Newsom Reappoints Members of CDPH Leadership Team
On Wednesday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the reappointment of several officials in the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). Among those reappointed are:
- Brandon Nunes, Chief Deputy Director of Operations – Mr. Nunes has served in this position since 2015. He held several positions at the California Department of Finance from 1999 to 2015 and was confirmed to his CDPH position by the Senate in 2016.
- Mark Starr, Deputy Director of Environmental Health – Dr. Starr has served in this position since 2012. He was previously director of community health in Placer County from 2007 to 2012 and held several positions in the California Department of Health Care Services from 1995 to 2006.
- Heidi Steinecker, Deputy Director of the Center for Health Care Quality – Ms. Steinecker has held this position since 2018. She was previously an executive health care consultant at Global Health Consulting and held several positions at the University of California, Davis Medical Center from 2005 to 2017.
- Monica Wagoner, Deputy Director of Legislative and Governmental Affairs – Ms. Wagoner has held this position since 2007. She was previously a government affairs representative for the California Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians and a government affairs manager for Blue Shield of California.
The Governor’s full press announcement is available here.