Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. has appointed Josephine Gastelo warden at the California Men’s Colony (CMC), where she has been acting warden since 2015.

She has held several positions at CMC since 2007, including chief deputy warden, associate warden and correctional business manager.

She held several positions at Pleasant Valley State Prison from 1994 to 2007, including staff services manager, associate governmental program analyst and staff services analyst.

She was a staff services analyst at North Kern State Prison from 1993 to 1994 and held several positions at California State Prison, Corcoran from 1988 to 1993, including personnel specialist and office assistant. This position does not require Senate confirmation.