Governor Appoints David Pating, Emiko Burchill to State Posts

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SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown announced several appointments on April 5, including the following:

• David Pating, 54, of San Francisco has been reappointed to the California Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission, where he has served since 2007. He has served in various positions at The Permanente Medical Group since 1990, has been chief of addiction medicine at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in San Francisco since 1991, and has been an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the UC San Francisco School of Medicine since 1995.

Pating is a member of the California Society of Addiction Medicine, the California Psychiatric Association, the California Medical Association, the California Hospital Association, and the California Institute of Mental Health. He earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from UCLA and is president of Buddhist Church of San Francisco.

This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Pating is a Democrat.

• Emiko Burchill, 31, of Sacramento has been appointed special assistant for policy at the California Natural Resources Agency. She was a contract attorney at Olson Hagel and Fishburn LLP in 2012, an executive fellow at the California Fair Political Practices Commission from 2011 to 2012, and an intern at the office of Assemblymember Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) in 2011.

Burchill was a volunteer attorney at My Sister’s House, which helps victims of domestic violence in the Central Valley’s Asian Pacific Islander community, from 2010 to 2011 and an attorney at the Law Offices of McDowall Cotter in San Mateo from 2007 to 2009. She earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the Santa Clara University School of Law.

This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $79,260. Burchill is a Democrat.

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