Kathleen L. Dickinson has been named acting Director of the Division of Adult Institutions (DAI). Ms. Dickinson started her career at CDCR in 1984 as an associate personnel analyst. In 1993, Ms. Dickinson promoted to associate warden at California State Prison, Solano (CSP.) Ms. Dickinson has served in several other capacities at CDCR, most recently as warden at the California Medical Facility (CMF.)
She replaces Richard Subia, whose retirement was announced March 28. He had been with CDCR for many years.
After two years with the department, Darby Kernan, Assistant Secretary of Legislation, has accepted a position with the California State Senate working for Senator Darrell Steinberg on public safety issues. Aaron Maguire replaced her effective April 2. His previous assignment was working in Governor Brown’s Administration as deputy legislative secretary.