Governor Schwarzenegger made the following appointments to CDCR on February 10
Anthony Chaus was appointed assistant secretary for the Office of Correctional Safety for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). He has served as acting assistant secretary for the Office of Correctional Safety for CDCR since 2009, where he served as chief from 2007 to 2009. Chaus served CDCR’s Office of Internal Affairs as chief of field operations from 2006 to 2007, special agent-in-charge from 2004 to 2006, senior special agent from 1998 to 2004 and correctional lieutenant from 1997 to 1998. Prior to that, he served the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility as correctional lieutenant from 1993 to 1997 and correctional sergeant from 1992 to 1993. Chaus was a parole agent for CDCR’s Parole and Community Services Division from 1991 to 1992, correctional sergeant for Avenal State Prison from 1989 to 1991 and correctional officer for the California Medical Facility from 1985 to 1989.
Michele Minor was appointed chief of rehabilitative program planning and accountability for the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). She has served as acting chief of rehabilitative program planning and accountability for CDCR since 2009 and major of youth authority in adult programs for the Rehabilitative Skills Training Unit since 2007. Previously, Minor served CDCR as acting program administrator at the Stockton Training Center from 2005 to 2007, lieutenant for youth authority at the Youth Authority Training Center from 2001 to 2005 and training officer at the Northern Reception Center and Clinic in 2000. She was sergeant for youth authority at the Northern Reception Center and Clinic from 1993 to 2001 and the Northern California Youth Correctional Facility from 1991 to 1993. Prior to that, Minor was a youth correctional officer at the Heman G. Stark Youth Correctional Facility from 1985 to 1991.
Michael Poulos was appointed associate director for high security and transitional housing for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). He has served as warden of the California Institution for Men (CIM) since 2006. Previously, Poulos was acting warden of CIM from 2005 to 2006. He served as chief deputy administrator and correctional administrator for California State Prison, Corcoran from 2003 to 2005 and correctional administrator for the California Rehabilitation Center from 2002 to 2003. Poulos served Avenal State Prison as correctional captain from 1999 to 2002 and 1993 to 1997 and was facility captain from 1997 to 1999.