Governor Gavin Newsom on Feb. 3 announced the following appointments:
Dean Borg has been appointed director of the Division of Facility Planning, Construction and Management at CDCR, where he has been deputy director of the Division of Facility Planning, Construction and Management since 2015 and served in several positions from 2006 to 2015, including associate director of the Capital Planning and Project Services Branch and assistant deputy director of the Office of Facilities Management.
Borg served in several positions at CDCR from 1991 to 2006, including chief of legislation for adult operations in the Office of Legislation, legislative coordinator in the Legislative Liaison Office, and analyst and manager of administration and planning in the Planning and Construction Division.
Borg served as a recycling specialist in the Beverage Container Recycling Program at the California Department of Conservation from 1987 to 1991. He earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Southern California. This position requires Senate confirmation.
Kristina Khokhobashvili been appointed chief of external affairs at CDCR, where she has been acting chief of external affairs since 2019 and served in several positions from 2014 to 2019, including deputy chief of external affairs and public information officer. She held several positions at Gold Country Media from 2011 to 2012, including editor and features editor. Khokhobashvili was city editor at Calaveras First Company from 2007 to 2012. This position does not require Senate confirmation.
Amy Miller has been appointed director of the Division of Correctional Policy Research and Internal Oversight at CDCR, where she has served as associate director of female offender programs and services since 2016 and was associate director of reception center institutions from 2014 to 2016. Miller served in several positions at California State Prison, Centinela, from 2010 to 2014, including warden, chief deputy warden and associate warden, and from 1999 to 2000 served as a correctional officer. She served as a facility captain, lieutenant and sergeant at Calipatria State Prison from 2000 to 2010, where she was a correctional officer from 1996 to 1999. Miller was a captain at the California Institution for Women from 2006 to 2007. This position does not require Senate confirmation.