Jeffery Scott Christman, 50, of Roseville, has been appointed Chief Deputy Director of the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development. Christman has been Deputy Director for the Center for Health Statistics and Informatics at the California Department of Public Health since 2020. He was Practice Area Leader for Data and Analytics at Slalom Consulting from 2019 to 2020. He served as Deputy Director and Chief Information Officer at the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development from 2014 to 2019, Acting Agency Chief Information Officer at the California Health and Human Service Agency from 2016 to 2017 and Chief of Public Health Informatics at the California Department of Public Health from 2013 to 2014. Christman was Program Director at California Health eQuality from 2012 to 2013, Assistant Director for the California Office of Health Information Integrity in 2012, eServices Program Manager at the California Department of Public Health from 2009 to 2010 and Project Manager at the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development from 2001 to 2007. Christman was Director of Health Information Exchange and Meaningful Use at Adventist Health from 2010 to 2012 and Senior Account Executive at Esri from 2007 to 2009. Christman earned a Master of Planning and Development degree in health planning from the University of Southern California. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $175,008. Christman is a Democrat.
Ana Acton, 45, of Nevada City, has been appointed Deputy Director of the Independent Living and Community Access Division at the California Department of Rehabilitation. Acton has been Executive Director at FREED Center for Independent Living since 2013, Organic Farm Product Sales and Customer Service Representative for OLALA Farms since 1995, an Independent Contractor for the Cal Poly Corporation since 2019 and a Partner at Dunlap Enterprise LLC since 2019. She was Chief of the Independent Living and Assistive Technology Section at the California Department of Rehabilitation from 2010 to 2012 and Executive Director of FREED Center for Independent Living from 2007 to 2010, where she was Program Manager and Systems Change Advocate from 2004 to 2007. Acton was a Specialty Instructor for Twin Ridges Elementary School District from 2000 to 2003. She is a member of the Anthem Medi-Cal Managed Care Advisory Board, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Access and Functional Needs Advisory Committee, the California Aging and Disability Resource Connection Advisory Committee and the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $121,044. Acton is a Democrat.