Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Aug. 20, 2012 to the California Board of Behavioral Sciences

Calif. Governor BrownSACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Leah Brew, 45, of Brea, has been appointed to the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Brew has been chair and professor at the department of counseling at California State University, Fullerton since 2001. She was a teaching assistant at the University of North Texas from 1997 to 2001 and a neurofeedback therapist at the Lane Learning Center from 1997 to 1999. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Brew is a Democrat.

Deborah Brown, 55, of Ahwahnee, has been appointed to the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Brown has been a teacher for the Yosemite Unified School District since 1994. She was a part-time accountant at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona from 1991 to 1993 and served as mayor pro tem for the City of Rancho Cucamonga from 1986 to 1991. Brown was a loan officer for Crocker Bank from 1982 to 1985. She earned a Master of Public Administration degree from California State University, Northridge. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Brown is a Republican.

Eileen Colapinto, 69, of Corona, has been appointed to the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Colapinto has been the director at the Corona-Norco Unified School District Foundation since 2012. She was an associate professor and counselor at Riverside Community College from 1991 to 2011, a corporate officer at Design Gifts International from 1974 to 1990 and an elementary teacher for the Corona-Norco Unified School District from 1965 to 1967. Colapinto has been a trustee for the Corona Public Library since 2011. She earned a Master of Arts degree in education/counseling from California State University, San Bernardino. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Colapinto is a Republican.

Elizabeth Connolly, 58, of Fair Oaks, has been appointed to the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Connolly has been a principal at the El Dorado County Office of Education since 2004 and a licensed educational psychologist in private practice since 1989. She was a program specialist and school psychologist at the El Dorado County Office of Education from 1983 to 2004. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Connolly is a Democrat.

Linda Forster, 42, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Forster has served as president at Forster Construction since 1995. She was an administrator at Parents of Watts from 1993 to 2006 and a social worker at the Los Angeles County Martin Luther King Jr. Medical Center in 1996. Forster served as director at the Dianne Feinstein Home for Young Mothers from 1991 to 1993 and was a case worker at the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health from 1991 to 1992. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Forster is a Democrat.

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