Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the appointments Monday of wardens at three CDCR institutions. They are:
• Martin Biter, 48, of Bakersfield, warden at Kern Valley State Prison (KVSP) at Delano.
• Ralph Diaz, 43, of Woodlake, warden at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison, (SATF) at Corcoran.
• Kimberly Holland, 53, of Bakersfield, warden at the California Correctional Institution (CCI) at Tehachapi.
None of the appointments requires Senate confirmation.
Warden Biter has served as acting warden at KVSP since 2010 and as chief deputy warden since 2009. Warden Biter served in several positions at Wasco State Prison from 1991 to 2009, including correctional administrator, correctional captain, facility captain, correctional lieutenant and correctional sergeant.
He was a correctional officer at the CCI from 1986 to 1991.
Warden Diaz has been acting warden at SATF since 2011.
Warden Diaz served in multiple positions at SATF from 2000 to 2011, including chief deputy administrator, correctional administrator, facility captain and correctional counselor.
He was a correctional counselor at Corcoran State Prison from 1999 to 2000 and a correctional officer there from 1993 to 2000. Diaz was a correctional officer at Wasco State Prison from 1991 to 1993.
Warden Holland has served as acting warden at CCI since 2012 and as chief deputy warden since 2009.
She worked at SATF as a correctional administrator from 2006 to 2009 and a correctional lieutenant from 2000 to 2004.
Holland worked at North Kern State Prison as a correctional captain from 2004 to 2006 and correctional sergeant from 1993 to 2000 and was a correctional officer at Avenal State Prison from 1989 to 1993.