Division. Deffee has served as chief investigator in the California Secretary of State's Office since 2015. He was hospital police lieutenant and sergeant at the California Department of State Hospitals from 2005 to 2015 and field representative for the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association in 2005. Deffee served in several positions for San Benito County from 1993 to 2005, including deputy sheriff, senior deputy marshal and deputy constable sergeant. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $130,008. Deffee is a Democrat.
John Keene, 48, of San Leandro, has been appointed to the California Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision. Keene has been chief probation officer of San Mateo County since 2013. He served in several positions at the Alameda County Probation Department from 1998 to 2013, including deputy chief probation officer, division director, unit supervisor and deputy probation officer. Keene earned a Juris Doctor degree from Southern University Law Center. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Keene is a Democrat.
David Robinson, 47, of Hanford, has been reappointed to the California Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision, where he has served since 2013. Robinson has been sheriff-coroner and public administrator of Kings County since 2011. He was an investigator in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office from 2009 to 2011 and held multiple positions at the Kings County Sheriff’s Office from 1995 to 2009, including sergeant, senior deputy and deputy. Robinson served as a Kings County correctional officer in 1995 and was an instructor at the College of the Sequoias Police Academy from 2005 to 2010. Robinson is co-chair of the Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory Board and a member of the Industrial Hemp Advisory Board. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Robinson is registered without party preference.
Susan Foster, 36, of Redding, has been appointed to the California Healthcare Workforce Policy Commission. Foster has been chief medical officer at the Hill Country Health and Wellness Center since 2016, where she has been a family nurse practitioner since 2011. She was a registered nurse at the California Forensic Medical Group from 2010 to 2011. Foster was an emergency room registered nurse at Mercy Medical Center Redding from 2007 to 2010, where she was a pediatric registered nurse from 2005 to 2007. She earned a Master of Science degree in nursing from Sonoma State University. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Foster is registered without party preference.
Leonard Moty, 65, of Redding, has been appointed to the Southwestern Low-Level Radioactive Waste Commission. Moty has been a member of the Shasta County Board of Supervisors since 2009. He served in several positions at the Redding Police Department from 1977 to 2008, including chief of police, lieutenant, sergeant and officer. He is a member of the California Police Chiefs Association and the FBI National Academy Associates. Moty earned a Master of Business Administration degree in finance from the University of Southern California. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Moty is a Republican.