The Executive of the Year Award is given annually to the person or persons who consistently demonstrate remarkable leadership skills, integrity, values, vision, commitment to excellence, agency performance, community service and diversity.
Nolice Edwards, previously Chief of the Office of Victim and Survivor Rights and Services, and now Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the Government Operations Agency
Brenda Crowding, Deputy Director of the Officer of Internal Affairs
Fergus Leckie, Captain at California State Prison, Sacramento
Preetika Nand-Lal, Attorney III for the CCHCS Office of Internal Affairs
Emma Regidor, Staff Counsel III for CDCR’s Office of Legal Affairs
Michelle Allen, Parole Agent II, Division of Adult Parole Operations’ Northern Region
Olivia Briones, Regional Personnel Administrator for CCHCS Fresno Regional Office
Ricardo DeLaCruz, Associate Director Human Resources at the Sacramento Headquarters
Kevin Grassel, Information Technology Specialist II, Office of Research
Michelle Laguna, formerly a Student Assistant at the Office of Internal Affairs, now an Office Technician with Mule Creek State Prison
Jaron Nash, Chief Executive Officer at Avenal State Prison
Rosanna Rodriguez, Staff Services Manager II for the Office of Peace Officer Selection, Northern Region
Elizabeth Sherrell-Davis, Staff Services Manger I for Office of Training and Professional Development
Sarina J. Calderon, Associate Director for the Office of Internal Affairs
Stefanie Kane, Correctional Counselor III for the Substance Abuse and Treatment Facility, and
Khanh Nguyen, Staff Services Manager II for the Office of Internal Affairs
The team’s work could not be timelier today.
The movement for racial equity in California government is growing. CDCR joined many local governments, regional agencies, and state departments by creating a GARE team.
They finalized a 5-year strategic action plan to guide practices and core strategies for making our government more representative of the people of California.
Their work will help produce more diversity and equity in our workforce and our work.