Secretary Kernan sworn in by Bill | Jan 5, 2016 | More Stories Scott Kernan is sworn in Monday as Secretary of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation by Nancy McFadden, Executive Secretary to Gov. Brown. 2 Comments Carol Bolt on Friday, January 22, 2016 at 8:02 pm Congratulations, Secretary Kernan. You deserve this and have always been a stellar official, CDCR employee and representative. They are lucky to have you. Thank you for your professionalism and attention to all that makes CDCR a great department and place to work. Carol Bolt Reply Brenda Barnes on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 9:54 am Congratulations Secretary Kernan on your appointment to the office of Secretary for CDCR. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.