On Tuesday, Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced appointments to two top positions at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR).

Joseph Moss has been appointed chief of the Contract Beds Unit at CDCR, where he has served as acting chief of the Contract Beds Unit since 2014. Moss served as chief deputy warden at CDCR Headquarters from 2012 to 2014, where he was a correctional administrator from 2008 to 2011 and a captain from 2006 to 2008. He was an associate warden at Folsom State Prison from 2011 to 2012 and served in several positions at Salinas Valley State Prison from 1996 to 2006, including lieutenant, sergeant and correctional officer. Moss was a correctional officer at Ironwood State Prison from 1994 to 1996.

Katherine Tebrock has been appointed deputy director of the Statewide Mental Health Program at CDCR. She has served as chief deputy general counsel of policy at the department since 2007, where her responsibilities have included the management and oversight of the health care legal team, including mental health class action litigation. Tebrock was chief of the court compliance legal team at the CDCR from 2007 to 2009, where she was staff counsel from 2005 to 2006. She served as a deputy attorney general at the California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General from 2006 to 2007 and was an attorney at the Law Offices of David A. Martin and Associates from 2003 to 2005 and at the Law Offices of Carl J. Debevec from 2002 to 2003. Tebrock earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.

Neither position requires Senate confirmation.