Kimberly McCoy Wade, of Davis, has been appointed Senior Advisor on Aging, Disability and Alzheimer’s for the Office of Governor Gavin Newsom. McCoy Wade has been Director of the California Department of Aging since 2019. She was CalFresh and Nutrition Branch Chief at the California Department of Social Services from 2015 to 2019, a Public Policy and Philanthropy Consultant from 2009 to 2015 and Campaign Manager for Together for California’s Future in 2008. She was Executive Director of the California Association of Food Banks from 2006 to 2008, where she was Co-Director from 2004 to 2006. McCoy Wade was Director of Education and Advocacy for Food Banks of Northern California from 2001 to 2003, Campaign Manager for the Alliance for Justice in 2000 and Senior Domestic Policy Analyst for Bread for the World from 1998 to 1999. She earned a Juris Doctor degree from the New York University School of Law. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $180,000. McCoy Wade is a Democrat.