Gov. Brown appoints 4 to key CDCR posts

Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. recently made four key appointments at CDCR, including the Director of the Division of Adult Institutions and the Director of the Division of Rehabilitative Programs.

Michael Stainer has been appointed director of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Division of Adult Institutions, where he has been acting director. He served as deputy director of facility operations from 2012 to 2013.

Director Stainer held multiple positions at the California Correctional Institution in Tehachapi from 2004 to 2011, including warden, acting warden, chief deputy warden, associate warden and correctional captain.

He was a correctional captain at the California State Prison Los Angeles from 2002 to 2004 and held multiple positions at the California Correctional Institution in Tehachapi from 1987 to 2002, including correctional counselor supervisor, lieutenant, sergeant and officer.

Millicent Tidwell has been appointed director of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Division of Rehabilitative Programs, where she has served as acting director since 2013.

Director Tidwell held multiple positions at the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs from 2005 to 2013, including acting deputy director of the Licensing and Certification Division and deputy director of the Office of Criminal Justice Collaboration.

She served as chief of the California Department of Corrections Mentally Ill Offender Services from 2000 to 2005 and was a public safety policy analyst in the Office of Governor Gray Davis from 1999 to 2000.

Director Tidwell was an attorney in private practice from 1997 to 1999. She earned a Juris Doctor degree from the Lincoln Law School of Sacramento.

Rodger Meier has been appointed deputy director of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Division of Rehabilitative Programs, where he has served as acting deputy director since 2013.

Deputy Director Meier was special assistant to the executive officer at the California Board of Parole Hearings from 2009 to 2013 and a classification and parole representative at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s California Out-of-State Correctional Facility from 2006 to 2009.

He served as a correctional counselor at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Classification Services Unit from 2002 to 2006 and at the High Desert State Prison from 1998 to 2002.

Deputy Director Meier also served as a correctional officer at California State Prison, Sacramento from 1986 to 1998 and a staff sergeant in the California Army National Guard, 270th Military Police Company from 1981 to 1993.

Brian Duffy, 54, of Sacramento, has been appointed warden at the California Medical Facility (CMF) in Vacaville, where he has served as acting warden since 2012 and was chief deputy administrator from 2011 to 2012.

Warden Duffy was a correctional administrator at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Office of the Secretary from 2009 to 2011.

He was a correctional captain at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Division of Adult Institutions from 2008 to 2009 and held multiple positions at the California Medical Facility in Vacaville from 1994 to 2008, including acting facility captain, correctional captain, correctional health services administrator, lieutenant, sergeant and officer.

He was a correctional officer at North Kern State Prison from 1993 to 1994 and at San Quentin State Prison in 1993.

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3 Responses

  1. Sgt J. Palapas Friday, November 22, 2013 / 7:38 pm

    Congratulations on your appointment, Warden Duffy. The future is bright for CMF. I wish you all the Best.

  2. T. Ng Friday, November 15, 2013 / 9:31 pm

    Congratulations on your new position Warden Duffy. Wish you the best.

  3. C/O Barboza Friday, November 15, 2013 / 7:45 pm

    Congratulations on your apointment warden Duffy.

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