Brown makes Health & Human Services appointment

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, Dec. 10, 2010

This week, Governor-Elect Jerry Brown appointed Diana Dooley as Secretary of the Health and Human Services Agency. She will be an instrumental player in the implementation in California of the federal health care law.

Diana Dooley is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of the California Children’s Hospital Association.  Prior to leading the Association, Ms. Dooley was General Counsel and Vice President for the Children’s Hospital Central California near Fresno.

She began her career as an analyst at the State Personnel Board and later served as Legislative Secretary and Special Assistant to Governor Jerry Brown from 1975 to 1983.  Prior to becoming an attorney in 1995, she owned a public relations and advertising agency.

This position requires Senate confirmation.

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