On Oct. 14, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the following appointments:
Raybon Johnson has been appointed warden of California State Prison, Los Angeles County, where he has been acting warden since 2018 and was chief deputy warden from 2017 to 2018. He served in multiple positions at the California City Correctional Facility from 2013 to 2017, including associate warden, correctional administrator and correctional captain. He held multiple positions at California Correctional Institution, Tehachapi, from 1993 to 2013, including lieutenant, sergeant and correctional officer. This position does not require Senate confirmation.
Jared Lozano has been appointed warden of California Medical Facility, Vacaville, where he has been acting warden since 2018. Lozano was chief deputy warden at Folsom State Prison from 2015 to 2018 and a correctional administrator at the CDCR Headquarters in 2015 and from 2012 to 2013. Lozano was acting chief deputy warden at California Health Care Facility, Stockton, from 2013 to 2015 and acting correctional administrator and facility captain at Deuel Vocational Institution from 2014 to 2015 and from 2008 to 2012. He was a lieutenant and captain at CDCR Headquarters from 2006 to 2008, a lieutenant at California State Prison, Solano, from 2004 to 2006, a sergeant at Deuel Vocational Institution from 2000 to 2004 and a correctional officer at California State Prison, Solano, from 1997 to 2000. This position does not require Senate confirmation.
Marion Spearman has been appointed associate director of general population male facilities in the Division of Adult Institutions at CDCR. Spearman has been warden of High Desert State Prison since 2016. He was warden at Correctional Training Facility, Soledad, from 2012 to 2016, where he was chief deputy warden from 2011 to 2012. Spearman held multiple positions at Pleasant Valley State Prison from 1994 to 2011, including associate warden, correctional administrator, facility captain, lieutenant and sergeant. He was a correctional officer at Mule Creek State Prison from 1987 to 1994. Spearman earned a Master of Science degree in criminology from California State University, Fresno. This position requires Senate confirmation.
Tammatha Foss has been appointed associate director of reception centers in the Division of Adult Institutions at the CDCR. She has been acting warden at Salinas Valley State Prison since 2018, where she was chief deputy warden in 2018. Foss was chief deputy warden at High Desert State Prison from 2016 to 2018. She was a chief in the Program Support Unit at the CDCR Headquarters from 2014 to 2016 and correctional administrator in the Division of Adult Institutions from 2013 to 2014. Foss was a business manager and community resource manager at San Quentin State Prison from 2009 to 2013. She served in multiple positions at Pelican Bay State Prison, including procurement officer, budget analyst and correctional officer from 1996 to 2009. This position requires Senate confirmation.